Fred S. Skolnik
Fred Skolnik is a partner in the firm’s Corporate/Securities Law Practice Group. Mr. Skolnik established the firm’s Long Island corporate and securities law practice in 1987 after many years of practice in the firm’s New York City office. A frequent speaker on topics related to corporate and securities law, Mr. Skolnik has served the Nassau County Bar Association as Chair of both the Corporation Law Committee and the Securities Law Committee. Mr. Skolnik has been a partner of the firm since 1988.
Mr. Skolnik’s practice relates primarily to the representation of public and private companies in connection with equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions, and general corporate and business matters.
Long Island Business News named Mr. Skolnik to its 2012 list of “Who’s Who in Corporate Law.” Mr. Skolnik was also named the Top Legal Eagle in Business/Corporate Law by Long Island Pulse in 2017.
A magna cum laude graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon, the national economics honor society, Mr. Skolnik is a cum laude graduate of St. John’s University School of Law.
Mr. Skolnik is a member of the Board of Directors of Mentor New York, which creates and supports mentoring programs across the State of New York, and 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 also a co-founder and the administrator of LIKE (Lawyers Involved in Kids’ Education), a program that 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 games. Recently Hope For Youth honored Mr. Skolnik as an Every Day Hero with its Elizabeth Bass Golding Award.
Mr. Skolnik is admitted to practice in the state of New York.