Gillis Way Duncan & Campbell joins IR as the exclusive Corporate Law Member in US - Florida
Published 10 Jul, 2015
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Tim Gillis is a 1995 graduate of Jacksonville University and a 1998 graduate of the Florida State University College of Law. Gillis also earned a Master of Laws in Taxation at Georgetown University Law Center, served as a Graduate Fellow at the Council on State Taxation, and served as a judicial law clerk at the United States Tax Court. For the past 10 years, he has served as an adjunct professor at Florida Coastal School of Law, teaching courses such as Securities Regulation, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Transactional Drafting. Gillis holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating in Corporate Law, Business Law and Taxation from Martindale-Hubbell, which is their highest available rating.
Gillis spent the majority of his 15 years of experience at large corporate law firms. He was a partner in the corporate division of one of the nation’s largest law firms where he represented private equity funds (and their portfolio companies), publicly traded companies, big box retailers, franchisors & franchisees, physician practice groups, commercial real estate developers, financial institutions, high net worth individuals, and companies raising capital (e.g., start-ups & entrepreneurs). As a transactional lawyer, Gillis has touched the entire spectrum of the business relationship, including formation (shareholders’ agreements, operating agreements, joint venture agreements and real estate leases/acquisitions), funding (private placements and debt financing), expansion (trademarks, copyrights, franchising, licensing, employment agreements and non-compete agreements), and exit (mergers and acquisitions).
As Managing Partner of GILLIS WAY DUNCAN & CAMPBELL, Gillis continues his longstanding contributions to the Jacksonville community. He has provided significant hours of pro bono legal work to local nonprofit organizations such as We Care Jacksonville and Elder Source, as well as local entrepreneurial initiatives including iStart Start-up Weekend and One Spark. Gillis sits on the Board of GrowJAX, the entrepreneurial growth division of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. Gillis is also the President and a Board member of the North Florida Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), an association of middle-market M&A professionals, having chaired the highly successful 2012 Florida ACG Capital Connection. Gillis works out of the Jacksonville office of GILLIS WAY DUNCAN & CAMPBELL.
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