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Kevin Fischer holds many leadership positions in the firm, including co-leader of the firm’s Private Equity Group, leader of the firm’s Transactional and Regulatory Insurance Group, and leader of the firm’s Captive Insurance Group.

Mr. Fischer regularly advises private equity funds and public and private company clients in connection with a broad range of corporate transactional matters. Mr. Fischer has significant experience with multinational and domestic mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, leveraged buyouts, corporate restructurings, joint ventures, public and private offerings of securities, general commercial transactions and corporate governance matters. He has counseled clients in cross-border transactions in Europe, Asia, North America and South America. Mr. Fischer has experience across a broad range of industries, including insurance, hospitality, financial services, aerospace/defense, business services, energy, gaming, manufacturing and industrial products, technology and telecommunications.

Mr. Fischer also has significant experience leading cross-border corporate reorganizations for multinational corporations.    

Additionally, as the leader of the firm’s Transactional and Regulatory Insurance Group, Mr. Fischer regularly leads mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings in the insurance industry and advises insurance industry clients on a full range of corporate, transactional and regulatory matters. Mr. Fischer also has extensive experience with licensing of producers, third-party administrators and other insurance entities. 

As leader of the firm’s Captive Insurance Group, Mr. Fischer advises clients on the design, formation and licensing of captive insurance companies.

Representative Experience

Mr. Fischer’s experience has included the representation of:

  • Emerson Electric Co. in connection with numerous acquisition and divestiture transactions, including transactions in Mexico and the United Kingdom
  • Energizer Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of the Schick razor business from Pfizer Inc.
  • AEA Investors LP in connection with numerous acquisition, divestiture and financing transactions
  • Hospitality companies in connection with the acquisition and divestiture of restaurant portfolios and franchises
  • A publicly traded insurance holding company in connection with a global restructuring that involved every aspect of its subsidiaries’ worldwide insurance operations. The project involved the formation of a new life insurance company licensed in 49 states and several U.S. territories, the transfer of the insurance subsidiaries’ worldwide investment portfolio, multiple asset sales, mergers and reinsurance transactions, and a comprehensive review of the holding company system’s worldwide policies and affiliate agreements.
  • A global provider of highly engineered products and solutions in the restructuring of its international subsidiaries to facilitate, among other things, foreign cash redeployment, establish a platform for future international transactions and achieve various other tax efficiencies
  • Acquirers of insurance companies (including shell insurance company acquisitions) and insurance agencies/brokerage firms
  • A minority investor in an insurance holding company and negotiation of a related shareholders agreement
  • One of the world’s largest public accounting firms in connection with the sale of its U.S. captive insurance company to its Bermuda based affiliate and negotiation of related reinsurance and retrocession agreements
  • A Fortune 100 company in connection with the design and formation of a captive insurance company, including obtaining regulatory approval for the captive’s stop loss reinsurance product

Publications

  • Client Alert: “Tax Court Holds Captive Insurance Arrangement Qualifies as Insurance,” November 2014
  • Client Alert: “IRS Issues Guidance on Retiree Health Benefits Funded Through Captive Insurance Subsidiary,” May 2014
  • Client Alert: “Tax Court Upholds Insurance Arrangement Despite Parenet Guarantee and Captive’s Investment in Stock of Parent,” January 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • “Captive Insurance Company Structuring and Formation,” Speaker, Missouri Captive Insurance Association Educational Program, June 2012
  • “Captive Insurance as an Alternative Risk Financing Approach," Speaker, Bryan Cave LLP Public Company Forum, January 2013
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Kevin Fischer is the leader of the firm’s Transactional and Regulatory Insurance Group as well as its Captive Insurance Group.  Mr. Fischer regularly leads mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings in the insurance industry.

Mr. Fischer advises insurance industry clients on a full range of corporate, transactional and regulatory matters, including

  • company sales, mergers and acquisitions and asset sales
  • multi-state insurance regulation and regulatory compliance
  • company formation, structuring, capitalization and licensure
  • holding company restructurings and reorganizations
  • reinsurance arrangements and sales of blocks of business
  • insurance holding company act transactions and compliance
  • insuretech initiatives and transactions
  • corporate governance and general corporate matters

Mr. Fischer also has extensive experience with licensing of producers, third-party administrators and other insurance entities.  Additionally, Mr. Fischer advises clients on the design, formation and licensing of captive insurance companies.

Representative Experience

Mr. Fischer’s experience has included the representation of:

  • A publicly traded insurance holding company in connection with a global restructuring that involved every aspect of its subsidiaries’ worldwide insurance operations. The project involved the formation of a new life insurance company licensed in 49 states and several U.S. territories, the transfer of the insurance subsidiaries’ worldwide investment portfolio, multiple asset sales, mergers and reinsurance transactions, and a comprehensive review of the holding company system’s worldwide policies and affiliate agreements.
  • Acquirers of insurance companies (including shell insurance company acquisitions) and insurance agencies/brokerage firms
  • A minority investor in an insurance holding company and negotiation of a related shareholders agreement
  • One of the world’s largest public accounting firms in connection with the sale of its U.S. captive insurance company to its Bermuda based affiliate and negotiation of related reinsurance and retrocession agreements
  • A Fortune 100 company in connection with the design and formation of a captive insurance company, including obtaining regulatory approval for the captive’s stop loss reinsurance product
  • A national association made up of over 5,000 member firms throughout the U.S. in connection with the formation of a captive insurance company that offers health insurance through a fronted reinsurance arrangement to members of an association, including the negotiation of reinsurance agreements with several health insurers
  • A publicly-held corporation in connection with the formation of a captive insurance company for the purpose of insuring workers’ compensation insurance deductibles for subsidiaries of the corporation, and providing related tax and structuring advice

Publications

  • Client Alert: “Tax Court Holds Captive Insurance Arrangement Qualifies as Insurance,” November 2014
  • Client Alert: “IRS Issues Guidance on Retiree Health Benefits Funded Through Captive Insurance Subsidiary,” May 2014
  • Client Alert: “Tax Court Upholds Insurance Arrangement Despite Parenet Guarantee and Captive’s Investment in Stock of Parent,” January 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • “Captive Insurance Company Structuring and Formation,” Speaker, Missouri Captive Insurance Association Educational Program, June 2012
  • “Captive Insurance as an Alternative Risk Financing Approach," Speaker, Bryan Cave LLP Public Company Forum, January 2013
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Kevin Fischer is the leader of the firm’s Transactional and Regulatory Insurance Group as well as its Captive Insurance Group.  Mr. Fischer regularly leads mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings in the insurance industry.

Mr. Fischer advises insurance industry clients on a full range of corporate, transactional and regulatory matters, including

  • company sales, mergers and acquisitions and asset sales
  • multi-state insurance regulation and regulatory compliance
  • company formation, structuring, capitalization and licensure
  • holding company restructurings and reorganizations
  • reinsurance arrangements and sales of blocks of business
  • insurance holding company act transactions and compliance
  • insuretech initiatives and transactions
  • corporate governance and general corporate matters

Mr. Fischer also has extensive experience with licensing of producers, third-party administrators and other insurance entities.  Additionally, Mr. Fischer advises clients on the design, formation and licensing of captive insurance companies.

Representative Experience

Mr. Fischer’s experience has included the representation of:

  • A publicly traded insurance holding company in connection with a global restructuring that involved every aspect of its subsidiaries’ worldwide insurance operations. The project involved the formation of a new life insurance company licensed in 49 states and several U.S. territories, the transfer of the insurance subsidiaries’ worldwide investment portfolio, multiple asset sales, mergers and reinsurance transactions, and a comprehensive review of the holding company system’s worldwide policies and affiliate agreements.
  • Acquirers of insurance companies (including shell insurance company acquisitions) and insurance agencies/brokerage firms
  • A minority investor in an insurance holding company and negotiation of a related shareholders agreement
  • One of the world’s largest public accounting firms in connection with the sale of its U.S. captive insurance company to its Bermuda based affiliate and negotiation of related reinsurance and retrocession agreements
  • A Fortune 100 company in connection with the design and formation of a captive insurance company, including obtaining regulatory approval for the captive’s stop loss reinsurance product
  • A national association made up of over 5,000 member firms throughout the U.S. in connection with the formation of a captive insurance company that offers health insurance through a fronted reinsurance arrangement to members of an association, including the negotiation of reinsurance agreements with several health insurers
  • A publicly-held corporation in connection with the formation of a captive insurance company for the purpose of insuring workers’ compensation insurance deductibles for subsidiaries of the corporation, and providing related tax and structuring advice

Publications

  • Client Alert: “Tax Court Holds Captive Insurance Arrangement Qualifies as Insurance,” November 2014
  • Client Alert: “IRS Issues Guidance on Retiree Health Benefits Funded Through Captive Insurance Subsidiary,” May 2014
  • Client Alert: “Tax Court Upholds Insurance Arrangement Despite Parenet Guarantee and Captive’s Investment in Stock of Parent,” January 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • “Captive Insurance Company Structuring and Formation,” Speaker, Missouri Captive Insurance Association Educational Program, June 2012
  • “Captive Insurance as an Alternative Risk Financing Approach," Speaker, Bryan Cave LLP Public Company Forum, January 2013