Attorney Bio

 

Michael T. Joliat

Michael T. Joliat is an associate at Leonard, O’Brien, Spencer, Gale & Sayre, Ltd. Mike focuses his practice on advising employee benefits plans regarding compliance with ERISA, the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, and other federal law, with an eye toward minimizing cost, complexity, and disruption.

He negotiates investment 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. Before joining Leonard O’Brien, Mike was an associate at an employee benefits law firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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  • Publications & Presentations:

    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)
     

    • 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)
  • 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

Michael T. Joliat

email: Joliet@LOSGS.com

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