Dennis Scardilli

Practice/Organization Description

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As a result of my prior careers involving real estate, I have created solutions based on my hands-on experience as an attorney, MAI appraiser*, Professional Planner**, Realtor, and developer. I have served in positions involving real estate in municipal, county, state and federal government. Some highlights of my professional career include:

Saving millions in legal defense of property tax assessments for the City of Atlantic City, NJ, based on my knowledge & experience as an MAI real estate appraiser and professional planner;

Developing the legal framework & implementation strategy for Atlantic City's first-in-state property tax revaluation phase-in and first-in-state trust fund for the monetization of a municipal asset (est $800 M);

Obtaining land use approvals in environmentally sensitive areas for national wireless carrier's cell tower antenna co-locations by overcoming challenges of missing prior approvals and multiple layers of approval jurisdictions;

Challenging a foreclosure complaint under the Consent Judgment between NJ's Atty Gen and national lender resulting in ultimate withdrawal of foreclosure action;

Mediating Civil Court disputes involving property impairment, riparian rights, denial of zoning approval, bank loan fees, property insurance coverage;

Settling real estate tax appeals on hotels, marinas, office, warehouse, commercial, multifamily and high value beachfront residential properties as an attorney or as an appraiser*;

Creating a compliance review protocol for a national consulting firm for their review of FHA multifamily mortgage insurance by lenders including criteria for documentation, field testing and management review*;

Conducting HUD real estate collateral underwriting and environmental reviews on $300 M+ of multifamily housing grants & multifamily housing mortgage insurance restructuring/refinancing*;

Creating County Executive's alternative to State's proposal for the redevelopment of Atlantic City, accurately predicting the pattern of subsequent development**;

Coordinating a successful statewide application for 3,000 units of Sec 8 housing by NJ Housing Finance Agency**.

All statements in this Profile are intended to provide examples of past work performed and are not intended to make representations about the quality of the legal services to be performed or the expertise of the lawyer performing such services. Because every legal matter is different, no representation of results in a future matter is intended or implied by such statements

Bar Admissions

New Jersey, March 2002; Fed. District of NJ, Sept. 2002; Pennsylvania, April 2003


Juris Doctorate, 2000, Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware

Master of Urban Planning, 1982, New York University Graduate School of Public Administration, New York, NY

B.A. in Speech Communications, 1971, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association; NJ State Bar Association; Atlantic County Bar Association; Appraisal Institute; American Planning Association; NJ Planning Association; Christian Legal Society

Honors and Awards

MAI (Member of the Appraisal Institute); PP (NJ Professional Planner); AICP (Member, American Institute of Certified Planners); NJSCGREA (NJ State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser); CTA (NJ Certified Tax Assessor)


105 Woods Road
Absecon, New Jersey 08201, United States

Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Government
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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