The single thing that excites me most is when a project comes together not only for the good of the client but also for the good of the community.
Passionate about music from a young age, Tim earned a bachelor’s degree in music, thinking that was the direction in which his career was headed. But he landed his first job out of college as an administrator in the construction business – and by his late-20s was immersed in law school. Turns out Tim also had a passion for all things legal.
Believing what makes a great lawyer stand out is experience in the real world, Tim immediately drew from this business background to help clients succeed – something he still does today. When it comes to helping clients, Tim not only considers the legal perspective but also the bigger picture. For example, if a business is wrestling with an employee termination issue, he’ll help them with letting the person go and counsel them on associated issues, such as managing company morale.
As a partner at Murray Plumb & Murray, Tim practices commercial real estate in addition to business law. His real estate practice focuses on commercial real estate purchases and sales, financing, development, leasing, and title matters. Tim does a lot of work in housing with a focus on helping the underserved and homeless populations. He is especially proud of the work he’s done to help bring pricing down for people with a low- to moderate- income.
Tim’s business practice includes asset and stock purchases and sales, business formation, and business succession planning, together with securities registration exemptions under state ”Blue Sky” laws and under federal Regulation D. His extensive background in construction also sets the bar high when it comes to the negotiation and administration of construction contracts.
Prior to attending law school, Tim was a field engineer for a large Maine-based construction company. He grew up in Wiscasset, Maine, and eventually settled in the Portland area where he and his wife reside. Tim currently serves as a Trustee on the Board the Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO), and chairs the PSO’s Music Director Search Committee. He also serves on the Board of the Genesis Community Loan Fund, a loan fund for underserved communities.
- Brown University, A.B.
- University of Maine School of Law, J.D., cum laude
- Articles Editor & Staff Member, Maine Law Review
- Moot Court Board member
- Hons. Leigh I. Saufley and Robert W. Clifford, Maine Supreme Judicial Court
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- U.S. District Court for the District of Maine