Barry R. Senterfitt - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Barry R. Senterfitt

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Barry Senterfitt focuses his practice on the insurance and managed care industries. His practice includes assisting clients with acquisitions and mergers of insurers, HMOs and insurance agencies; holding company transactions for insurers and HMOs, including state insurance holding company act compliance; HMO formation and licensure; insurance company formation and licensure, including offshore captives; redomestications of insurers; demutualizations and other complex corporate reorganizations; financial and reinsurance issues for insurers and HMOs; and plans of rehabilitation for insolvent or troubled insurers.

Barry has experience in designing and structuring innovative insurance marketing/distribution systems; acquisitions of insurance charters out of receivership; regulatory issues for life, health and property/casualty insurers and Medicaid and Medicare insurers/HMOs; formations of insurance purchasing cooperatives; risk-based capital requirements for insurers and corporate restructuring relating thereto; insurance asset sales through assumption and portfolio reinsurance; regulatory issues affecting health care provider groups, and product design and approval for insurers and HMOs.

Texas A&M UniversityBBA 1983Texas Tech University School of LawJ.D. 1986
Surplus Lines Law GroupAmerican Bar AssociationTexas Bar Foundation

Case History

Areas of Concentration
  • Insurance regulatory 
  • Corporate
  • Transactional 
Significant Representations
  • Represented insurance companies, HMOs and insurance brokers in various transactions, including:
    • Acquisition of Wisconsin and Texas Medicaid business from Humana.°
    • Acquisition of GAINSCO County Mutual by Liberty Mutual.°
    • Acquisition of GlobalHealth by Heritage Health System.
    • Acquisition of Monticello Insurance Company by Max Re.°
    • Sale of General Agents Insurance Company to Montpelier Re U.S. Holdings.°
    • Sale of SCOR Life by SCOR Global Life.
  • Represented reorganizations/redomestications including the demutualization of Millers Mutual Insurance Company (conversion to stock company).°
  • Drafted fronting arrangements and unique reinsurance transactions for companies.
  • Counseled on formations and holdings company structures for insurance companies and HMOs.

Client Comments

"Barry Senterfitt is by far the best lawyer with whom I have ever worked."

-Markus Mueller

Office Location

300 West Sixth Street, Suite 2050
Austin, TX 78701
United States

Practice Areas

Insurance Law (Captive Insurance Companies, Government Relations, Insurance Insolvency, Regulatory, Reinsurance, Transactions)
Reinsurance Law

Other Information

Gender: Male