Silvana D. Raso

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Managing Partner since 2010
Attorney, Township of River Vale, New Jersey since January 1, 2012
Location:
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Phone:
201-500-8914
Fax:
201-569-5350
Email:

Silvana D. Raso heads Schepisi & McLaughlin, P.A.'s family law practice and counsels clients in all phases of matrimonial law including divorce, custody and visitation issues, domestic violence matters, prenuptial agreements, as well as post-judgment and appellate matters.

A member of the Firm for more than 20 years, she is a Court-qualified Civil Mediator And Family Law Mediator. Silvana also has decades of experince handling civil litigation and land use matters.

Whether representing large companies, small businesses or individuals, Silvana makes her clients and their goals her top priority. Her singular focus is to provide clients with a high level of service to help them achieve their objectives as expeditiously and efficiently as possible. Among colleagues and clients alike, Silvana is regarded as a diligent yet reasonable advocate who puts her client’s needs first.

Silvana is a frequent commentator in print, broadcast and online media outlets including Fox, ABC, CNN Money, Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, and News 12 discussing business mediation and matrimonial law matters including pre-nuptial agreements and divorce.

 

Year Joined Firm

  • 1993

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Appeals
  • Civil Litigation
  • Municipal and Land use

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1993
  • New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1994

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    • J.D. cum laude
    • Law Journal: Journal of International Law and Commerce, Notes & Comments Editor
  • Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
    • B.A. - May, 1990
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Clients

  • Bergen Community College
  • Township of River Vale
  • CNBC
  • Holy Name Medical Center
  • Unilever

Classes/Seminars

  • Bullying, The Law And Your Clients 2013, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Honors and Awards

  • NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business 2014
  • Commendation from Bergen County Freeholders for work on behalf of Victims of Domestic Violence

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Court Appointed Law Guardian
  • Court Appointed Condemnation Commissioner
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member
  • Bergen County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel, Member
  • Morris Pashman Inns of Court, Barrister
  • Court Qualified Family Law Mediator
  • Court Qualified R. 1:40 Mediator

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Girl Scout Council of Bergen County, 1995 - 2000
  • Member, Nominating Committee, Girl Scout Council of Bergen County, 2000 - 2004
  • Member, Board Development Committee, Girl Scout Council of Northern New Jersey, 2014 - Present
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate, Bergen County CASA, 2011 - Present
  • Member, 200 Club of Bergen County, 2000 - Present

Languages

  • Romanian