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Jonathan L Freedman

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Practice Areas

Jonathan Freedman is the co-leader of Sidley’s Insurance practice in New York. His practice focuses on transactional matters in the insurance industry, including capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and securitizations involving insurance companies.

In his capital markets practice, Jonathan represents issuers, underwriters, initial purchasers and placement agents in public offerings, 144A transactions and private placements. His mergers and acquisitions practice focuses on negotiated transactions involving both public and private companies in the insurance industry. He recently represented a large insurance private equity fund in its acquisition of the worldwide reinsurance business of a multinational insurer and a large, multi-line insurance company in the disposition of its life insurance premium finance business. With respect to securitizations, Jonathan has been involved in many of the most innovative transactions recently completed in which insurance company cash flows are securitized.

Professional Memberships

Jonathan is a member of the American Bar Association, Section of Business Law.