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Biography

Tim focuses his practice on the FinTech industry, financial services regulatory matters and financial, real estate and corporate transactions. He has an extensive background in business, finance, taxation and accounting. 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 capital to businesses of all types throughout North America.

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.

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

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 million 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.

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 $300 million.

Represented administrative agent bank in a syndicated credit facility for loans in excess of $150 million.

Represented bank in a $15 million subscription line of credit for a private equity fund.

Represent cutting-edge payments company with regard to regulatory matters, including development of the client’s compliance management system.

Represent various fintech companies in licensing related matters.

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.

Education

Law School

Loyola University Chicago, J.D. with Federal Tax Certificate, 2005

Graduate School

Loyola University Chicago, LLM Tax Law, 2008

Loyola University Chicago, M.S. Accountancy, 2010

Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, M.B.A., 2013

Undergraduate School

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, B.S. Aviation Management, 2000

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, A.A.S. Aviation Flight, 1999

Bar Membership

Tim is licensed to practice in the following states:

Ohio, 2019

Illinois, 2005

Courts

Tim is admitted to practice in the following courts:

United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers, Tax Law, 2009

Recipient, GE Capital Americas Legal Value Award, 2012

Recipient, Corporate Finance Leadership Award, 2011

Recipient, GE Capital Americas Legal Department “Rookie of the Year” Award, 2011

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