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Timothy A. Burkard

Managing Partner, Manitowoc Office


Tim acts as corporate counsel to privately held and publicly traded businesses. Tim represents these entities in a wide range of matters including mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, real estate transactions, organizational structuring, strategic planning, and franchising. Tim also represents private equity and venture capital firms in middle market mergers and acquisitions.

As a former officer with a large national financial institution, Tim’s banking experience brings depth to his practice advising his business clients.

Tim is the Managing Partner for the firm’s Manitowoc, Wisconsin office.


  • National and international representation of multi-national corporations involving complex commercial contract matters including:
    • Supply Agreements
    • Terms and Conditions of Sale and Purchase
    • Franchise, Distribution, and Dealer Agreements
    • Sales Representative Agreements
    • Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements
    • Indemnity Agreements
  • General corporate counsel representation to manufacturing clients including those in the food and beverage industry.
  • Representing private equity and venture capital firms in mergers and acquisitions.
  • Representing franchisors in the development of franchise documents and compliance with federal and state franchise laws.
  • Representing franchisees in the review and negotiation of franchise agreements, analyzing franchise disclosure documents, entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial real estate transactions.
  • Represents companies in formation, transition planning, buy-sell arrangements, and dissolution.
  • Provides commercial real estate counsel for purchase, sale, and lease transactions.

Honors & Recognitions

Tim holds an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, their highest distinction available, and he's been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© in the category of Banking and Finance Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law. Tim was honored with the Joseph P. Schmitt Speak Up Award, given annually by the Manitowoc-Two Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the quality of life for citizens of Manitowoc County.

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section and Commercial Financial Services Section
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law Section and Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights Section
  • Member, Manitowoc County Bar Association
  • Peer Counselor for Wisconsin State Bar Lawyer Assistance Program


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