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, LLM, Taxation, 2000
- Florida State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1998
- Jacksonville University, B.A., 1995
- District of Columbia
- 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
News & Speaking Engagements
- Firm News, Jacksonville, 3.2.21
- Martha Rabbitt and Tim Gillis Featured Speakers at the RPPTL Real Property Finance and Lending Committee Meeting11.20.19
- Article, 5.15.17
- “Basic Considerations When Forming a New Business,” Gillis, Way & Campbell, LLP