Greg 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
  • 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
  • Consults on areas of healthcare law relevant to regulatory compliance of healthcare captive insurance companies and their owners
  • Experience in structuring risk purchasing groups and risk retention groups in various domiciles
  • Structures risk financing matters for government and quasi-government risk pools and associations


Practice Areas


Prior Experience

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


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




Court Admissions



  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2009-2022
  • Chiropractic Advocate Award, 2015

Professional & Community Involvement

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

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 & Insights


  • James D. Augustyn, Jeffrey K. Lamb, Gregory M. Nowakowski and Lucy Yang's move to Honigman highlighted in Michigan Lawyers Weekly's "Professional Moves"
    Media | Also highlighted in Silobreaker, Detroit Legal News, Macomb County Legal News and Oakland County Legal News |


  • Chapter 22: Physician Agreements
    Publication | Representing Physicians Handbook, American Health Lawyers Association (Second Edition) |
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