Mr. Carton concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate development, health care, and public finance. Regarding real estate development, he has represented such clients as JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., F. Hoffmann-La Roche, McDonald's, Barnabas Health, UPS, Rhone Poulenc (Rhodia), Boston Market, and Claremont Properties in matters ranging from individual business and industrial uses to large-scale commercial, health care, office/flex space developments and redevelopments.

He also is part of the firm's health care practice group providing services across the full health care spectrum from acquisition, joint venture, corporate management and other contracts to regulatory issues of Stark, False Claims Act, Anti Kickback, and HIPAA claims and issues of both a civil and criminal nature. He also has extensive experience involving Medicare and Medicaid matters, as well as licensing, billing responsibilities, 855As and CMS/OIG issues regarding fraud and abuse, reimbursement, compliance issues as well as audits and 990 filing requirements.

Mr. Carton also has extensive experience involving governmental entities. He served as a member of the governing body and as a former Mayor of the Township of Middletown (Monmouth County's largest municipality) and as Township Attorney to that township for six years. This representation covered general governmental matters of almost every nature, including public contract and the public buildings and land laws, OPRA as well as litigation involving zoning, land use (including Mt. Laurel and COAH), solid waste disposal, construction contracts, personal injury, workers compensation, bid disputes, and sanitary sewer conveyance and capacity issues.

In addition, Mr. Carton has served as the head of the firm's Public Finance Practice since its inception in 1981. The firm regularly serves as bond or underwriters counsel to issuers or investment bankers in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, including the State of New Jersey, New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority, Monmouth and Somerset Counties, Monmouth County Improvement Authority, and numerous county improvement authorities, municipal sewer and water and pollution control authorities, and school boards. Issues have ranged from competitive to negotiated; general obligation to revenue; and appropriation backed and refundings secured by insurance letters of credit or County guarantees.


  • Columbia Law School (LL.B.)
  • College of the Holy Cross (B.A.)

Professional Activities

Municipal Finance Officers Association

Monmouth and Essex County Bar Associations

New Jersey State Bar Association
Health Law Committee
Young Lawyers Section - Chairman, 1974-1975; Trustee, 1975-1976
Land Use Section - Director, 1983-2001; Chairman, 1995
Malpractice Insurance Committee - Chairman, 1984-1986

American Bar Association
Health Law Committee

New Jersey Planning Officials

Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Professional Admissions

  • State of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Civic / Charitable Activities

All Saints' Memorial Landmark Trust
Chairman, 2015

Monmouth Medical Center, part of Barnabas Health
Board of Trustees, 2009-present

Ronald McDonald House Charities - New York Tri-State Area, Inc.
Board of Trustees, 1992-present

Middletown Township Municipal Sewer Authority
Commissioner, 1987-2006

Middletown Township, New Jersey
General Counsel, 1981-1986
Mayor, 1975
Township Committeeman, 1973-1975

Middletown Township Republican Party
Chairman, 1976-1979; 1986-present

Middletown and Monmouth County Republican Executive Committeeman, 1966 - present


Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list, Land Use/Zoning, 2008-2009

Listed in Best Lawyers®, Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate
Named Newark, NJ "Lawyer of the Year" - Land Use and Zoning Law, 2018

AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

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