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OVERVIEW

Timothy A. Emerick
Partner

South Bend

700 1st Source Bank Center
100 North Michigan
South Bend, IN 46601-1632

P 574-237-1144

F 574-237-1125

OVERVIEW

Timothy A. Emerick
Partner

South Bend

700 1st Source Bank Center
100 North Michigan
South Bend, IN 46601-1632

P 574-237-1144

F 574-237-1125

Certified public accountant, business adviser and corporate attorney Tim Emerick represents clients ranging from large international corporations to privately held family businesses and entrepreneurs with a full spectrum of transactional and operational needs. Tim helps close critical transactions by maintaining focus on the business aspects of the deal, as well as what matters to each client he represents.

OVERVIEW

Certified public accountant, business adviser and corporate attorney Tim Emerick represents clients ranging from large international corporations to privately held family businesses and entrepreneurs with a full spectrum of transactional and operational needs. Tim helps close critical transactions by maintaining focus on the business aspects of the deal, as well as what matters to each client he represents.

Tim advises buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions, represents lenders and borrowers in commercial financing transactions, assists clients with real estate acquisitions and dispositions, and negotiates and establishes joint ventures. Tim also drafts and negotiates leases, as well as represents developers in the acquisition, sale, financing and development of real estate throughout the country.

In addition, Tim is involved in the issuance of legal opinion letters, as well as in drafting and negotiating complex business contracts and tending to corporate governance matters.

Tim is also a CPA; prior to attending law school, he worked as a financial auditor at Price Waterhouse Coopers and later at Crowe Chizek (now known as Crowe). His experience as a CPA is invaluable to his corporate practice, particularly in M&A and financings.

Notably, Tim draws upon his accounting experience by assisting clients with civil and criminal tax controversy cases and accounting-related litigation. He also frequently serves as trustee’s counsel in connection with municipal, public and private debt issuances.

At his best when helping businesses achieve their goals, Tim takes a personal interest in successfully executing each client’s next step, whether starting up the business, selling it – or anything in between. Likeable, objective and forthcoming, Tim is appreciated by his clients, colleagues and their constituents for his balanced and direct communication style and skill in synthesizing complicated, sophisticated issues and challenges.

Professional and Community Involvement

Board member and executive committee member, REAL Services, Inc.

Board member, Unity Gardens, Inc.

Volunteer, Notre Dame/St. Mary’s Tax Assistance Program

Honors

The Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2020

South Bend Regional Chamber’s Michiana 40 Under 40, 2014

The Indiana Lawyer Up and Coming Lawyer, 2013

EXPERIENCE
  • Barnes & Thornburg attorneys represented a premier value-added steel processor in the sale of substantially all of its assets to a 50-50 joint venture comprised of one of North America's leading manufacturers of steel products and a diversified global investment and service enterprise based in Japan. The joint venture is one of the leading steel processors in North America
  • Represented management of a midwest-based, producer of recreational watercraft in connection with their formation of a joint venture with a west-coast based private equity fund to purchase the assets of their company.
  • Represented owners of a Midwest-based company producing body/chassis parts for automakers in connection with its purchase of substantially all assets of a Michigan-based competitor.
  • Represented owners of a midwest-based, privately-held producer of paperboard containers for the food industry in connection with the sale of the equity of the company to a publicly-traded U.S. paperboard container company.
  • Represented owners of a midwest-based, privately-held U.S. company providing business services in over 20 states in connection with the sale of a 75% interest in the company to a publicly-traded French company in the same industry that did not previously have North American operations, including the spin off of a related business to be retained by the selling owners.
  • Successfully represented a large medical group practice in a super joint venture transaction with two established medical practices. The transaction involved joining 11 existing outpatient facilities and their related home care programs in the Indianapolis area and the creation of three de novo facilities.
  • Represents a major financial institution serving as escrow agent, corporate trustee and collateral agent in conjunction with the issuance, modification and exchange of corporate debt securities, municipal bonds, and other types of financing.
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