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Ronald J. Trosty

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Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Ronald J. Trosty
B.A. University of Alabama 1957
J.D. University of Alabama 1959
M.S.T. Grand Valley State College 1986

As a law student, Professor Trosty distinguished himself by serving as case note editor of the Alabama Law Review. He went on to practice corporate law as a partner in a New York City law firm while teaching Legal Environment of Business as an adjunct faculty member at Pace University.

Professor Trosty has been a member of the Securities Advisory Committee of the Corporation and Securities Bureau, Michigan Department of Commerce; has served as a consultant to the nonprofit corporation subcommittee of the Michigan Corporation Finance and Business Law section of the State Bar of Michigan; and was appointed by Michigan Gov. William G. Milliken as a member of the State Board of Accountancy.

A member of the Cooley Legal Authors Society and a four-time winner of the Stanley E. Beattie Teaching Award, Professor Trosty teaches Business Organizations, Business Planning and Securities Regulation. 

  • Trosty, Ronald J. "Michigan," in STATE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP LAWS: PRACTICE GUIDES, ANNOTATIONS, STATUTES, FORMS edited by Michael A. Bamberger and Joseph J. Basile, Jr. Clifton, NJ: Prentice Hall Law & Business; Frederick, MN: Aspen Law & Business (1987-2000).
  • Trosty, Ronald J. "Michigan," in STATE LIMITED LIABILITY: COMPANY & PARTNERSHIP LAWS by Michael A. Bamberger and Joseph J. Basile, Jr. Clifton, NJ: Prentice Hall Law & Business; Frederick, MN: Aspen Law & Business, (1995-2000).
  • Trosty, Ronald J. "1983 Cumulative Supplement to Part D," in FEDERAL LAWYER'S MANUAL by Roger A. Needham. Wilmette, IL: Callaghan & Co. (1983).
  • Trosty, Ronald J. "Part D. Corporations [Chapter D1: Securities Regulation"; Chapter D2: Shareholders' Derivative Suits]," in FEDERAL LAWYER'S MANUAL by Roger A. Needham. Wilmette, IL: Callaghan & Co. (1980).
  • Trosty, Ronald J. Review of MICHIGAN BUSINESS CORPORATIONS by Stanley Siegel. 59 Mich BJ 858 (1980).