Martin P. Skolnick
Founder and Managing Attorney
Practical, Forward-Thinking Legal Guidance
Martin has a rare combination of skills, experience and incredible determination that enables him to obtain exceptional results for his clients.
Martin P. Skolnick is the founder and Managing Attorney of the Skolnick Legal Group. Martin represents general contractors, subcontractors, and owners in construction litigation and arbitration matters. Martin also counsels construction companies and their senior management teams with the numerous legal issues construction companies encounter on a daily basis, including change order disputes, contract disputes, construction lien preparation and filing, permit issues, and employee issues. Martin also has substantial experience handling a wide range of commercial, real estate, and personal injury matters.
Martin began his legal career by serving as a law clerk to the Hon. Jamie S. Perri of the Superior Court of New Jersey. After completing his judicial clerkship, Martin joined a prominent commercial and business litigation firm in New York City where he represented Fortune 500 companies in a broad range of complex commercial and construction litigation matters, including construction disputes, domestic and international disputes, multi-million dollar contract claims, and injunction proceedings involving non-compete and non-disclosure agreements.
Martin was then offered the opportunity to join a New Jersey-based litigation and real estate firm where he headed up the firm's commercial and construction litigation practice representing real estate investment companies and closely held businesses in a wide range of matters including construction disputes, commercial litigation, and real estate litigation matters.
Thereafter, Martin left private practice to serve as General Counsel to a large construction company servicing major commercial and retail projects throughout the Northeast. During his more than five (5) years as General Counsel, Martin advised senior management teams and supported daily business operations with respect to all legal and regulatory issues including commercial contracts and disputes, litigation and risk management, business development, regulatory compliance, employment and human resources, intellectual property, and general corporate matters. He also appeared as counsel of record in numerous construction disputes in state and federal court in New York and New Jersey and successfully collected millions of dollars in disputed amounts owed to his client.
In his spare time, Martin is an avid reader and devoted athlete. He was a member of the Rutgers University golf team. After college Martin became a dedicated tri-athlete and runner. Martin previously completed two ironman triathlons and two marathons. While he no longer competes in long distance endurance events. Martin now applies that same focus, dedication, determination and persistence towards tirelessly working to achieve the best possible results for his clients.
Areas Of Practice
- Construction Law
- New Jersey
- New York
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
- University of Miami School Law, Miami, Florida
- Juris Doctor
- Honors: cum laude
- Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts
- Skolnick, M, MS (2017). New Jersey’s Construction Lien Law: A Powerful Legal Remedy with Many Traps for the Unwary. New Jersey: New Jersey Lawyer