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Timothy P. Johnson

Of Counsel

Buffalo, NY

(716) 847-6004


For many attorneys, the law is a profession. For Tim, it is a calling. While most boys dream of being athletes or firefighters, Tim knew he was going to be a lawyer as early as the middle school.

​Tim knows banking inside and out. Having been a corporate officer and in-house counsel for three area banks has given him first-hand knowledge about how to solve problems for both financial institutions and their clients. He has deep experience in secured commercial lending, real estate and commercial loans, tax liens, loan structuring, bankruptcies, foreclosures, and regulatory compliance.

​In addition to these purely “legal” issues, Tim helps his clients evaluate the nuances of risk. Because banks and lending institutions rely on the public trust, he helps them avoid the expense and publicity of litigation. This requires an encyclopedic knowledge of the law, a good ear for listening, and the ability to spot hidden financial, legal, and reputational hazards.

To Tim, you can’t have good business sense without common sense. He is honest with his clients, down-to-earth, and genuine. Above all, he is a lawyer, through and through. It is the dream job he was born to do, and that passion for the law serves his clients well.


University at Buffalo
School of Law, J.D.

State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, B.A. (cum laude)


New York State

US District Courts - Western District of NY

​US Bankruptcy Court - Western District of NY


Tim is a member of the New York State and Erie County Bar Associations and former member of the Turnaround Management Association.


Tim was named to the 2019-2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® for his work in Real Estate Law.

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