Holly Schepisi has more than twenty-five years of experience in corporate, land use and real estate law, complex financial transactions, and government service. Clients regularly turn to her to provide attentive counsel on a wide range of acquisitions, general corporate matters, zoning, regulatory matters, and land use issues.

Holly Schepisi served as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 2012 until March 25, 2021, when she was sworn in as a member of the New Jersey State Senate. Senator Schepisi represents the 39th Legislative District, which includes twenty-eight municipalities in Bergen County. She serves as a member of the Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee and the Community and Urban Affairs Committee and has been selected as the Conference Leader. While in the Assembly, she has sat on the Environment and Solid Waste, Judiciary, Housing, and Appropriations Committees.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Schepisi started her own firm, Schepisi Consulting & Law, LLC. She was also a Managing Director and Investment Review Committee member of an affiliated group of private equity and venture capital funds with a national focus on small businesses and the social benefits of supporting entrepreneurs and enhancing local job creation.

Most recently, Ms. Schepisi served as Vice President of Holy Name Medical Center and President of its Foundation.

Experienced in public issues, Ms. Schepisi currently serves as counsel to the Park Ridge Board of Public Utilities and previously served as the public defender for the Borough of Oakland and the township attorney for River Vale, where she successfully helped the municipality acquire the River Vale Country Club. She is an executive committee board member of the Bergen Community College Foundation, a board member for the Adler Aphasia Center, the prior President of the Fordham Law Alumni Association, New Jersey Chapter, and served as an advisory board member of Provident Bank, SB One Bank, and Interchange Bank.


  • Represented municipality in acquisition of country club and adjacent five-acre parcel for development.
  • Represented developer in acquisition and zoning board approval for a D-1 Variance of an inpatient drug and alcohol facility in Mahwah, New Jersey located in the Highlands Preservation Zone.
  • Obtained zoning board approval for a D-1 variance of a 60,000 square foot self-storage facility in Westwood, New Jersey.
  • General counsel for assisted living facility.
  • Outside general counsel for local utility.
  • Land use and financing counsel for developer of 100% affordable housing projects.
  • Represented developer in acquisition of operational Marina in Edgewater, New Jersey.
  • Lead counsel on joint venture among Fortune 100 companies for the exploration of new telecommunications technology.
  • Recapitalization and roll-up of auto maintenance franchises on behalf of acquiring entities.

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Honors & Awards

  • Woodcliff Lake Republicans Club 25th Lincoln Award (2021)
  • Assemblywoman of the Year by N.J. Conference of Mayors (2018)
  • CarePlus Courage Award for Mental Health Advocacy (2017)
  • Carol Murphy Award from the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey (2016)
  • The Lucy Gorant Republican Woman of the Year Award (2015)
  • Outstanding Women in Government Award from The New Jersey League of Municipalities (2014)
  • Woodcliff Lake Republicans Club Lincoln Award (2013)
  • Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award and the Fordham Student Sponsored Fellowship Award from Fordham Law (1997)

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Memberships & Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association

Government Service

  • New Jersey State Senator, 39th District; 2021 – Present
  • New Jersey State Assemblywoman, 39th District; 2012 - 2021

Speaking Engagements

  • Hot Topics in Land Use, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2023 Annual Meeting and Convention (May 2023)
  • PFAS Litigation in New Jersey – What the New Regulations Surrounding "Forever Chemicals" Mean to Water Suppliers and Consumers, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2023 Annual Meeting and Convention (May 2023)
  • Trends in NJ Real Estate and Construction - Strategies for Developing and Redeveloping Our Communities, Boy Scouts of America Northern New Jersey Council annual Building Connections Networking Reception (Oct. 27, 2022)