Mike provides strategic and regulatory advice to domestic and international clients from all segments of the insurance and reinsurance industry, including producers, brokers and third party administrators. He regularly represents clients in the licensing of insurers, reinsurers, producers, third party administrators, captive insurance companies and risk retention groups.
A former partner in the internationally recognized insurance regulatory and transactional practice of the law firm formerly known as Edwards & Angell, Mike is a well-known advisor across the insurance industry. He has extensive experience in assisting clients with a broad range of regulatory matters, including the formation, and licensing of insurers, reinsurers, producers and third party administrators, insurance holding company issues, market conduct examinations, redomestications and multi-jurisdictional regulatory and compliance audits. Mike regularly assists insurers, third party administrators and associations and other groups with regulatory considerations in the marketing and sale of group and affinity insurance programs. Mike is a member of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel, a national association of attorneys specializing in insurance regulatory law, and serves on the board of directors of the Professional Insurance Marketing Association and is the Chair of its Legislative and Regulatory Committee. After more than 25 years serving insurance clients, Mike launched ACCEL Compliance in 2016 to provide agent, broker and third party administrator clients with a sophisticated outsourcing option for their regulatory compliance needs. He is also a principal in ACCEL Law Group, a boutique law firm serving insurance clients.
Mike is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut School of Law.