David M.S. Shaiken

David M.S. Shaiken

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in West Hartford, CT

Shipman, Shaiken & Schwefel, LLC
 | 433 South Main Street, Suite 319
West Hartford, CT 06110
Phone: 860-606-1703
Fax: 866-431-3248
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (50%),
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    David Shaiken offers over 30 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of industries, with a focus on creditors’ rights, commercial bankruptcy, fraudulent transfer and commercial litigation, business dissolution, arbitration and mediation.

    In addition, David has served for more than 15 years as a commercial arbitrator and mediator, and is a member of the Register of Voluntary Mediators at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut, Hartford Division. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s National Panel of Commercial Arbitrators.

    David has been recognized by his peers with the coveted AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and listings in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers (Connecticut and New England).

    He earned his J.D. with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1987. Following a two-year clerkship with a federal bankruptcy judge, David Shaiken entered private practice in 1989. David teaches continuing education classes on current developments in the law, and publishes articles on various legal topics.

    David’s clients include businesses, entrepreneurs, business owners, executives and professionals. All appreciate the personal service, thoroughness, and attention to detail he delivers.

    He has held leadership positions in the Connecticut Bar Association. Most notably he is a past chairman and a 30-year member of the CBA’s Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, and was the first chairman of the CBA’s Small Firm Practice Management Section.

    David is admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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    About David Shaiken

    Admitted: 1987, Connecticut

    Professional Webpage: http://shipmanlawct.com/our-attorneys/david-shaiken/


    • J.D. with honors, University of Connecticut School of Law, 1987

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Connecticut Bar Association Small Firm Practice Management Section: past Chair; member of Executive Committee; Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section: past Chair; member of Executive Committee; past Chair of Uniform Commercial Code Article 2A Study Subcommittee; past member of Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 Study Subcommittee; ADR Section: member of Executive Committee. American Bankruptcy Institute, past editor of ADR Committee Newsletter. U.S. Bankruptcy Court D. Conn., past member of Local Rules Drafting Committee. Connecticut Law Revision Commission Electronic Communications Drafting Committee, past member.  

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • I enjoy when my law practice provides me with the opportunity to serve as pro bono counsel for arts organizations. I am a former member of the Board of Directors of Voce, Inc. a nonprofit, professional choral group that uses the performing arts to help other nonprofits raise money. I have served as pro bono counsel to a nonprofit art gallery through the Pro Bono Partnership, Inc., and to Friends of WHUS, Inc. I serve as pro bono counsel to Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. These engagements have provided me the opportunity to advise nonprofits on corporate formation, corporate structure, compliance with raffle and fundraising laws, employment law issues, and other corporate law matters. I have taken great pleasure in other volunteer activities as well: Service as a mediator in various federal courts in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Appointment by the Superior Court to serve as an Attorney Arbitrator and Attorney Fact-Finder. Human Resource Association of Central Connecticut, past member of Board, past Chair of Legislative Affairs Committee. Connecticut Repertory Theatre. Tolland County Chamber of Commerce, Lecturer and past member of the Economic Development Committee.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Arbitration Clauses in Commercial Loan Documents: Supreme Court Invalidates Expanded Scope of Judicial Review Under Federal Arbitration Act, But Leaves Open Possibility of Enforcement Through Other Means, 19 Conn. Lawyer 5 (December 2008/January 2009). Chapter 17A ("Alternative Dispute Resolution") published in H. Ruda, Asset Based Financing (LexisNexis 2008). D. Shaiken and D. Rome, "Arbitration Carve-Out Clauses in Commercial and Consumer Secured Loan Transactions," 61 Dispute Resolution Journal No. 3 (August/October 2006). Bankruptcy: Co-author of Chapter 3 ("Codebtor Stay in Chapters 12 and 13 Cases"), Chapter 8 ("Procedural and Notice Requirements"), and 2.54 to 2.56 ("Domestic Relations Issues") published in M. Shaiken and C. Woolery, Automatic Stay Litigation in Bankruptcy (Wiley 1995). D. McDade and D. Shaiken, "A Review of Recent Developments Under the Bankruptcy Code: The 1991-1992 Supreme Court Term," 3 Conn. Lawyer 2 (October 1992). Uniform Commercial Code: D. Shaiken, "Commercial Law Update," lecture at Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting (June 2011). D. Shaiken and T. Fisher, "1991 Revisions to Articles 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code," 2 Conn. Lawyer 3 (February 1992). R. Sattin, R. Mule, D. Flynn, J. Newton and D. Shaiken, "A Review of Selected Articles of the Connecticut Uniform Commercial Code," 64 Conn. Bar Journal 173 (Special Issue May 1990). Employment Law: "Connecticut SupremeCourt Approves Qualified Privilege for Statements Made In Job References," 28 H.R. Communicator for Central Connecticut No.9 (October 2007) Pending Bills Before General Assembly of Interest to Employers," 28 H.R. Communicator for Central Connecticut No.5 (May 2007). "Employee's Release of Liability for Employer's Negligence Not Enforceable In Connecticut," 27 H.R. Communicator for Central Connecticut No.11 (December 2006). "Supreme Court: Employer Actions Not Solely Related to Terms and Conditions of Employment May Constitute Unlawful Retaliation," 27 H.R. Communicator For Central Connecticut No. 9 (October 2006). "The Basics Of The Law Of Noncompete Agreements," 27 H.R. Communicator For Central Connecticut No. 5 (May 2006). Fiduciaries: D. Shaiken and E. Marks, "Ruling Highlights Fiduciary's Need For Hindsight," 20 Employee Benefit News No. 14 (November 2006). D. Shaiken and B. Taylor, "Trustees Beware: Courts Rule on Duty to Diversify Large Concentrations of Stock," 17 Conn. Lawyer 1 (August/September 2006).  

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Lifetime Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation's James W. Cooper Fellows.

    Educational Background:

    • B.A. Swarthmore College, 1982. American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator I and Arbitrator II Training and annual updates. 40-hour mediator training certificate, University of Connecticut College of Continuing Studies Labor Education Center and Quinnipiac University Law School Center on Dispute Resolution.  

    Industry Groups

    • Healthcare; Manufacturing
    • Service; Distribution
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    Office Location for David M.S. Shaiken

    433 South Main Street
    Suite 319
    West Hartford, CT 06110

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