Timothy Kaufmann, Novara, Tesija, Catenacci, McDonald, & Baas PLLC Photo


Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 2011

Michigan State University, B.A., 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court
    - Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court
    - Eastern District of Michigan 


In his 10+ years practicing law, Timothy Kaufmann has focused on insurance defense, corporate, international, and bankruptcy law. Tim has represented insurers, reinsurers, and self-insured in workers' compensation, first-and third-party automobile, errors and omissions, premises liability, employment, and corporate liability matters. He has also represented banks and a number of private equity firms in both lending and special assets matters.

Tim also has experience in all aspects of real estate law, including complex commercial leases (including multiple building corporate condominium plans), purchase agreements, land contracts, construction mortgages and subornation agreements.

He has successfully represented banks, insurers, re-insurers, corporations, business owners and individuals in many litigation matters. He also has advised businesses and business owners in the technology, food service, manufacturing and finance industries on entity formations, acquisitions, joint ventures, transactional matters, employment and general corporate governance issues. 

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Member, International Law Section & Real Property Section, State Bar of Michigan

Member, Young Arbitrators Forum, International Chamber of Commerce

Member, National Eagle Scout Association



  • Obtained a dismissal of plaintiff’s negligence claims against defendant in the Macomb County Circuit Court. Plaintiff claimed he was injured in a rear-end accident which he claimed subsequently injured his back. The Motion for Summary Disposition sought to dismiss plaintiff’s claims on the basis that defendant’s objective injuries were unchanged from records obtained before the accident. Ultimately, The Hon. James M. Maceroni granted the Motion for Summary Disposition and dismissed plaintiff’s claims against defendant with prejudice.
  • Obtained a dismissal of plaintiffs’ negligence claims against Defendant in the Wayne County Circuit Court. Plaintiffs claimed they were injured in a hit and run accident; however, they were unable to identify the vehicle during their deposition and only noted that they took a picture of the vehicle’s license plate but were unable to produce such a picture. The Motion for Summary Disposition sought to dismiss plaintiffs’ claims on the basis that defendant’s vehicle showed no signs of damage and plaintiffs could not identify the individual driving the vehicle. Ultimately, The Hon. David J. Allen granted the Motion for Summary Disposition and dismissed plaintiffs’ claims against defendant with prejudice.

Awards & Recognition

Honors & Recognitions

Rising Star, Civil Litigation-Defense, Michigan Super Lawyers, 2021

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