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About me

I am a lawyer working in New York City. My specialties are matrimonial law and commercial litigation. My offices are involved in all phases of business development.


Education: Graduated from Tuoro Law Center with a Juris Doctor, Cum Laude in 1994. Received a Bachelor of Science from New York University, Stern School of Business in 1991.


Published opinions: Conversion of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy to a Chapter 7 liquidation. In re Seaview Estates, Inc., 213 B.R. 427, 31 Bankr. Ct. Dec. 708 (1997). Seminal case in establishing that a claim for dissolution of a foreign limited liability company is one over which the New York courts lack subject matter jurisdiction. MHS Vent. Mgmt. Corp. v. Utilisave, 63 A.D.3d 840 (2d. Dep't 2009)



Admitted to the New York State Bar, New Jersey State Bar, U.S. District Court, Southern & Eastern Districts of New York, and U.S. District Court of New Jersey.





Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 35%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Family: 20%
  4. Divorce: 20%
  5. Criminal Defense: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I wholeheartedly endorse John Smargiassi as a lawyer who takes his responsibilities to his clients most seriously. I cannot think of an attorney who works harder for his clients than John. Whether it's a matrimonial case or a business related litigation, John is always on top of the facts and law involved in his case.


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  • Mario Alexis Joseph

    John is extremely efficient and insightful. I would welcome him onto my team anytime.


    Mario Joseph Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

Joseph & Smargiassi, LLC

65 Broadway, 17th Floor
New York, NY, 10006


NYCurrently registered 199503/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best 2015 New York CityAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Legal LeadersALM2013
Top Rated LawyersALM2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJoseph & Smargiassi, LLC2003 - Present
AttorneyThe Law Office of Mario A. Joseph2000 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Matter of MHS Venture Mgt. Corp. v Utilisave, LLCAppeal Granted
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
New York UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1991