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H. Timothy Lopez is Associate General Counsel with A. O. Smith Corporation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he heads the company’s international law practice group. He is also responsible for legal matters affecting, among other things, intellectual property protection, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign compliance and commercial transactions.

Prior to joining A. O. Smith, Lopez spent six years as in-house counsel at Kohler Company and was an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is licensed to practice law in California and Wisconsin. Lopez is a board member of the international section of the Wisconsin Bar, and a member of the China Business Council of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce.


Strategic business initiatives, mergers & acquisitions, commercial transactions, legal and administrative compliance, licensing, contract development/management, global procurement, distribution, sales and marketing laws, international trade laws, customs (inbound, outbound, audits, and disputes), foreign investments, divestitures, Greenfield development, reorganization/restructurings, government negotiations, and significant expertise in international business environments.


Practice areas


  1. International Law: 30%
    18 years
  2. Business: 20%
    18 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    18 years
  4. Mergers & Acquisitions: 20%
    18 years
  5. Intellectual Property: 10%
    6 years

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Contact info

11270 W Park Pl
Po Box 245008
Milwaukee, WI, 53224-9508


WIGood Standing199703/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Mortar Board Honor SocietyCalifornia Polytechnic State University1993
National Scholarship, American Planning AssociationCalifornia Polytechnic State University1992
Dean's Honr List - 1990 1991 1992California Polytechnic State UniversityN/A
Dean's Honor List - 1994-1995Indiana University School of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate General Counsel & Head of InternationalA.O.Smith Corporation2008 - Present
Senior Staff AttorneyKohler Co.2002 - 2008
Corporate AssociateFoley & Lardner, LLP2000 - 2002
Corporate AssociateGray Cary Ware & Freidenrich2000 - 2000
Corporate AssociateFoley & Lardner, LLP1997 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, International Law SectionMemberN/A
International Section of Wisconsin BarBoard MemberN/A
Mortar Board Honor SocietyMemberN/A
Wisconsin Bar AssociationMemberN/A
California Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC)MemberN/A
Indiana University School of LawBloomington AlumniN/A
School of Architecture and Environmental DesignCal Poly AlumniN/A
China Business CouncilMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Association of Corporate Counsel DocketExploring M&A Opportunities in Russia2011
Association of Corporate Counsel DocketUnderstanding and Negotiating Terms2010
Association of Corporate Counsel DocketTap Into New Business Channels with Brand Licensing2010
Association of Corporate Counsel DocketA Primer on M&A in China2009
California International Law JournalExploring M&A Transactions In India2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University-BloomingtonN/AJD - Juris Doctor1997
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoCity and Regional PlanningBS - Bachelor of Science1994