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Michael A. Burian

Micheal A. Burian
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Mike maintains a broad, general health law practice at Kozak & Gayer.  He advises hospitals, nursing facilities, FQHCs, mental health providers, and other health care entities on a wide array of corporate, transactional, privacy, and regulatory compliance matters.  He has significant experience with federal and state confidentiality law issues, commercial payor-provider arrangements, health care services and licensing agreements, and federal health insurance reforms instituted under the Affordable Care Act.  Mike regularly conducts trainings for health care entities on compliance with federal and state privacy laws including HIPAA, 42 C.F.R. Part 2, and Maine privacy statutes and rules.

Mike has spoken at numerous trainings and seminars on health law matters.  While in law school, Mike was an editor of the Maine Law Review and practiced as a student attorney for the Maine Disability Rights Center.  He also completed internships at the Maine Office of the Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Portland.  Prior to law school, Mike was an AmeriCorps VISTA working for Wyoming Legal Services in Lander, Wyoming.

Practice Specialties
  • Managed Care Contracting and Related Issues

  • Health Insurance Regulation and Compliance

  • Corporate Transactions

  • Financing Matters 

  • Contract Drafting, Review and Negotiation

  • HIPAA, Confidentiality & Privacy

  • Employment Matters

  • Real Estate/Personal Property Leases


Honors & Distinctions

Mike was named as a Best Lawyer by Best Lawyers in America for 2021 in Health Care Law.

Personal Interests

Outside of practicing law, Mike is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, and with family and friends.


Mike holds a B.A., Summa Cum Laude, in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Maine at Farmington (2005), and a J.D., Magna Cum Laude , from the University of Maine School of Law (2010).

Bar Admissions

Mike is admitted to practice law in Maine and Massachusetts, and the U.S. District Court, District of Maine.


Mike is a member of the Maine State Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association.


Kozak & Gayer provides legal services to health care clients in Maine, New England, Colorado and nationally.  Our goal today, as it has always been, is to provide our clients with the highest quality services, for the best possible value.


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Augusta, ME 04330

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