Kapnick Insurance Adds New Attorney


Kapnick Insurance Group has added Michele Rivas as a compliance attorney to its benefits division in the company’s Southfield office.

Rivas has more than 20 years of experience providing legal services in the areas of employee benefits, employment and corporate law to a variety of clients, ranging from small employers to Fortune 500 companies. She previously worked for Sullivan, Ward, Asher & Patton PC in Southfield.  Previously, Rivas worked in the employee benefits/employment and business transaction groups of Dykema, Honigman, Jaffe and Ice Miller.

In her position as a compliance attorney at Kapnick, Rivas will provide legal advice with respect to a wide range of compliance and regulatory issues, including providing day-to-day advice within the following areas: Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, Health Care Reform, HIPAA, COBRA, FMLA, FLSA, and state law.

Rivas is president of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, a Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star, and an American Bar Foundation fellow. She graduated magna cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law with a concentration in corporate law.

Headquartered in Adrian, Kapnick Insurance Group has offices in Ann Arbor and Southfield.

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