Robert P. Shapiro

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Hackensack, NJ

Shapiro, Croland, Reiser, Apfel & Di Iorio, LLP
 | Continental Plaza II, 411 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-488-3900
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1967
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (40%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)

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Attorney Profile

As a managing partner of the Shapiro, Croland, Reiser, Apfel & Di Iorio, LLP, law firm in Hackensack, New Jersey, Robert P. Shapiro leads the firm's corporate, commercial litigation and bankruptcy departments. Having practiced law since 1967, Mr. Shapiro possesses an extensive amount of knowledge and experience he uses to provide exceptional legal counsel in the following practice areas:

·         Complex commercial litigation

·         Business law

·         Corporate and commercial transactions

·         Business bankruptcy

·         Real estate transactions

A 1964 graduate of New York University, Mr. Shapiro attended The George Washington University Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1967. That same year, the New Jersey State Bar Association admitted him to practice, as did the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

In 1981, the New York State Bar Association issued its license for him to practice before all of its state courts, and Mr. Shapiro is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

Along with practicing law, Mr. Shapiro uses his in-depth knowledge of the law to educate others. He routinely lectures before the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education on topics related to bankruptcy, and he once served as co-editor for the bankruptcy section of the New Jersey state newsletter.

A consummate professional, Mr. Shapiro is active in many professional legal organizations. He is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association Debtor-Creditor Section, and he is a member and past chairman of the New Jersey State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section. He has also held a number of elected and leadership roles in various state and local bar associations, businesses and community organizations.

Perennially recognized as one of the region's top lawyers since 1999, Mr. Shapiro holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

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*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

Business Litigation (40%)

Creditor Debtor Rights (40%)

Business/Corporate (20%): Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations

Focus Areas

Business/Corporate: Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations

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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018

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About Robert Shapiro

Admitted: 1967, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://www.shapiro-croland.com/robert-p-shapiro.html

Honors and Awards:

  • “AV” Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • New York Area’s Top Lawyers, 2006-2009
  • Best Lawyers in New York, 1999-2014
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2005-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1999 - 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Former Chairman, New Jersey State Bar Association (Bankruptcy Section)
  • Former Member, Judicial Selection and Appointment Committee
  • Trustee, New Jersey State Bar Association (Bankruptcy Section)
  • Master, Vincent Commisa, D. Joseph DeVito and Daniel J. Moore Bankruptcy Inns of Court
  • Chairman, Audit Committee of UJA Federation, Northern New Jersey
  • Director, UJA Federation, Northern New Jersey
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Bergen County Bar Association (Debtor-Creditor Section)
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association (Bankruptcy Section)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • 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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Vice-President and Director, Banyan Golf Club, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Former Director, Jewish Home and Rehabilitation, Rockleigh, New Jersey
  • Former Director, Graphic Scanning Corporation
  • Former Director, Officer and Counsel, JCC of the Pascack Valley 
  • Former Director, Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation
  • Former Director, Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Former Director, Counsel and Vice-President, Bergen County Young Men’s Hebrew Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Former Co-Editor, New Jersey State Newsletter (Bankruptcy Section)
  • Frequent lecturer, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Education (Bankruptcy)

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Apple Corps. Ltd. v. International Collectors, 25 F. Supp. 480 (D.N.J. 1998)
  • In re Meadowlands Communications, Inc., 54 B.R. 854 (Bankr. D.N.J. 1985)
  • Matter of Smith Avenue Contractors, Inc., 59 B.R. 137 (Bankr. D.N.J. 1986)
  • Meadowlands Communications, Inc. v. Banker’s Trust Co., 79 B.R. 198 (D.N.J. 1987)
  • In re Audiofidelity Enterprises, Inc., 103 B.R. 544 (Bankr. D.N.J. 1989)
  • 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)
  • Schlussel v. Emmanuel Roth, 270 N.J. Super. 628 (App. Div. 1994)
  • In re Mall At One Associates, L.P., 1995 WL 318851 (Bankr. E.D.Pa. 1995)

Educational Background:

  • B.S., New York University, 1964
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Office Location for Robert P. Shapiro

Continental Plaza II
411 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: 201-488-3900

 

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Last Updated: 6/9/2017

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