Timothy H. Button

Of Counsel

Assistant: Nikki L. Wilkerson – nwilkerson@rbelaw.com



Tim Button’s practice is focused on general corporate counseling including: contract drafting, asset purchases, employment and non-compete agreements, creditors’ rights, stock acquisitions, commercial financing, commercial and residential real estate and land use matters, as well as the resolution of commercial disputes.

Community Activity

  • Board of Directors, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Alumni Association
  • Manager, Broad Ripple Haverford Little League
  • Coach, Indy Indoor Lacrosse
  • Class Agent, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Annual Fund
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors, Meridian Street Foundation
  • U.S.G.A., Access Control Committee Captain, 2009 U.S. Senior Open

Representative Matters

Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning

  • Represented major hospital corporation before the Metropolitan Development Commission to secure zoning variances and approvals for multiple development projects across multiple hospital campuses.
  • Negotiated and reviewed numerous commercial leases in multiple states for a leading provider of cell phone services.

Business & Corporate Law

  • Counsel to numerous start-up business entites and emerging businesses, including one of the “Inc. 500” fastest growing private companies in the United States.
  • Negotiated favorable settlements with client’s former employees who violated their non-compete agreements.

Bankruptcy & Reorganization

  • Counsel to multi-billion-dollar hedge fund on creditors rights matters including foreclosure proceedings, negotiation of forbearance agreements and restructuring of debtor obligations.

Publications & Presentations

  • “The Mini MBA for Attorneys,” National Business Institute (June 2018)
  • “Helping Your Client Buy or Sell a Small-to-Medium Sized Business,” National Business Institute (December 8, 2014)
  • “LLC’s in Indiana,” National Business Institute (June 24, 2013)
  • “LLC or Inc.? Entity Selection for a Small to Medium Sized Business,” National Business Institute (June 7, 2012)

Awards & Recognition


  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association

Bar Admission

  • Indiana (2004)
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D. (2004)
  • Hamilton College, A.B. (1989)

Industries Served

Food & Beverage Service
Health Care
Non-profit Organizations
Real Estate
Wholesale & Retail Sales

Practice Areas

Business & Corporate Law
Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning
Business Contract Drafting & Negotiation
Business Entity Selection & Formation
Business Mergers & Acquisitions
Business Succession Planning
Land Use & Planning
Commercial Real Estate & Leasing
Residential Real Estate