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Timothy K. Kroninger Partner

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Mary J. Palus, 313/481-7315

Intellectual Property and Business Law Experience

Tim is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Corporate Law Practice Teams. He has extensive experience in many legal business areas including intellectual property and contract law, corporate and general business law, franchise and marketing law, and trademark/brand and technology licensing as well as litigation.

Tim’s experience includes working with Fortune 500 companies around the world. He uses his significant experience in law and business to apply a unique perspective, philosophy, and attitude to assist all types and sizes of companies in analyzing, evaluating, protecting, and enforcing their intellectual property from an overall strategic perspective, which is unique to the legal industry.

Tim also has extensive experience in negotiating, drafting, and analyzing complex license and franchise agreements that involve the diverse areas of manufacturing, distribution, sales, marketing, insurance and indemnification, warranty and quality control, financials and intellectual property.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • International Collegiate Licensing Association (ICLA)
  • International Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association (LIMA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Metro Detroit Spartan Executive Group
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
  • State Bar of Michigan: Business Law, Franchising, and Intellectual Property Law sections
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Adjunct Professor and Director, Trademark and Entrepreneur Clinic


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
    Detroit, Michigan
    J.D., cum laude, 1985
    Law Review, Article and Book Editor
    Moot Court, National Tax Law Team
    Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society
    Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society
  • Michigan State University
    College of Business
    East Lansing, Michigan
    B.A., with honors, 1982
    MSU Mortar Board National Honor Society

Publications and Presentations

  • Michigan State University, College of Business – Guest Speaker: Business Creation and IP Protection (2014 - present)
  • The C12 Group, Fall Conference 2010 – Guest Speaker: Trade Secrets, Confidentiality, and Non-Compete Agreements (2010)
  • University of Detroit School of Law – Guest Speaker: Lunch with a Lawyer Program: Intellectual Property and Licensing in the “Real World” (2013)
  • University of Detroit School of Law – Law Review Article: Psychiatrist’s Duty to Warn (1984)

Community Involvement

  • Crescent Ridge/Park Subdivision Association, Board of Directors: past president and treasurer
  • MSU Alumni Association
  • North Hills Christian Reformed Church, guest choir member/soloist
  • Optimist Club of Auburn Hills, Board of Directors
  • Troy Soccer Club: coach/trainer and past director/president
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