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Gregory M. Nowakowski

Partner

Education

Wayne State University Law School, LL.M.
  • Labor and Employment Law
Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
  • Jason L. Honigman Award; Lombard Fellow
  • The Wayne Law Review, Editor in Chief
James Madison College, Michigan State University, B.A.
  • International Relations
  • with honors; Phi Beta Kappa
  • James Madison Student Senate; James Madison Judicial Committee Member

Prior Employment

  • Rogers, Mantese & Associates, Associate, 2007-2012
  • Jeremy Dalpiaz for City Council Campaign, Treasurer, 2003-2005

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Clerkships

  • Judge Denis LeDuc, 42nd District Court (Division 1) for Michigan, Clerk, 2005

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association

Oakland County Bar Association

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2009-present
    • Chair, 2010-2011
    • Vice Chair, 2009-2010

State Bar of Michigan

  • Health Care Law Section, 2008-present
    • Substantive Law Section, 2012-present
    • Medical Legal Subcommittee, 2012-present
      • Chair, 2015
    • Publications Committee, 2009-present
    • HIPAA Task Force, Co-chair, 2014-present
  • Labor and Employment Law Section, 2008-2014
Overview
Community
News & Resources
Honors

Overview

Mr. Nowakowski advises businesses on risk management strategy, alternative risk financing, regulatory compliance, and general corporate governance.

  • Assists clients on captive insurance and alternative risk financing matters, feasibility studies, formation and ongoing representation of captive insurance companies
  • Provides recommendations regarding captive domiciles, ownership structures, insurance policy provisions, funding approaches and inter-company agreements from a legal and regulatory perspective
  • Counsels captive insurance companies on tax and regulatory issues associated with ongoing operations
  • Consults on areas of health care law relevant to regulatory compliance of health care captive insurance companies and their owners
  • Assists clients in restructuring of insurance programs, including mergers and acquisitions of captive insurance companies
  • Negotiates insurance business agreements, including bank custody agreements, investment management agreements and insurance program participation agreements
  • Reviews, interprets and drafts insurance policies, including analysis and questions of coverage
  • Advises clients as to health care law, including state and federal fraud and abuse laws, reporting requirements and tax-exempt issues such as private inurement
  • Represents professional practice associations in health care regulatory, tax, political/legislative, administrative and litigation issues
  • Provides assistance to clients in drafting and negotiating a wide range of contracts in the insurance and health care industries
  • Advises clients on insurance program formation, structure, operations and taxation issues for tax-exempt and for-profit entities

Community

State Bar of Michigan Annual Law Day, Attorney Advisor, 2012-2015

  • 2015 Publication “Women Who Changed The World,” Co-editor, a publication of Cranbrook students celebrating women across the country who have changed the world for the better; a 2015 publication of Sunbury Press
  • 2014 Submission and Law Day First Prize Winner, Co-producer, “Judgment in Detroit,” a production of Cranbrook students celebrating Damon J. Keith’s participation in the U.S. v. Sinclair litigation regarding the contours of the Fourth Amendment’s search and seizure protections
  • 2013 Submission and Law Day First Prize Winner, Co-producer, “Murphy’s Dissent – Korematsu v. United States,” a production of Cranbrook students celebrating Justice Frank Murphy of the U.S. Supreme Court writing in dissent and championing non-discrimination against the Japanese
  • 2012 Submission and Law Day First Prize Winner, Co-producer, “Michigan: No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom,” a production of Cranbrook students celebrating Michigan Legal Milestones, and a 1913 trial involving Former President Theodore Roosevelt related to defamation in the Upper Peninsula

News & Resources

News

Publications

Honors

  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2009-2016
  • Chiropractic Advocate Award, 2015