Tom A.C. Skelly

Tom A.C. Skelly

Chicago, IL


Tom is licensed only in the State of Nevada.

Tom is a corporate attorney who focuses on M&A, private equity transactions, and corporate restructurings. Clients call on him to draft legal diligence memoranda for acquisitions, develop transactional disclosure schedules, and conduct document and contract review.

Tom counsels investment banks and asset management firms about best practices in large commercial litigation lending, the interplay of dividend recapitalizations and fraudulent conveyance law, and use of the collapsing doctrine in corporate restructurings. He drafts restructuring litigation documents including receivership motions, forbearance agreements, stalking horse bid procedures, and preference defense motions. Tom's experience spans a broad range of industries such as maritime transportation services, commercial real estate, and pharmaceutical and private health care providers.

While in law school, Tom served as a legal intern at the American Medical Association. He has published legal articles regarding bankruptcy discharge injunction violations and water permit rights.

He is proficient in spoken and written Spanish.



University of Notre Dame Law School
J.D., 2020
Georgetown University
B.A., 2015

Bar Admissions


Professional Organizations

  • Notre Dame Journal on Emerging Technologies, Founding Member and Senior Editor, 2019-2020


Tom is a volunteer with Legal Aid Chicago’s Criminal Records Relief Project, drafting petitions for sealing and expungement. He also participated in the D.C. Schools Project, mentoring and tutoring at-risk Hispanic youth.