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        In my current and 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


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


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;


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


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


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


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


HUD real estate collateral underwriting and environmental reviews on $300 M+ of
multifamily housing grants & multifamily housing mortgage insurance


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


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




Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 100%
    11 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($150/hour), contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Office of Dennis A. Scardilli, L.L.C.

105 Woods Road
Absecon, NJ, 08201-2112


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AQB Certified USPAP InstructorThe Appraisal Foundation2009
NJ R. 1:40 Qualified (Civil Court) MediatorNJ Administrative Office of the Courts - Civil Division Complementary Dispute Resolution Program2008
MAI (Member of the Appraisal Institute)Appraisal Institute1991
CTA - NJ Certified Tax AssessorNJ Division of Taxation1986
P.P. - NJ Professional Planner LicenseNJ Board of Professional Planners1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Solo AttorneyLaw Office of Dennis A. Scardilli, L.L.C.2010 - Present
Special CounselLemanowicz, LLP, Lower Gwynedd, PA2008 - 2008
Special CounselMiller & Gallagher, Atlantic City, NJ2006 - 2008
Solo AttorneyDennis A. Scardilli, Esq., MAI, PP, CTA2006 - 2010
Of Counsel / Contract AttorneyLaw Office of Gary P. Levine, Esq., LLM, Northfield, NJ2006 - 2009
AssociateWilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., Woodbridge, NJ2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Atlantic County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
NJ State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyMember1998 - Present
Appraisal InstituteMember1991 - Present
American Planning AssociationMember1984 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mortgage ModificationForeclosure avoided - Borrower obtained modification of both first and second mortgages
Foreclosure DefenseForeclosure complaint withdrawn under NJ-BOA Consent Judgment
Real Estate Tax Assessment AppealTaxpayer Received Assessment Reductions: 17% in Yr 1 and 23% in Yrs 2 & 3
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
New York University Graduate School of Public AdministrationUrban PlanningMasters1982
Wheaton College, Wheaton ILSpeech (Communications)BA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Appraisal Institute 2010 Washington Policy SummitRebuttal Appraisals for Repurchase Demands2010
Appraisal Institute 2010 Washington Policy SummitBroker Price Opinions2010
So. Jersey Chapter of the Appraisal Institute's Annual Appraiser-Assessor Dinner MeetingChanging Market Conditions and Tax Appeals for 20082008