Robert D. Skene, Esq.

A Law Firm That Knows Liquor Law

Creative and cost-effective legal solutions

Mr. Skene started his career in the alcoholic beverage industry when he began working as a Licensing Administrator with the New York State Liquor Authority, where, after a few years, he rose to the position of License Board Member. After leaving government employment in 1995, Mr. Skene concentrated his law practice in the area of alcoholic beverage regulatory control and eventually became a partner in the legendary alcoholic beverage regulatory control law firm of Buchman & O’Brien, LLP.


Mr. Skene’s areas of practice include nationwide alcoholic beverage licensing and compliance matters for all three tiers of the alcoholic beverage industry.


Mr. Skene is a Member of the New Jersey Bar and the New York Bar, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and he is a Member of American Bar Association. He is also a Member of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators and was a contributing author to a chapter on alcoholic beverage law practice for West’s Guide to New York Practice. Mr. Skene received a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Ramapo College, a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Kean University and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Pace University. Mr. Skene can be emailed at