H. Michael (Mike) Byrne has extensive experience in complex insurance transactional, regulatory and InsurTech matters. He advises US and international insurers and reinsurers, investors, producers and technology companies on a broad range of matters, including obtaining regulatory approvals for M&A; change of control and affiliate transactions; forming, licensing and structuring business operations; drafting and negotiating agreements; M&A involving producers and service providers; and developing and obtaining approvals for unique products. He delivers practical and business-focused counsel on novel issues.

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  • Represented a large personal lines insurer in connection with the sale of its high-net-worth homeowners business*
  • Provided regulatory and related advice to a global broker in its potential acquisition of an InsurTech wholesale broker and transactional and regulatory advice in connection with a joint venture with that wholesale broker*
  • Represented a global insurance broker in connection with an NYDFS subpoena regarding pension risk transfer transactions*

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  • Chambers USA 2017 to 2020, New York – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
  • NAPSLO Legislative Advocacy Award, 2013


  • WSIA/NAPSLO, member of the legislative committee, 2005 to present
  • Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, Northeast Division, member of the board of directors and the grants committee


Rutgers Law School – Camden, JD, cum laude, 1997
Rutgers University, BA, 1994

New Jersey
New York

H. Michael Byrne

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