Adam J. Sklar is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and Construction Services Group. Adam has represented companies and individuals from across the country in high-stakes business litigation and construction disputes. His litigation practice is diverse and includes, in particular, representing plaintiffs and defendants, in and out of court, in contract disputes, claims of fraud, including consumer fraud, public and private construction and mechanic’s liens and payment and performance bond claims, the enforcement of judgments, federal environmental issues under CERCLA, and in employment disputes, including federal and state discrimination and whistleblower claims. He has also represented individuals in estate and trust litigation and in guardianship proceedings.
Adam has been recognized as a “Future Star” in the 2013 through 2015, and 2017 editions of Benchmark Litigation, and has earned an AV® Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology.
Adam is admitted in, and has litigated cases in the courts of, the states of New Jersey and New York and in the U.S. District Courts of the District of New Jersey and the Southern District of New York. He has also been admitted pro hac vice to represent parties in litigation in the states of Delaware, California and Texas.
Some of Adam’s notable representations include:
- Obtained summary judgment in favor of a large hedge fund defending against multimillion-dollar claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, among other claims;
- Obtained the dismissal of claims of personal liability against a CEO of national corporation in connection with a judgment obtained against the corporation;
- Obtained the dismissal of tort, bond and lien claims against a New Jersey state authority in connection with a highly-publicized construction project;
- Obtained an order invalidating a public mechanic’s lien filed by a subcontractor in connection with construction work performed at the stadium of a New York City professional sports franchise.
- Obtained highly favorable settlements and resolutions for clients, including, but not limited to;
-Numerous contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in connection with the filing and enforcement of construction liens, mechanic’s liens and payment bond claims;
-Property owners defending against the filing of liens against their real property; and
-Shareholders and members of closely held businesses fighting for control of those businesses and/or alleging they have been oppressed by the majority shareholder(s).
Adam earned his B.A., with distinction, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1993 and earned his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law – Newark in 1996.
EducationRutgers Law School- Newark, J.D., 1996University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., with distinction, 1993
Bar & Court AdmissionsNew Jersey, 1996U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1996New York, 1999
March 4, 2021
We are pleased to announce that our New Jersey Litigation Practice has been rated as Highly Recommended in Benchmark Litigation 2018
As published in: Benchmark Litigation November 1, 2017
November 10, 2014
September 16, 2013
Cole Schotz Attorneys Recognized with top honors in 2012 editions of Benchmark Litigation and Benchmark Appellate
September 14, 2012
Construction Project Liens: An Overview of New Jersey and New York Law, CLE Presentation at Cole SchotzAttorneys Speaking: Adam J. Sklar and Nolan E. ShanahanMay 19, 2016
Real Estate & Construction Law May 13, 2020Aaron S. Brotman and Adam J. Sklar
Real Estate & Construction Law April 9, 2020Aaron S. Brotman and Adam J. Sklar
Real Estate & Construction Law April 6, 2020Adam J. Sklar
New Jersey State Bar Association August 2019Gary M. Albrecht and Adam J. Sklar
Real Estate & Construction Law January 8, 2018Adam J. Sklar
Real Estate & Construction Law June 4, 2018Adam J. Sklar
NJ Courts Continue Expansion of Insurance Coverage for Construction Defects: “Continuous Trigger” Doctrine Applied
Real Estate & Construction Law October 25, 2017Adam J. Sklar
Real Estate & Construction Law October 16, 2017Adam J. Sklar
Real Estate & Construction Law September 21, 2016Adam J. Sklar
Real Estate & Construction Law May 5, 2016Adam J. Sklar
Real Estate & Construction Law Monitor April 26, 2016Adam J. Sklar and Michael C. Klauder
Real Estate & Construction Law Monitor August 12, 2014Adam J. Sklar
Real Estate & Construction Law Monitor July 22, 2013Adam J. Sklar
Real Estate & Construction Law Monitor July 1st, 2013Adam J. Sklar
Real Estate & Construction Law Monitor September 24, 2012Adam J. Sklar
Cole Schotz Docket Fall 2007Adam J. Sklar
Real Estate & Construction Law MonitorAdam J. Sklar