After spending his first ten years out of law school in some of the largest and most-established law firms in the Twin Cities and as General Counsel for a Minneapolis-based company, Tim founded the Peters Law Firm in 2006 with a vision of building a law firm dedicated to servicing the business needs of small and medium-size companies. Tim continues to have large and publicly-traded clients and has successfully provided all of his clients with "big firm" expertise with the benefits of small firm representation. Tim is an accomplished trial lawyer and serves as outside general counsel to many businesses, business owners and investors.

Prior to law school, Tim worked for large publicly-traded companies in mergers and acquisitions, marketing and management in Boston, Atlanta, and South Florida.  Tim has 30 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and over 20 years of experience in corporate and business law and in litigating complex commercial litigation in an impressive variety of practice areas. Tim has extensive experience in counseling and advising boards of directors and corporate principals with respect to litigation, fiduciary duties, financing, labor and employment and general business law. Tim's clients appreciate his ability to assist them in being proactive, oftentimes preventing business complications and expensive litigation through planning, negotiation and pre-litigation settlements. But if need be, Tim is a passionate litigator and excels in the courtroom where he has numerous motion, trial and appellate victories to his credit.

Tim received his B.A. from the University of St. Thomas and earned his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.

Beyond his law practice, Tim is the proud father of four and takes every opportunity to be with them in the great outdoors, in their school as a parent volunteer and coach.  He is a Mock Trial Coach at Edina High School, an avid fisherman, upland hunter (with his Weimaraner, Molly), a water skier, snowmobiler, and enjoys an occasional game of golf. In his younger years, Tim played football in college as a defensive end and played professionally in Europe with the London Heathrow Jets as middle linebacker. A South Dakota native, Tim spent years on the rodeo circuit as a bull rider and bareback bronc rider.

General Corporate and Business Law

General Business Counseling
Corporate Organization and Governance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Stock Deals
Asset Deals
Contract Drafting and Negotiation
Employment & Labor Law
Employment Contracts
Employee Handbooks
Family Law
Estate Planning
Non-Competes and Non-Solicitation Agreements
Separation Agreements
Independent Contractor Agreements
Independent Sales Representative Agreements
Collective Bargaining Agreements and Union Disputes
Executive Compensation Packages
Real Property
Real Estate Transactions
Commercial and Residential Development
Financing (Debt and Equity)
Conventional and Unconventional Loans
Private Equity Investments
SBA Loans
HUD Loans
Intellectual Property
Trademarks & Servicemarks
Franchise Law
Bankruptcy (representing creditors)
Sweepstakes Law
Sports and Entertainment Law

Commercial Litigation
Complex Commercial Litigation
Contract Disputes
Construction Defects and Disputes
Insurance Coverage Disputes
Shareholder / Member Disputes
Professional Negligence
Employment Law
Real Property Disputes
Landlord Tenant Disputes
Mechanics' Lien and Mortgage Foreclosures
Personal Guaranty Disputes
Creditors Remedies and Debt Collection
Product Liability
Intellectual Property
Franchise Law
Appellate Work

Supreme Court of Minnesota  
United States District Court, Minnesota  
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin  
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin   
U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois

William Mitchell College of Law (St. Paul, Minnesota), J.D., with honors - 1996
University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minnesota), B.A. - 1988

American Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association