Thomas M. Dawson represents US and non-US insurers, brokers and intermediaries on regulatory, licensing, product development and corporate matters.

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  • Advising non-US insurers seeking to establish US holding companies and form/acquire US brokers and underwriting agencies
  • Advised large family office fund in connection with acquiring control of a tire retailer that owns a significant US-domiciled captive insurer
  • Advised a large US property and casualty insurance group in a complex process to convert an admitted insurer into a surplus lines insurer, transfer admitted risks to affiliated admitted insurers and retain risks eligible to be written on a surplus lines basis

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  • Chambers USA New York – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory, 2016 to 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2021 and 2022, Insurance Law


London School of Economics and Political Science, LLM, 1985
St. John’s University School of Law, JD, 1980
Colgate University, AB, 1972

New York