Tim Nixon is a commercial lawyer representing clients in state and federal courts. He is the lead attorney for the firm's Business Finance, Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Group. He is also a member of the Business and Litigation Practice Groups. He is a frequent lecturer and speaker on matters involving commercial litigation, the Uniform Commercial Code and bankruptcy law. Tim has addressed the American Bankruptcy Institute, State Bar of Wisconsin, the Turnaround Management Association and Chicago Bar Associations. He is a commentator on bankruptcy issues for newspaper, radio and television. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Tim has written numerous articles and co-authored books on insolvency issues. He has represented clients in cases before the United States Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeal, as well as in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States, including some of the largest bankruptcies filed in the United States. He is counsel to the fee examiner in the General Motors bankruptcy and, as part of his practice group, counsel to the fee committee in the Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. bankruptcy.
Tim's practice has included advising, among others, Dutch, Russian and Australian clients on American Bankruptcy Law as well as advising American clients on foreign insolvency issues and practice. Tim has also represented a British bankruptcy trustee in administering assets in the United States. He filed one of the only Chapter 15 cases outside of New York and Delaware representing a Canadian receiver and represented a bank holding company through a Chapter 11 reorganization.
Tim's clients include: retail companies, manufacturing companies, construction companies, food processors, agribusiness entities, banks, financial institutions and other manufacturing and service businesses. Moreover he represents clients in all aspects of bankruptcy including debtors, secured creditors, creditor committees, asset purchasers, receivers and trustees. He is one of a handful of lawyers with substantial experience in Wisconsin Chapter 128 Receiverships, as well as Wisconsin's unique wage lien law in Chapter 109.
While attending graduate school, Tim served an internship in the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, D.C. Prior to graduate school, Tim served as a ship's officer in the Merchant Marine for nine years.