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 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.
Jonathan has been recognized by Chambers USA (2006–2019) as a “very smart, practical and analytically acute,” transactional lawyer. He is also recognized in The Legal 500 US (2011–2012, 2014), IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms (2009, 2015) and was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (2008–2020) in the field of insurance.
Admissions & Certifications
- New York
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1981
- Columbia University, A.B., 1978 (magna cum laude)