Tim Dietrich provides representation and counsel for corporations, financial institutions and governments in a number of areas, including organization and governance, the structuring, negotiation, and closing of corporate and commercial financial transactions (domestic and international), the representation of financial institutions and businesses in financially distressed settings and a wide array of advice to governments, including utilities matters.
Tim's practice involves general corporate counseling and representation in acquisitions and other transactions for both privately and publicly held businesses. In some instances, he serves clients in a "general counsel" role, providing representation on general business, corporate and financial matters, while also assisting in the coordination of litigation, regulatory compliance and other matters. He devotes a significant portion of his practice to counseling businesses involved in the development, manufacturing and marketing of medical devices.
In addition to the customary contractual and other needs of clients, his experience involves:
Tim works extensively with lenders and borrowers in various aspects of secured and unsecured credit transactions, including syndicated and participated loans, real estate acquisition and construction financing, asset-based transactions, acquisition financing, loan work-outs and restructurings and tax-exempt financing. The focus of Tim's lending practice is on middle market loan and small loan borrowers. For information on financing leasehold interests in real estate, Tim provides ten key points here.
Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy
Tim's creditors' rights and bankruptcy practice involves secured and unsecured creditor representation in bankruptcy stay relief, cash collateral, preference and fraudulent conveyance claim defense, plan approval, proof of claim assignments, appeals and other proceedings, as well as loan workouts and forbearance negotiation. He represents businesses as debtors in bankruptcy and collection proceedings, including debtor representation in Chapter 11 reorganization cases resulting in plan confirmations. Outside of bankruptcy, he represents parties in foreclosure, confession of judgment, execution, debt sale and assignment matters. He has lectured for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Eastern District Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference on Chapter 11 issues.
Tim represents local governments in matters of governance, procurement, finance, land use, code enforcement, utilities and other matters. His clients include boroughs, townships, planning commissions, municipal authorities, redevelopment authorities, and transportation authorities. He has been involved as government counsel or solicitor in construction project issues, sewer and water project issues, proprietary function matters, difficult code enforcement and land use issues related to undergraduate student housing and religious uses, open space preservation issues and police/law enforcement concerns. He provided legal counsel in connection with the financing, construction and operation of the first municipally-owned and operated fiber optic broad band system in Pennsylvania. He also has successfully negotiated complex multi-party sewage treatment agreements, including the formation and financing of joint authorities and capacity/construction agreements involving a mixture of public and private parties.