Robert P. Shapiro

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: 2005 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1967
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (50%),
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)


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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.

    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
    • 50%Bankruptcy: Business
    • 40%Business Litigation
    • 10%Business/Corporate
    Focus Areas

    Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations


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    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021

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    About Robert Shapiro

    Admitted: 1967, New Jersey

    Professional Webpage:


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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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


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

    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

    Fax: 201-488-9481

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