Peter Tanella is an experienced business lawyer and trusted advisor who helps entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small and middle-market businesses through every stage of their growth.

Peter, who co-chair’s the firm’s Corporate Law Practice Group, frequently serves as outside general counsel to clients from a wide array of industries across the U.S., including retail, manufacturing, wholesale, pharmaceutical, healthcare, life science, transportation, technology, construction, real estate development and hospitality, among others.

He maintains exceptionally close relationships with clients, who count on him to drive their businesses forward through the entire lifecycle, including business formation, structuring and governance; capital raising, business restructuring, M&A transactions and joint ventures, as well as their contract, employment, real estate and intellectual property concerns. Peter also has extensive experience helping business owners create succession plans and resolve sensitive matters, including disputes among principals and business divorce transactions.

Peter often adds value to his clients’ businesses by making mutually rewarding introductions to professional service providers, customers and investors. He works under the premise that connecting quality people with one another enhances the likelihood of success for all involved.

After graduating from law school, Peter served as a law clerk to the Honorable James G. Troiano, Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division. Following his clerkship, Peter was a Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Attorney General Office, Division of Law where he served as general counsel to numerous state agencies.

Peter and his wife Kimlani live in Cedar Grove, where they reside with their three children.

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Peter was named to the  NJ Super Lawyer list for 2023 by his peers.*

*No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or the American Bar Association. A description of the standard or methodology used by Super Lawyers can be found here.

 

  • Mayor/Councilman, Township of Cedar Grove, 2004-2023
  • Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, Vice-Chair – Board of Directors
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • NYSAVE, Board of Directors
  • New Jersey State Bar Association – Animal Health, Welfare, Agriculture & Veterinary Practice Committee, Member
  • VetPartners, Member
  • American Veterinary Medical Law Association (AVMLA), Member

“What to Watch for in Employment Law,” Today’s Veterinary Business, April/May 2023.

“PPP Loans and Your Veterinary Practice,” Today’s Veterinary Business, February/March 2023.

“Leaving So Soon?” Today’s Veterinary Business, December 2022/January 2023.

“How to Forge a Healthy Workplace Culture,” Today’s Veterinary Business, October/November 2022.

“How Groomer Clients Become Adversaries,” Today’s Veterinary Business, August/September 2022.

“When an Infection Triggers a Lawsuit,” Today’s Veterinary Business, June/July 2022.

“Fair Shares,” Today’s Veterinary Business, April/May 2022.

“Stay Away, Please,” Today’s Veterinary Business, February/March 2022.

“When Clients Sue,” Today’s Veterinary Business, December 2021/January 2022.

Michigan State University Chapter of the Veterinary Business Management Association:  “Employment, Start-Up & Buying a Practice Contract Red Flags/Pitfalls,” November 16, 2022.

WVC Conference: “Everything You Wanted to Know About MSOs: And Why Veterinarians Should Establish Their Own,” February 21, 2023.

WVC Conference: “Non-Traditional Methods for Granting Employees Equity Interest in Veterinary Practice,” February 21, 2023.

Fetch DVM360 Conference, Charlotte – Peer-to-Peer Luncheon Presentation with Chris Rocchio, DVM of Monarch Business Consulting: “10 Mistakes Veterinarians Make When Buying or Selling a Practice,” March 25, 2023.

Relief Rover Webinar with Brent Pohlman, Esq.: “A Contract Primer for Relief Veterinarians,” April 18, 2023.

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

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D.
  • Montclair State University, B.A.

Veterinary Deal Alert: The National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC Facilitates Multi-Faceted Transaction for Pennsylvania Veterinary Practice

February 20, 2024

Recently, members of our National Veterinary Law Group, including Peter Tanella, Esq., Maria Groeneveld, Esq. and Eileen Funnell, Esq., finished a three-part transaction for owners of a Pennsylvania veterinary practice looking to buy out one of the existing practice owners, form a management services organization (MSO), and bring their practice manager on as an owner […]

Deal Alert: Our National Veterinary Law Group Worked with a Client on the Purchase of a Veterinary Practice Under Extremely Short Timeframe to Avoid Increased Interest Rates

October 31, 2022

In October 2022, members of our National Veterinary Law Group including Peter Tanella, Esq., Melody M. Lins, Esq., Eileen Funnell, Esq., and Alan Freeman, Esq. worked with a client on the purchase of a veterinary practice under an extremely short timeframe in order to avoid increased interest rates. In a span of only 18 days from the execution […]

Deal Alert: Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate partner Joshua Gorsky, Esq. recently represented a Buyer in the purchase of a commercial building in Summit, NJ.

June 30, 2022

The contract of sale was first signed in 2020 and was made contingent on the Buyer obtaining approval from the Zoning Board of Adjustment to convert the existing restaurant on site into a state-of-the-art veterinary facility. Michael J. Lipari, Esq. of the firm’s Land Use and Zoning group obtained a Use Variance, a Bulk Variance and […]

Deal Alert: Members of our National Veterinary Law Group worked with a client on the sale of his veterinary practice under an extremely short timeframe. 

March 14, 2022

In a span of only 18 days, our team was engaged to negotiate and close the deal. Our client sold his South Carolina veterinary practice, which operated in two locations, to a corporate consolidator for a total enterprise value equal to more than $5,000,000. Once engaged, our team immediately conducted extensive financial and legal diligence and negotiated […]

Deal Alert: Attorneys who are part of our National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC recently represented a start-up veterinary hospital client in the acquisition and financing of a building in Monmouth County.

February 24, 2022

We are excited for the client’s next steps which include renovating the interior of the space to become a state-of-the-art facility.

Members Dan Barkin and Peter Tanella Close Investment In Medical Marijuana Facility

May 2, 2016

Dan Barkin and Peter Tanella recently closed an innovative seven figure investment in a medical marijuana production facility. This transaction involved a secured convertible debt provided by a Wall Street investor to an early stage venture. Dan and Peter employed creative structuring techniques to navigate

Navigating the Veterinary Landscape in 2024: Key Insights for Practice Owners

January 30, 2024

As the veterinary industry continues to evolve, practice owners find themselves facing new challenges and opportunities in 2024. Staying abreast of the latest trends, technologies, and best practices is crucial for running a successful veterinary clinic. In this blog, we’ll explore the top things veterinary practice owners need to know to thrive in the ever-changing […]

Just Vetting with Peter Tanella: Guest Dr. Mark Nunez

January 3, 2024

In the latest episode of “Just Vetting”, veterinarian and former practice owner, Dr. Mark Nunez talks with Peter Tanella, Esq. about his current practice in telemedicine providing virtual veterinary care as well as working with Humane Societies in Virginia. He reflects on his career from his time as an associate to buying and eventually selling […]

Just Vetting with Peter Tanella: Guest Dr. Pam Bendock discusses “Fulfilling the Gap for Veterinary Care in Boston’s Back Bay”

December 5, 2023

In this episode, veterinarian and former practice owner of Back Bay Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Pam Bendock talks with Peter Tanella, Esq. about how she went from being a “Jersey Girl” growing up to opening a large, successful veterinary practice in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. She discusses that even though Boston was such a large city, […]

Going Green and Staying Out of Legal Trouble: The Art of Green Marketing

November 17, 2023

In today’s environmentally conscious world, green marketing has become a significant trend for businesses aiming to attract eco-minded consumers. Companies often use eco-friendly claims to promote their products and services, but they must tread carefully to avoid lawsuits and maintain their reputation. In this blog, we’ll explore green marketing and suggest some steps companies can […]

Client Alert: Corporate Transparency Act

November 16, 2023

On January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”) will become law and will impose reporting obligations which will impact millions of small businesses across the United States. It is critical for business owners to understand the CTA reporting requirements as failure to comply can result in both civil and criminal penalties. If you own […]

“Just Vetting with Peter Tanella, Esq.” with Guest: Adnan Cosar

November 7, 2023

“Why Vet Med” In this episode of “Just Vetting“, Guest Adnan Cosar tells host Peter Tanella why, although he is not a veterinarian, he has been in veterinary medicine for more than 30 years. Adnan currently owns 4 veterinary practices in Connecticut as well as owning his latest project, “Sustainable Vet Partners.”

Veterinary Law Newsletter: Volume 25

November 3, 2023

Exciting news from the National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC! Our latest newsletter is here, and it’s packed with valuable insights for the veterinary industry. In this issue, you’ll find informative articles covering non-disclosure agreements, associate buy-ins, and crucial cybersecurity and privacy practices for veterinary clinics. We’re also thrilled to showcase the achievements […]

Navigating Q4 as a Family-Owned Business

October 25, 2023

As 2023 nears its end, family-owned businesses must prioritize critical aspects. From succession planning to corporate governance and technology integration, a comprehensive approach is crucial. Ensuring legal compliance, managing risks, and fostering employee relations are vital for sustained success. By addressing these concerns, businesses can pave the way for a prosperous future.

“Just Vetting with Peter Tanella, Esq.” with Guest: Dr. Kendra Pope

October 5, 2023

Introducing our new short interview series, “Just Vetting with Peter Tanella, Esq.” where National Veterinary Law Group Chair Peter Tanella catches up with current and former clients to see how their practices are going and discuss any lessons learned to share with other veterinarians and practice owners. Make sure to check out the first episode […]

Associate Buy-Ins: Selling Your Veterinary Practice to an Associate

September 26, 2023

Selling your veterinary practice can be financially, legally, and emotionally complicated. And, while selling to an associate certainly has its benefits, there are still plenty of complications you need to be prepared for. Before you sell your practice to an employee, take the following steps to ensure a smooth transition for everyone involved. 1: Assemble […]

Associate Buy-Ins: Buying Your Employer’s Veterinary Practice

September 22, 2023

While it may seem like more and more veterinary practices are being purchased by corporate groups, there are still many privately owned practices… and many veterinarians who are interested in practice ownership. If you love the privately owned practice where you work as an associate and have dreams of one day being a business owner […]

Safeguarding Client Information: 5 Essential Cybersecurity and Privacy Measures for Veterinary Practices

September 7, 2023

In an era where technology permeates every aspect of business, ensuring the confidentiality and security of client data has become a paramount concern for veterinary practices. The digital age has brought with it numerous benefits, but it has also opened the doors to new threats and vulnerabilities. Just as you diligently care for animals, it’s […]

Veterinary Non-Competes: A Legal Update

August 24, 2023

The veterinary industry has been abuzz about non-compete agreements (NCAs) for some time now. Should they be used? Should they go away? Are they enforceable? This is obviously a controversial topic, and it’s evolving quickly. As attorneys, we can’t advocate for or against NCAs, but we can provide an update so you understand recent legal […]

Veterinary Law Newsletter: Volume 24

July 11, 2023

The National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC is pleased to bring you their latest newsletter. This issue provides a wide range of articles addressing the industry staffing shortage, cyber threats, construction management and risk management.  We are also proud to spotlight CodaPet, the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City and the upcoming […]

Veterinary Law Newsletter: Volume 23

March 23, 2023

Our National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC is excited to release our latest newsletter. In addition to important industry hot topics and recent events, we are excited to spotlight Symbios Animal Health, Patterson Veterinary University and BlackDVM Network in this issue. Read the newsletter here.

Equity Incentives for Practice Owners

March 17, 2023

Over the course of the last decade, veterinary practices have increasingly been acquired by corporate buyers. This new trend means more and more veterinarians own equity (stock) in a large company, instead of full ownership in their own practice (or ownership split among two or three partners). But the concept of holding a stake in […]

National Veterinary Law Group Newsletter: Volume 22

January 3, 2023

As we get ready to close out 2022 and start 2023, we are pleased to bring you our National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC‘s End of Year Newsletter. In this issue, Chair Peter Tanella, Esq. and the Veterinary Law Team bring you articles on hot topics such as “What Does it Mean to Hire the […]

Selling your Veterinary Practice: Improving your Chances for a Successful Closing

December 20, 2022

Veterinary business is big business. In 2019, the U.S. veterinary business was estimated at $51.3 billion. By 2021, the second year of the pandemic, the market had grown to $58.3 billion. Increased pet ownership and more frequent visits to veterinarians were two major reasons for the growth. At the same time, the corporatization of veterinary […]

What Does It Mean to Hire the Right Veterinary Lawyer?

September 26, 2022

The old saying “a rose is a rose is a rose” does not apply to attorneys. And for good reason! Although an attorney should have a general working knowledge of several areas of law, no one legal practitioner can or should claim to be experienced in all industries. This is one of the many reasons […]

The First-Time Practice Owner

March 24, 2022

Today’s Veterinary Business October 2020 By Peter H. Tanella Starting a veterinary practice is an exciting endeavor for any clinician, but trials and tribulations are a normal part of the process. I’ve found that the following seven steps will help establish the foundation for a successful start-up. 1. Develop an Airtight Business Plan Creating a […]

9 Items to Consider When Contemplating the Sale of Your Veterinary Practice

October 27, 2021

For many veterinary practice owners, aspirations of selling your practice may be tempered by the unknowns of the acquisition process. Even when the circumstances of a potential sale are ideal, unfamiliarity with the market and sale procedures can lead to hesitancy. While timidity toward the unknown is certainly justifiable, owners should not let it stop them from becoming a participant in the rapidly growing market for veterinary practice acquisitions. While each veterinary practice sale is unique in its own right, there are also a number of procedural commonalities that appear in nearly every deal.

Potential Capital Gains Rate Increase May Supercharge the Veterinary M&A Market

August 17, 2021

At certain points in time, there have been unique windows of opportunity, where market factors have driven veterinary practice valuations upward. For example, in 2012, America approached a fiscal cliff, due in large part to George W. Bush’s expiring tax cuts. If Congress and President Obama failed to act, which it appeared they might, it […]

Employee Handbooks for Veterinary Practices

August 4, 2021

A handbook is an important resource that every veterinary practice should have, whether it has five, 25, or 50 employees. That's because the key to healthy relationships between employers and employees is clear and consistent communication.

Mut Do's If Thinking of Selling

June 22, 2021

The purchase or sale of a veterinary practice can be an overwhelming journey. Even seasoned clinicians will encounter numerous potholes — emotional, financial and legal issues — on the road to closing what in many cases can be a multimillion-dollar transaction. Here are eight gaffes that frequently occur in the veterinary world and suggestions for […]

When Wil I Get My COVID-19 Vaccination?

February 24, 2021

The FDA began issuing COVID-19 vaccines in December. With distribution determined by “phase” classifications, many members of the veterinary industry have been left wondering when their vaccines will be made available. Vaccination distribution plans have been primarily left at the discretion of state governments, thus resulting in some differences from one state to the next. […]

Fair And Square

February 2, 2021

Today’s Veterinary Business February 2021 By Peter H. Tanella Federal antitrust laws are discussed when transactions between corporate titans are in the news, such as the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. Such laws, however, are the foundation of modern American capitalism and a subject that veterinary businesses need to understand, at least in principle. In […]

The Last Word

December 5, 2020

Today’s Veterinary Business December 2020 By Peter H. Tanella Many practice owners require associate veterinarians to sign employment agreements that include arbitration provisions. One reason is that arbitration is generally touted as a good way for an employer to avoid the financial risk associated with taking litigation to a jury trial. That said, arbitration is […]

Selling Your Practice In A COVID Market

August 3, 2020

Today’s Veterinary Business August 2020 By Peter H. Tanella So, you’ve decided to sell your veterinary practice after a lifetime of hard work, but the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally impacted the process. From new contractual provisions and buyer financing delays to due diligence issues, you’ve encountered numerous roadblocks. However, with better planning and the right […]

Succeed With A Succession Plan

June 3, 2020

Today’s Veterinary Business June 2020 By Peter H. Tanella One of the most challenging exercises that veterinarians go through is planning for what will happen to their business if they die unexpectedly or become disabled. Emotional considerations and the stress of detailing a future business transaction can cloud the process. Unfortunately, COVID-19 highlighted the importance […]

Beware The Evergreen Clause

April 2, 2020

Today’s Veterinary Business April 2020 By Peter H. Tanella Veterinarians will enter into dozens of contractual relationships throughout their professional careers. They can reasonably expect to sign employment agreements, purchase orders, client payment and IT service contracts, property and equipment leases, real estate deals, and so on. The paperwork can vary in sophistication and complexity, […]

What's An Employer To Do During COVID-19?

March 15, 2020

Today’s Veterinary Business March 2020 By Peter H. Tanella Today’s Veterinary Business “Legal Lingo” columnist Peter H. Tanella, Esq., and his law firm, Mandelbaum Barrett PC, are working with veterinary practice owners and managers faced with employment issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tanella chairs the firm’s National Veterinary Law Center. What follows is a series […]

At Your Service

February 1, 2020

Veterinarians, investors and executives who want to form a management services organization (MSO) often do so without fully exploring the reasons. One revolutionary change in the veterinary industry over the last decade was heightened interest in MSOs, which resulted in a lot of newer market entrants, including, but not limited to, private equity.

Close The Deal

December 3, 2019

Today’s Veterinary Business December 2019 By Peter H. Tanella Managing your veterinary practice can be overwhelming, but protecting your business is of the utmost importance. That’s why having a solid employment agreement with an associate veterinarian — one delineating pay and responsibilities — is critical. For an employment agreement to be enforceable, what need to […]

A Handshake Isn't Enough

August 2, 2019

Today’s Veterinary Business August 2019 By Peter H. Tanella After extensive deliberations, you take a leap of faith and decide to dive into a veterinary practice partnership. While excitement compels you to rush into the venture, taking a step back to evaluate the implications and properly structure the business arrangement will greatly benefit you and […]

Peter Tanella’s Recent Appearance on the Smarter Vet Financial Podcast: Essential Insights for Practice Owners

February 26, 2024

Peter Tanella, Esq., Chair of the National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC, recently appeared as a guest on the Smarter Vet Financial podcast by Florida Veterinary Advisors. In this episode, Peter engages in a discussion with host Tom Seeko about crucial aspects practice owners shouldn’t overlook. Tune in as they cover topics such as partnership contracts, […]

Peter Tanella, Esq. and Dennis Alessi, Esq. Co-Author Article on Telemedicine in Today’s Veterinary Business

February 1, 2024

Exciting News in Veterinary Care! The future of pet healthcare is here, and it’s going digital! Veterinary telemedicine is on the brink of explosive growth, but the big question is, are our current regulations up to the task of ensuring top-notch pet care and wider access? In the new Today’s Veterinary Business issue out today, […]

Join Us at WVC 2024: The National Veterinary Law Group Exhibiting from February 19th to 21st!

January 26, 2024

The National Veterinary Law Group is thrilled to be part of WVC 2024. Visit Peter Tanella, Esq., Justin Wade, Esq. and John DeFuria, Esq. at Booth 648 to delve into the latest in veterinary law, connect with our attorneys, and engage in insightful discussions. Hope to see you there!

The National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC to exhibit at upcoming VMX Conference in January

December 8, 2023

As 2023 is coming to an end, our National Veterinary Law Group is already gearing up to exhibit at VMX on January 13th to 17th, 2024 in Orlando. If you will be at the show, make sure to stop by Booth 1763 to say hello to Peter Tanella, Esq., Melody Block, Esq., and Eileen Funnell, […]

Peter Tanella and Eileen Funnell co-author article for Today’s Veterinary Business titled “How to Avoid a Messy Separation”

December 1, 2023

“As hospital prices cool and consolidators get cold feet, owners can protect themselves by negotiating a breakup fee.” In the latest Today’s Veterinary Business December/January issue, National Veterinary Law Group Chair, Peter Tanella, Esq. and Associate Eileen Funnell, Esq. discuss how as the consolidation landscape shifts, breakup fees will remain critical in protecting practice owners from unnecessary risk during a sale. Having […]

Peter Tanella, Esq. to co-present at the upcoming Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo

November 1, 2023

Peter Tanella, Esq., Co-Chair of the Corporate Practice Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC will be presenting with Claire Cronin of Live Oak Bank at the upcoming Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo on November 8th in Hershey, PA. The seminar is titled “Legal Beagle: Seven Key Concepts of Buying & Selling a Pet Care Facility.” In […]

Peter Tanella and Brent Pohlman co-author article for Today’s Veterinary Business discussing Nondisclosure Agreements

October 17, 2023

“As a veterinary professional, you likely were presented with a document referred to as an NDA, or you discussed the need for one at some point in your career. However, not all NDAs are equal. If we dust off our copy of Black’s Law Dictionary, we see an NDA, or nondisclosure agreement, defined as “a […]

Peter Tanella to present at upcoming 2023 New York State Veterinary Conference this week

October 2, 2023

Peter Tanella, Esq., Chair of the National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC will be presenting with Christopher Roccio, DVM of Monarch Business Consulting at the New York State Veterinary Conference this week. They will be co-sponsoring and presenting a dinner on October 6th at 5:30pm titled “Selling A Veterinary Practice: Current Trends & […]

Peter Tanella to Join Panel of Industry Thought Leaders to Discuss Veterinary Practice Ownership

September 26, 2023

The thought of starting your own veterinary practice can be very overwhelming and there are many questions you need to ask. Peter Tanella, Esq., Chair of the National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC will join fellow industry thought leaders, Daron Goulette, MBA, Chris Maiorana, Jharid Pratt, CPA, MST, Rohit Malhotra, DVM, MBA, CEPA, and […]

The National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC to Exhibit at the New York Vet Show

August 29, 2023

The National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC is gearing up for a busy fall. They will be exhibiting at the New York Vet Show on November 8th and 9th at the Javits Center in New York. Make sure to stop by Booth 1313 to say hello.

The National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC to exhibit and sponsor the upcoming 2023 New York State Veterinary Conference

August 24, 2023

The National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming 2023 New York State Veterinary Conference at Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine. Practice Group Chair, Peter Tanella, Esq. and Associate Eileen Funnell, Esq. will also be exhibiting at the show. Make sure to stop by Booth […]

Peter Tanella to present at the upcoming Sustainability in Equine Practice Seminar

August 16, 2023

Peter Tanella, Esq., Chair of the National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC will be presenting at the Sustainability in Equine Practice Seminar on October 5th, 2023, in Radnor, Pennsylvania. He will discuss “Veterinary Contract Law” as well as host one-on-one sessions with attendees after the program. The Sustainability in Equine Practice Seminar and […]

Peter Tanella and Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt co-author article for Today’s Veterinary Business titled “Building a Case for Construction Counsel”

August 1, 2023

“Involving a lawyer from the start can prevent unexpected construction delays and payment disputes and create mechanisms for ensuring quality workmanship. It also sets up fair and economical dispute-resolution procedures and realistic budgets and schedules.” Peter Tanella, Esq., Chair of the National Veterinary Law Group and Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt, Esq., Chair of Construction Law at Mandelbaum […]

Peter Tanella appointed to NJSBA Animal Health, Welfare, Agriculture & Veterinary Practice Committee

June 29, 2023

Congratulations to our National Veterinary Law Group Chair, Peter Tanella, Esq. who has been appointed to serve as a member on the New Jersey State Bar Association Animal Health, Welfare, Agriculture & Veterinary Practice Committee. The work of the NJSBA committees are essential to advancing the interests of the Association, the legal profession and the […]

Peter Tanella, Esq. and Brent Pohlman, Esq. were recent guests on the Vet Worthwhile Podcast

June 8, 2023

On the latest episode of the Vet Worthwhile podcast with James Yost and Travis York, listen in as Peter Tanella, Esq., Chair of the National Veterinary Law Group and Brent Pohlman, Esq., Employment Law Partner at Mandelbaum Barrett PC discuss restrictive covenants, what changes we may see in non-competes moving forward, and how veterinarians can […]

21 Mandelbaum Barrett PC Attorneys Named to 2023 New Jersey Super Lawyers Lists

May 11, 2023

Congratulations to the Mandelbaum Barrett PC attorneys selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers & Rising Stars lists that were just announced today. We think our team is pretty super too! Learn more about this award and the methodology used by Thomson Reuters here. No aspect of this award or advertisement has been approved by […]

Peter Tanella and Brent Pohlman to present a Relief Rover webinar titled “A Contract Primer for Relief Veterinarians”

April 17, 2023

Tomorrow evening, April 18th at 8pm EST, Peter Tanella, Esq., Chair of the National Veterinary Law Group and Brent Pohlman, Esq., Employment Law Partner at Mandelbaum Barrett PC are thrilled to be presenting a Relief Rover Webinar with Cindy Trice titled “A Contract Primer for Relief Veterinarians.” We will discuss an overview of the elements, clauses and terms of relief veterinarian […]

Peter Tanella, Esq. and Brent Pohlman, Esq. co-author article for Today’s Veterinary Business titled “What to Watch for in Employment Law”

April 6, 2023

Every year, legislation is enacted addressing workplace laws and regulations. Additionally, national and state government agencies renew their focus on enforcing certain employment matters. This year is no different. Peter Tanella, Esq., Chair of the National Veterinary Law Group and Brent Pohlman, Esq., Employment Law Partner at Mandelbaum Barrett PC detail the five hot-button issues that […]

Peter Tanella, Esq. is guest on “Smarter Vet Financial” podcast discussing Associate Buy-Ins

April 5, 2023

“If you have a good Associate on your team and to compete in this market, you really want to be in a position to offer some type of equity.” Peter Tanella, Esq., Chair of the National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC was recently interviewed by Tom Seeko, Co-Founder of Florida Veterinary Advisors on their “Smarter […]

Peter Tanella, Esq. to Co-Present a Peer to Peer Presentation with Chris Rocchio, DVM of Monarch Business Consulting at Fetch DVM360 Conference

March 21, 2023

Selling or purchasing a veterinary practice can be a daunting experience for a veterinarian. It is also one of the most important decisions in our professional lives. Unfortunately, veterinarians have little experience or training in this area. There are a lot of hurdles and pit falls along the way and some of them can be […]

Peter Tanella authors article for Today’s Veterinary Business titled “PPP Loans and Your Practice”

February 1, 2023

“PPP loans and other relief funds were critical in allowing veterinary practices to stay open and treat patients during difficult times. While many businesses are eager to put the pandemic in the past, PPP loans cannot be overlooked when a practice changes ownership.” “PPP Loans and Your Practice” are the focus of Peter Tanella, Esq.‘s Legal […]

Peter Tanella and Dennis Alessi to Present at WVC 2023

January 31, 2023

The National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC Chair Peter Tanella, Esq. and Partner Dennis J. Alessi, Esq. will be giving 2 presentations at the upcoming WVC Conference in Las Vegas on February 21st. Their first session will be “Everything You Wanted to Know About MSOs: And Why Veterinarians Should Establish Their Own” followed by “Non-Traditional Methods for […]

The National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC to Exhibit at Upcoming VMX Meeting

January 4, 2023

Our National Veterinary Law Group is gearing up for their first industry show of 2023 and looking forward to connecting with clients, colleagues, and friends. Practice Chair Peter Tanella, Esq. and associates Justin Wade, Esq. and Eileen Funnell, Esq. will be exhibiting at the VMX Meeting in Orlando, Florida from January 15th to 18th. Make […]

Peter Tanella, Esq. authors article for Today’s Veterinary Business titled “Leaving So Soon?”

December 5, 2022

“A veterinarian’s sale of a practice is a life-changing and multifaceted event. More often than not, the seller is overwhelmed by the numerous considerations suddenly in play.”  In the Today’s Veterinary Business December/January issue, Peter Tanella, Esq. uses a real-world example to discuss veterinary practice sales in his “Legal Lingo” column. “In addition to continuing […]

Peter Tanella, Esq. to present to the Michigan State University Veterinary Business Management Association

November 2, 2022

Peter Tanella, Esq., Chair of the National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC will be presenting to the Michigan State University Chapter of the Veterinary Business Management Association on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022. He will be speaking on the topics of “Employment, Start-Up & Buying a Practice Contract Red Flags/Pitfalls.”

The National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC to Exhibit at the 2022 NY Vet Show

October 26, 2022

Coming up next week on November 3rd and 4th! The National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC will be exhibiting at the US Vet Shows‘ New York Vet Show at the Javits Center. They are looking forward to connecting with industry friends and colleagues. Make sure to stop by and say hello at Booth #1313.

Peter Tanella, Esq. authors article for Today’s Veterinary Business titled “How to Forge a Healthy Workplace Culture”

October 3, 2022

“The demand for veterinary care remains strong, presenting practice owners with challenges such as short staffing, larger caseloads, reduced efficiency, and increased employee burnout and turnover. As a result, I recommend that practices focus on creating a strong staff family to ensure the hospital’s success. After all, happy employees leave favorable impressions on clients and […]

Peter Tanella will be exhibiting at the New York State Veterinary Conference at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

September 7, 2022

Peter Tanella, Esq., Chair of the National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC will be exhibiting at the New York State Veterinary Conference at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine from October 7th to 9th. At the conference, Mandelbaum Barrett PC will be co-hosting a New York State Veterinary Medical Society dinner and presentation with Monarch Business Consulting on Friday, October […]

Peter Tanella, Esq. authors article for Today’s Veterinary Business titled “How Groomer Clients Become Adversaries”

August 2, 2022

“Pets can be injured — or worse — through sheer negligence or unforeseen events. Learn to reduce the risk and your legal exposure.” Pet grooming in the United States is an $8 billion-a-year industry with untapped growth potential, especially in the veterinary profession, but it’s also ripe for mishaps and liability claims. Mandelbaum Barrett PC Veterinary […]

Peter Tanella, Esq. authors article in Today’s Veterinary Business titled “When an Infection Triggers a Lawsuit”

June 17, 2022

Peter Tanella, Esq., Chair of the National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC has authored an article in the June/July issue of Today’s Veterinary Business titled “When an Infection Triggers a Lawsuit.” The article is featured in Mr. Tanella’s regular column called “Legal Lingo” and reviews a New York court case that serves as a cautionary […]

Peter Tanella is Guest Speaker on Harbor Business Experience Podcast

March 3, 2022

Peter Tanella, Esq., Chair of the National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC is thrilled to be this week's guest speaker on the Harbor Business Experience Podcast with Robert J. Trimble DVM. If you're hoping to learn and grow in the world of practice ownership, don't forget to join the Harbor Business Experience! Once a month, Rob Trimble, DVM and the team at Harbor.vet will be taking a deep dive into the things you need to know to find success in the business side of the veterinary industry.

Peter Tanella authors article for Today's Veterinary Business titled "Stay Away, Please"

February 16, 2022

"Common in veterinary practice transactions, restrictive covenants are designed to prevent the seller from soliciting clients and competing with the buyer after the sale. Through such restrictions, buyers aim to protect themselves and ensure that the acquired business does not lose value due to the seller's re-entering the market. To fulfill those objectives, a purchase agreement's restrictive covenants should be negotiated, clearly stated, endure for a reasonable period (for example, two to five years) and be practical in geographic scope." Chair of the National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC, Peter Tanella, Esq. authors a regular column in Today's Veterinary Business called "Legal Lingo." In the current February/March 2022 issue, his article titled "Stay Away, Please" discusses how restrictive covenants serve a critical purpose in a newly purchased clinic's continued success.

National Veterinary Law Group attorneys to attend Western Veterinary Conference

February 16, 2022

Peter Tanella, Esq., Chair of the National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC, and attorneys Melody Lins, Esq. and Justin Wade, Esq. will be attending the Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) in Las Vegas from March 6th to 9th, 2022. They are looking forward to connecting with industry friends and colleagues and will be at Booth 1351.

Congratulations to Peter Tanella, Esq. for Being Appointed to the Board of NYSAVE.

February 14, 2022

Peter is a strong animal advocate and is committed to helping the pets and the people in his community by volunteering for this great cause. NYSAVE is a non-profit organization which provides emergency funding for the veterinary care of sick or injured companion animals owned by low-income NYC residents who are unable to pay the […]

Peter Tanella authors article for Today's Veterinary Business titled "When Clients Sue"

February 8, 2022

"Empathy and communication go a long way when heading off litigation. Unfortunately, a New Jersey case shows what can happen in their absence." Peter Tanella, Esq., Chair of the National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC is the also the "Legal Lingo" columnist for Today's Veterinary Business. In the current issue, Peter writes an article titled "When Clients Sue" where he analyzes a recent appellate case followed up with important takeaways for all Veterinarians.

Winter 2021 Veterinary Newsletter

February 15, 2021

Spring 2020 Veterinary Newsletter

May 29, 2020

Peter Tanella Sworn in to Serve His 5th Term on the Council of Cedar Grove

July 1, 2019

Congratulations to Partner Peter Tanella who was recently sworn in to serve his 5th term on the Council of Cedar Grove. Peter has served Cedar Grove since first being elected in November of 2004, including 4 terms as Mayor. We are proud of your dedication and 15 years of service.

Peter Tanella Received The Metropolitan YMCA of the Orange's Kenneth A. DeGhetto Champions Cup

September 20, 2018

Member and Chair of Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Corporate Law Practice Group, Peter Tanella, received the Metropolitan YMCA of the Orange's Kenneth A. DeGhetto Champions Cup for his support and fundraising efforts for the "Kids Care Club Golf Tournament" and his commitment to raising awareness of the YMCA. The award is presented annually at the Kids Care Club Golf Outing. Peter raised 12k for the event and is an active member of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges Board of Directors, a member of the Board Governance Committee and a member of the Association Golf Committee. Congratulations Peter and thank you for all you do for our community!

Peter Tanella to Speak at Bank of America Practice Solutions' "Veterinary Office Construction 101" Event

September 14, 2018

Peter Tanella, Chair of the Firm's Strategic Veterinary Counsel and Business Law Practice Groups is speaking at Bank of America Practice Solutions' "Veterinary Office Construction 101" event on October 24th in New Brunswick. This valuable seminar is for veterinarians looking to build, construct, renovate or relocate. Register by contacting dg.seminar@bac.com or calling 614.753.1603. Click here to learn more.

Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Strategic Veterinary Group Releases First Issue of VETNEWS

August 14, 2018

Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Strategic Veterinary Counsel Group, led by Peter Tanella, Esq., is excited to share the 1st issue of its new publication VETNEWS. As always, if we can be of assistance to your practice, please don't hesitate to contact us. Peter can be reached at ptanella@lawfirm.ms