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New York

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Focus Areas

Transactional matters:

  • Counsel to acquirer on a $1.2 billion cross-border acquisition of life insurance and annuity business
  • Represented strategic insurance investor with its £164 million acquisition of several U.S. and European specialty insurers
  • Represented controlling shareholders in the $53 million sale of a specialty insurer and intermediary to publicly traded insurer
  • Counsel to global insurer for $143 million acquisition of a specialty lines insurer including its Lloyd’s facilities
  • Formed and obtained formation regulatory approvals for various start-ups, captives and RRGs
  • Represented an Australian bank in its insurance financings
  • Counsel to a French insurance group in the issuance of a €128 million CAT bond
  • Represented various parties in longevity and mortality swaps, protection pools and hedges and XXX and AXXX transactions
  • Represented management-led purchasers in the acquisition of a majority equity position of a U.S. insurance intermediary

Regulatory matters:

  • Supported clients’ multi-state market conduct and financial examinations for property and travel insurance
  • Restructured regional property insurer including related regulatory matters
  • Advised a Bermuda-based insurance and savings investment products insurer on its global insurance business, processing, and service management arrangements and compliance for its products and follow-on financial restructuring
  • Counsel to German, UK and Bermuda insurance companies for manuscript insurance for alternative energy policies covering photovoltaic, wind, geothermal, bio-mass, energy storage and other energy programs
  • Advised on warranty and service contracts compliance for consumer products, industrial equipment, electronics, computers, software, automobile components and products, commodities, and oil and gas
  • Counsel to counterparties in workouts and restructurings with financial guarantors, voluntary run-offs of insurers and reinsurers and acquisitions of U.S. carriers under insurance department supervision
  • Facilitated numerous start-ups and formations, including licensing, and other regulatory filings
  • Cybersecurity and data protection compliance counsel to several property insurers
  • “The Latest Cybersecurity Initiatives: Regulation, Legislation, Enforcement and Investigations,” ACI 10th National Forum on Insurance Regulation (July 2015)
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 for Insurance Law
  • Listed in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers (2002-present)
  • Selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers (2006-2009, 2015-2016)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Washington University in St. Louis (2012)

Professional Activities

  • Member, Insurance Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association

Community Activities

  • Washington University in St. Louis, National Council for Arts & Sciences, Chair of the NY, NJ & CT Eliot Society, New York Regional Cabinet
  • Numerous domestic child safety and rehabilitation initiatives and associations


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1981,
    with honors
  • Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., 1976,
    magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York