Mr. Skalka joined Thomas Title & Escrow in early 2018 to lead the firm’s Energy Practice 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 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 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.