Peter G. Stewart

Peter G. Stewart

Recently retired from active practice and now serving the firm in an of counsel capacity, Peter G. Stewart joined Carella Byrne as a member in 1979. He has broad experience in many areas of corporate practice, with an emphasis on health care, real estate development, energy, and public utility matters. His practice also includes representing clients before various local, county, and state agencies and before the New Jersey legislature as a registered lobbyist.

Peter not only has served as trusted counsel to countless clients, he has also served the public in several elected and appointed positions. He was elected mayor of his hometown, served as an elected member of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and was an Assemblyman in the New Jersey Legislature. Appointed by two Governors of the State of New Jersey as a Commissioner of the Essex County Board of Taxation, he also was Chief Counsel to the County of Essex and served as the General Counsel to the New Jersey State Democratic Committee.

In addition to his public service, Peter has been and remains an active member of several educational and corporate boards. He is an emeritus member of the Board of Lay Trustees of Delbarton School, Morristown, New Jersey, and the Board of Trustees of Saint Peter's College, Jersey City, New Jersey. A member of the Board of Directors of Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey, Peter is a former chairman of the Board of Directors of West Jersey Community Bank and West Jersey Bancshares, Inc., a publicly traded State Charter Commercial Bank.

  • New Jersey State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Lobbying, PAC's, and Campaign Financing (West Publishing)

Practice Areas



Practice Areas

Wills & Estates

Our attorneys understands how critical it is that business owners prepare for retirement or unforeseen circumstances in a way that provides for their financial well-being and the continuity of their companies.


When disputes arise, our seasoned litigators provide exceptional advocacy grounded in holistic strategies designed to achieve each client’s overall business, financial, and personal goals.

Land Use Law

When zoning and land use roadblocks stand in the way of your objectives for a real estate investment or development project, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to move you forward.

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Restaurant Brands
Carella Byrne has filed a securities fraud class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Restaurant Brands International Inc. on behalf of those individuals who purchased or acquired common stock.
Johnson & Johnson
Carella Byrne Cecchi Olstein Brody & Agnello filed a consumer class action Thursday in New Jersey District Court against Johnson & Johnson over its Neutrogena aerosol sunscreen line.
Takata Corp.
A Florida federal judge granted final approval Monday to a $42 million settlement automakers Volkswagen and Audi reached to resolve multidistrict litigation over their alleged use of defective Takata Corp. air bags, as well as a $12.6 million attorney fee award from that total.

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