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Timothy I. Oppelt


Email Address: tim.oppelt@swmllp.com

Telephone: (818) 241-0103

Languages: English

Location : 550 N. Brand Blvd.
Suite 550
Glendale, CA

Areas of Practice:

Mr. Oppelt's representation of firm clients primarily focuses on corporate governance, director and officer duties, mergers and conversion, contract review, credit union regulatory matters, and crisis management. Mr. Oppelt's practice also includes advocacy for the credit union industry.


Mr. Oppelt received his Bachelor of Arts from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where he majored in Philosophy and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

He attended Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and Order of the Coif in 2007. While at Loyola Law School, Mr. Oppelt was the Chief Production Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. He was admitted to the California bar in 2007 and to the District of Columbia Bar in 2010.


Joseph S. Melchione & Timothy I. Oppelt, Fiduciary Duties of Credit Union Directors in the Merger Context, 7 DePaul Bus. & Com. L.J. 203 (2009).

Timothy I. Oppelt, The Foundations of § 1983 Jurisprudence: A Look from The Concept of Law, 2 Fla. A & M U. L. Rev. 91 (2007).

Styskal, Wiese & Melchione, LLP, Information Security Breach Response for Financial Institutions (2015).

Styskal, Wiese & Melchione, LLP, Credit Union Minutes Manual (2014).

Styskal, Wiese & Melchione, LLP, Credit Union Merger Manual (3d ed. 2012).

Steven V. Balian & Timothy I. Oppelt, Avoiding an Unnecessary Anchor, 36 Management Magazine 2 (February 2013).

Steven V. Balian & Timothy I. Oppelt, Landing in the Right Place, 36 Management Magazine 1 (January 25, 2013).

Timothy I. Oppelt, Emergency Mergers, 33 Management Magazine (June 4, 2010).

Timothy I. Oppelt, Purchase & Assumption Agreements Part I, 33 Management Magazine (March 23, 2010).

Timothy I. Oppelt, Purchase & Assumption Agreements Part II, 33 Management Magazine (March 26, 2010).

Timothy I. Oppelt, On Compliance: Online Internet Gambling Enforcement, 32 Management Magazine (Feb. 26, 2009).

Professional & Association Memberships:

District of Columbia Bar
State Bar of California
American Bar Association


Prior to attending law school, Mr. Oppelt worked at a small insurance litigation firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to his work at Styskal, Wiese & Melchione, LLP, he started a small publishing house specializing in literary fiction and supported the arts through underground film and music production.

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Timothy I. Oppelt