"Our team-oriented approach to the practice of law is attractive to the kind of candidates we seek: smart, well-rounded, and motivated students and lawyers who enjoy the give and take of a team."
- Timothy Lloyd, Partner, Washington, D.C.
I focus on matters involving privately held companies, joint ventures, limited liability companies and partnerships, investment structures, acquisitions, commercial transactions, and tax planning for a variety of clients.
Getting to know Hogan Lovells
I came to Hogan Lovells (then Hogan & Hartson) as a lateral associate after spending my first three years following law school in the Chicago office of another leading firm. Hogan was the only firm I considered joining in Washington, D.C. because it was the only one with the kind of well-developed and sophisticated Corporate practice I was seeking and the collegial, friendly environment I thought would best serve my professional development.
I heard great things about the firm’s reputation and culture before I came here, all of which I found to be true, but I did not fully anticipate the variety and challenging nature of the kind of matters I would get to work on, both with colleagues here in Washington, D.C. and in other offices around the world.
As a partner who specializes in tax, I am often involved in multiple projects on any given day. For example, other firm lawyers often ask me to help structure deals to maximize our clients’ positions. Some days I work with entrepreneurs who are starting up new businesses or entering into arrangements to fund their businesses. And, because I serve as the firm’s primary contact for a number of clients, I often advise clients on a variety of legal matters and consult with both partners and associates with different areas of experience. Every day is truly a “team effort.”
We have amazing breadth and depth in our corporate practice, with experience in just about any area you can imagine. This is a huge benefit when it comes to dealing with sophisticated transactions and devising creative solutions for our clients. We can assemble a team with the special experience needed to address the most complex deal. More importantly is the way we approach our clients’ legal needs as a team. I am so fortunate to work with colleagues who are not only smart and experienced but also practical when it comes to meeting our clients’ needs.
Our commitment to collegiality and treating people the right way really stands out for me. It is extremely helpful professionally to know I can always count on my colleagues for help when I need it. But I have appreciated it even more personally throughout my more than 25 years with the firm.
Word to the wise
As Chair of the Washington, D.C. and U.S. Recruitment Committees, I understand how challenging it can be to sort out career options, particularly for law students. I always encourage students to take enough time to get a real feel for the firms they are considering and assess whether they are a good “fit,” as I believe someone is much more likely to be successful if they find an environment in which they truly enjoy their colleagues and the kinds of challenges the work can provide. Our team-oriented approach to the practice of law is attractive to the kind of candidates we seek: smart, well-rounded, and motivated students and lawyers who enjoy the give and take of a team.
I understand someone who is interested in Hogan Lovells is seeking a firm with preeminent practice areas, and the firm certainly offers summer associates and new associates great opportunities to explore potential career paths. I think it is also important to look ahead, to try to peek around the corner a bit to think about how the practice of law is evolving. I believe Hogan Lovells’ international capabilities and “one firm” approach to solving client problems provide a very solid foundation for developing a sophisticated legal practice over the next decades.
I have been developing my tax practice with the firm for over 25 years since joining the team as a lateral associate. As a partner in our Washington, D.C. office, I advise foreign corporations, partnerships, and individuals on tax issues, commercial transactions, and estate planning. I handle matters involving tax and other legal aspects of alternative forms of business organizations; structuring startup businesses, investment funds, and other forms of investment; acquisitions, dispositions, and mergers; tax-free exchanges of real estate; debt restructurings; and the formation of commercial joint ventures, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. I also serve as Chair of our Washington, D.C. and U.S. Recruitment Committees.
Graduating cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School, I was the managing editor of the Wisconsin International Law Journal.
Formerly a travel soccer coach for many years, my interests outside of the office currently include running, skiing, travel, wines, sporting events, and enjoying live music performances.