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William M. Skehan

William M. Skehan

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Special Professor of Law

B.A., College of the Holy Cross
M.B.A., Rutgers University
J.D., Fordham University


William Skehan was a founding member of the New York Islanders Hockey Franchise when it was granted in 1972, and General Counsel of the team, as well as a member of the Board of Governors of the National Hockey League until his retirement. He has served on various National Hockey League Committees, and has assumed the position of General Counsel Emeritus of the New York Islanders since its sale in June 2000. Mr. Skehan also served as General Counsel of the Nets basketball team from 1972 until its sale and move to New Jersey in 1979.

Mr. Skehan, who is also a C.P.A., was a partner in a New York City C.P.A. firm until his retirement therefrom, and has previously been an Adjunct Professor of Taxation at Fordham University. He has conducted seminars on Taxation for the New York State Society of C.P.A.’s, guest lectured on Sports Law at Fordham, St. John’s & Touro Law Schools, and participated as a panelist in numerous sports conferences.