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Roger M. Iorio is a member of both the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Business Transaction Department and Real Estate Special Opportunities Group.   Well recognized for the quality of his legal work, Roger has been selected for inclusion in the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Mergers and Acquisitions.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  See Award Methodology.

Roger’s corporate practice is national in scope and encompasses a broad range of transactions, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, acquisition and disposition of secured debt, senior and mezzanine commercial mortgage financing and asset based lending and borrowing. His professional focus also includes representing businesses in connection with franchise agreements, employment agreements, joint ventures and general corporate advice.

A Member of the firm since 2010, Roger has acted as lead counsel or played a prominent role in connection with an array of corporate and real estate transactions including:

Corporate Transactions

  • A private equity firm in connection with a $90,000,000 acquisition of a privately held custom box manufacturing company
  • A private equity firm in the acquisition of multiple consumer retail companies located throughout the United States
  • A medical services provider in connection with a joint venture agreement with a private equity firm
  • A voice network services company in connection with the sale of its equity for approximately $35,000,000
  • A consumer retail product company in connection with the sale of its equity to an international publicly traded company
  • A family-owned and operated company in connection with a $40,000,000 sale of its business
  • Representation of various franchisees in connection with the acquisition of their franchise

Corporate/Real Estate Financings

  • A real estate opportunity fund in the acquisition of an $84,000,000 first mortgage loan secured by multiple office buildings in Las Vegas, Nevada and the subsequent disposition of a senior participation interest in such loan
  • A real estate opportunity fund in the funding of a $36,000,000 mezzanine loan secured by the ownership of multiple real estate holding companies
  • A real estate opportunity fund in the funding of a $30,000,000 loan secured by a first mortgage lien against a retail shopping center in Hawaii
  • A private lender in connection with a $300,000,000 note on note financing from an European bank.
  • A private lender in the funding of national and international loans totaling in excess of $1,000,000,000
  • A family owned business in connection with a $23,000,000 loan to finance the redemption of its Series A Preferred Stock
  • A closely held textile company in connection with a $5,000,000 asset based loan made by a private lender

Consistently awarded high marks for the quality of his legal work and practical advice, Roger has garnered professional accolades from Martindale-Hubbell and has been asked to lecture on various finance and corporate matters before the Bergen County Bar Association, the Hudson-Bergen Inn of Transactional Counsel and on behalf of West LegalEd.

Additionally, Roger has published several articles including:

  • Subordinate Lenders May Have Better Remedy Options, New Jersey Law Journal, July 30, 2007
  • Supreme Court Rules on Attorney’s Role in Violating the UFTA, Cole Schotz Docket, Summer 2005

Roger earned his B.S. from The College of New Jersey and his J.D. from the Hofstra University School of Law.



Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, J.D., 2002

College of New Jersey, B.S., 1999

Bar & Court Admissions

New Jersey, 2002New York, 2003United States Tax Court, 2003U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2003U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2003U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2003

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