Becker & Poliakoff

John S. Prisco



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John S. Prisco is a shareholder in Becker’s Construction Law & Litigation, Business Litigation, and Community Association Practices, specializing in complex civil litigation, appellate practice, and alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, in New Jersey and New York.

Mr. Prisco has extensive experience representing clients in connection with:

  • Common Interest Community Transitions and Transition Litigation
  • Construction Litigation, including, Defective Workmanship/Installation Claims, Design Errors and Omissions, Product Liability, Breach of Contract, and Adjacent Property Damage Claims
  • Insurance Coverage Matters
  • General Commercial Disputes
  • Construction/Mechanics Liens
  • Construction Contract Review and Negotiations
  • Pre-litigation Dispute Resolution and Risk Mitigation

Mr. Prisco’s clients include condominiums, community associations, cooperatives, and single-family homeowners.

Thought Leadership and Industry Involvement

Mr. Prisco is a Community Associations Institute (CAI) Advocacy Ambassador, Educated Business Partner and serves on the CAI-NJ Business Partner Committee. Mr. Prisco is also an active member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and serves on the IREM-NJ Industry Partner Committee. Mr. Prisco frequently presents and writes on a broad range of community association topics and has presented at the New Jersey Cooperator and IREM’s Tri-State Expo and Conference.

  • Speaker, Preparing for the Future – Continuity Planning for Community Associations, Community Associations Institute-NJ, Webinar, November 2023
  • Presenter, Building Maintenance: Transition & Beyond, Institute of Real Estate Management, Webinar, July 2023
  • AssociationHelpNow, Live Stream, April 2023
  • Speaker, Are You Ready? – Disaster Preparedness and Continuity Planning for Community Associations, Multi-Residential Buildings, and Commercial Properties, IREM Tri-State Conference & Expo, February 2023
  • Co-Presenter, Transition Engineering Evaluations/Construction Litigation Demystified, Webinar hosted by The Falcon Group, January 2023
  • Appeared on Podcast “Latte with a Lawyer,” June 2022
  • Co-Presenter, Hot Legal & Insurance Topics of 2022: What Managers & Board Members Need to Know to Protect Their Communities, New Jersey Cooperator Expo. June 2022
  • Interviewed by and quoted in Law360 article, “No Need For Faulty Work Coverage Bill, Attys For Insurers Say,” by Shawn Rice, February 2022
  • Speaker, Post-Surfside: Preventing Catastrophic Failures, IREM Tri-State Conference & Expo. February 2022
  • Co-Presenter, Hot Legal & Insurance Topics of 2021: What Managers & Board Members Need to Know to Protect Their Communities. New Jersey Cooperator Expo. June 2021

Awards & Honors

  • CAI-NJ Speaker of the Year 2023
  • CAI-NJ Author of the Year Award (2022)


  • “A Guide to Community Association Governance in New Jersey”, Community Trends, June 2024