MICHAEL DEVINS primarily focuses his practice on corporate transactions in the insurance industry, including the acquisition, divestiture, and merger of insurance and reinsurance businesses, as well as reinsurance and renewal of rights transactions, redomestications and company formations. In addition to transactional matters, Michael represents insurance and reinsurance companies in connection with regulatory matters. He has significant experience representing private equity and other non-traditional purchasers and sellers of insurance companies and insurance-related assets.
Michael has been recognized by several industry publications, including IFLR1000 (2020–2022) where he is listed as a “Notable Practitioner” and The Legal 500 US (2012) which notes that Michael “has an encyclopedia-like understanding of the insurance M&A landscape and the legal framework for getting deals done.”
Prior to joining Sidley, Michael was counsel at another global law firm in its M&A and Insurance Industry groups. Prior to law school, Michael served as a policy advisor to the premier of the Canadian province of Manitoba. He is a frequent writer and speaker on insurance industry and M&A topics.
Michael serves on the Board of Directors and as finance and operations chair of the Jazz Foundation of America.