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Tim Co-Chairs the Firm’s Corporate & Tax Group and also practices in the Estate Planning and International Law Groups.

Tim has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America©. He has also received the highest peer review rating of AV® from Martindale Hubble.

Tim focuses his practice on federal tax law, corporate law and estate planning. He acts as outside corporate counsel to several closely held companies. Since Tim is also a CPA, he advises his corporate clients and their owners on tax planning and other transitional issues including structuring mergers, acquisitions, tax-free/deferred exchanges, financing, entity formation, and liquidations.

Tim regularly speaks to fellow lawyers and certified public accountants on a variety of legal and tax issues including: choice of entity, preparing Limited Liability Company operating agreements, shareholder agreements, partnership taxation, ethics, and tax issues associated with oil and gas leases.

Tim spent several years working for a large international tax and accounting firm. That background helps Tim view transactions from both a legal as well as a tax and accounting perspective.

Tim resides in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with his family.

EXPERIENCE/REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Represented a privately held subchapter C corporation and its owner in the structuring of the sale of its operations in the most tax effective manner, including the allocation of a portion of the purchase price to personal goodwill which allowed significant tax savings.

Represented privately held company in $22 million refinancing transaction with its lenders which allowed our client to double the size of its current facilities and make improvements to become more efficient.

Represented family owned company in the manufacturing industry and its majority shareholders in the purchase of stock from deceased, minority shareholder’s estate.

Represent closely held company in the life sciences industry with startup operations including drafting and negotiating distribution agreements for various products.

Represented client in litigation in the United States Tax Court after significant disagreements with the IRS examiner over certain audit adjustments.

Represented privately held client in purchase of large manufacturing facility and ongoing operation in the housing industry.

EDUCATION

University of Scranton, B.S., 1988

Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1995

MEMBERSHIPS

Dauphin County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association Tax Law Section

Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Federal Tax Committee

Family Support of Central Pennsylvania, President, Board of Directors

MidPenn Legal Services, Low Income Tax Clinic, Advisory Committee Member

Caitlin’s Smiles, Treasurer, Board of Directors

Certified Public Accountant

HONORS/AWARDS

The Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates, 2012-present

Highest Peer Review Rating of AV® established by Martindale Hubble

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Tax Court

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

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