JEFFREY A. SKLAR, FOUNDING PARTNER
Jeffrey A. Sklar is a Co-Chairman of Sklar Kirsh LLP, the Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department, and a member of the Management Committee. His clients range from individuals and early stage companies to large corporations. Jeff advises clients in a variety of industries including advertising, alternative energy, apparel, consumer products, entertainment and media, manufacturing, medical devices, restaurants/hospitality, social media and technology. Jeff’s principal areas of practice are corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, partner dispute resolution and executive compensation.
Jeff began his career as a corporate lawyer with Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan LLP, where he practiced from 2001 to 2004. He then joined Loeb & Loeb LLP’s Corporate Department, where he practiced from 2004 until 2010 when he opened Sklar Law, P.C. In 2013, Jeff and Andrew Kirsh founded Sklar Kirsh, LLP, as a premier boutique law firm. Jeff is a member of the State Bar of California, the State Bar of Michigan, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Born and raised in Michigan, Jeff received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Michigan State University in 1994. From 1994 to 1998 he worked as a marketing manager in New York for Hachette Filipacchi Magazines (Elle, Car & Driver, George) and for SunAmerica Inc. Jeff attended Loyola Law School of Los Angeles and received his Juris Doctor in 2001, where he graduated cum laude, as a member of the Order of the Coif and as a member of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society.
Jeff has been recognized as a legal visionary in Business of Law: Trends, Updates & Visionaries, a special feature published by L.A. Times B2B Publishing. He was named as one of The Best Lawyers in America for 2021, was a Nominee, Los Angeles Business Journal “2019 Leaders in Law” and “2020 Leaders in Law”, was included on the Southern California Super Lawyers Top 100 List in 2015 through 2018, and has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2013 through 2020, a Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, and as a finalist in the 3rd Annual 40 Under 40 M&A Advisor Recognition Awards – West Region.
Jeff is active in the Los Angeles community and serves on the Advisory Board for the Transactional Lawyering Institute of Loyola Law School as well as the Board of Directors of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Western Region, de Toledo High School and Stephen S. Wise Temple. He is also a volunteer with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in its Election Protection program. In his free time, Jeff is a competitive swimmer and is a certified Level 2 swimming coach with U.S. Masters Swimming.