Fred Skolnik, Co-Chair of our Corporate/Securities Law Practice Group, established the firm’s Long Island-based corporate and securities practice in 1987 after many years in the firm’s New York City office. Mr. Skolnik primarily represents public and private companies in connection with equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions, and general corporate and business matters.
A frequent speaker on topics related to corporate and securities law, Mr. Skolnik has served the Nassau County Bar Association as Chair of both its Corporation Law Committee and Securities Law Committee.
Long Island Business News recognized Mr. Skolnik as one of its “Ones to Watch” and he was named to its list of “Who’s Who in Corporate Law.” Long Island Pulse Magazine awarded him a “Top Legal Eagle” in the category of Business/Corporate Law. Mr. Skolnik has received a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rating.
Mr. Skolnik earned a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law. He holds a Bachelor of Science in economics, magna cum laude, from Queens College of the City University of New York where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa as well as the national economics honor society, Omicron Delta Epsilon. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York.
Mr. Skolnik co-founded and administers the LIKE (Lawyers Involved in Kids’ Education) mentoring program. This program, created in 2004, establishes mentoring relationships between attorneys and potentially “at-risk” elementary school students and seeks to develop vocabulary and analytical skills, confidence and self-esteem in the mentees through word and number games. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Mentor New York, which creates and supports mentoring programs across the State of New York. Mr. Skolnik also serves on the Board of Directors of Farmingdale College Foundation, which provides financial assistance, including scholarships, for Farmingdale State College programs and projects not funded by the New York State budget.
Mr. Skolnik is the recipient of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership’s 2019 Excellence in Mentoring Award in the category of Corporate Leadership. On the local level, Hope for Youth honored him as an Every Day Hero with its Elizabeth Bass Golding Award. Mr. Skolnik was also inducted into the Mentoring Partnership of Long Island Hall of Fame.
St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1979
Queens College of the City University of New York, B.A., magna cum laude, 1973
Nassau County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rating
“Ones to Watch,” Long Island Business News, 2019
“Who’s Who in Corporate Law,” Long Island Business News, 2012
“Top Legal Eagle” in Business/Corporate Law, Long Island Pulse, 2017
Honored as an Every Day Hero, Elizabeth Bass Golding Award, Hope for Youth, 2018
LIKE (Lawyers Involved in Kids’ Education), Co-founder/administrator since 2004
Recipient of MENTOR:The National Mentoring Partnership’s 2019 Excellence in Mentoring Award in the category of Corporate Leadership
Corporation Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, Former Chair
Securities Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, Former Chair
Mentor New York, Board of Directors
Farmingdale College Foundation, Board of Directors
Mentor New York, Board Member
Farmingdale College Foundation, Board Member
Plainview Jewish Center, Pro Bono Counsel and Men’s Club Board
Member/Membership Chair/Moderator, annual “Meet the Candidates Night”
Phi Beta Kappa, Queens College of the City University of New York
Omicron Delta Epsilon, Queens College of the City University of New York