John A. Schepisi
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  • Founder and President, 1978

Location:

Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Phone:

Fax:

201-569-5350

Email:

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.

 

Areas Of Practice

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

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.
  • 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
  • Recipient of the Outstanding Contribution Award, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • 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
  • Named Best of Bergen Top Lawyers in Real Estate, 2014-2015 2017-2018

Professional Associations

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

Past Employment Positions

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

Pro-Bono Activities

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