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    "SLC has it all - coverage for all my needs, reliable service, quick response, and good rates!"

    Wes Bush
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    About Us

    Schechner Lifson Corporation, is one of New Jersey’s largest regional insurance agencies. With more than 40 employees, our full service insurance organization offers all forms of property/casualty, life, group and executive benefits.

    Schechner Lifson Corporation is currently one of the larger regional insurance offices in the state of New Jersey. It is run by Michael Schechner, CEO and Marc Rosenkrantz, President. Arthur SchechnerBruce Callen and Harvey Rosenkrantz are the other principals in the firm. With approximately 50 employees, we run a full service insurance organization offering all forms of property/casualty, life, group and executive benefits.

    Our Mission

    Our mission is to provide superior insurance and financial services to our customers through our group of highly creative and intellectual associates.

    • We will understand and respond to the specific needs of our customers who purchase and benefit from our products and services.
    • We will deal responsibly with our affiliated insurance carriers.
    • We will give advice, that were we in similar circumstances, would apply to ourselves.
    • We will manage the company to make a profit each year.
    • We will be a participating member of our community and will encourage our associates to be involved in appropriate communal activities.
    • We believe that accomplishing this mission will provide exceptional levels of reward for our customers and ourselves.


    1. 1903

      Schechner Real Estate & Insurance Agency established by Samuel Schechner at Fairmount Ave., Newark NJ

    2. 1915

      Move to 9 Clinton St, Newark, NJ

    3. 1926

      Eldest son Sheridan (Sherry) joins business.

    4. 1930

      Second son Ephraim sets up law office within building. Agency moves to new building at 17 Academy St., Newark NJ

    5. 1933

      Insurance is spun off as the Schechner Insurance Agency.

    6. 1940

      George Gold hired to open a life insurance division.p>

    7. 1953

      Arthur Schechner (son of Sheridan) graduates and joins company as head of life insurance division.

    8. 1957

      Sheridan leaves to become Chairman of the Board of Barton Savings & Loan Assn. Arthur takes over insurance agency at age 26.

    9. 1968

      Agency moves to 60 Glenwood Ave., East Orange, NJ. Samuel retires fully.

    10. 1969

      Samuel dies. Ephraim semi-retires. Bill Blemmings hired as Property/Casual Manager.

    11. 1978

      Bruce J. Callen joins Schechner Agency as a shareholder.

    12. 1979

      Entire office moves to 241 Millburn Avenue in Millburn, NJ. Ephraim fully retires; real estate business sold off to focus on insurance.

    13. 1985

      Schechner Agency merges with Binder Lifson & Borrus. Ed Lifson joins company as shareholder with Jeff Ackerman.

    14. 1986

      10,000 sq. ft. addition built at 241 Millburn Avenue.

    15. 1988

      Michael Schechner (Arthur's son) joins firm as 4th generation Schechner.

    16. 1996

      Merger with Leo M. Klein Agency. Harvey and Marc Rosenkrantz become principals of the firm.

    17. 2005

      Moved to our current location 4 Chatham Road, Summit, NJ.