Practice areas

Business Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate, Intellectual Property Litigation

Steven D. Skolnik, an attorney affiliated with Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP, boasts a lengthy and distinguished career serving clients in New York City across a broad spectrum of legal issues. With a rich history of handling cases in areas such as employment law, business and commercial law, real estate law, and intellectual property, Mr. Skolnik brings a wealth of expertise to his practice. His experience extends beyond traditional litigation, encompassing adeptness in arbitration and negotiation outside the courtroom. Moreover, his foundation in corporate law equips him to provide valuable counsel to business and real estate clients, assisting them in making informed choices between conventional litigation and more cost-effective alternative dispute resolution methods.

Mr. Skolnik graduated from Harvard Law School in 1975, following his undergraduate studies at Yale University, where he graduated with the highest honors, summa cum laude, in 1972.

Beyond his legal practice, Mr. Skolnik has shared his insights through lectures at esteemed institutions such as New York Law School and the National Institute for World Trade. He holds memberships in prestigious organizations like the American Arbitration Association, the American Association for Justice, and various sections of the American Bar Association, including business, litigation, and family law. Locally, he is affiliated with the New York Civil and Criminal Courts Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association. He is actively involved in community endeavors, notably contributing to the New York Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Skolnik’s dedication and professionalism have earned him numerous accolades. He has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in New York and by Avenue Magazine as one of the premier litigation attorneys in New York City. Additionally, he holds the AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a peer-review service that assesses legal ability and ethical standards.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., employed in accordance with Martindale-Hubbell’s certification processes, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell oversees a peer review rating system, where ratings reflect confidential evaluations from members of the Bar and the judiciary, categorizing legal ability and general ethical standards.

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