Honors & Recognitions

Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce ATHENA Young Professional Award Nominee, 2009


St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 2004 cum laude

Calvin College, B.A., Communication, 2001

Bar and Court Admissions


U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Mindi M. Johnson
T: 616.726.2252
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Mindi M. Johnson

1700 East Beltline, N.E.
Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49525-7044
T: 616.726.2252
F: 616.726.2299

Mindi is a member of Foster Swift's Health Care Practice Group and works from the firm's Grand Rapids and Lansing offices. Mindi has been practicing since 2004 and specialized in the areas of health care law, employment law and employee benefits law. She has also developed particular expertise in Health Care Reform (PPACA). Specifically, the types of matters Mindi handles for her clients include:

Health Care Reform (PPACA)

  • Assisting with the large employer determination/calculation.
  • Advising on effective dates for fiscal year plans.
  • Drafting Plan amendments.
  • Analyzing and establishing measurement and stability periods.
  • Providing guidance on non-discrimination prohibitions for highly compensated individuals.
  • Educating employees on how health care reform impacts them.
  • Assisting with PPACA compliance reviews and audit preparation.

Health Care Law

  • Advising health care providers on various legal issues, including fraud & abuse, regulatory, licensing, compliance, billing, Medicare/Medicaid, HIPAA, privacy, electronic records, employment and mergers & acquisitions.
  • Assisting with preparation for Health Care Reform (PPACA) implementation.
  • Drafting corporate and provider agreements, compliance policies, employment contracts.
  • Regularly presenting to hospice, long term care and billing/coding trade organizations on industry-specific topics.

Employment Law

  • Advising employers on human resource issues, including matters related to discrimination, harassment, hiring, termination, worker classification, confidentiality, FMLA, ADA, Title VII and employee benefits.
  • Drafting various legal documents, such as employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, non-competition agreements, severance agreements and personnel policies and procedures.

Employee Benefits Law

  • Advising taxable and tax-exempt non-governmental employers and governmental employers regarding federal and state deferred compensation and welfare benefits law, including matters related to fiduciary standards and ERISA compliance.
  • Drafting various employee benefits documents, including 401(k) Plans, Employee Stock Ownership Plans and QDROs.

Speaking Engagements

  • What Family Law Attorneys Need to Know about Health Care Reform, Grand Rapids Bar Association Family Law Section, October 22, 2014
  • Health Care Reform Developments and Strategy, West Michigan Chapter of the Association of Human Resource Managers, April 9, 2014
  • Second Stage ESOP Transactions, Michigan Chapter of The ESOP Association, March 28, 2014
  • ESOP Sustainability for CEOs and CFOs, ESOP Association - Michigan Chapter Meeting, October 22, 2013
  • Health Care Reform Update, Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council, October 8, 2013
  • Health Care Reform Basics for Providers, Michigan Medical Billers Association Northern Chapter, August 9, 2013

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Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Affiliations:
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Health Care Law Section
  • Substantive Law Committee Member
    • Provider's Subcommittee
  • American Health Lawyers Association
    • Fraud & Abuse
    • Long Term Care, Senior Housing, In-Home Care and Rehabilitation practice groups
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
Industry & Professional Associations:
  • Member of MBA @ Calvin Leadership Team
  • Michigan Jaycees, Past Legal Counsel
  • Business Network International (BNI), Advantage Chapter, Past President
  • Inforum West Michigan
  • Calvin College Alumni Association
  • Grand Rapids Young Professionals
  • ESOP Association