Michael Groll is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and a member of the Corporate Insurance and Regulatory Group. He has extensive experience in the area of corporate and securities law, specifically public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and other transactions in the insurance industry. He has represented underwriters, insurance companies and lenders in such transactions.
Michael has also represented investors, companies and investment banks in the formation, private financing and acquisition of insurance companies, as well as insurers and investment banks in connection with structured financial product transactions and credit derivative transactions involving both domestic and off-shore insurance and reinsurance companies. More recently, Michael has also represented many companies in specialized insurance and reinsurance structures such as securitizations, collateralized reinsurers and sidecar transactions and catastrophe bonds and in ILS fund formations.
On corporate, regulatory and reinsurance matters, Michael represents many monoline financial guaranty insurance companies, including Ambac Assurance Company and Assured Guaranty Corp., as well as monoline mortgage guaranty insurance companies, including Essent, Genworth and Radian.
Michael has been recognized as a leading insurance transaction lawyer in Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America. He was also recognized as the most active IPO lawyer in 2003 by IPO Vital Signs' IPO Lawyer Yearbook.