Timothy B. Collins focuses his practice on employee benefit matters relating to corporate transactions, executive compensation, pension and retirement programs and welfare benefit programs. Mr. Collins counsels clients on compliance of nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements with Code Section 409A. Mr. Collins also counsels clients who are seeking approval under the Internal Revenue Service Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System program and the U.S. Department of Labor Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program.

Mr. Collins is a 2006 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he was a notes editor of the Notre Dame Law Review and a national finalist in the 2005 American Bar Association's client counseling competition, and a 2002 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame.


  • Pennsylvania


  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2006
    Note Editor and Staff Member, Notre Dame Law Review
  • University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Arts & Science, magna cum laude, 2002


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2006-present

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Duane Morris' Developments in Workplace Law and Practice 2015, Philadelphia, May 14, 2015
  • Speaker, "Developments in Workplace Law and Practice," Duane Morris' Developments in Workplace Law and Practice 2014, Philadelphia, May 8, 2014

Selected Publications

Representative Matters

  • Represented New Hampshire-based Unitil Corporation (NYSE: UTL) in its sale of $30 million aggregate principal amount of 3.70% senior notes to several well-known insurance companies.
  • Represented the owners of a test engineering and technical staffing services company in its sale for $39 million.
  • Represented the owners of a furniture retailer with approximately 40 locations in several states in its sale for $42 million.
  • Advised owners of a digital learning solutions company on employee contract issues related to the $53 million sale to a private equity fund of its subsidiary, a company that provides educational internet offerings.
  • Advised Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company of Japan on U.S. insurance and retirement product matters in its $5 billion acquisition of StanCorp Financial Group, which is the parent of Standard Insurance Company and other subsidiaries.
  • Represented Sancoa International Company and TubeDec, LLC, family owned affiliated companies that manufacture and supply products to Home & Personal Care customers in North America, in their $71 million sale to CCL Industries, a Canadian public company.