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Silvana D. Raso - Englewood Cliffs, NJ

473 Sylvan Avenue Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Updated: 02/18/2024

Englewood Cliffs Divorce Lawyer


Silvana D. Raso heads Schepisi & McLaughlin, P.A.'s family law practice and counsels clients in all phases of matrimonial law including divorce, custody and visitation issues, domestic violence matters, prenuptial agreements, as well as post-judgment and appellate matters.

Silvana makes her clients and their goals her top priority. Her singular focus is to provide clients with a high level of service to help them achieve their objectives as expeditiously and efficiently as possible. Among colleagues and clients alike, Silvana is regarded as a diligent yet reasonable advocate who puts her client’s needs first.

In 2018, Silvana achieved the title of Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, which certification is awarded by the New Jersey Supreme Court to only two percent of attorneys in New Jersey who demonstrate substantial experience, education and skill in matrimonial law and only to those who are favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges.

Silvana is a frequent commentator in print, broadcast and online media outlets including Fox, ABC, CNN Money, Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, and News 12 discussing business mediation and matrimonial law matters including pre-nuptial agreements and divorce.

About Silvana D. Raso

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner, since 2010

Year Joined Firm

  • 1993


  • Romanian

Practice Areas

  • Divorce 100%


  • 90%


Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1993
  • New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1994

Other Affiliations

  • Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, 2018
  • Court Appointed Condemnation Commissioner
  • New Jersey Bar Association (Member)
  • Bergen County Bar Association (Member)
  • Bergen County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel (Member)
  • Morris Pashman Inns of Court (Master)
  • Court Qualified Family Law Mediator
  • Court Qualified R. 1:40 Mediator
  • Barry Croland Family Inn of Court (Barrister)
  • Court Appointed Law Guardian

Classes and Seminars

  • Bullying, The Law And Your Clients, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2013 - Present
  • HIB Claims in a Nutshell, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, 2015 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Girl Scout Council of Bergen County, 1995 - 2000
  • Member, Nominating Committee, Girl Scout Council of Bergen County, 2000 - 2004
  • Member, Board Development Committee, Girl Scout Council of Northern New Jersey, 2014 - Present
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate, Bergen County CASA, 2011 - Present
  • Member, 200 Club of Bergen County, 2000 - Present


  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    Honors: cum laude
    Law Journal: Journal of International Law and Commerce, Notes & Comments Editor
  • Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, May, 1990
    Major: Political Science


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Office Information


473 Sylvan Avenue Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632


  • 201-569-5350


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Included on the 2024 New Jersey Super Lawyers list

Past Lists

  • 2023 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 New Jersey Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Silvana D. Raso on Super Lawyers


  • NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business, 2014
  • Commendation from Bergen County Freeholders for work on behalf of Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers List, 2016 - Present
  • Named as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers by New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2016 - Present
  • Named Best of Bergen Top Lawyers in Family Law and Custody - 2015, 2017 - Present

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By Anonymous on Jan. 11, 2021
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I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience with Ms. Raso. She was very professional, direct with her advisement and counsel, and prompt in handling my case and responding to my concerns. I highly recommend her counsel and representation to anyone as she made me feel like I was not being taken advantage of in terms of time and money, unlike other lawyers in the area who have represented me in the past.


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By Anonymous on Mar. 12, 2021
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Silvana was amazing in my divorce. She was patient with me and very informative.


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By Crystal K. on Jan. 14, 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars

I'm very satisfied with my experience with Silvana. She communicates clearly and promptly, and I always felt like she made time for me whenever I needed it. She explained everything thoroughly and her recommendations were very helpful.


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By Frank P. on Jan. 11, 2021
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4.5 out of 5 stars

Silvana is an outstanding lawyer. She is definitely someone you want in your corner. Polite, calm and very professional.


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By Anonymous on Aug. 30, 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars

My husband and I can't say enough positive things about this firm, Silvana and Danielle were fabulous to work with, very professional, understanding and get the job done. Silvana was wonderful during our consult, explained everything to us, once hired, she provided updates in a timely manner, and had our case settled and closed faster than we expected. Would highly recommend.


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