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Education

  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, cum laude, 2007
  • A.B., Brown University, 2002

    Law Clerk, Honorable Donald S. Coburn, NJ Superior Court, Appellate Division, 2007-2008

    Articles Editor, Annual Review of Banking and Financial Law, 2006-2007

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Judah Skoff

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Associate
  • T: 973.639.7959
    F: 973.297.3799
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Judah Skoff focuses his practice in complex civil and commercial litigation, construction litigation, business disputes, partnership disputes, creditor rights, bankruptcy litigation and environmental litigation. He litigates matters in federal and state courts and before alternative dispute resolution venues, such as JAMS and FINRA. Judah represents banks, large and mid-market businesses, trustees, insurance companies, individuals, partnerships, broker-dealers, receivers, oil companies, state agencies, architects, developers, lenders and special servicers, among others. His practice includes litigating claims for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, business and traditional torts, fraudulent transfers, preferences, claims under the New York Navigation Law and professional negligence. Judah has experience in all aspects of litigation, including drafting pleadings, discovery practice, taking and defending depositions, motion practice, trial, appeals and the negotiation of settlements. He also has significant experience prosecuting and defending orders to show cause and other emergency applications and injunctive proceedings.

Before joining McCarter, Judah was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Donald S. Coburn, Presiding Judge, Appellate Division, NJ Superior Court. He graduated from Brown University and cum laude from Boston University School of Law, where was named Edward S. Hennessey Scholar and Paul J. Liacos Scholar, both in recognition of academic achievement. He served as articles editor of the Annual Review of Banking and Financial Law and as president of the Jewish Law Students Association. He was a member of the John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team, and was awarded Best Oralist at the annual competition held at Seton Hall Law School. Articles he has written or co-written have appeared in such publications as the New York Law Journal, Bloomberg Corporate Law Reports, BNA Class Action Litigation Report, Commerce Magazine, the Annual Review of Banking and Financial Law as well as in a number of general interest publications. For several years, he was a contributing author to the New Jersey Civil Trial Handbook.

Active in community affairs, Judah’s pro bono work has been profiled by Partners for Women and Justice. In 2014, he won an Amicus Curiae award from the New Jersey State Bar Association for his participation in a successful pro bono appeal to the New Jersey Supreme Court. In 2015, he was recognized as an Empire State Counsel Honoree in recognition of his pro bono service. Judah was named one of the top “36 under 36” rising stars in the American Jewish Community by the Jewish Week, and he participated in the Berrie Leadership Fellows program, which recognizes top emerging nonprofit lay leaders. Judah has held numerous volunteer nonprofit leadership positions, including serving on the Board of Trustees of the Writers Theatre of New Jersey, and the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County. 

Judah has been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Business Litigation in 2016 and 2017. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Click here for their methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Publications

06/01/10
Judicial Dissolution of Limited Liability Companies
06/21/09
01/29/09
How to Get an Enforceable Personal Guarantee
Commerce Magazine