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John A. Schepisi

John Schepisi

Schepisi & McLaughlin, PA
473 Sylvan Avenue, PO Box 1313
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Phone 201-569-9898
Fax 201-569-5350


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2015

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Practice Areas

Real Estate: Business

General Litigation

Land Use/Zoning

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As founder and president of New Jersey law firm Schepisi & McLaughlin, PA, John A. Schepisi focuses on a wide variety of business, real estate and civil law issues. His clients vary from individuals and family-owned businesses to large corporations, and have included such names as The Home Depot and CNBC. Mr. Schepisi is a certified civil mediator, having reached numerous agreeable settlements with simple and complex disputes in a variety of issues, including partnership disputes, business acquisitions and corporate dissolutions. His training as an engineer has given him a qualified insight into real estate, land use and zoning matters. He accepts cases in Englewood Cliffs, Hackensack and Bergen County.

After receiving his Bachelor of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Mr. Schepisi earned his Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law, where he participated in the school's law review. He is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York, and before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Mr. Schepisi is a member of various bars and associations, including the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Bergen County Bar Association. He served as president of the Bergen County Bar Association and on the board of governors for the Hackensack University Medical Center, and currently serves on the board of trustees as vice chairman for the Stevens Institute of Technology. Mr. Schepisi has been recognized by his peers for his outstanding legal ethics, having been given the highest rating of AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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About John Schepisi

Law School: St. John's University School of Law

Admitted: 1968, New Jersey

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Honors and Awards:

  • Court Qualified R. 1:40 Mediator

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Assistant to Borough Attorney, Borough of Fort Lee, 1968 - 1971
  • Assistant to City Attorney, City of Englewood, 1968 - 1972
  • Attorney for Planning Board, Borough of Edgewater, 1970 - 1974
  • Borough Attorney, Borough of Fort Lee, 1972
  • Trustee, Bergen County Bar Association, 1973 - 1985
  • Borough Attorney, Borough of Demarest, 1975 - 1977
  • Treasurer, Bergen County Bar Association, 1979 - 1980
  • First Vice President, Bergen County Bar Association, 1970 - 1981
  • President - Elect, Bergen County Bar Association, 1982 - 1983
  • President, Bergen County Bar Association, 1983 - 1984
  • Member, Bergen County Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey
  • New York
  • New Jersey

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Englewood Hospital, 1976 - 1981
  • Member, Board of Governors, Hackensack University Medical Center, 1985 - 2011
  • Chairman, Board of Mullet Bay Apartments Association, 2000 - 2007
  • Chairman, Board of Mullet Bay Apartments Association, 1986 - 1993
  • Vice Chairman, Bridge View Bank, 1989 - 2003
  • Member, Board of Directors of Bridge View Bank, 1989 - 2003
  • Chairman, Bergen County Republican Organization, 1989 - 1993
  • Member, Board of Bergen County Economic Development Authority, 2002 - 2003
  • Member, Board of Directors of Interchange Financial Services Corp., 2003 - 2007
  • Member, Board of Directors of Interchange Bank, 2003 - 2007
  • Member, Board of Governors, Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation
  • Member, 200 Club of Bergen County
  • Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Member, University's Law Review, St. John's University School of Law

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $30 million settlement on behalf of the owners of a hurricane - damaged property in the Netherlands Antilles, making front - page headlines in the New Jersey Law Journal, Fall of 2007

Educational Background:

  • Steven's Institute of Technology, B.E., 1965


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