“Tim is not simply a technical legal master. He is more like a businessman, whose understanding of a complex business and its industry usually surpasses that of his client, enabling us to benefit from his practical and understandable vision.” Rolf Thrane, CEO ALLDYN, Premier Global Performance and Strategy Experts, 2017

Tim is an international, corporate, finance and M&A lawyer with over 35 years of experience as lead, or specialty, counsel to principal parties in large numbers of cross-border and U.S. domestic transactions with aggregate value (and, in some cases, individual deal value) in the range of several billion USD. Tim is a member of the Bar of New York since 1979 and is admitted to practice before the state courts and federal courts there.

In addition to management responsibilities at KNOETZL, Tim acts as counsel, advising clients and KNOETZL lawyers on New York law matters and regarding conflicts in international transactions, cross-border financings, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, corporate crisis management and corporate strategic planning.

Prior to moving to Austria in 2013, Tim was a partner and held management positions in U.S. law firms, including Wall Street firms, and was the head of the significant New York and international corporate practices of a major U.S.-based firm with over 1000 lawyers. Tim later acted as a founding corporate partner for the New York office of a major, Washington, D.C.-based firm.

In addition to his deals practice, Tim has acted as outside general counsel to a variety of companies and banks, ranging in size from very large, to mid-sized. In that connection, Tim has considerable experience in supervising litigation and strategic legal planning. His industry experience includes infrastructure development, structured financings, public and private companies’ finance, technology, representation of pharmaceuticals, banks, biotech companies, airlines, insurance companies and traditional and renewable energy concerns.


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