After practicing law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Tim returned to Michigan and joined Smith Haughey’s Traverse City office. Tim focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, trusts, taxation, business law and agribusiness (including equine law).
Tim works with the owners of family and closely held businesses, corporate executives, professionals, and other successful individuals and families, as well as their other advisors to develop and implement plans to meet the clients’ business succession, wealth transfer, retirement, asset protection and estate planning goals.
He also represents executors, trustees and other fiduciaries responsible for the administering estates, trusts, or a principal’s financial resources. Tim has significant experience advising clients on the administration of estates which hold or operate a business.
In addition, Tim also practices in the areas of business law and agribusiness, including representing businesses, professionals, and owners in the equine industry. In contrast to many attorneys in this area, Tim’s focus is to be proactive, reduce risk and protect clients before problems arise. This includes prudent planning, strong contracts, and practical advice to avoid conflict.
Tim lives in Traverse City with his wife, Susy, and their three children. Tim is an avid runner, enjoys outdoor activities and sports of all kinds, and spends most evenings reading to his kids.
Licensed since 2007
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2013||03/27/2015|
|NJ||Administrative - Not authorized to practice||2007||03/14/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Arthur B. Walsh Award||Bucks County Bar Association||2013|
|Bucks County Forty Under Forty||Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer||2012|
|Attorney||Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP||2008 - 2013|
|Law Clerk||Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County||2007 - 2008|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Bucks County Bar Association, Orphans' Court/Estate Planning and Probate Law Section||Chair||2013 - 2013|
|Bucks County Bar Association, Orphans' Court/Estate Planning and Probate Law Section||Vice Chair||2012 - 2013|
|American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section||Publication Board Member||2009 - 2013|
|Bucks County Estate Planning Council||N/A||2008 - 2013|
|American Cancer Society||Regional Board Member||2008 - 2013|
|The Chonicle of the Horse - Online||Equine Activity Statutes Aren't Bulletproof When It Comes To Protecting Yourself||2009|
|Elite Equestrian Magazine||How to Protect Yourself||2009|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||Taxation||LL.M - Master of Laws||2009|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Michigan State University||Supply Chain Management||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|Orphans' Court February CLE Program||Estate Planning for 2012||2012|
|How to Keep Tax-Exempt Organizations in Compliance||Unrelated Business Taxable Income||2012|
|Introduction to Equine Studies||Equine Law in the Delaware Valley||2011|
|Estate Planning Boot Camp||Estate, Gift, and Inheritance Taxes||2010|
|Equine Law Round Table||Equine Law for Driving Horses||2009|