Douglas S. Skalka bankruptcy business reorganization attorney in New Haven CT

Douglas S. Skalka


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

Phone: 203.821.2000 | Fax: 203.821.2009


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.
  • Cornell University, B.A.

Douglas S. Skalka is an experienced bankruptcy and commercial finance practitioner. He represents businesses, lenders, trade auditors and investors in many bankruptcy and business reorganization matters. Doug’s clients include secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, commercial lenders, trustees, and creditors’ committees. His cases are located in Connecticut and though out the country. He serves as counsel for asset-based lending transactions, avoidance actions, business reorganization, and the acquisition of troubled companies and their assets.

Doug holds a certification in business bankruptcy from the American Board of Certification. Doug has held this select certification for over twenty years. As such, he was recently named a Senior Specialist by the Board. The American Board of Certification is the nation’s premier legal specialty certification organization. The Board certifies attorneys as specialists in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law.

In addition, Doug 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 is a current board member. Doug served as a Contributing Editor to the 1998-1999 treatise on bankruptcy law published by Wiley Publications. Doug practices in the states of New York and Connecticut. An active member of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section), he also is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Connecticut Bar Association (Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section). Doug lectures extensively on commercial finance, business reorganizations and insolvency issues.

Doug graduated from Cornell University in 1982. He received his law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1985. In law school he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Probate Law Journal. Prior to joining Neubert, Pepe & Monteith in 1995, Doug was a partner with Whitman, Breed, Abbott & Morgan.

Professional Memberships
  • Ezra Academy, Board of Directors, 2004-Present
  • Anti-Defamation League, Connecticut Region, New Haven County Committee, Chair, 2000-Present
  • Tower One/Tower East, Senior Housing Community, Board of Directors, 2004- 2009
  • Long Wharf Theatre, Development Committee Member, 1995 – 1999
  • Treatise on Bankruptcy Law, Wiley Publications, Contributing Editor, 1999
Representative Cases
  • In re Thermospas, Inc.
  • In re Daticon, Inc.
  • In re Publishers Consortium, Inc.
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • 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