Practice Areas: Real Property Tax Certiorari & Condemnation Attorneys
Rebecca Sklar is an Associate in the Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Practice Group at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP. Rebecca’s practice primarily focuses on real estate valuation. She represents property owners in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, as well as in upstate New York, who are seeking reductions in their properties’ assessed valuations. Rebecca also represents both condemnees and condemnors in Eminent Domain proceedings.
She earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law in 2013.
To gain legal experience, Ms. Sklar interned at the law offices of Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP and Nancy Burner & Associates, PC, as well as the Domestic Violence Unit of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. In addition to interning for Justice James M. Catterson in the Appellate Division, First Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Ms. Sklar also worked in The Honorable Catterson’s Chambers as a secretary from March until July, 2010.
Among her honors she counts the Dean’s List, her term as Managing Editor of Articles of Volume 41 of the Hofstra Law Review, and Staff Member of Volume 40. Ms. Sklar was involved with the NITA Intensive Trial Techniques Program, and 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.
A 2009 graduate of Binghamton University, Ms. Sklar earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. In June, 2007, she studied abroad at the Colegio Mayor Mara in Madrid, Spain. A member of the Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Language Society and on the Dean’s List, Ms. Sklar was also a volunteer counselor at the High Hopes Call Center, a research assistant at the Human Memory Lab, a researcher on the I/O Psychology Project, and a member of the Psychology Club.
Ms. Sklar, admitted to practice in the State of New York, was named to the 2017 and 2018 New York Metro Rising Stars List, and also in its 2017 Women’s Edition.