Nicholas R. Paquette



Nicholas Paquette is an associate and regulatory and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Nicholas’ practice is concentrated in the fields of corporate and regulatory law, with a particular emphasis on agent and agency licensing, insurance and health care privacy, reinsurance transactions, captive insurance matters, and insurance and health care transactional work. He is a member of the firm’s Insurance & Reinsurance Industry Team.

Nicholas represents insurance and other industry players in a variety of transaction and corporate restructurings, and also counsels such entities with respect to their regulatory affairs and filings related to such transactions, including their dealings with state insurance departments and other state and federal regulatory agencies. Nicholas also counsels insurers and health care entities with respect to state and federal regulatory issues impacting their business generally.

Prior to beginning his legal career, Nicholas was a finance and insurance executive with an international insurance company.


Mr. Paquette earned his law degree from the Florida State University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2013), where he was a member of the Florida State University Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree from Liberty University (B.S., summa cum laude, 2010).


Mr. Paquette is admitted to practice before The Florida State Bar.


  • Employee Assistance Programs and State Insurance Regulation: Structuring EAPs to Ensure Compliance, Health Care Law Today (May 23, 2016) (with Thomas Hrdlick)
  • “Florida’s New Agency Law,” FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, Vol. 26, Ed. 2, Summer 2015 (with Kevin G. Fitzgerald)
  • “National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers Reform Act of 2015’ Signed into Law,” The Regulator (Winter 2015) (with Kevin G. Fitzgerald)