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People and businesses may find themselves in significant legal trouble for the first time, which can be both frightening and a bit overwhelming. My greatest satisfaction as a lawyer comes from helping them overcome those problems. In me, they will find a tireless advocate who takes their challenges as seriously as they do.

Mr. Skoff concentrates his practice in complex civil and commercial litigation, with a particular focus on business disputes such as contract claims, creditors' rights, bankruptcy and other insolvency litigation, business divorces, partnership disputes, real estate litigation and construction litigation.  He litigates matters in federal and state courts and before alternative dispute resolution venues, including the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and JAMS.  He has represented a broad range of clients, including joint venturers, startups, partners, banks, large and mid-market businesses, trustees, insurance companies, developers, lenders and special servicers.  

Mr. Skoff has litigated a wide array of claims in the business and insolvency contexts, including fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, business and traditional torts, fraudulent transfers, preferences, negligent design, and professional negligence.  His experience encompasses all aspects of litigation, from drafting initial pleadings to discovery practice, taking and defending depositions, motion practice, trial, appeals, and the negotiation of settlements.  He also has significant experience in the prosecution and defense of orders to show cause and other emergency applications and injunctive proceedings.

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in Super Lawyers – New Jersey Rising Stars (a Thomson Reuters business) in the Business Litigation practice area (2016 - 2017)
  • Recognized as an Empire State Counsel Honoree in recognition of his pro bono service (2015)
  • Recipient of an Amicus Curiae Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association for his participation in a successful pro bono appeal to the New Jersey Supreme Court (2014)
  • Named a Berrie Leadership Fellow, one of the Top 20 emerging Jewish nonprofit lay leaders in Northern NJ, by the Russell Berrie Foundation, which focuses on training in leadership, nonprofit governance, and fundraising (2011- 2013)
  • Recognized in the "36 Under 36" listing of accomplished professionals in the U.S. Jewish community by Jewish Week newspaper (2012)
  • Honored as an Edward S. Hennessey Scholar and a Paul J. Liacos Scholar, both in recognition of outstanding academic achievement in law school

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More Activities & Experience

  • Former member, Board of Trustees, Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County
  • Articles Editor, Boston University School of Law Annual Review of Banking and Financial Law 
  • President, Boston University School of Law Jewish Law Students Association
  • While attending law school, participated as a member of the John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team; awarded Best Oralist at an annual competition held at Seton Hall Law School.
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Departments

Education

Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007

Brown University, A.B., 2002

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2007
  • New York, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey 

Clerkships

  • Former law clerk to The Honorable Donald S. Coburn, Superior Court of New Jersey, Presiding Judge, Appellate Division (2007-2008)