Actress Katie Holmes is lawyering up to prepare for her divorce and she has selected one of Livingston’s best to represent her.
Following the announcement that her five year marriage with Tom Cruise was ending, Holmes hired Jonathan Wolfe, a member of the Skoloff & Wolfe law firm in Livingston, to help her in what is sure to be a public and messy divorce. The hire was originally reported in the Los Angeles Times.
According to the firm’s website, Wolfe focuses his practice on sophisticated business litigation and significant matrimonial disputes.
Wolfe is known as an expert in financial disputes and uses this expertise to represent leaders or the spouses of leaders from the business, professional and entertainment/sports communities in complex matrimonial matters.
According to his profile, a significant portion of his practice is devoted to business valuation, the treatment of trust assets in divorce and the protection of non-marital assets. He also assists clients in all other aspects of matrimonial and family law, including custody, parenting time, and the negotiation and preparation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Wolfe is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.
Before joining Skoloff & Wolfe in 2003, Wolfe practiced as a member of the Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy litigation department in New York. He received his B.A. from Cornell University, with honors, and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Cruise and Holmes are divorcing after five years of marriage, People.com reported Friday. Cruise, who turned 50 on Tuesday, wed actress Holmes, 33, in an Italian castle in November 2006. They have a 6-year-old daughter, Suri.