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Timothy Hillegonds

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  • Grand Rapids

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Biography

Timothy Hillegonds has broad general practice experience in most areas of the law. He provides services to banks and financial institutions and other commercial businesses. These services include planning commercial transactions, documenting the transactions and if necessary enforcing the rights of the client. Enforcement includes foreclosures and court and bankruptcy proceedings. He represents a number of closely held businesses and real estate brokers, and routinely forms business ventures and reviews and prepares a variety of contracts for the sale of real estate and personal property, employment and business relationships. He has represented clients in both large and small merger, reorganization and sale and acquisition transactions.

Education

  • Valparaiso University J.D. 1975    
  • Hope College B.A. 1972 magna cum laude

Admitted

  • 1975, Michigan

Bar Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
    Bankruptcy Law Section, Former Steering Committee Member
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
    Former Trustee

Honors & Awards

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2007-Present
  • Named to Michigan Super Lawyers 2006-2010, 2014-Present
  • Leading Lawyers Michigan, 2014
  • Editorial Board, Valparaiso University Law Review
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Experience

  • Currently represents a number of financial institutions in his area of expertise, including Chemical Bank, FCB, Fifth Third Bank,  GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Mercantile Bank, and Southern Michigan Bank & Trust.  Similar representation for others, including Zeeland Farm Services.  Also represents several real estate brokers/agents and numerous small to medium-size businesses

Leadership

Professional Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association
    Former Arbitrator

Community Affiliations

  • Geneva Camp & Retreat Center, Holland, Michigan
    Board Member
  • Kent County Parks Foundation
    Former Board Member
  • Respite Centers of Western Michigan
    Former Board Member
  • Christian Counseling Center
    Former Board Member

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