Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Clyde Tinnen has joined the firm’s Business Law Department and Transactions Practice Group as a partner in the Milwaukee office.
Tinnen advises a range of public and private corporations across a variety of industries on transactional matters, particularly those related to financing and deal-making. He has structured and negotiated domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including public and private offerings, joint ventures, secured and unsecured credit facilities, acquisition financings, capital leases, leveraged buyouts, and private equity funds. Tinnen also advises clients on issues related to corporate governance and securities law disclosure matters. His clients range from startups to Fortune 100 companies in the energy, retail, telecommunications and hospitality sectors, among others.
“Clyde brings more than a decade of experience which, coupled with his robust public and private transactional knowledge, further strengthens our already deep bench of corporate transactional attorneys,” said Jessica S. Lochmann, vice chair of Foley’s Transactions Practice Group. “Clyde’s proven ability to effectuate success for clients across a variety of industries enhances our practice’s commitment and ability to serve as trusted counsel to every client with corporate finance, securities, M&A, or other transactional legal and business needs.”
Tinnen comes to Foley from Withers Bergman LLP, where he was a partner on the corporate team. Before beginning his legal career, Tinnen was a senior financial analyst at two public corporations. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Wisconsin African-American Lawyers Association, the Chicago Black Partners Alliance, and the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Tinnen also volunteers with the Waukesha Teen Court Program.
“We are thrilled to welcome Clyde to our growing Milwaukee office,” said Linda E. Benfield, managing partner of Foley’s Milwaukee office. “He is a tremendous lawyer, and he will be a great fit for our entrepreneurial culture and commitment to client service. We are looking forward to introducing him to our clients locally, and nationally.”
Tinnen was named one of Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Lawyers in 2015 and 2018. He was also a 2015 Fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.