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David S. Nows

313 South Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933-2114
T 517.371.8131
F 517.371.8200


David Nows is a Business and Corporate attorney focusing his practice on business law, employee benefits, tax law, and Startup Entrepreneurial Emerging Development (S.E.E.D.). He works primarily in the Lansing office. Since joining the firm, David's practice has also included matters relating to the far-reaching fiduciary duty regulations under ERISA that were issued recently by the U.S. Department of Labor. David also helps international entrepreneurs navigate visa issues while beginning their own start-up ventures.

David attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he focused heavily on activities to make himself a client-focused corporate lawyer. David earned a certificate in Business Management from the Wharton School while at Penn, giving him a crash course on the major decisions business executives must make every day to make their company successful.  David also worked as a Student Counselor at Penn's Entrepreneur Legal Clinic, where he advised a start-up fashion designer and a philanthropic music school on the legal issues facing their businesses. Additionally, David was an Associate Editor on the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, where he edited cutting edge academic articles on topics that effect businesses of all types.  In between his first and second year of law school, David also served as a law clerk for Michigan State University's Office of the General Counsel.

David volunteered a significant portion of his time to the Philadelphia community while in law school as well.  He taught entrepreneurship skills to incarcerated youth through the Urban Ventures Project and taught legal basics to Philadelphia elementary students through the Street Law program.  David also volunteered with the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, where he helped study the hot button issue of civil forfeiture laws and their enforcement within the city of Philadelphia.

An avid sports enthusiast, David worked in live sports television as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. David was an Associate Producer for the Big Ten Network's Student U program, broadcasting live Michigan sporting events to a national audience.  David also was the Sports Director and a Producer for WOLV-TV in Ann Arbor, where he produced shows covering the Michigan Football and Basketball teams.


Memberships & Affiliations

Local First Mid-Michigan, Board of Directors



  • Qualified Plan Overpayments: Not all Hope is Lost, Michigan Tax Lawyer, Winter Edition, March 14, 2017


University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D. 2016

University of Michigan, B.A. 2013

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Certificate in Management, 2015

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