The AJ Willner Auctions Team
Michael Sklar, Managing Partner
A.J. Willner & Co., Inc. was founded by Abraham J. Willner in 1925. Robert Sklar joined the company in 1949 and was made a partner in 1966.
Michael Sklar joined A.J. Willner & Co., Inc. in 1973 and became a partner in 1985. Since 1989, Michael Sklar has served as President of the firm. Mr. Sklar has over 39 years experience with A.J. Willner & Co., Inc., which merged with Auctions, Inc. in 2001.
Mr. Sklar currently does work for major New Jersey and New York law firms. Additionally, A.J. Willner Auctions is the prominent Federal Bankruptcy firm in Northern and Central New Jersey, doing work for various Trustees, Receivers, Assignees, Debtors, Banks, Factors, Matrimonial Attorneys, and Private concerns.
Michael Sklar has testified in bankrupcy and non-bankruptcy matters as an expert witness in courts throughout New Jersey. He has knowledge and experience in all aspects of the liquidation, appraisal and auction business, and is on the list of Approved Bankruptcy Auctioneers in the District of New Jersey.
Harry Byrnes, Managing Partner
Harry Byrnes is veteran member of the A.J. Willner Auction staff and has recently joined Mike Sklar & Steve Newmark as a full partner. Harry's dedication as a field manager over the past decade has helped make our firm the true auction leader.
Years ago, Harry led an initiative with in our firm to build a powerful internet based marketing platform. By creating a dynamic company website combined with issuing bulk e-mail blasts, A.J. Willner Auctions marketing campaigns gained a global reach. Bidders from around the world have the ability to take part in our auctions from the comfort of their computer.
Harry's passion and dedication is part of a philosophy we all share at A. J. Willner Auctions. "We never expect your business, we insist on earning it one auction at a time."
Steve Newmark, known nationally for his expertise in conducting commercial insolvency auctions, brings over thirty years of experience in marketing, real estate investment and retail to A.J. Willner Auctions LLC.
After assuming a vice presidency of marketing for an international consumer product company, and a presidency of a retail and wholesale auto parts chain, Mr. Newmark extended his reach to commercial real estate before joining Auctions Inc.
Founded by Morty Kaye and Sam Landau in the 1950s, Auctions Inc. continued growth under the leadership of Randy Fridkis who joined the firm in 1976. Steve Newmark joined the firm in 1991, became a partner and vice president in 1993, and assumed the presidency in 1995.
An authority in the field of asset liquidation, Mr. Newmark, a past president of the Orange Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the National Association of Auctioneers, the New Jersey State Society of Auctioneers, the New Jersey Restaurant Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Turnaround Management Association.
A.J. Willner Auctions' staff consists of a team of trained auction professionals whose experience is reflected in their consistent ability to asset values. Throughout the auction process management remains present at every step, guaranteeing strict accordance to merchandising, & industry standard auction inventorying procedures.