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 - 2020
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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (70%): Bankruptcy Law

Business Litigation (30%)

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law


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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020

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About John Di Iorio

Admitted: 1986, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Lawyers in America (2010-2018)
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Special Presidential Quality Award
  • “AV” Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • New York Area's Top Lawyers (2010)
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer (2010-2017)

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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


  • In re Emilio Cavallini, Ltd., 112 B.R. 73 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 1990)
  • In re System Freight, Inc., 1991 U.S. Dist. Lexis 2674 (D.N.J. 1991)
  • 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)
  • Matter of Halvajian, 216 B.R. 502 (D.N.J. 1998) aff’d. 168 F.3d 178 (3d  Cir.1998)
  • In re Raimondo, 2007 WL 2248068 (Bankr. D.N.J. 2007)
  • In re Shiver, 396 B.R. 110 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.2008)
  • In re Moore, 354 B.R. 667 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2006), aff'd, 298 Fed.  App. 109 (2d Cir. 2008)
  • In re Stamou, 2009 WL 1025161 (Bankr. D.N.J. 2009)
  • Thomason Auto Group, LLC v. China America Cooperative Automotive, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. Lexis 22669 (D.N.J. 2009)
  • In re Vizstara, LLC, 2011 Bankr. Lexis 3689 (D.N.J. 2011)
  • U.S. Gypum Co. v. Pfizer, Inc. (In re G-I Holdings, Inc.), 2013 U.S.  Dist. Lexis 90183 (D.N.J. 2013)
  • Baymont Franchise Systems, Inc. v. D & T Hotels, LLC, 2013 U.S.  Dist. Lexis 172331 (D.N.J. 2013)
  • Secured $1.7 million settlement in Velocita, Inc. bankruptcy for surety company on account of its mechanics’ liens
  • Represented Creditors Committee in Physicians Computer Network, Inc. bankruptcy, where creditors received 100% distribution
  • 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

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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