Martin Sklar advises clients on investment management issues, securities regulation, offerings and transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. He represents domestic and offshore investment funds from the formation process through maturity. He has particular experience in hedge fund as well as private equity offerings, management structure, marketing arrangements, state and federal advisor registrations and compliance, SEC reporting, shareholder rights issues, and portfolio transactions involving venture capital and other equity and debt securities offerings and bank debt transactions.



Martin is recognized as a “Notable Practitioner” in the Investment Funds and M&A practice areas by IFLR1000.

In addition to his practice, Martin serves on the Board of Directors of The Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities and is President of the Princeton Alumni Association of Westchester.


New York University (J.D., 1984)

Princeton University (A.B., magna cum laude, 1981)

Bar Admissions

1985, New York


SEC Sets Parameters of Family Office Exemption from Advisers Act Registration

July 11, 2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has adopted a new rule, defining the term “family office” for purposes of exempting family offices from registration under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (the “Advisers Act”). Rule 202(a)(11)(G)-1, and Release No. 1A-3220. In adopting the final Rule, the SEC considered approximately 90 comment letters,…

SEC Intends to Increase Dollar Thresholds for

May 18, 2011

Investment advisors registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission may charge performance fees only to clients who meet the definition of “qualified client” under SEC Rule 205-3. In Release No. 1A-3198, the SEC announced that it intends to issue an order increasing the dollar thresholds contained in the definition of “qualified client.” Currently, a client…

SEC Expected to Consider Postponing Investment Adviser Registration Deadline to First Quarter 2012

April 10, 2011

In a letter to the president of the North American Securities Administrators Association, the Associate Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) Division of Investment Management, Robert E. Plaze, stated that although the Commission’s staff anticipates that the implementing rulemaking under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank…