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Nick Pearson

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    Nick Pearson is a partner in the Insurance and Reinsurance Department at Edwards Wildman Palmer's New York City office. He has represented U.S. and foreign insurers, reinsurers and producers since 1977 and has served as outside General Counsel to licensed and surplus lines insurers. He has broad insurance regulatory and transactional experience in both life and property & casualty insurance and has represented clients in the formation, acquisition, sale and licensing of insurers, reinsurers, producers, captives and risk retention groups. Mr. Pearson has successfully represented cedents and reinsurers before industry arbitration panels and is experienced in commutations and the detailed analysis and preparation of reinsurance agreements and loss portfolio transfers. He has conducted international reinsurance fraud investigations and is experienced in run-off and insurer insolvency.

    Mr. Pearson is the President of the Insurance Federation of New York. He has served on the New York Insurance Exchange Working Group, the Insurance Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Torts and Insurance Practice Section of the America Bar Association and various industry task forces.

    Mr. Pearson has lectured on insurance and reinsurance in the United States, England and Bermuda and his articles have frequently appeared in leading insurance publications. He has testified before the Connecticut legislature on captive insurance regulation and co-authored chapters on "Regulation of Market Conduct of Property Casualty Insurers" in New York Insurance Law (Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.) and "Insurance Regulation" in Insurance Law Practice (New York State Bar Association). He also served for many years as pro bono legal counsel to the Business Council for the United Nations.

    Mr. Pearson holds the "AV Preeminent" attorney rating from Martindale-Hubbell, signifying achievement at the highest level for legal ability and ethical standards. He is listed in the Legal Media Group Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers. He is also featured in The International Who's Who of Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers, and has been named as one of the "New York Area's Best Lawyers" by New York Magazine. Additionally, Chambers & Partners Guides to the World's Leading Lawyers (USA) ranks Mr. Pearson as a 'Leading Individual' in their Insurance: Transactional and Regulatory category. He has also been listed in the Best Lawyers in America publication for his work in Insurance Law.
    • Provided advice to domestic and non-U.S. insurers on all aspects of U.S. insurance and reinsurance regulation and jurisdiction, including market conduct and insurance holding company matters.

    • Assisted clients in the formation of insurers and captive insurers and led multi-state and national licensing programs.

    • Conducted reinsurance arbitrations on behalf of ceding and assuming companies arising out of disputes over material misrepresentation, ex gratia payments, declaratory judgment expenses, follow-the-fortunes and other causes.

    • Represented clients in purchase or sale of active and shell insurance companies including due diligence, drafting of purchase agreements and related documentation and conduct of change-of-control hearings before insurance departments.

    • Represented clients in run-off and commutations.

    • Advised and represented clients in MGA transactions.

    • Represented creditors in insurer insolvency proceedings and on creditor committees.

    • Experienced in legislative drafting and registered lobbyist.

    Featured Experience

    • Formation of Second Captive Insurance Company

      In 2013, Edwards Wildman Lawyers in Hartford and New York represented, Stanley Black & Decker in its formation of the second Connecticut  captive insurance company. MORE

    • Indemnity and Assumption Reinsurance Transaction

      Our insurance team in New York negotiated, documented, and closed transfer of all US fixed annuities and accumulation riders of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services (IA) and its affiliates to Security Benefit Life Insurance Company and Equitrust Life Insurance Company, affiliates of Guggenheim Capital Partners through an indemnity and assumption reinsurance transaction. MORE

    • Formation of First Captive Insurance Company

      In 2012 Edwards Wildman lawyers in New York and Hartford acted as legal counsel for Thomson Reuters in the formation of the first captive insurance company in the State of Connecticut. MORE

    • Eos Capital Partners Acquisition of Life Insurance Company

      On behalf of  the private equity group, Eos Capital Partners, our lawyers acted as co-counsel responsible for all insurance regulatory compliance and approvals in connection with the May 2011 acquisition of a controlling interest in  New York-based First Rehabilitation Life Insurance Company of America. MORE

    • Indemnity and Assumption Reinsurance Transaction

      Our insurance team in New York negotiated, documented, and closed transfer of all US fixed annuities and accumulation riders of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services (IA) and its affiliates to Security Benefit Life Insurance Company and Equitrust Life Insurance Company, affiliates of Guggenheim Capital Partners through an indemnity and assumption reinsurance transaction. MORE

    • Formation of First Captive Insurance Company

      In 2012 Edwards Wildman lawyers in New York and Hartford acted as legal counsel for Thomson Reuters in the formation of the first captive insurance company in the State of Connecticut. MORE

    • Eos Capital Partners Acquisition of Life Insurance Company

      On behalf of  the private equity group, Eos Capital Partners, our lawyers acted as co-counsel responsible for all insurance regulatory compliance and approvals in connection with the May 2011 acquisition of a controlling interest in  New York-based First Rehabilitation Life Insurance Company of America. MORE

    • Indemnity and Assumption Reinsurance Transaction

      Our insurance team in New York negotiated, documented, and closed transfer of all US fixed annuities and accumulation riders of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services (IA) and its affiliates to Security Benefit Life Insurance Company and Equitrust Life Insurance Company, affiliates of Guggenheim Capital Partners through an indemnity and assumption reinsurance transaction. MORE

    • Indemnity and Assumption Reinsurance Transaction

      Our insurance team in New York negotiated, documented, and closed transfer of all US fixed annuities and accumulation riders of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services (IA) and its affiliates to Security Benefit Life Insurance Company and Equitrust Life Insurance Company, affiliates of Guggenheim Capital Partners through an indemnity and assumption reinsurance transaction. MORE

    • Indemnity and Assumption Reinsurance Transaction

      Our insurance team in New York negotiated, documented, and closed transfer of all US fixed annuities and accumulation riders of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services (IA) and its affiliates to Security Benefit Life Insurance Company and Equitrust Life Insurance Company, affiliates of Guggenheim Capital Partners through an indemnity and assumption reinsurance transaction. MORE

    • Indemnity and Assumption Reinsurance Transaction

      Our insurance team in New York negotiated, documented, and closed transfer of all US fixed annuities and accumulation riders of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services (IA) and its affiliates to Security Benefit Life Insurance Company and Equitrust Life Insurance Company, affiliates of Guggenheim Capital Partners through an indemnity and assumption reinsurance transaction. MORE

    • Indemnity and Assumption Reinsurance Transaction

      Our insurance team in New York negotiated, documented, and closed transfer of all US fixed annuities and accumulation riders of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services (IA) and its affiliates to Security Benefit Life Insurance Company and Equitrust Life Insurance Company, affiliates of Guggenheim Capital Partners through an indemnity and assumption reinsurance transaction. MORE

    • Formation of First Captive Insurance Company

      In 2012 Edwards Wildman lawyers in New York and Hartford acted as legal counsel for Thomson Reuters in the formation of the first captive insurance company in the State of Connecticut. MORE

    • Eos Capital Partners Acquisition of Life Insurance Company

      On behalf of  the private equity group, Eos Capital Partners, our lawyers acted as co-counsel responsible for all insurance regulatory compliance and approvals in connection with the May 2011 acquisition of a controlling interest in  New York-based First Rehabilitation Life Insurance Company of America. MORE

    • Eos Capital Partners Acquisition of Life Insurance Company

      On behalf of  the private equity group, Eos Capital Partners, our lawyers acted as co-counsel responsible for all insurance regulatory compliance and approvals in connection with the May 2011 acquisition of a controlling interest in  New York-based First Rehabilitation Life Insurance Company of America. MORE

    • Eos Capital Partners Acquisition of Life Insurance Company

      On behalf of  the private equity group, Eos Capital Partners, our lawyers acted as co-counsel responsible for all insurance regulatory compliance and approvals in connection with the May 2011 acquisition of a controlling interest in  New York-based First Rehabilitation Life Insurance Company of America. MORE

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