Timothy A. Ward, MBA/JD
tward@clbanks.net

Tim’s legal background includes extensive trial experience, corporate startup planning, contract law, employer/employee relations, elder law, Medicaid planning, estate tax planning, probate, trust law, personal injury law, criminal defense, traffic law, and civil law


  EDUCATION


MBA/JD - 2000; (Joint Degree - Master of Business Administration and Juries Doctor) Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA; studied business and law


BS - BUSINESS - 1996; Upper Iowa University, Fort Riley, KS; Summa Cum Laude; completed  BS, with an emphasis on business management


  EXPERIENCE - Legal, Business, Financial and Counseling


ATTORNEY; AREAS OF LAW: Business Law including: Corporate / Partnership / LLC Startups, 501 C3 Not for Profit Formation, Corporate Transactional Law such as Contracts, Buy Sell Agreements, Employee / Independent Contractor Agreements, Business Succession Planning (incorporating estate tax reduction / elimination strategies), & Non-Compete Agreements.


  Planning and Elder Law including:

     Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Advance Medical Directives, Medical Power of Attorney, Estate Administration, Probate Litigation, Estate Tax Reduction / Elimination, Charitable Giving including Charitable Remainder and Charitable Lead Trusts;


 Criminal and Traffic Law including misdemeanors and serious felonies. Experienced, and present substantial criminal / traffic court appearances per year including both adult and juvenile defendants.


CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITIES: former and experienced practitioner having knowledge of owning and operating a small business: Marketing Chain Management including: Promotion, Client Acquisition; Production (using a self-designed, automated document production system), Delivery and Follow-up to ensure Customer Satisfaction; Employee Hiring / Management / Retention; Public Relations including networking, Internet and print media utilization


LAW CLERK - Contract Labor to the Department of Justice Civil Fraud Division; 1998 to 2000; Managed a staff of 12 persons to set up and operate a document processing and storage center; Document Management including: High Speed Scanning, Electronic and Paper Document Review, Document Cataloguing, Archival and Retrieval; Legal Research; Proofreading