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, and the State Bar of Michigan.

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.

For the past two years (2023 and 2022), the Los Angeles Times recognized Jeff as a “Legal Visionary” for his contribution to the legal profession. Best Lawyers in America named Jeff a “Best Lawyer” for the last three, consecutive years (2021, 2022, 2023). The Los Angeles Business Journal included Jeff as a nominee in 2019 and again in 2020 for its “Leaders in Law” recognition, and Jeff has been named Super Lawyer every year since 2013, including a special distinction on its “Top 100” list from 2015 to 2018. Finally, M&A Advisor recognized Jeff as a finalist in its 3rd Annual M&A 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.


“For several years, I have worked with Sklar Kirsh for my M&A and other corporate law needs.  They are practical and creative lawyers and have guided me through several major transactions with a steady hand and clear focus on my goals.”

Mark Mickelson, Managing Partner of Next Point Capital, Chairman of Art Brand Studios & Chairman of Next Point Bearing Group
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