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 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.