John A. Schepisi

Top rated Real Estate attorney in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Schepisi & McLaughlin, P.A.
John A. Schepisi
Schepisi & McLaughlin, P.A.

Practice Areas: Real Estate, General Litigation, Land Use & Zoning; view more

Licensed in New Jersey since: 1968

Education: St. John's University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2024

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Schepisi & McLaughlin, P.A.

473 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 Visit website


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.

Practice areas

Real Estate: Business, General Litigation, Land Use/Zoning

Focus areas

Condominiums & Cooperatives, Litigation, Mortgage & Refinance

  • 50% Real Estate: Business
  • 30% General Litigation
  • 20% Land Use/Zoning

First Admitted: 1968, New Jersey

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Member, Board of Governors, Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation
  • Member, Board of Bergen County Economic Development Authority, 2002 - 2003
  • Vice Chairman, Bridge View Bank, 1989 - 2003
  • Member, Board of Governors, Hackensack University Medical Center, 1985 - 2011
  • Member, 200 Club of Bergen County
  • Member, Board of Directors of Interchange Financial Services Corp., 2003 - 2007
  • Member, Board of Directors of Bridge View Bank, 1989 - 2003
  • Chairman, Board of Mullet Bay Apartments Association, 2000 - 2007
  • Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Member, Board of Directors of Interchange Bank, 2003 - 2007
  • Chairman, Bergen County Republican Organization, 1989 - 1993
  • Chairman, Board of Mullet Bay Apartments Association, 1986 - 1993
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Englewood Hospital, 1976 - 1981
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • President - Elect, Bergen County Bar Association, 1982 - 1983
  • Borough Attorney, Borough of Demarest, 1975 - 1977
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey
  • Attorney for Planning Board, Borough of Edgewater, 1970 - 1974
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • Member, New Jersey Bar Association
  • President, Bergen County Bar Association, 1983 - 1984
  • Treasurer, Bergen County Bar Association, 1979 - 1980
  • New York
  • Borough Attorney, Borough of Fort Lee, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • Assistant to Borough Attorney, Borough of Fort Lee, 1968 - 1971
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Bergen County Bar Association
  • First Vice President, Bergen County Bar Association, 1970 - 1981
  • New Jersey
  • Trustee, Bergen County Bar Association, 1973 - 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • Assistant to City Attorney, City of Englewood, 1968 - 1972
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
Educational Background:
  • Steven's Institute of Technology, B.E., 1965
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Member, University's Law Review, St. John's University School of Law
  • Court Qualified R. 1:40 Mediator
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $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, 2007
  • Successfully represented the developer in an Affordable Housing litigation against the Borough of Demarest resulting in a settlement wherein four (4) one-family building lots were rezoned and approved for twenty-four (24) townhouse condominium units. Successfully represented the developer in obtaining developmental approvals from all applicable agencies, including the Department of Environmental Protection, Bergen County Sewer Conservation District, and the Borough of Demarest. 2020-2021., 2020

Office location for John A. Schepisi

473 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Phone: 201-500-8914


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  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2024

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