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Tim S. Baird

Of Counsel

Tim’s current practice focuses on litigation and regulatory matters for financial institutions, insurance coverage matters, and bankruptcy-related litigation for creditors and Chapter 7 trustees. His financial institution clients have included banks, thrifts, broker-dealers, and investment advisers. Tim has assisted clients with internal and regulatory investigations involving state and federal securities regulators, state insurance regulators, and federal law enforcement. Tim has experience with a range of other business and commercial disputes, including disputes involving defaulted commercial loans, lender liability, UCC transactions, business torts, business combinations, close corporations/partnerships, energy contracts, government forfeitures, and government fraud. He has counseled financial institutions with regard to regulatory inquiries and investigations involving a range of operational, licensing, product, and sales-practice issues, and he has directed internal investigations involving employee misconduct and supervisory lapses.

Prior to joining Kutak Rock, Tim served as Senior Regulatory Counsel for a major broker-dealer.


Tim's recent matters have included representation of:
  • A national bank defending against fraudulent transfer claims of a Chapter 7 trustee.
  • Multiple broker-dealers and financial advisors facing claims by retail investors.
  • Multiple broker-dealers, financial advisors, and investment advisors  facing state or FINRA regulatory inquiries or investigations for securities violations.
  • A professional liability insurer defending against multiple coverage claims involving attorneys.
  • A commercial liability and excess insurer defending against a coverage claim related to a fatal auto accident.
  • A monoline insurance company prosecuting claims in New York against a major bank for fraud and breach of representations and warranties with respect to billions of dollars of mortgage-backed securities insured by the client.
  • A chapter 7 trustee in recovering fraudulent and preferential transfers.
  • A major consumer electronics firm defending preference and contract claims brought in bankruptcy court by the Circuit City Liquidating Trustee.
  • A shareholder in a close-corporation in disputes arising out of the dissolution and winding down of the company.

  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®