Timothy Duffy

Timothy Duffy

Business and Litigation Attorney

Lake Forest
Illinois
Licensed in
IL
The University of Chicago Law School

"Tim was responsive, effective, and efficient."

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Tim is an Illinois licensed attorney. For the past five years he has helped a wide variety of startups, small businesses, and individuals manage their legal issues, from setting up entities, managing federal and state reporting requirements, minimizing tax liabilities, protecting trademarks and copyrights, and resolving disputes. Tim’s legal and business experience allows him to provide practical, high-quality legal advice quickly and efficiently.

Prior to establishing his solo practice, he was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he practiced for 22 years as a commercial litigator. His practice focused on financial, accounting,
… read more shareholder, and corporate governance, as well as employment, trade secret, and contract work.

Tim received his J.D. from The Law School of The University of Chicago in 1994. He clerked for the Hon. Douglas H Ginsburg on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
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"Tim was great to work with. He is very reassuring and knowledgable, handling my case in just over 24 hours. It was a pleasure to work with Tim, would very highly recommend."

Assist with Other Tax Matter
Posted on Mar 7, 2023
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"Absolutely best in class. Timothy was able to reduce my corporate franchise tax from $85,000 to $400 in just a couple of hours. Have no doubts, Timothy is the ultimate choice if you are looking for excellent work and a quick turnaround with your legal matter."

Other Tax Matter Services
Posted on Feb 18, 2023
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"Tim worked meticulously, quickly, and thoroughly. I had a fairly unique tax situation, and Tim made sure to sort everything out for me and educate me in the process. I feel that I made a worthwhile investment by hiring Tim, and I will gladly work with Tim again in the future!"

Consult on Corporate Restructure
Posted on Feb 1, 2023
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"Tim was responsive, effective, and efficient."

Assist with Other Tax Matter
Posted on Jan 15, 2023
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"Timothy is great! He is super responsive and takes good care of his clients."

Assist with Equity Financing
Posted on Jan 3, 2023
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"My session with Tim was well spent. He was clear and concise in explaining the pros and cons of the tax structure for my LLC and did not overcharge me. I fully understand what I need to do moving forward and what will work best for my business. I highly recommend his services."

Form LLC
Posted on Sep 14, 2022

Work History

Law Office of Timothy A. Duffy

Principal

Jan 2018 - Present

Working as a solo practitioner since 2018 helping a wide variety of startups, small businesses, and individuals manage their legal issues, from setting up entities, managing federal and state reporting requirements, hiring and managing employees, protecting trademarks and copyrights, and resolving disputes

Jan 2018 - Present

Kirkland & Ellis

Partner

Sep 1995 - Dec 2017

Partner at one of the world's leading law firms with a practice focused on financial, accounting, shareholder, and corporate governance, as well as employment, trade secret, and contract work.

Sep 1995 - Dec 2017

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