John A. Schepisi

John A. Schepisi

Founder and President since 1978
Location:
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Phone:
201-500-8914
Fax:
201-569-5350
Email:
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John A. Schepisi, the Founder and President of Schepisi & McLaughlin P.A., represents many large corporations as well as small companies and family-owned businesses in addition to handling matters for individual clients.

John's practice focuses on litigation, real estate development and land use issues including property acquisition, zoning approvals and property development and marketing. An engineer by training, he is able to work with clients during the design phase of real estate projects and provide input on development. In the area of litigation, John has successfully represented clients in partnership disputes, corporate dissolutions, business acquisitions and the like.

A well-respected member within the community, John has been a member of the Board of Governors of Hackensack University Medical Center and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology. John served on the founding board of Bridge View Bank, became it's Vice Chairman and then was instrumental in negotiating the merger of Bridge View Bank, then publicly traded, with Interchange Bank. At Interchange Bank, John served on the Executive Committee and played a key role in negotiating the acquisition of Interchange Bank by TD Bank. John's business acumen is an invaluable resource to the clients he represents in all types of cases.

 

Year Joined Firm

  • 1978

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Real Estate
  • Land Use
  • Property Acquisition
  • Zoning Approvals
  • Property Development and Marketing
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Eminent Domain

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1968
  • New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1968
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2009
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1978

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, New York
    • J.D.
    • Law Review: St. John’s University School of Law, Member
  • Steven’s Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey
    • B.E. - 1965
    • Major: Civil Engineering
    • Minor: Polymer Science

Representative Clients

  • J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc.
  • CNBC
  • Connect One Bank
  • Holy Name Medical Center
  • Harmon Cove Condominium Association
  • Powder Mill Condominium Association
  • 2000 Linwood Ave. Owners, Inc.
  • 200 Winston Towers Condominium Association
  • Mullet Bay Apartments Association
  • Euro-American Brands, Inc.

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the Leader in the Legal Community Award, Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce, 2013 - Present
  • Recipient of the Outstanding Contribution Award, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2013 - Present
  • Man of the Year Honoree, Fort Lee Unico
  • Man of the Year Honoree, Engelwood Cliffs Chamber of Commerce
  • Named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list, 2008 - 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Court Qualified R. 1:40 Mediator
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member
  • Bergen County Bar Association, President, 1983 - 1984
  • President-Elect, Bergen County Bar Association, 1982 - 1983
  • First Vice President, Bergen County Bar Association, 1970 - 1981
  • Treasurer, Bergen County Bar Association, 1979 - 1980
  • Borough of Demarest, Borough Attorney, 1975 - 1977
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Trustee, 1973 - 1985
  • Borough of Fort Lee, Borough Attorney, 1972 - Present
  • Borough of Edgewater, Attorney for Planning Board, 1970 - 1974
  • City of Englewood, Assistant to City Attorney, 1968 - 1972
  • Borough of Fort Lee, Assistant to Borough Attorney, 1968 - 1971

Past Employment Positions

  • Planning Board, Borough of Edgewater, Attorney, 1970 - 1974
  • City of Englewood, Assistant to City Attorney, 1968 - 1972
  • Borough of Fort Lee, Assistant to Borough Attorney, 1968 - 1971
  • Borough of Fort Lee, Attorney, 1971 - 1972
  • Borough of Demarest, Attorney, 1975 - 1977

Pro Bono Activities

  • Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology, 2011 - Present
  • Member, 200 Club of Bergen County
  • Member, Board of Governors, Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation, 2011 - Present
  • Member, Board of Bergen County Economic Development Authority, 2002 - 2003
  • Chairman, Bergen County Republican Organization, 1989 - 1993
  • Chairman, Board of Mullet Bay Apartments Association, 1986 - 1993
  • Chairman, Board of Mullet Bay Apartments Association, 2000 - 2007
  • Member, Board of Governors, Hackensack University Medical Center, 1985 - 2011
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Englewood Hospital, 1976 - 1981
  • Member, Board of Trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology, 2005 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Bridge View Bank, Vice Chairman
  • Member, Board of Directors of Bridge View Bank
  • Member, Board of Directors of Interchange Bank
  • Member, Board of Directors of Interchange Financial Services Corp.