Attorney Kurt N. Koning

Background and Education

Kurt was born in Piscataway, New Jersey and raised in Willimantic, Connecticut.  Kurt attended the University of Connecticut and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key National Honor Society, and the National Association of Collegiate Scholars.  In 2007, Kurt graduated summa cum laude, with dual degrees in Political Science and Economics.
 
During the two years between college and law school, Kurt worked as a data analyst with the Healthcare Fraud Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston, Massachusetts.
 
Kurt completed his first year of law school at Howard University, finishing 7th in his class and earning the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Constitutional Law and Property Law.  Although offered the position of Staff Editor for the Howard University Law Review, Kurt transferred to Brooklyn Law School in Brooklyn, New York to more directly pursue entertainment law.  During his time in Brooklyn, Kurt earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Advanced Copyright and Trademark Law, and worked as Articles Editor for the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law.  As a full time student, Kurt also worked nearly full time as a law clerk for Carroll, Guido & Groffman, a firm specializing in legal services to music industry participants.  In 2012, Kurt received his Juris Doctorate with a Certificate in Intellectual Property, Media and Information Law.  

Employment and Experience

Kurt is no stranger to hard work.  Long before the advanced degrees and tailored suits, Kurt was a newspaper delivery boy, a soccer referee, a “sandwich artist” (yes, that is a term of art) at Subway, a waiter at Applebees, and a bartender at several establishments.
 
During the two years between college and law school, Kurt worked as a data analyst with the Healthcare Fraud Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston, Massachusetts.  In that capacity, Kurt facilitated and maintained discovery and trial preparation materials in large-scale criminal fraud investigations and prosecutions, working with teams of federal prosecutors and special agents from federal administrative agencies.
 
As a full time law student, Kurt worked nearly full time as a law clerk for Carroll, Guido & Groffman, a New York firm providing transactional services to industry-leading recording artists, songwriters, producers, publishers and record labels.  In that capacity, Kurt drafted copyright registrations and terminations of transfer, various use licenses, endorsement agreements and service contracts, as well as maintaining regular communication with performing rights organizations regarding client royalties.
 
Upon completing law school and passing the New York Bar in 2012, Kurt continued his work in the music industry with a solo practitioner, but that would prove to be short-lived.  In 2013, Kurt met his wife, followed her to Michigan, passed the Michigan Bar, and started working with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office in Detroit.  As a prosecutor, Kurt conducted more than 80 felony trials in a wide range of cases involving auto theft, home invasion, armed robbery, assault, arson, drug manufacture, domestic violence, and homicide.  Kurt handled all aspects of prosecution, from investigation, charging and discovery, to extensive motion practice, plea negotiations, trial preparation, trial execution, and sentencing.  In 2019, Kurt was promoted to Team Lead, responsible for training new prosecutors and handling complex cases.
 
Kurt joined Fisher, Fowler & Williams in 2020.

In His Spare Time

Kurt is a family man, spending most of his spare time with his wife, daughter and dog.  Like many Michiganders, Kurt likes to spend the warm months working hard on landscaping and relaxing by the lake.  Kurt is an avid runner, a good soccer player, and an above-average tennis player.
 
Kurt loves music.  He’s been to hundreds of concerts and festivals, and during the summer of 2008 went on a voter registration tour with the Dave Matthews Band through an organization called Headcount.
 
Kurt tries to give back when he can.  Kurt regularly donates blood to the Red Cross and time to a wide range of charitable causes.  After Hurricane Sandy devastated New York City and surrounding areas, Kurt volunteered with the Storm Response Unit of the New York Legal Assistance Group.  In that capacity, Kurt provided general financial counseling and helped victims address FEMA and SBA applications and appeals, insurance disputes, landlord-tenant issues, contractor fraud, and mortgage foreclosure.

Kurt can be reached at the office, 313-458-8276, or by email, infonfw@gmail.com.
You can make an appointment to meet Kurt at his office, 18538 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236, any day of the week, including weekends.
If an office meeting doesn’t strike your fancy, Kurt is more than happy to meet you at a coffee shop, restaurant, bar, or even at your home, if that is what you prefer.

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