Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP

Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP

Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP (CPS&S) is a full-service, interdisciplinary and multinational law firm.

Firm Overview

Our strengths are relevant for entrepreneurs, business owners and stakeholders, investors and developers, licensed professionals, and others who must deal with pivotal, high-value legal challenges.

From our main offices in Manhattan, as well as locations in Denver and New Jersey, our attorneys pursue creative, cost-effective solutions that protect our clients' financial interests and individual well-being. Through a firm commitment to personal attention at the partner level, along with in-depth legal analysis and decisive action, we build lasting relationships as our clients' trusted legal advisers, consultants and advocates.

Experience, Knowledge and Commitment Across the Legal Spectrum
Our experienced, accomplished team of New York City business attorneys is dedicated to delivering the utmost in practical guidance and innovative, results-driven legal representation. We:
Structure and shape our law firm to stay on the leading edge of issues that impact our clients' interests - constantly enhancing our ability to handle the most intricate strategic planning efforts, negotiations and complex litigation, including alternative dispute resolution, trials and appeals

Practice widely in state and federal courts as well as industry-specific, national and offshore arbitration forums - on behalf of a vast range of U.S. clients as well as international companies, investors and government entities

Maintain the skill and versatility to address our clients' vital needs in areas ranging from commercial real estate financing, transactions and disputes to employment law; from protection of intellectual property to white collar criminal defense; and from New York family law to asset protection through sophisticated estate planning and administration
We welcome inquiries from startup, growing and established companies in need of outside corporate counsel, as well as from other firms seeking co-counsel and of-counsel services grounded in deep experience and knowledge. Our lawyers write, lecture and give back to the community in a constant effort to advance legal thought and understanding.

Main Office

Main Office
630 Third Avenue, 19th floor
New York NY 10017



Estate Planning

Our trusts and estates attorneys offer clients expertise and personal attention in matters relating to trusts and estates.

We are engaged in all aspects of estate planning on the state, federal and international levels. We prepare wills, trust instruments, prenuptial agreements and all related documents. Based in New York City, we serve clients in New York, Colorado and beyond.

We also conduct the administration of estates on a day to day basis from probate of a decedent's will through the final accounting and distribution of the assets. Our services include the drafting of all court documents, preparation of the federal and state estate tax returns and tax planning for income received during the administration of an estate.

Estate Administration Experience You Can Rely On
We have had many years of experience in handling assets which are difficult to value and in dealing with the tax authorities in estate tax audits, both on the agent and appellate levels. We also advise trustees with respect to the proper administration of trusts and beneficiaries with respect to their rights in such entities.

We are experienced in charitable planning, including the use of trusts and other devices which carry out both charitable and family objectives.

The attorneys at Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy are also experienced in representing clients in the Surrogate's Court in matters such as will contests, construction proceedings and contested accountings.

Our Estate Planning Services
-Our Trusts and Estates practice includes:
-Estate and tax planning.
-Estate and trust administration.
-Preparation of wills, trust instruments and related documents.
-Services for the business owner, including business succession planning.
-Charitable planning.
-Use of wealth transfer devices, such as family limited partnerships, limited liability companies and intra-family sales.
-Establishment of private foundations and advice with respect to their management.
-Planning for disability, including documents used to delegate health care decisions.
-Life insurance planning.
-Planning for valuation and disposition of intellectual property assets.
-Taxation of trusts and estates.
-Planning for efficient and maximum use of gift tax exemption and annual exclusion.
-Planning for asset protection.

Solomon J. Borg

Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP

Mr. Borg's practice is concentrated in the real estate area, including all aspects of real estate finance, acquisition and development, leasing and related litigation. A graduate of Yeshiva College and Columbia University Law School, he began his career at the law firms of Trubin, Sillcocks, Edelman & Knapp and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, working in both the corporate and real estate departments.

Mr. Borg spent about seven years in the private sector where he was general counsel and partner of a real estate syndication firm which purchased and managed residential and commercial properties in the New York and Chicago metropolitan areas. This professional and business experiences gives him a unique perspective and ability to advise clients. In 1999, Sol joined Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy on an "of counsel" basis.

Mr. Borg is admitted to practice in New York, and the U.S. District Court Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.


Columbia Law School, New York
Juris Doctorate,