John P. Di Iorio

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Hackensack, NJ

Shapiro Croland Reiser Apfel & Di Iorio, LLP
 | Continental Plaza II, 411 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-488-3900
Fax: 201-488-9481
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (70%),
  • Business Litigation (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Italian


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    Attorney Profile

    Attorney John P. Di Iorio is a partner with the Shapiro, Croland, Reiser, Apfel & Di Iorio, LLP, law firm located in Hackensack, New Jersey. From his position in the firm's bankruptcy and commercial litigation departments, Mr. Di Iorio represents a diverse range of clients throughout New York and New Jersey with their legal needs involving consumer and commercial bankruptcy, debtors' and creditors' rights, partnership disputes, business torts, contract disputes and other areas of commercial litigation.

    A highly rated attorney with 33 years of experience, Mr. Di Iorio possesses the extensive skills and resources necessary to handle the complex demands of any client's case. Both an aggressive litigator and an effective mediator, Mr. Di Iorio has secured substantial settlements on behalf of his clients, and many of the cases he represented have received published decisions.

    After graduating cum laude from Brooklyn College in 1980, Mr. Di Iorio attended St. John's University School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 1983. In 1984, the New York State Bar Association admitted him to practice, and the New Jersey State Bar Association admitted him in 1986.

    In addition, Mr. Di Iorio also practices before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd and 3rd Circuits as well.

    Well-versed in his practice areas, Mr. Di Iorio has delivered lectures and published articles on topics related to bankruptcy and commercial litigation. He is a master in the Bankruptcy American Inn of Court and is actively involved with the New Jersey State Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Section and the Bergen County Bar Association Debtor-Creditor Section.

    Recognized as one of the region's top attorneys, he holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he received the Special Presidential Quality Award from the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.

    We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. 

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Bankruptcy: Business
    • 30%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Bankruptcy Law


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    About John Di Iorio

    Admitted: 1986, New Jersey

    Professional Webpage:


    • Best Lawyers in America (2010-2020)
    • “AV” Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
    • New Jersey Super Lawyer (2010-2020)
    • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Special Presidential Quality Award
    • New York Area's Top Lawyers (2010)

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State of New York
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
    • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
    • State of New Jersey 
    • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey 
    • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit 
    • Treasurer, New Jersey State Bar Association (Bankruptcy Section) 
    • Master, Vincent J. Comissa, D. Joseph DeVito and Daniel J. Moore Bankruptcy Inns of Court
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    • Member, Bergen County Bar Association (Debtor-Creditor Section)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lecturer, Bankruptcy Law
    • Co-Author, Protection of Limited Liability Company Interests From Judgment Creditors, New Jersey Law Journal, May 7, 2015


    • U.S. Gypum Co. v. Pfizer, Inc. (In re G-I Holdings, Inc.), 2013 U.S.  Dist. Lexis 90183 (D.N.J. 2013)
    • In re Stamou, 2009 WL 1025161 (Bankr. D.N.J. 2009)
    • In re Raimondo, 2007 WL 2248068 (Bankr. D.N.J. 2007)
    • In re System Freight, Inc., 1991 U.S. Dist. Lexis 2674 (D.N.J. 1991)
    • Serving as court-appointed statutory receiver of failed mortgage banking company, secured over $4 million in assets for creditors, including $1 million settlement in accounting malpractice action and $950,000 settlement in action brought against company's limited partner
    • Baymont Franchise Systems, Inc. v. D & T Hotels, LLC, 2013 U.S.  Dist. Lexis 172331 (D.N.J. 2013)
    • Thomason Auto Group, LLC v. China America Cooperative Automotive, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. Lexis 22669 (D.N.J. 2009)
    • In re Shiver, 396 B.R. 110 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.2008)
    • Matter of Newark Airport / Hotel, Ltd. Partnership, 156 B.R. 444  (Bank. D.N.J.), aff’d. 155 B.R. 93 (D.N.J. 1993)
    • Secured $1.7 million settlement in Velocita, Inc. bankruptcy for surety company on account of its mechanics’ liens
    • In re Vizstara, LLC, 2011 Bankr. Lexis 3689 (D.N.J. 2011)
    • In re Moore, 354 B.R. 667 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2006), aff'd, 298 Fed.  App. 109 (2d Cir. 2008)
    • Matter of Halvajian, 216 B.R. 502 (D.N.J. 1998) aff’d. 168 F.3d 178 (3d  Cir.1998)
    • In re Emilio Cavallini, Ltd., 112 B.R. 73 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 1990)
    • Represented Creditors Committee in Physicians Computer Network, Inc. bankruptcy, where creditors received 100% distribution

    Educational Background:

    • Brooklyn College of the City of New York, B.S., Honors: cum laude, 1980
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    Office Location for John P. Di Iorio

    Continental Plaza II
    411 Hackensack Avenue
    Hackensack, NJ 07601

    Phone: 201-488-3900

    Fax: 201-488-9481

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