Franchise Law / Distribution & Licensing
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Carmen Joseph Marzella
Carmen Joseph Marzella the founder and Managing Partner of the Marzella Law Group, PLLC. Carmen focuses his practice on providing legal counsel to small and mid-sized businesses, with particular concentration on Franchising, Purchase and Sale of Business, Commercial Transactions, Partnerships and Joint Ventures and Commercial Leasing, and the Purchase and Sale of Commercial Real Estate. Carmen has a diverse background with significant experience in Business and Restaurant Development, Commercial Litigation, Complex Commercial Transactions, Stock and Asset Sales and Acquisitions, Complex Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Real Estate Development, Environmental, and Project Finance. Carmen is frequently consulted regarding the succession of a closely held or family business, estates, estate planning, and trusts.
Carmen also provides counsel to Franchisees in a variety of industries on the formation, operation and expansion of their business networks, franchise related disputes, financing, and franchise sales and acquisitions. Carmen has represented clients in numerous states around the country.
In addition to his impressive professional credentials, Carmen was a multi-unit franchise owner of Dunkin’ Donuts / Baskin Robbins stores and has served on the Dunkin Brands, Inc. Brand Advisory Council as the Combo-store Representative. He has also served on the Dunkin’ Donuts Regional Advisory Council for the Southeast Region.
Carmen earned his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law, in Newark, NJ. He was the President of the Computer Law Society. Carmen also was the winner of NLRB Labor Law National Negotiation Competition for the State of New Jersey in 1990, and is a graduate of the Sidney Reitmann Labor Law Inns of Court. Following graduation, Carmen served as a first judicial law clerk to the Hon. Eugene H. Austin, J.S.C., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, in Bergen County.
Carmen is licensed to practice law before the Courts of the States of North Carolina and New Jersey and is also admitted to practice before the United State District Court, for District of New Jersey and United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit.
Bachelor of Science, Economics
- North Carolina
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
- U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
Commercial and Residential Real Estate
Bank and Lender’s Counsel
Business Acquisition and Sale