John Bobrowski, Novara, Tesija, Catenacci, McDonald, & Baas PLLC Photo


Wayne State University Law School, cum laude, J.D., 1983

University of Michigan, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court
    - Eastern District of Michigan
    - Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    - Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

With nearly 40 years of experience, John Bobrowski helps employers, employer associations, labor organizations, financial institutions, and individuals with all aspects of employee benefits law. 


While John's practice has focused on employee benefit plan creation and administration, he also has represented clients in employee benefits-related IRS and DOL administrative proceedings and court-supervised and out-of-court insolvency proceedings and litigated public and private employee benefit issues in both state and federal courts.

He has represented employee benefit plans, plan sponsors, public and private employers, labor unions, employees, participants, beneficiaries and financial institutions. He has represented all types of multiemployer plans.

He has comprehensive legal experience in negotiating, designing, creating, administering, restructuring and terminating public and private retirement, health and related fringe benefit programs and related transactions.   

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Member, International Foundation of Employee Benefits

Member, Zeta Psi Fraternity of North America



Represented tax qualified and tax-exempt employee benefit funds in investment related and other litigations. 

Represented employee benefit plans in employee claims litigation. 

Represented, official and unofficial committees, labor organizations and employee benefit plans in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.

Represented employee benefit plans in litigation with investment vendors and sponsors.

Represented employee benefit plans and employers in collection and withdrawal liability litigation. 

Represented participants in claims litigation, including class action litigation.

Represented financial institutions in investment and employee benefit related issues and transactions.

Represented and designed arguments for public labor unions that ultimately invalidated mandatory wage withholding to fund un-vested employer –paid retiree health care benefits.

Designed stand-alone employer organization sponsored voluntary beneficiary associations for public employees.

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