Our People


John J. Tenaglia


John is the Managing Partner at Tenaglia & Hunt, P.A. He is an entrepreneurial, business-savvy legal advisor to a number of Banks, Lenders, FinTech companies, start-ups, and international businesses. John's clients trust him not only for his sage legal advice, but also for his practical business advice.

In the FinTech/alternative online lending industry, John represents some of the fastest growing and most dynamic players in the industry. He provides regulatory compliance advice in an era of increasing governmental scrutiny.  John assists clients with licensing requirements, compliance with state and federal regulatory agencies, building internal compliance infrastructures, and drafting policies and procedures.      

John's practice also involves drafting customer agreements, negotiating with and drafting third-party vendor and payment processor agreements, and negotiations with credit bureaus and bank partners. As a thought leader in the collections industry, John helps lender clients build comprehensive and compliant revenue management and collection processes.

In the financial services industry, John represents national banks, lenders and Fortune 500 corporations in the recovery of their receivables. Year after year, the Firm is ranked among the top law firms in the country for debt recovery.

John has served as a seminar speaker for the New Jersey Law Journal, National Business Institute, National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, National and International Collection Agencies, as well as Fortune 500 Corporations on the topic of revenue management, debt collection and regulation in the financial services industry.


  • Drew University, 2001, graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Pace University School of Law, 2004, graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Pace University School of Law, Law Review Editor
  • Pace University School of Law, Published an Article on Regulatory Takings
  • Interned for Honorable Dennis M. Cavanaugh, U.S. District Court, District of NJ
  • Named 2015 New Leader of the Bar by the New Jersey Law Journal
  • 2015 NJBIZ Forty Under 40 Winner

Admissions/Court Memberships

  • New Jersey, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • Commercial Collection Agency Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New Jersey Creditors Bar Association
  • New Jersey Business & Industry Association