John N. Malyska

Of Counsel
Newark, New Jersey
Phone: 973-602-3442
Fax: 973-624-0356

John Malyska has practiced with Meyner and Landis for 50 years, starting at the conclusion of his clerkship with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. John represents financial institutions, business and individual clients in the areas of structured finance, asset based and secured transactions, as well as complex multi-state commercial real estate, business and loan transactions. He serves as general counsel to a multi-national corporation servicing the railroad industry in the United States and the European Union, providing guidance in all aspects of corporate governance. He has over 35 years’ experience as municipal and governmental counsel overseeing Mt. Laurel affordable housing compliance and in-court hands-on participation in the defense of complicated real estate tax appeals, and the defense of LAD, CEPA, FMLA and New Jersey civil rights claims.   John’s community involvement includes guiding 501(c)(3) entities and charitable foundations through organizational and governance issues.  John’s approach is to provide effective, practical and “down to earth” business solutions.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Federal Court
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D.
    • Law Review: Georgetown Law Journal, Member, 1969 – 1971
    • Law Journal: Georgetown Law Journal, Editor, 1970 – 1971
  • Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
    • B.S.B.A., magna cum laude
    • Major: Business Administration

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; Honorable John J. Gibbons, Circuit Judge, Law Clerk, 1971 – 1972

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Glen Ridge, Essex County, New Jersey, Borough Attorney, 1985 – Present
  • Loyola Foundation, General Counsel, 1978 – 1989
  • Loyola Foundation, Trustee, 1989 – Present
  • Delaware and Bound Brook Railroad Company, General Counsel & Director, 1976 – 1983
  • Rock Spring Club, Director, 1993 – 1998
  • Seton Hall University, Adjunct Faculty, 1975 – 1980
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Published Works

  • Student Note, “Enforcement of Judicial Financing Orders: Constitutional Rights in Search of a Remedy”, 59 Georgetown Law Journal 393
  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers© 2010-2024, Corporate Law
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