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  • Education
    • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1988
    • B.A., summa cum laude, DePauw University, 1984
Tim McFadden advises and works with clients to help them achieve their business goals in a practical and value-add manner. He understands that each transaction and business present unique issues, and he provides insight to help clients navigate the legal and regulatory landscape that helps them realize their objectives. With more than 20 years of experience, Tim represents privately held companies with respect to their transactional legal work. Tim’s draws on the experience he has gained by working with clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, corporate finance, securities, information technology, franchise and metal industries. 
Tim has a rich history in expansion opportunities, corporate governance and corporate structure concerns. He counsels clients on achieving the following business objectives:  
  • Entity formation
  • Structures incentive compensation plans
  • Negotiating and drafting business contracts
  • Employment law
  • Intellectual property 
  • Real property

Tim has successfully closed large transactions including mergers, asset purchases, stock purchases and recapitalizations. As a member of Polsinelli’s corporate and transactional law practice, his diverse experience includes:

  • Information technology services 
  • Big data service providers
  • Transportation services 
  • Information technology hardware 
  • Software development for financial services industry 
  • Ecommerce services
  • Restaurant chains 
  • Specialized photography 
  • Network integration 
  • Metals distribution 
  • Air filter distribution 
  • Intelligent analytics 
Tim also brings experience in the areas of complex commercial loan transactions and loan restructurings. He also worked on asset based financing, leverage buyout financing, international letters of credit, partnership financing and restructuring of leveraged buyouts.
Tim has served as lead counsel in the following matters:
  • Represented restaurant chain in $25,000,000 asset purchase transaction.
  • For private equity buyer of a technology division of a large publicly-traded company in a $275,000,000 international transaction.
  • For a seller in a complex $62,000,000 asset purchase transaction of a metals distribution company. This deal was named a finalist by USA Advisor Magazine for Industrial Goods and Basic Resources Deal of the Year.
  • A merger of a network Integration company into a subsidiary of a publicly-traded company for consideration totaling more than $40,000,000.
  • For a seller in a $40,000,000 sale of a national photography company to a private equity firm,
  • For a seller in a complex $12,000,000 asset purchase transaction of a leading specialized photography company.
  • For a national air filter distribution company in connection with the sale of preferred stock to Goldman Sachs for $12,000,000.
  • Sale of an intelligent analytics company to a strategic buyer for $6,000,000.
  • Sale of tubular steel fabricator for $33,000,000.
  • Sale of network integrator to a private equity firm for $46,000,000.
  • Sale of human design engineering firm for $5,000,000
  • Sale of IT staffing company for $20,000,000 to strategic buyer. 
  • Sale of a large ophthalmology practice to a private equity firm.