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William S. Skinner

William S. Skinner concentrates his practice in business and financial matters. He represents clients in the acquisition and sale of businesses, complex debt and equity financing transactions, and securities offerings. His clients include developers of affordable housing, adult residential communities, and other residential and commercial real estate as well as investors, trade organizations, and commercial enterprises in other industries.

In the alternative energy field, Mr. Skinner has represented developers, owners, municipalities and manufacturers in procurement, financing and energy sales in alternative energy projects and technologies.

He has spoken on “Federal and State Securities Issues in Private Offerings,” as well as “Legal Aspects of New Jersey Limited Liability Companies,” presented to the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. He also speaks on topics of attorney professional responsibility. 

Mr. Skinner serves as Flaster Greenberg's ethics counsel. 

  • Advise boards of directors of several New Jersey corporations and limited liability companies as to their duties in approving extraordinary dividend or distribution
  • Represent seller in $55 million sale of mobile home park
  • Represent sellers in sales of 10,000 plus subscriber, investor-owned water company and sewer company
  • Represent developer in public-private partnership project resulting in $180,000,000 bond-financed construction of university bookstore, student housing buildings, mixed residential, classroom, office, retail building and hotel 
  • Two recent “year 16” resyndication projects for Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects of 400 and 200 units
  • New Jersey corporation law counsel in $90 million public company cash-out merger transaction
  • Sale of cellular telephone operating companies in multiple transactions involving aggregate purchase prices of $100 million
  • Sale of minority interests in cable TV operators
  • Negotiations with the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, leading to first-ever discretionary regulatory exemption for 8,000 member organization’s health benefits plan
  • $13 million nonrecourse financing of closely-held shopping centers
  • Remediation of groundwater contamination and sale of large neighborhood shopping center
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Attorney, SJ Magazine, 2010 - 2014 & 2017
  • Listed as a 'Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning' noted in Corporate Counsel magazine and The American Lawyer magazine, 2013

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  • Camden County Bar Association
    • Corporation, Banking and Business Law Committee
  • Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey
    • State Affairs Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • New Jersey Supreme Court District IV Ethics Committee
    • Past Chair ('06-'07)  

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  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., summa cum laude – Order of the Coif; Moot Court Board. Award Recipient:
    • Gelman Prize in Real Estate Finance
    • Chertcoff Prize in Taxation
    • Gemmill Prize in Taxation Research
    • Block Award in Wills and Future Interests
    • Davis Prize
  • Hamilton College, A.B., magna cum laude
     

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