MATTHEW P. SKALKA
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, UNDERWRITING AND ENERGY SERVICES
Mr. Skalka joined Thomas Title & Escrow in early 2018 to lead the firm’s Energy Services group and the National Commercial Services office in Houston. Prior to joining Thomas Title, he served as Associate Senior Underwriting Counsel in Stewart Title’s Houston National Commercial Services office where he specialized in commercial, energy, industrial and international projects and routinely acted as lead underwriting counsel providing guidance on affirmative coverages, endorsements and curative matters concerning complex, high-liability commercial transactions. Mr. Skalka spends considerable time, and has developed a deep skill set, underwriting industrial, retail, multi-family, office, cell tower, utility scale renewable energy projects (solar/wind), mining operations, natural gas plants and other energy related infrastructure facilities throughout the United States. Before returning to Houston, he spent 18 months in London underwriting commercial transactions throughout Europe. Mr. Skalka also has experience as claims counsel and spent time in Stewart’s corporate legal department.
Having grown up in the title insurance business in Houston, Mr. Skalka is uniquely positioned to lead the firm’s growth in the energy capital of the world.
Education and Professional Qualifications
South Texas College of Law, Juris Doctor
Texas A&M, Mays School of Business, MBA
University of Texas at Austin, B.A Government and Spanish
Community Service and Affiliations
Texas Land Title Association
American Bar Association
Knights of Momus
State Bar of Texas
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo – Breeders Greeters
Title Insurance: Recent Changes in the Industry Landscape, Hot Topics, & Practice Pointers – March 2019 – Arizona Bar Association
Wind and Mineral Rights In Title Insurance & Related Title Matters – November 2019, Houston Bar Association.
The University of Texas School of Law – The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas 2021 Renewable Energy Law Institute – January, 2021 – Austin, TX – Texas vs Other State Title Customs, Requirements and ALTA Title Matters
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