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Peter H. Tanella, Partner

Peter H. Tanella

Peter H. Tanella

Partner

ptanella@mblawfirm.com

3 Becker Farm Road, Suite 105
Roseland, NJ 07068
Tel: 973-736-4600
Direct Dial: 973-243-7915
Fax: 973-325-7467

Peter is an experienced business lawyer and trusted advisor who represents a wide range of clients through every stage of their growth.

His practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, reorganizations, business formation, structuring and governance and other commercial transactions.

Peter maintains exceptionally close relationships with his clients. Whether he is managing a complex transaction or providing day-to-day support as outside general counsel, his clients value his in-depth knowledge and commitment to addressing every aspect of their business objectives. Peter prides himself on anticipating his client’s needs and works collaboratively with their teams to achieve strategic business goals while respecting his client's deadlines and budget.

As chair of the firm’s National Veterinary Law Group, Peter has developed a national practice and is routinely called upon by owners, sellers, associates, and private equity backed consolidators regarding practice acquisitions and sales, start-ups, associate buy-ins, joint ventures, rollover equity, management service organizations, leases and other real estate transactions, partnership agreements, and employment agreements. Together with other members of the practice group, Peter provides strategic counseling to his clients on risk management issues involving non-compete agreements, severance agreements, business separation issues, intellectual property matters, tax law compliance, regulatory compliance, employment, and discrimination matters.

As a member of Mandelbaum Barrett’s executive committee, Peter strives to embody the firm’s core values while working closely with firm leadership to help drive the firm’s positioning and strategic plan.

Dedicated to community service, Peter is currently serving his fifth term as the mayor of his hometown of Cedar Grove where he has served on the township council since 2004. He also sits on the township’s planning board and is a former member of the zoning board of adjustment, environmental commission, municipal alliance, and youth advisory council. Peter currently serves as the vice chairman of the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, the largest association of YMCAs in the State of New Jersey. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for NYSAVE, a non-profit organization which provides emergency funding for the veterinary care of sick or injured companion animals.

 

VetPartners
American Veterinary Medical Law Assoc. VetPartners
NYSAVE, Board Member
Mayor/Councilman, Township of Cedar Grove (2004-Present)
Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, Board Member
Essex County Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association

Overview

Peter is an experienced business lawyer and trusted advisor who represents a wide range of clients through every stage of their growth.

His practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, reorganizations, business formation, structuring and governance and other commercial transactions.

Peter maintains exceptionally close relationships with his clients. Whether he is managing a complex transaction or providing day-to-day support as outside general counsel, his clients value his in-depth knowledge and commitment to addressing every aspect of their business objectives. Peter prides himself on anticipating his client’s needs and works collaboratively with their teams to achieve strategic business goals while respecting his client's deadlines and budget.

As chair of the firm’s National Veterinary Law Group, Peter has developed a national practice and is routinely called upon by owners, sellers, associates, and private equity backed consolidators regarding practice acquisitions and sales, start-ups, associate buy-ins, joint ventures, rollover equity, management service organizations, leases and other real estate transactions, partnership agreements, and employment agreements. Together with other members of the practice group, Peter provides strategic counseling to his clients on risk management issues involving non-compete agreements, severance agreements, business separation issues, intellectual property matters, tax law compliance, regulatory compliance, employment, and discrimination matters.

As a member of Mandelbaum Barrett’s executive committee, Peter strives to embody the firm’s core values while working closely with firm leadership to help drive the firm’s positioning and strategic plan.

Dedicated to community service, Peter is currently serving his fifth term as the mayor of his hometown of Cedar Grove where he has served on the township council since 2004. He also sits on the township’s planning board and is a former member of the zoning board of adjustment, environmental commission, municipal alliance, and youth advisory council. Peter currently serves as the vice chairman of the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, the largest association of YMCAs in the State of New Jersey. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for NYSAVE, a non-profit organization which provides emergency funding for the veterinary care of sick or injured companion animals.

 

Professional Affiliations

VetPartners

American Veterinary Medical Law Assoc. VetPartners

NYSAVE, Board Member

Mayor/Councilman, Township of Cedar Grove (2004-Present)

Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, Board Member

Essex County Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association

Admissions

State of New Jersey, 2000

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2000

Education

Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D.

Montclair State University, B.A.