Ken Achenbach solves problems.
Ken’s deep experience in the regulated financial services industries as well as his experience with the tools of risk mitigation make Ken uniquely positioned to assist his clients in overcoming obstacles and meeting their business objectives - particularly, to:
Ken’s practice routinely involves colleagues across a variety of traditional industry verticals and Ken’s background and depth of experience allows him to understand and to be responsive to the needs of his clients, regardless of whether they are a commercial bank, non-bank financial service provider, financial technology company, or non-financial company exploring opportunities in the financial services space. Ken has spoken to a wide range of groups and trade associations on diverse topics affecting the financial services industries.
Ken’s unique combination of transactional and insurance and risk management experience make him uniquely suited to advise clients in connection with transactions using representations and warranties insurance, transactional tax insurance or other solutions. Ken’s understanding of his clients’ business objectives and risk appetite allow him to advise is clients so that they may achieve an indemnity and risk management structure that is right for them, whether in connection with a prospective acquisition or in structuring an exit.
Ken has been involved in the negotiation of dozens of transactional insurance policies over the past 3 years, including both representations and warranties and transactional tax insurance policies, on behalf of buyers, sellers, and finance lenders, across a variety of industry verticals. Ken has experience working with both private equity firms and strategic acquirers and understands the variability in views with respect to risk that each may face, and has assisted both experienced users of the product and those going through the underwriting process for the first time with running a smooth, efficient and timely process focused on achieving the best coverage possible. Ken also regularly assists clients with the investigation and preparation of claim notices under transactional insurance policies
In addition to his work in the transactional insurance space, Ken also regularly represents clients with respect to a number of critical insurance and risk management issues, including:
Evaluating coverage under D&O, E&O, fiduciary, management liability, cyber risk, and financial institution bond policies.