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.