Martin J. Carrara
Attorney at Law

P.O. Box 267
Flagtown, New Jersey 08821-0267
Tel.:  (908) 371-9120
Fax.: (908) 371-9151


Attorney Profile

Martin J. Carrara is admitted to the practice of law in New Jersey and New York.  He has significant experience negotiating and preparing contracts for complex, domestic and international business, commercial, technology, and real estate transactions, and in counseling clients in a wide variety of legal matters.  Mr. Carrara is a nationally featured speaker and author on a variety of legal topics, with a particular emphasis on contract law, contract negotiation and drafting, the legal aspects of purchasing and supply management, technology and electronic commerce law, and professional ethics.

Mr. Carrara earned his juris doctor (J.D.) degree from Fordham University School of Law, and also holds a master of business administration degree (MBA) from Wagner College. 

Mr. Carrara is Senior Corporate Counsel at Wyeth where he is responibles for transactional matters for the Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Division.  His previous experience includes several years as a Senior Corporate Counsel at Pfizer Inc in New York and Pharmacia Corporation in Peapack, New Jersey, as well as significant experience as Vice President at Citibank, N.A. and in key contract management and supply management positions at NYNEX Corporation/Bell Atlantic (now Verizon Communications) and L.K. Comstock & Co., Inc.  His experience spans industries including pharmaceuticals, financial services, telecommunications, and construction.

The combination of his legal and business experience and education enables Mr. Carrara to fully understand both the legal and the business issues in any transaction, to identify risks, and to help his clients find innovative solutions. 

Professional Affiliations: 

Mr. Carrara stays current on the latest legal trends and developments in his areas of practice through his active participation in legal and other professional associations.  His professional affiliations include:

American Bar Association
Member of the Business Law Section Cyberspace Law Committee

Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
Member of the IT, Privacy & eCommerce Committee

New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association (Chapter of ACC)
Vice President and Secretary, 2007-present
Member of Board of Directors, 2004-present
Chair of Commercial Law Committee, 2003-present

Assoc. of the Bar of the City of New York
Member of the Information Technology Law Committee

Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
Member of National Ethical Standards Committee
Co-authored revised
Principles and Standards of Ethical Supply Management Conduct

NAPM-New York (Affiliate of ISM)
President, 1996-1997
Vice President, 1994-1996
Director, 1991-1994
Service in various leadership capacities, 1987-present
Awarded NAPM-New York "J.H. Leonard" Annual Leadership Award in 1995


Mr. Carrara has authored numerous publications and articles in the areas of contract law, computer law and electronic commerce.  Selected publications include:

Contract Development and Administration Workbook
Published by the Institute for Supply Management

Legal Aspects of Purchasing Chapter
The Purchasing Handbook, 6th Ed.
Published by McGraw-Hill

A Legal Primer: What Every Purchaser Should Know
Published by the Institute for Supply Management

Purchasing Law Report
A Publication of BNA/Institute of Management & Administration
Member of Editorial Advisory Board and contributing Author, 2001-2002
Inside Supply Management magazine
A Publication of the Institute for Supply Management
Frequent contributor to the Legal Briefs column

Training, Seminars and Speaking Engagements:

Mr. Carrara is a frequent speaker and seminar leader for a variety of professional and educational associations and institutions, corporations and other organizations.  He is an instructor for NAPM-New York, Affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), and is a former adjunct instructor in the Purchasing and Materials Management Program at New York University.  He is available for seminar instruction and speaking engagements on a variety of legal topics. 

For more information regarding Mr. Carrara's public and in-house speaking engagements, please click on Training and Speaking Engagements or select "Speaking" from the menu at the upper left corner of the page.


Copyright 2003-2009 Martin J. Carrara, Esq.  All rights reserved.