Holland & Hart LLP
Timothy S. Crisp is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the Finance & Financial Institutions; Consumer Financial Services; Health Care Finance & Restructuring; and Privacy, Security & Information Management Practices.
Mr. Crisp represents lenders and borrowers in commercial and asset-based loan transactions, workouts, turnarounds, bond transactions, equipment leases and cross-border transactions. He regularly counsels consumer finance companies regarding licensure matters and compliance with the Truth in Lending Act, the Fair Credit Billing Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Electronic Funds Transfer Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, National Automated Clearing House Association rules, and state consumer credit, privacy, debt management services and debt collection laws. He also handles distressed company sales and divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, and private equity investments. He assists financing entities and users in aircraft financing and registration. His clients and transactions span the nation, with focus in Wisconsin and Chicago, and are in a variety of industries, including banks, finance companies, manufacturers and technology companies.
Mr. Crisp has been lead corporate counsel in many high profile transactions, winning awards for 2008 Out-of-Court Restructuring of the Year; 2007 Non-Chapter 11 Deal of the Year; 2007 Manufacturing Deal of the Year; 2007 Community Impact Deal of the Year by The M&A Advisor; and 2007 Transaction of the Year by the Turnaround Management Association. He was selected for inclusion in the 2007 and 2008 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® lists and was named a "top lawyer" by Madison Magazine in 2003 and 2007. He has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system. Mr. Crisp has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2012 in the field of corporate law, commercial litigation, and banking and finance. He was named Best Lawyers’ Madison Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year.*
Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Crisp was a partner with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP.
Mr. Crisp is on the board of directors of the American Players Theatre of Wisconsin, Inc. His publications include "2008 Supplement to Chapter 9 (Secured Transactions) of Wisconsin Business Advisor Series: Commercial and Consumer Transactions," published by the State Bar of Wisconsin, and "Customers with Financial Woes," in the Capital Region Business Journal in August 2006.
Mr. Crisp is a member of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section (Commercial Financial Services, Consumer Financial Services, Uniform Commercial Code, Legal Opinions, Negotiated Transactions and Banking Law Committees); and the State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law Section and Committee on Standard Forms of Legal Opinions. He is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Mr. Crisp’s recent finance and related transactions include:
Mr. Crisp’s recent corporate transactions include:
*The Illinois Supreme Court does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and no award or recognition is a requirement to practice law in Illinois.