Tim focuses his practice on a variety of complex commercial finance, real estate and real estate finance matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing transactions, representing borrowers and lenders in commercial lending and real estate financing transactions, and representing clients in joint venture transactions. Tim has extensive experience representing property owners, asset managers and investors in connection with the development, redevelopment, sale, acquisition and leasing of retail, industrial, and mixed-use properties. His extensive experience includes representing clients in all facets of commercial real estate, with a market-leading expertise in retail triple net leasing and sale-leaseback transactions. Tim is a member of the firm’s commercial finance and real estate practice groups and is an active member of the firm’s Financial Industry Services Team. He also serves as co-leader of the firm’s triple-net leasing retail sub-team within the Finance Industry Services Team.
Tim is best known for providing practical legal guidance in complex transactions for sophisticated clients based on real-world operational experience and understands his clients’ needs from their perspective. He is focused on providing world-class legal counsel in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Throughout his career, Tim has been involved in many complex and high-value transactions, providing thought-leadership and guidance through significant business challenges.
Tim previously served as general counsel and chief compliance officer for an innovative FinTech leader in the business finance industry that has funded more than $7 billion working capital to its commercial customers. He has held several high-level positions during his tenure at GE Capital, last serving as the chief compliance officer for GE Capital’s direct segment, which provided billions of dollars of capital to businesses of all types throughout North America.
Routinely serves as outside counsel to a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) in real estate acquisitions, portfolio transactions, financing and divestures, with the total value exceeding $1,000,000,000.
Represents high-growth retail company in various types of sale-leaseback, reverse build to suit and similar leasing transactions, with an aggregate value in excess of $750,000,000.
Represent publicly traded investment fund in the acquisition and sale-leaseback of big-box retail stores on a nation-wide basis, having an aggregate value in excess of $400,000,000.
Represent industrial property platform of a publicly traded company in multiple acquisition and sale transactions, including the sale of a $149,000,000 portfolio of industrial buildings to one of the largest investment banks in the world and the sale of a $126,000,000 portfolio of industrial buildings to a publicly traded REIT.
Represented a privately held borrower in the FinTech space to recapitalize the company, which included amending and restructuring its $40 million corporate credit facility, its $250,000,000 warehouse facility, and multiple warrants for various classes of both common and preferred equity. In connection with the recapitalization, the firm also restructured the employee equity plan. The lender was a New York-based private equity firm.
Represented administrative agent bank in a syndicated credit facility for loans in excess of $150,000,000.
Represented bank in a $15,000,000 subscription line of credit for a private equity fund.
Represent oil and gas company in negotiating its $40,000,000 revolving credit facility with a national bank.
Represent cutting-edge payments company with regard to regulatory matters, including development of the client’s compliance management system.
Represent start-up small business lender, including licensing issues, loan documentation and compliance and regulatory policies.
Counseled fintech lender with regard to state licensing laws for innovative automobile refinancing product.
Loyola University Chicago, J.D. with Federal Tax Certificate, 2005
Loyola University Chicago, LLM Tax Law, 2008
Loyola University Chicago, M.S. Accountancy, 2010
Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, M.B.A., 2013
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, B.S. Aviation Management, 2000
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, A.A.S. Aviation Flight, 1999
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois