Peter Tanella is a Member of the Business Law Practice Group and the Firm’s Executive Committee. Peter has a broad-based transactional practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, start-ups, joint venture arrangements, corporate governance and succession planning. Peter regularly serves as outside general counsel to his clients and advises them on strategic planning and general legal matters.
Dedicated to community service, Peter is currently the Mayor of the Township of Cedar Grove. Peter has served as Mayor twice before during his long tenure on the town council. In addition, Peter serves on numerous committees and boards of civic and charitable institutions
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 several state agencies.
Essex County Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
Township of Cedar Grove, Mayor/Council Member (2004-present)
Township of Cedar Grove Chamber of Commerce, Council Liason
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.