Of Counsel


David Skelding serves as “of counsel” to Immaculata Law Firm. David has deep expertise and hands-on experience in the design, formation, management, and ongoing legal compliance for investment funds and investment vehicles of all types. A graduate of the University of Chicago and Cornell Law School, David began his career as a securities and corporate attorney at Lord, Bissell & Brook (now Locke Lord), an AmLaw 100 firm.

In 1998, David joined Christian Brothers Investment Services, Inc., the country’s largest investment management firm for Catholic institutions, with over $8.0 Billion of assets under management. Over his 20 years at CBIS, David served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer; he also served in a variety of business capacities, most recently as Head of Distribution between 2012 and 2017. At CBIS, David acquired a broad and deep knowledge of the particular needs and challenges facing Catholic ministries and apostolates, including dioceses, religious orders and sponsored entities.

He himself served as CEO of a small non-profit for three years and has served on a number of non-profit boards.

David practices corporate and securities law as a partner of Croke, Fairchild, Duarte & Beres, a Chicago-based law firm.

He resides in Chicago, IL with his wife, Karen. They have four adult sons.

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Cell | 708.275.9339



Cornell Law School | J.D.

University of Chicago | A.B.