| Practice Description: Tim Howard has extensive practice experience in business, bankruptcy, commercial and real estate litigation in all Illinois state and federal courts. In bankruptcy court, he only represents creditors or creditor committees.|
Notable Cases and Results:
Frost National Bank v. Midwest Autohaus, Inc., 241 F.3d 862 (7th Cir. 2001); Shelby County State Bank v. Van Diest Supply Co., 303 F.3d 832 (7th Cir. 2002); Van Diest Supply Co. v. Shelby County State Bank, 425 F.3d 437 (7th Cir. 2005);Citizens Sav. Bank v. Covey (In re PAK Builders), 284 B.R. 650 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 2002); Covey v. Citizens Sav. Bank (In re PAK Builders), 284 B.R. 663 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 2002); Illinois American Water Co. v. City of Peoria, 332 Ill. App. 3d 1098 (3rd Dist. 2002); National City Bank of Michigan/Illinois v. Northern Ill. Univ., 353 Ill. App. 3d 282, 818 N.E.2d 453, 288 Ill. Dec. 765 (2d Dist. 2004).
Bar Admissions: State of Illinois, 1976; State of Michigan, 1991; U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1998; U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1997; U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1976; U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1981; U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1987; U.S. Supreme Court, 1995.
Hourly Rate: $345 - $370 per hour.
Retainer: Varies with cases.
Year of Birth: 1950
Law School: University of Notre Dame Law School,J.D.
Undergraduate School: Princeton University
Representative Clients: Heartland Bank and Trust Co.; Citizens First National Bank; Centrue Bank; Hometown National Bank; Illini Bank PNC Bank; Heritage Bank of Central Illinois.
Employment History: Shareholder, Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC (November 1, 1990-present); Shareholder, Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick, P.C., Peoria, Illinois (January 1, 1981-October 2, 1990); Associate, Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick, P.C., Peoria, Illinois (March 1, 1976- December 31, 1980)
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
American Bar Association [Section on Business Law (Business Bankruptcy Committee), Section on Litigation (Commercial and Banking Litigation Committee and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation Committee)]; Illinois State Bar Association (Member, Section Council on Commercial, Banking and Bankruptcy Law; Council Chair 2005-2006; Member, Section Council on Federal Civil Practice; Council Chair, 2009-2010; Lawyer Referral Service Committee, 1981-1984); State Bar of Michigan; Peoria County Bar Association (Continuing Legal Education Committee Chairman, 1982-1984; Real Estate Law Committee Chairman, 1990-1991, 1996-1997; Board of Directors, 1988-1990); American Bankruptcy Institute; American Agricultural Law Association.
Member, Peoria County Board (D-5th Dist.), 1982-1992 (Vice Chairman of the Board, 1988-1992; Chairman, Management Services Committee, 1988-1992); Trustee, Greater Peoria Sanitary District, 1996-2008 (President, 1998-2008); Member, Peoria County Geographic Information System Policy Committee, 2001- 2008 (Treasurer, 2001-2008); Kickapoo Council, Girl Scouts of America (Member, Board of Directors, 1994-1999; President, 1996-1998); Peoria Area World Affairs Council (President, 1985-1986); Peoria Association for Retarded Citizens (Board of Directors, 1990-1996); University of Notre Dame Club of Peoria (President, 1988-1989); W.D. Boyce Council, Boy Scouts of America (Council Executive Board, 1994-1997, 1999-present); Heart of Illinois United Way (Board Member, 2006-present).
Published Legal Writing:
"Financing the Dealer" in Advising Illinois Financial Institutions (IICLE 2006); "Agricultural Financing in Illinois Under Article 9" in Secured Transactions (IICLE 2009); "Illinois Mortgage Liens in Bankruptcy" in Financing Real Estate Transactions (IICLE 1999).
Legal Lectures: "Commercial Real Estate Loan Problems and Solutions,"Community Banks Association of Illinois (November 1, 2009); "Negotiable Instruments, Bank Deposits, and Collections Under Articles 3 and 4 of the Illinois UCC," Illinois State Bar Association (October 30, 2008); "Recent Case Law Affecting Illinois Financial Institutions," Illinois State Bar Association (April 20 & 27, 2007); "Business Bankruptcy Changes Affecting Commercial Lending and Workouts," Community Bankers Association of Illinois, (November 17, 2006)
Firm Description: As a full-service business law firm, Howard & Howard offers specialists skilled at solving the many legal challenges that confront the modern enterprise. Howard & Howard provides their clients with solid experience and innovation.
Practice Group Description: Howard & Howard's Financial Services Group offers financial services to a variety of institutions, including banks, thrifts, insurance companies and security firms. Howard & Howard's services to financial institutions include mergers and acquisitions, bank and financial holding company laws, charter and mutual to stock conversions, financial services subsidiaries and operating subsidiaries, securities activities, environmental matters, commercial loan documentation, lender liability avoidance, creditor's rights, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation, federal and state regulatory compliance, insurance sales, trust services, brokerage and investment services, labor and employment, and tax-exempt bond/financing.
Family: Mr. Howard is married and has four children and two grandchildren.
Additional Office Locations:
Royal Oak, Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Las Vegas, Nevada
Parking: Mr. Howard is located at Howard & Howard's office located on the southwest corner of Fulton and Adams Streets in downtown Peoria. The main building entrance is on Fulton Street. There is a visitor's parking deck adjoining our building. Enter the parking deck from Adams Street. To enter the building from the parking deck, take the elevator to the office building lobby, and then take the office elevators to the 6th floor.