H. Timothy Gillis is the Managing Partner of the Jacksonville office of Shutts & Bowen, where he is a member of the Corporate Practice Group.

A Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent rated attorney, Tim concentrates his practice in transactional business law and has 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. As a transactional lawyer, Tim 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).

Tim has served as an adjunct professor at Florida Coastal School of Law, teaching courses such as Securities Regulation, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Transactional Drafting. He is a past chair of the Transactional Law Section and the current chair of the Corporate, Business, and In-House Counsel Committee of The Jacksonville Bar Association. Tim is a past President and 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 and 2016 Florida ACG Capital Connection.



  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation, 2000
  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1998
  • Jacksonville University, B.A., 1995

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • All Florida Federal Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida

Professional and Civic

  • Jacksonville Bar Association
    • Chairman, Corporate, Business, and In-House Counsel Committee
    • Past Chairman, Transactional Law Section
  • Adjunct Professor, Florida Coastal School of Law, 2002 - 2013
  • President and Board Member, Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) – North Florida Chapter, 2011 – 2013
  • Chairman, ACG Florida Capital Connection, 2012 & 2016

News & Insights


  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™, Corporate Law, Business Law and Taxation

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