A trusted business advisor, Tim’s clients range from family-owned businesses to multinational enterprises. He maintains a vibrant and diverse transactional practice bringing to bear over 35 years of experience serving clients in a broad array of industries (including, aerospace and defense, wine, spirit, and malt liquor producers and distributors, banks, emerging growth companies and middle-market manufacturers, among others). He provides technically sound, practical advice informed by awareness of market conditions and best practices. Tim has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating, and documenting a wide variety of complex acquisition, product distribution and other contractual arrangements, domestically and internationally. As a certified public accountant, Tim is uniquely suited to advise his clients with respect to their business and financial needs.

A considerable portion of his business law practice focuses on issues that arise in connection with the sale or acquisition of a company or a product line, including the unique issues faced by alcoholic beverage wholesalers and other highly regulated industries. Tim regularly represents both borrowers and creditors in secured financing and restructuring transactions, including acquisition financing, syndicated and subordinated credit facilities, and intercreditor relationships. His general corporate practice entails formation, structuring, commercial contract negotiation, import/export, regulatory issues and day-to-day general corporate matters. Tim serves as primary legal counsel and de facto general counsel to many of his clients, regularly counseling manufacturers and distributors with respect to all aspects of their business.

Practice Areas


  • University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1988)
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Illinois College of Commerce and Business Administration (B.S., highest distinction, 1985)
    • Accounting

Professional Accolades

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers® (2021-2024) – as selected by his professional peers

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • National Beer Wholesalers Association


  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Civic Activities

  • Former Board member, Family Hospice

Additional Certifications

  • Certified public accountant, Illinois

Prior Legal Positions

  • Gundlach, Lee, Eggman, Boyle & Roessler (1988-1991) - Litigation Associate