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Timothy J. Jessell has represented and advised individuals, publicly traded and closely held corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other business entities in connection with mergers and acquisitions for 20 years. His experience includes various corporate transactions, including statutory mergers, asset purchases, tax-free spin-offs, reverse subsidiary mergers and stock redemption transactions, corporate liquidations and upstream mergers.


  • Mergers and acquisitions involving corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies
  • Employment agreements and executive compensation
  • Advice regarding licensing agreements and other intellectual property transactions involving technology companies
  • Shareholder agreements, limited liability company operating agreements and partnership agreements
  • Real estate acquisitions, exchanges, syndications and other real estate transactions
  • Federal and state tax controversy matters



  • Represented Sev1Tech, LLC, a technology company providing information technology, cybersecurity, cloud, and program management services and solutions to U.S. government, in the sale of a controlling interest to DFW Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm focused on lower middle-market companies.
  • Advised shareholders and corporations regarding structuring the sale, and merger and acquisition of information technology service companies throughout the United States, including both taxable and nontaxable transactions.
  • Represented individuals and companies in tax controversy matters involving state tax authorities and the IRS, including representation of clients before the U.S. Tax Court.
  • Advised several large closely-held corporations with more than $100 million in revenue and international operations on conversion from C corporation to S corporation status.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Certified Public Accountant
    • Elijah Watt Sells Award for Distinction on the CPA exam
  • Member, American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar, Federal Income Tax Section
  • Beta Alpha Psi


  • J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 1984
  • B.S., Accounting, University of Virginia, 1979
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia