About Us

Novara Tesija, P.L.L.C., located in Southfield, Michigan, is one of the nation’s premier providers of advice, services and representation to employee benefit plans in the U.S. For more than 30 years, we have helped plan trustees and administrators comply with the law and fulfill their organizations’ missions.

Our firm provides comprehensive legal services to single and multi-employer fringe benefit plans. We use a team approach — combining attorneys with varying levels of experience into a single, dedicated team that works to optimize service, while minimizing cost.

Novara Tesija, P.L.L.C. is a full service firm, able to provide advice and assistance in plan design, funding issues, ERISA litigation and other matters. We also represent clients in the areas of labor law, business law and real estate law.

Meet the Partners

John I. Tesija – Partner

Shortly after finishing law school, Mr. Tesija joined with our firm’s founder, Mr. Gary Novara,...more

Michael A. Novara – Partner

Mr. Novara has devoted his 12 years of practice to the many facets of Employee Benefits Law....more

Paul O. Catenacci – Partner

Mr. Catenacci joined the firm in 2008 and became a partner in 2014. Mr. Catenacci has focused...more