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Douglas S. Skalka graduated from Cornell University in 1982 and received his law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1985, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Probate Law Journal. Prior to joining Neubert, Pepe & Monteith in 1995, Attorney Skalka was a partner with the firm of Whitman, Breed, Abbott & Morgan, where he was responsible for the firm's business reorganization practice in its Greenwich, Connecticut office.

Attorney Skalka has represented secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, commercial lenders, investors, and Committees in bankruptcy and business reorganization cases in Connecticut and throughout the country. He has experience in all aspects of bankruptcy, commercial finance, and business reorganization matters, including asset-based lending transactions, avoidance actions, and the acquisition of troubled companies and their assets.

Attorney Skalka has held a certification in business bankruptcy from the American Board of Certification since 1995. In addition, Attorney Skalka served as the Co-Chairman of the Bankruptcy Committee of the Stamford Regional Bar Association and Chairman of the Bankruptcy Committee for the New Haven County Bar Association. He served as the President of the Connecticut chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (1999-2000) and served as a Contributing Editor to the 1998-1999 treatise on bankruptcy law published by Wiley Publications. Attorney Skalka is admitted to practice in the states of New York and Connecticut. He is an active member of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section), the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Connecticut Bar Association (Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section), and has lectured extensively on commercial finance, business reorganizations and insolvency issues.

Contact & Links


  • 195 Church Street, 13th Floor
    New Haven, CT 06510


  • English


  • Boston University School of Law , JD, graduated 1985
  • Cornell University, BA, graduated 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, Connecticut
  • New York, New York


  • Connecticut Bar Foundation - Lifetime Fellow
  • Turnaround Management Association, Connecticut Chapter - Membership Co-chair
  • American Bankruptcy Institute - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member, Business Law Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association - Member, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
  • New Haven County Bar Association - Chair, Bankruptcy Committee

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, New Haven (2021)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Special Focus

  • Chapter 12
  • Chapter 7
  • Commercial
  • Committee Representation
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Debtors' Rights
  • Foreclosures
  • Out-of-Court Workouts
  • Trustee Representation
  • Workouts and Restructurings


  • Best Lawyers in America, 2021 Lawyer of the Year, New Haven, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • American Board of Certification, Senior Specialist, Business Bankruptcy
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent
  • Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2006-Present
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy:Business, 2007-Present
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers, Top 50, 2014-2016
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers, Top 10, 2014
  • New England Super Lawyers, Top 100, 2013, 2014

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation
  • Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights
  • Commercial Finance & Banking
  • Commercial Litigation

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