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Insurance

Stevens & Lee/Griffin offers a wide range of professional services to property and casualty insurers, life and health insurers, reciprocals, risk retention groups and other captive insurance entities, intermediaries and brokers, insurance service companies and investor groups, as well as other insurance industry participants. Although mature, the insurance industry continues to change through the introduction of new business models, innovative technologies and other evolutionary developments. Because of this, Stevens & Lee/Griffin has invested both time and resources in bringing creative ideas and solutions to the industry. For example, we effected legislation in Pennsylvania and Delaware to make the conversion of mutual insurance companies to stock insurance companies both easier and economically viable; professionals in our platform drafted both statutes. As a result, we have provided both legal and financial advisory services to numerous industry clients on the demutualization process.

An integrated multidisciplinary platform is what sets us apart

Because of our long history of serving the insurance industry, the wide range of professional services we provide through our platform and the occupational diversity of our professionals, Stevens & Lee/Griffin understands first-hand the environment in which insurance companies operate.

Among our professionals are former senior executives of large insurance companies, including a former CIO/Alternative Investments of a large insurer, among others. Our platform is comprised of Stevens & Lee, one of the 200 largest law firms in the nation; Griffin Financial Group LLC, a FINRA-licensed investment bank, which provides transactional services to insurance companies and other financial institutions; and Pinnacle Risk Services, a D&O and E&O insurance risk consulting business.

Legal Services

Stevens & Lee provides a wide range of legal services to companies operating in the insurance industry. We provide traditional legal services, such as employment, litigation, employee benefits and others, in addition to industry-specific services, such as:

  • Capital formation, including public and private placement of equity, debt or hybrid instruments, demutualization and mutual holding company formation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Regulatory counseling
  • Licensing and new product development
  • Captive insurance company evaluation, structure and formation

Our insurance litigation expertise includes:

  • ERISA litigation
  • Broker/Dealer litigation
  • Raid/Anti-Raid litigation
  • Asbestos, mass tort and environmental bankruptcy litigation
  • Insurance coverage litigation
  • Product liability and negligence litigation
  • Class action lawsuits
  • Environmental and toxic tort litigation
  • Employment litigation

For a detailed description of the legal services we provide to insurance companies, visit www.stevenslee.com.

Investment Banking, Corporate Finance and Accounting

Griffin Financial Group is a FINRA-licensed investment bank which provides insurance companies and others in the sector with unparalleled expertise in a broad range of strategic, financial and transactional services. We have developed innovative techniques that provide more options for insurance companies to adapt and thrive and give well-situated companies the capacity to grow. Griffin specializes in assisting insurance companies identify opportunities for growth and develop strategies to ensure an optimal advantage.

Our high-quality analytical, modeling and research talent combined with our proprietary research tools and services permit us to deliver the highest value to our insurance clients. Griffin provides a wide range of services to insurance companies, including:

  • Merger and acquisition advisory
  • Capital formation, including public and private placement of equity, debt or hybrid instruments
  • Renewal rights transactions
  • Loss portfolio transfers
  • Strategic alternative studies and capital planning
  • Surplus note transactions
  • Mutual holding company formation
  • Demutualization
  • Growth strategies
  • FINRA licensing compliance
  • Alternative market structures

For a detailed description of the investment banking services we provide to insurance companies, visit www.griffinfingroup.com.

Insurance Risk Management

Specializing in the evaluation of D&O and E&O insurance programs, Pinnacle Risk Services provides professional risk management and insurance advisory services to those charged with the protection of their company’s assets. We offer review and gap analysis of corporate insurance programs, with an emphasis on D&O and E&O insurance, and merger and acquisition due diligence in the insurance risk management area.

For a detailed description of our risk management services, visit www.pinnacleriskservices.com.