David M.S. Shaiken

Shipman, Shaiken & Schwefel, LLC

New Haven, Connecticut 06511


Bankruptcy, Business, Commercial, Contract, Creditor's Rights, Debt, Partnership Disputes, Shareholder Disputes

David Shaiken offers 25 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of industries, with a focus on creditors’ rights, commercial bankruptcy, commercial litigation, regulatory litigation, arbitration and mediation.

In addition, David has served for 13 years as a commercial arbitrator and mediator. 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 25-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.

We are a small firm comprised of senior-level attorneys concentrating on business law, commercial real estate transactions and litigation.  We pride ourselves on our client-oriented practice and successful results. Our firm is ranked in the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Law Firms” list.  Several of our attorneys have the highest possible peer ratings in Martindale Hubbell; and have been recognized by Best Lawyers® in America and Superlawyers®.

Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, as well as small-to-medium sized businesses.  We provide a full range of legal services. Our attorneys have a combined 130 years of legal problem-solving across a wide range of disciplines: corporate, commercial and real estate litigation; shareholder disputes; administrative law and regulatory matters; commercial real estate transactions; financing; business entity formation, transactions and dissolution; employment matters; land use and zoning; eminent domain and condemnation; creditors’ rights and bankruptcy; municipal law; property tax appeals; arbitration and mediation.    

Our approach allows clients to benefit from the diverse expertise and depth of all our attorneys, and assures that you have an experienced attorney handling all aspects of your matters.  Give us an opportunity to deal with whatever business legal challenge you may be facing. See for yourself the difference a right-sized, experienced team can mean for your enterprise.

David Shaiken
Corporate Center West
433 South Main Street, Suite 319
West Hartford, CT 06110
Phone: 860-606-1703
Fax:     866-431-3248
Email: [email protected]