Steven M. Skolnick Partner

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Co-Chair, Capital Markets and Securities Practice

Steven Skolnick is a Partner and co-chair of Lowenstein Sandler’s Capital Markets practice group and is active in the firm’s Corporate Department and Life Sciences group. The core of his practice is representing public companies and investment banks in matters involving capital markets and securities law. Steven also represents public and private companies in strategic M&A transactions.

Issuers, underwriters and investors alike frequently turn to Steven for representation in advancing their public and private securities offerings. Market speed is critical. Through his experience representing all sides of these transactions, he has the perspective needed to identify and mitigate factors that could unnecessarily extend timelines and adversely impact these deals.

Steven has handled all types of capital markets transactions, including IPOs, follow-on public offerings, CMPOs, RDs, PIPEs and convertible equity and debt offerings. His work spans virtually every industry sector, but he has particular depth in life sciences, having earned the trust and respect of investment banks that are leaders in this space.

Drawing on deep corporate experience, Steven also advises companies and their boards on SEC compliance and disclosure issues, as well as corporate governance matters. He counsels clients on federal securities law and FINRA and NASDAQ and NYSE MKT, LLC rules and regulations.

A long-time sports enthusiast, Steven has coached hockey and baseball, and currently serves on the board of Millburn Short Hills (NJ) Youth Baseball. While at Amherst College, Steven was a starting goalie for the men’s hockey team and served as one of the first coaches for Amherst women’s hockey team.

Select Speaking Engagements: 

  • ROTH OC Conference, Panelist, Private Company Track, Topic: “IPO Readiness,” Dana Point, CA, March 13-16, 2016
  • Noble Financial Investor Conference, Topic: “Uplisting and Capital Markets Prep Work Workshop,” Sandpiper, FL, January 19, 2016
  • The Future Direction of Investor Protection Program, George Washington University Law School, Center for Law, Economics and Finance (C-Leaf). Topic: “The Impact of the JOBS Act, Washington, DC, January 23, 2015
  • Growth Capital Expo 2014, Topic: “The Aftermarket: Thriving in the Public Realm”, Las Vegas, NV, April 29 - May 1, 2014
  • Deloitte Financial Executives Training Event, Topic: JOBS Act, New York, New York, April 9, 2014
  • The DealFlow Conference 2012, Topic:  "Legal & Regulatory Update," examining the JOBS Act and updates from the SEC, New York, NY, December 18, 2012
  • Fifth Annual Barrington Research Growth Conference, Topic:  Trends in the PIPES R/D market and updates on the JOBS Act," Chicago, IL, September 5, 2012
  • BioWorld Webinar, Topic: JOBS Act Part II: What Role May Revised Rule 506 Offerings and Crowdfunding Play in Biotech?" July 31, 2012
  • The Barrington Research Industrial & Business Services Conference, Topic: "How the JOBs Act Will Affect You," Chicago, IL, May 15, 2012

Representative Engagements

Represented Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd., the sole underwriter, in the $7 Million public offering for ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Represented Maxim Group LLC, the lead underwriter and representative to CRT Capital Group LLC and Rodman & Renshaw (a unit of H.C. Wainwright & Co.), in the $4.3 Million public offering for BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE MKT: BPMX).
Represented Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. in connection with a $10 million private placement.
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Other Distinctions

  • One of only 307 lawyers to be named to the “BTI Client Service All-Stars” (2013) by The BTI Consulting Group for providing outstanding client service.

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2013-2017)


SEC Proposes Rule to Amend the Definition of "Smaller Reporting Company"
Capital Markets & Securities Client Alert, June 30, 2016
Steven Skolnick, Kate Basmagian
The JOBS Act: Improving Access to Capital Markets for Smaller Businesses
Recent Developments in Securities Law, 2016
Steven Skolnick, Alan Wovsaniker
Understanding The Steps For Conducting A PIPE
Law360, September 12, 2013
Steven Siesser, Steven Skolnick
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Press Mentions

Lowenstein Sandler represented Metalico, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MEA), one of the nation’s largest scrap metal recyclers, in its execution of the merger agreement for the $102 million all-cash sale to Total Merchant Limited, an investment vehicle formed to seek appropriate opportunities in the United States metals and commodities market. The Lowenstein deal team included Steven M. Skolnick, Alan Wovsaniker, Sam E. KhanNick Samedi and Brian Shemesh. , September 11, 2015
Lowenstein Sandler represented Maxim Group LLC, as placement agent, in connection with a registered direct offering of $4 million for Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals. The Lowenstein deal team included Steven M. Skolnick, Robert J. ParadisoIrina Ishak and Brandon Greenblatt. , June 18, 2015
Lowenstein Sandler represented Maxim Group LLC as sole book-running manager for the $13.1 million underwritten public offering for Provectus Biopharmaceuticals Inc. The Lowenstein deal team included Steven M. Skolnick, Robert J. Paradiso, James B. O’GradyIrina Ishak and Brandon Greenblatt. , June 17, 2015
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Related Areas

Capital Markets & Securities
Life Sciences
Mergers & Acquisitions
PIPEs, SPACs & Registered Direct Offerings
Transactions & Advisory Group


St. John's University School of Law ( J.D. , 1993 ) , cum laude
Amherst College ( B.A. , 1988 )

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey


  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association