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Timothy A. Burkard

Managing Partner, Manitowoc Office


Tim acts as general counsel to many privately held businesses including family owned companies. Tim represents these companies in a wide range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, real estate matters, and business formation, structuring and planning.

As a former officer with a large regional financial institution, his practice also involves representing financial institutions in commercial and consumer creditors’ rights matters. His banking experience also brings depth to his practice advising his business clients.

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


  • Represents clients in manufacturing, food and beverage, and retail industries.
  • Represents buyers and sellers on asset purchase, stock purchase, and merger transactions
  • Regularly represents businesses on a broad range of contract issues, including:
    • Supply Agreements
    • Terms and Conditions of Sale
    • Terms and Conditions of Purchase
    • Distribution and Dealer Agreements
    • Independent Contractor Agreements
    • Sales Representative Agreements
    • Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements
    • Indemnity Agreements
  • Represents companies in formation, transition planning, buy-sell arrangements, and dissolution
  • Provides commercial and residential real estate counsel for purchase and sale, and lease transactions
  • Has served as a director and general counsel to nonprofit corporations

Honors & Recognitions

Tim holds an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, their highest distinction available. 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
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law Section and Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights Section
  • Member, Manitowoc County Bar Association



Community Involvement

  • Governance Committee, Progress Lakeshore
  • Board Member, Shady Lane Nursing Home & Assisted Living Facility
  • Past Board member, Manitowoc Public Library Foundation
  • Past General Counsel and Board Member, Manitowoc-Two Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc.  
  • Past Board Member, Capitol Civic Centre Theater
  • Past Board Member, U.W.-Manitowoc Foundation
  • Past Board Member and Chairperson, Hospice Advisory Committee, Holy Family Memorial Medical Center
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