Gary N. Skoloff - Best Lawyers 2023
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Gary N. Skoloff, one of the founders of Skoloff & Wolfe, PC, is a nationally recognized family law practitioner. Gary has argued many of the leading and most high-profile matrimonial cases in New Jersey, including the well-known surrogate mother case of Baby M. He is the author of New Jersey Family Law Practice, now in its fifteenth edition which is widely regarded as one of the foremost treatises on New Jersey family law.

Gary combines his unparalleled experience in the field, uniquely positive outlook on life, and his creativity, to counsel client’s through the challenges of divorce. He represents accomplished individuals and their spouses in virtually every field, including finance, real estate, professional sports, entertainment, law, and medicine. He is most proud of the challenging cases that are resolved amicably and privately.

Professional Activities

Gary has been a leader of the family law bar both in New Jersey and on the national level. He is a past Chair of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, and past President of the New Jersey Chapter of the of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Family Advocate, a publication of the American Bar Association, Family Law Section.

Gary served as Chair of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and as a member of the Executive Committee of that Section. He is actively involved with both the Essex and Morris County Bar Associations. He was also appointed by the Supreme Court to serve on its Family Law Committee.

Gary frequently lectures on family law topics and has repeatedly lectured for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

He was an adjunct professor of Family Law at Seton Hall Law School and Rutgers Law School and has also served as the President of the Rutgers Law School Alumni Association.

Honors & Awards

Gary received the Trial Bar Award from the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ), and has also received the prestigious Saul A. Tischler Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section. The Tischler is presented annually in recognition for making a substantial impact upon the development of Family Law and the legal profession.

Additionally, he has received the prestigious Clapp award from the Institute of Continuing Legal Education for his many years of service to the Institute.

Gary is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and was recently named as one of New Jersey’s “Super 100” Lawyers as chosen by peers and independent research.

Featured Publications

Gary has published numerous articles in the New Jersey Law Journal, New Jersey Lawyer, and various publications of the American Bar Association.

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (past Chairman, NJ Chapter)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section, (past Chairman, Executive Committee)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Associations Family Law Section (past Chairman)
  • Essex County and Morris County Bar Associations
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Family Law Committee
  • Rutgers Law School Alumni Association (past president)