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Main Office

Main Office
224 Jefferson Rd
Princeton   NJ  08540

Phone
  • 609-283-2655
Business
Seasoned, results-oriented business lawyer specializing in company formation & policies, commercial contracts, and mergers & acquisitions.
Specialties include:
- Entity selection, formation & governance

- Preparation of company policies & employee handbooks

- Drafting & negotiating commercial contracts of all kinds, such as confidentiality, lease, vendor, customer, and similar operational agreements.

- Significant experience in pharmaceutical contracts, including API procurement, CMO supply, CRO/CTO engagement, co-marketing, complex collaboration, etc.

- Private company asset and stock purchases and sales, mergers, joint ventures, and other business combinations.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

My goal is to help your business grow. I capitalize on nearly 20 years' legal experience to offer sophisticated business services to medium and small enterprises. I focus on your business goals and objectives and provide practical, plain English advice so you can make informed, risk-balanced decisions.

Christine Schnarr Chiarello

My early career was spent as an associate in the St. Louis, Manhattan and Princeton offices of two internationally-recognized, large law firms. I then joined the in-house legal department of a New Jersey-based pharmaceutical industry company, ultimately serving as Vice President, Associate General Counsel. From there I joined a small law firm, and ultimately started my own.

Representative transactions include assisting in the 1997 Price Waterhouse/Coopers & Lybrand merger and the 2007 sale of the Cardinal Health PTS division to the Blackstone Group. I have been involved in FDA 483 responses and Paragraph IV litigation. I have managed the corporate governance of an entity with 55 subsidiaries worldwide and significant lender compliance obligations, and managed a complex, phased internal reorganization of a well-known US public securities trading house.

I am well-versed in business processes, including Lean Six Sigma process improvement, quarterly and monthly management operating control mechanisms, Board of Directors meetings, business performance metrics, compliance procedures and human resources-related policies. A client I assisted in overhauling its compliance policies was recently named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere.

I am admitted to the bars of New Jersey, New York and Missouri.
Education
  • The American University in Washington DC
    BA, International Relations , 1991
    Degree received cum laude and with University Honors of High Distinction, a semester early
  • Washington University in St. Louis
    JD , 1996
    Finished in top 11% of class, received Scribes Award for excellence in published writings.

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