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James M. Piro

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Nutley, NJ

Piro Zinna Cifelli Paris & Genitempo, LLC
360 Passaic Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110
Phone: 973-661-0710
Fax: 973-661-5157
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2013 - 2015
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 1968
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate (50%), Mergers & Acquisitions (20%), Civil Rights (10%), Government Contracts (10%), Real Estate: Business (10%)


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Attorney Profile

Attorney James M. Piro is founder and principal of Piro Zinna Cifelli Paris & Genitempo LLC law firm in Nutley, New Jersey. Nationally recognized as among the preeminent lawyers in the country, Mr. Piro has more than 53 years of total legal experience, and he provides unmatched counsel and support to clients across his region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Complex commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions

· Commercial real estate

· Government law

· Other civil matters

Throughout his long and illustrious legal career, Mr. Piro has achieved remarkable success representing the rights and interests of a diverse range of commercial clients in complicated, high-stakes transactions both internationally and domestically. He has handled dozens of complex commercial transactions and commercial real estate transactions totaling millions of dollars, and he has extensive experience handling estate matters as well as government-related issues.

Mr. Piro has become a recognized authority in HUD/FHA insured commercial lending transactions, and he has served as chief, general and assistant counsel to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, where he continues his service as outside counsel, and he has also served with the Pequannock, Lincoln Park and Fairfield Sewerage Authority.

Honored for his remarkable professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Piro has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as consistent designation as among the top 5% of lawyers in his region.

A 1965 graduate of Seton Hall University, Mr. Piro obtained his Juris Doctor from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law in 1968. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and he is an active member of the New Jersey Bar Association and the Essex County Bar Association.

*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%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 10%Civil Rights
  • 10%Government Contracts
  • 10%Real Estate: Business


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2013 - 2015

About James M. Piro

First Admitted: 1968

Professional Webpage:


  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazine Super Lawyer

Educational Background

  • Seton Hall University, B.A., English Literature, 1965

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New Jersey, 1968
  • Essex County Bar Association, Member, 1969
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member, 1969
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1968
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1968
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Office Location for James M. Piro

360 Passaic Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110

Phone: 973-661-0710

Fax: 973-661-5157

Last Updated: 8/9/2021

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