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UKS congratulates Principal Richard D. Carella, Esq. for his selection as a recipient of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce’s Distinguished Citizen’s Award for 2022

UKS is pleased to announce that Richard D. Carella has been selected by the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce as a recipient of its Distinguished Citizen’s Award for 2022. Each year at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner ( a special award is presented to one or more members of the business community who have demonstrated outstanding and unselfish service to the community. Attorney Carella is an active leader of many community organizations.  He has served as past Chairman and currently serves on the Executive and Legislative Committees of the Middlesex County Chamber.  He is a former President, and Paul Harris Fellow, of the Middletown Rotary Club, Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Northern Middlesex County YMCA, and most recently President of the Middlesex County Bar Association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Xavier High School (“Class of 1984”) and is a long standing corporator of Middlesex Hospital and Liberty Bank. 

Attorney Carella’s law practice focuses on commercial, industrial and coastal land use matters, zoning and real estate development, as well as business succession and estate planning for business owners. Although based in Middletown, Rich’s clients span the State, and his projects have included several propane distribution facilities, retail gasoline franchises, recreational sports complexes, several marina and campground facilities located on the banks of the Connecticut River, several commercial solar electrical generation projects, the redevelopment of blighted properties using State funding, and the expansion of public water service to municipalities requiring clean drinking water to resolve local environmental remediation issues.  Attorney Carella’s clients include many local family-owned businesses, small and large local companies, and he proudly serves as general counsel to many local boards and agencies including the Middletown Long Hill Estate Authority, Middlesex County Revitalization Commission, East Haddam Redevelopment Agency and is Town Attorney to the Towns of Haddam and East Hampton.