Morrison & Foerster attorneys advise on a broad range of issues affecting the insurance industry, from capital markets and other business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, to tax and regulatory matters, to insolvency and restructuring advice, to insurance related litigation. We also advise on the establishment of offshore insurers and reinsurers and special purpose vehicles. We handle complex transactions for domestic and international clients that include insurance companies, financial institutions, investment banks and other market participants.
Our attorneys develop and structure insurance and insurance-related capital markets products for the financial services sector. Our expertise includes advising in connection with life settlement and life insurance premium finance transactions; life settlement and annuity securitizations; establishment of proprietary life settlement and premium finance operations; establishment of funding structures for structured life settlements and premium finance; acquisition of life settlement blocks of business; catastrophe bonds and sidecar transactions; licensing and agent issues; policy warehousing; and bank-owned and corporate-owned life insurance transactions. Our skills in derivatives, commodities, bank regulatory, bank lending, tax structuring, ERISA and financial restructuring matters enable us to develop innovative products with our clients.
Insurance is one of the most highly regulated industries. We bring our regulatory experience to bear in helping our clients achieve their business and regulatory objectives. Our attorneys counsel clients on a broad array of insurance regulatory issues, including representing clients before state insurance departments, as well as advising in connection with investments, licensing, agent issues, life and viatical settlements, financial guarantee issues, reinsurance, risk based capital issues, onshore/offshore issues, marketing and sales practices, rehabilitation and insolvency questions.
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