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litigation Practice Area

Focused, Skilled, Determined

Our litigation department handles a wide variety of complex business litigation for individuals, partnerships and corporate clients. We have been recognized by Law Dragon Top 500 for our “diverse litigation talents” and the New Jersey Law Journal for having “excelled at ‘bet your company’ litigation.”

We counsel clients to minimize litigation risk. We are trusted advisors and advocates. We know that to effectively advise our clients we must understand their business, culture, and plans for the future. We have experience defending and prosecuting a wide range of business disputes in state and federal courts in New Jersey and nationally. We work closely with our clients from pre-litigation counseling and negotiation through trials and appeals.

In a victory that received national attention, we successfully defended a hedge fund and an individual against multi-billion dollar civil racketeering and conspiracy claims. Our attorneys have successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in partnership dissolutions, claims for breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, securities and accounting fraud, tortious interference, unfair competition, breach of restrictive covenants, misappropriation of trade secrets, and defense against professional negligence and malpractice. The firm also serves as local counsel or co-counsel to national law firms representing clients in state and Federal Court in New Jersey.

Our representative cases of note include:

  • Defending a hedge fund and individual against multi-billion claims for civil RICO, conspiracy, and defamation;
  • Defending an international steel company against claims for breach of contract;
  • Defending a foreign bank and receiver against allegations of fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty;
  • Pursuing claims on behalf of a group of hedge funds for securities fraud, accounting fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, and fraudulent conveyance against former officers, directors and auditors of a defunct public company.
  • Pursuing claims on behalf of a partner in a medical practice for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing;
  • Defending a corporate officer against allegations of securities fraud;
  • Pursuing claims on behalf of a committee of bond holders for negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract against the issuers of the bonds;
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David B. Wolfe

David, the Managing Partner of the firm's Real Property Tax Department, handles significant real property tax matters for both commercial and residential clients. Mr. Wolfe has obtained significant assessment reductions on behalf of his clients, including retail chains, hotels, restaurants, and multifamily housing units.

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Jane J. Felton

Jane has an extensive litigation background and has a love for “hard cases,” particularly those involving complex business interests, trust assets in dispute, and cases that raise unsettled questions of law.

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Rachel L. Friedman

Rachel L. Friedman joined Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C. as an associate in 2019. Rachel is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and has focused her practice on family law matters.

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Andrew J. Rhein

Andrew Rhein joined Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C. as an associate in September 2019. Since graduating from law school, Andrew has focused his practice on family and matrimonial law matters.

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Barbara A. Schweiger

Barbara has solid experience in representing clients in the financial services, accounting, architecture, medicine, manufacturing, bio-tech, and pharmaceutical industries.

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Patrick T. Collins

Patrick is one of only four attorneys in New Jersey to have been qualified by the Supreme Court as both a Certified Civil trial attorney and a Certified Matrimonial Attorney.

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Jeffrey I. Wasserman

Jeff focuses his practice on complex commercial disputes. Jeff began his career in the litigation department of an AmLaw 100 firm, and later was a litigation partner in different AmLaw 100 firms.

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