Michael P Goldman is a partner in Sidley's Chicago office, co-chair of the firm's global insurance and financial services group and a member of Sidley's executive committee. For more than 25 years, he has represented insurance organisations and related segments of the financial services industry in complex transactional, operational/governance and regulatory matters.
Mr Goldman advises insurance industry clients in connection with acquisitions, divestitures and corporate reorganisations (including demutualisation and mutual holding company conversions); the formation, capitalisation and corporate financing of insurance companies and related ventures; the regulation of insurance holding company systems; the regulation of insurance company investment practices, including the use of derivative instruments and strategies; the structure and regulation of alternative risk financing mechanisms and complex reinsurance arrangements, including insurance securitisation and derivatives, loss portfolio transfers and commutations and the placement of insurance-linked securities; the structure of unique marketing and insurance distribution systems; and captive insurance companies, risk retention groups and other alternative market mechanisms.
Mr Goldman also represents investment banks, commercial banks, private equity funds, investment advisers, derivatives dealers and other sectors of the financial services industry, with respect to insurance company relationships and transactions.
Mr Goldman received his JD (with honours) from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1985 and his BS (with high honours) from the University of Illinois in 1982. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1985.
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