William J. Fiore

William J. Fiore

William J. Fiore


Senior Partner
Newark, New Jersey

William Fiore has practiced with Meyner and Landis for over 30 years, representing financial institutions, corporations and individual and business clients. Bill focuses on protecting creditors’ rights in bankruptcy, commercial collections, foreclosures and loan workouts. Bill also handles complex commercial real estate and business transactions. In addition he acts as general counsel to companies which do not maintain in-house legal departments. Bill’s approach is to advance his clients’ interests with practical solutions in a cost effective manner. When disputes are not resolvable, he has been an experienced, effective and successful litigator in a variety of business and commercial cases. Bill’s responsiveness to clients and a common sense approach have been his guiding principles responsible for his success in attracting clients to the firm’s practice.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2005


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1977
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Law Review: Rutgers Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor, 1976 - 1977
  • Fordham University, Bronx, New York
    • B.A. - 1973, cum laude
    • Major: Philosophy

Published Works

  • Fundamentals of Bankruptcy, American Business Institute, 1995
  • Comment, "Criminal Law - Jurisdictional Elements", 29 Rutgers Law Review 945, 1976


  • Lecturer, "Fundamental of Bankruptcy", American Business Institute, 1998

Honors and Awards

  • New Jersey SuperLawyers, 2006 - 2010
  • New Jersey SuperLawyers, 2012 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent®

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Debtor-Creditor and Banking Sections, Member
  • Essex County Bar Association, Chairman
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Commercial Finance Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Appellate Division, New Jersey; Hon.Theodore I. Botter, Law Clerk, 1977 - 1978

Pro Bono Activities

  • Trustee, Loyola Foundation
  • Counsel, Passaic River Coalition
  • Summit Zoning Board of Adjustment, 1991 - 1999
  • Chairman, 1998 - 1999