Experienced Attorney in Commercial Law, Litigation, Real Estate, Contracts and Bankruptcy offering skill in innovative
problem solving and finding unique theories, ideas and solutions to achieve client goals. Works aggressively to achieve
continued success. Ability to review situations and develop proper course of action. Excellent understanding of
relationship between various aspects of the law.
Commercial real estate Business transactions
Real Estate transactional skills Bankruptcy experience
Contract negotiation Debtor and creditor's rights law
Foreclosure and receiverships Collection law and garnishment/replevin
Commercial litigation Strong advocate?
Drafting of documents, contracts and agreements Professional and personable
Proven track record in obtaining the best possible results for clients.
Co-author of various seminar materials used in continuing education seminars.
Featured speaker for the National Business Institute and Heritage Professional Education seminars.
Licensed in Indiana and Illinois.
Attorney December 2003 to October 2015Feiwell & Hannoy, PC － Indianapolis, IN
Represented major lenders in commercial and residential foreclosures, receiverships and related bankruptcy matters.
Assisted receivers in managing, leasing, and marketing real estate.
Specialized in commercial litigation and protecting the rights of secured creditors in state and federal courts.
Negotiated, documented, and closed numerous transactions for the sale, lease and disposition of real estate and other tangible business assets.
Responsible for initiating and defending litigation arising from mortgage and commercial transactions.
Represented secured creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy matters.
Attorney December 1996 to December 2003Hostetler & Kowalik － Indianapolis, IN
Practice concentrated on representing clients in business and commercial law matters.
Represented debtors under all chapters of the bankruptcy code with an emphasis on business restructuring and liquidations.
Negotiated and documented all transactions for the sale, transfer and other disposition of real estate and other assets.
Responsible for commercial litigation related to these matters.
Provided counsel regarding documenting and enforcing secured transactions, collections, garnishments, and repossessions.
Performed all functions previously performed at prior employer.
Attorney May 1989 to August 1996Ancel & Dunlap － Indianapolis, IN
Represented debtors, secured creditors, and creditors' committees in chapter 7, 11, and 12 bankruptcy proceedings.
Independently managed and administered bankruptcy proceedings.
Prepared all pleadings.
Participated in hearings and litigation of contested issues in the Bankruptcy Court.
Negotiated with debtors creditors and other parties in interest on various related issues.
Assisted in the preparation of cash flow statements and business plans of debtors.
Negotiated out of court work-outs and refinancing of corporate and partnership debts.
Supervised auction sales through private and public sale and sealed bids.
Acted as the transactional attorney for the firm with respect to negotiating and documenting the sale of various businesses and their assets including both real and personal property.
Commercial litigation including the initiation and defense of litigation in both state and federal courts, related discovery, motion practice, briefing and trial attendance.
Assistant General Counsel December 1987 to May 1989Continental Training Services, Inc － Indianapolis, IN
Performed all aspects of corporate management normally associated with the office of General Counsel.
Maintained corporate books, minutes, and records for the parent company and all subsidiaries.
Reviewed all real estate leases entered into by company representatives.
Prepared contracts, releases, promissory notes, collateral pledge agreements, subordination agreements Advised corporate officers on corporate finance and business matters.
Advised educational department on compliance issues and copyright and trademark matters in cooperation with outside counsel.
Supervised pending litigation and outside counsel.
Sole Practitioner November 1979 to December 1987Timothy L Black － Griffith, IN
General practice of law involving all aspects of civil and criminal law with an emphasis on real estate transactions.
including development and registration under the state's horizontal property laws.
Attorney June 1977 to November 1979Bainbridge & Tweedle － Highland, IN
General practice involving governmental law, contracts, corporate, real estate and commercial law.
Regional Real Estate Attorney/Paralegal September 1974 to June 1977McDonald's Corporation － Oak Brook, IL
Supervised acquisition and development of new restaurant locations.
Negotiated, documented, and closed transactions for the purchase, exchange, lease and renewal of free standing, in-store, strip center, and mall locations.
Reviewed all related documents, surveys, and title reports.
Prepared contracts, amendments, easements, deeds, closing statement, estoppel letters, subordinations and other agreements.
20-30 transactions per month.
Coordinated acquisition efforts with other accounting, insurance and other departments.
Supervised local counsel with respect to related matters and litigation.
Developed training and seminar material for related departments.
J.D : LawJohn Marshall Law School － Chicago, IN, USALaw