Michael T. Joliat
Michael T. Joliat focuses his practice on institutional health and retirement plans, providing advice regarding compliance with ERISA, the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, the Internal Revenue Code, and other federal law – always with an eye toward minimizing cost, complexity, and disruption.
He negotiates investment and service-provider agreements, drafts plan documents, and provides other services to meet the general counsel needs of employee benefit plans and their fiduciaries. Additionally, Mike is a frequent author and speaker on issues facing multiemployer plans.
Mike’s diverse educational background and broad array of interests is a valuable asset to his clients. With a degree in mathematics, Mike’s knowledge based straddles a number of disciplines vital to employee benefit plans. He uses this unique perspective to empower trustees and their service providers to meet complex regulatory demands while maintaining the efficient administration of their plans.
- U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (2012)
- Minnesota (2009)
- DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, J.D. (2009) (with Certificate in Taxation)
- University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, B.A. in theoretical mathematics (2004)
An Administrator’s Compliance Checklist (Presentation) International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans Annual Conference, Las Vegas NV, October 23, 2017
Lessons From Central States (Presentation) International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists Annual Conference, Denver CO, September 20, 2017
The New ERISA Fiduciary Rule: Keeping Up With Change To Avoid Legal Mistakes (Presentation) National Business Institute, March 2017
Finding Goldilocks: The Retiree Representative Under MPRA (Print Article) Benefits Magazine, June 2015
A Gap in the Armor? Affordable Care Act Faces Challenges
(Print Article) Bench & Bar of Minnesota, October 2013
Litigation Implications of the Affordable Care Act
(Presentation) Federal Bar Association Annual Convention, San Juan, Puerto Rico. September 23, 2013
On January 14, 2014, The Affordable Care Act Goes Live. Are Your Clients Ready?
(Web Article) Hearsay (a publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association), Spring 2013 (Available at www.mnbar.org/sections/new-lawyers/2012-13%20Newsletters/Spring2013/JoliatSpring.pdf)
Employee Benefit Plans and the Same-Sex Marriage Debate: The effect of a First Circuit decision that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.
(Web Article) Hearsay (a publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association), Fall 2012 (Available at www.mnbar.org/sections/new-lawyers/2012-13%20Newsletters/Fall%202012/Joliat%20Fall%202012.pdf)
Michael T. Joliat
Telephone: (612) 332-1030
Fax: (612) 332 2740
Primary Areas of Practice:
ERISA, Multiemployer Trust Funds, the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA and other Federal Law