Rebecca Sklar is an Associate in our Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Practice Group. She primarily focuses her practice on real estate valuation litigation.
Ms. Sklar represents major real estate developers on Long Island and in upstate New York. She has assisted in numerous tax review proceedings that have resulted in reductions in the assessments of income-producing commercial properties, including regional malls, retail shopping centers, and apartment buildings. Ms. Sklar has navigated complex legal issues at trial, such as the impact of environmental contamination on a property’s market value. She also represents both claimants and condemning authorities in Eminent Domain proceedings.
Ms. Sklar earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law in 2013. During her tenure at Hofstra, she was elected Managing Editor of Articles of Volume 41 of the Hofstra Law Review, after serving as a Staff Member of Volume 40. Her student Note, Executing Equity: The Broad Judicial Discretion to Stay the Execution of Death Sentences, was published in Volume 40.3 of the Hofstra Law Review. Since graduating, Rebecca has volunteered as a mock Appellate Division Judge for a 1L Appellate Advocacy class.
In 2020, Ms. Sklar was certified as a speaker for the “We Educate” program of 3GNY (Third Generation New York), a non-profit organization founded by grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. As a speaker, she is assigned to classrooms to share her grandfather’s survival story.
In June 2021, Ms. Sklar was recognized as one of Hofstra Law’s 2021 Outstanding Women in the Law.
Also in June 2021, Ms. Sklar presented on a panel during the Suffolk Academy of Law’s Annual Condemnation and Tax Certiorari CLE Program, Attorneys, Appraisers, Condemnation & Tax Certiorari.
Ms. Sklar has been named to the Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars and Women’s Edition Lists every year since 2017.
Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2013
Binghamton University, B.A., 2010
Hofstra Law’s 2021 Outstanding Women in the Law Honoree
New York Metro Rising Stars – 2019, 2018, 2019, 2020
New York Women’s Edition of Super Lawyers – 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020