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Jonathan W. Wolfe Receives Professional Achievement Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jonathan W. Wolfe, partner with the Livingston law firm of Skoloff & Wolfe PC was presented with the Young Lawyers Division Professional Achievement Award at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City on May 21.

A 2001 New York University School of Law graduate and NJSBA member since 2003, Mr. Wolfe’s practice focuses on matrimonial and complex civil litigation. In 2007 he represented several public figures in their matrimonial actions as the lead attorney on the case for his firm. He has also represented international and domestic financial institutions and public and privately held corporations in the federal courts of New York and New Jersey, and the United State Supreme Court. In a case of first impression in the District of New Jersey, Mr. Wolfe, together with his partner and identical twin brother David Wolfe, successfully compelled the production of a closed criminal investigation file on behalf of a plaintiff in a high profile discrimination and defamation case against several former high ranking New Jersey government officials. Mr. Wolfe also successfully defended a Bahamian bank against claims of fraud and breach of contract and recovered approximately $20 million on the banks behalf, including approximately $3 million attached by the plaintiff in the suit and $4 million in attorneys’ fees and interest.

In addition to his success in the courtroom, Mr. Wolfe has been published in the New Jersey Lawyer and the New Jersey Law Journal. He has been a speaker at many NJICLE seminars on matrimonial law and ethics as well as an invited speaker on matrimonial law at the National CLE conference held each year in Colorado. He was selected as a New Jersey “Rising Star” by Law and Politics in the areas of family law and civil litigation, and was named a Fellow of the American Bar Association for his dedication to the profession, community and the bar. Mr. Wolfe has represented New Jersey in the American Bar Association House of Delegates and will become a member of the ABA Board of Governors in August.

The Professional Achievement Award is presented to a young lawyer who has received professional recognition through publications, excellence in a particular area of law, a significant verdict or law-changing appellate decision, or other such professional achievement.

The New Jersey State Bar Association, incorporated in 1899, is dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and the public, to reforming and improving the legal system and to aiding in the administration of justice. Visit the Association’s website at www.njsba.com.

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