M&A Transactional Insurance: Tools for the Deal Professional

Navigating Transactional Insurance to Mitigate Risk and Protect Against Erosion of Post-Closing Value and Purchase Price

Recording of a 60-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Thursday, June 14, 2012

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Course Materials

This CLE course will provide deal counsel with a review of M&A insurance coverage, discuss the potential benefits and traps associated with M&A transactional insurance, and examine ways to mitigate risk among buyers and sellers.


Buyers and sellers are increasingly using M&A insurance as a form of added protection in structuring transactions and as a mechanism to close deals. Transaction insurance provides deal parties with a way to mitigate risk and protect value.

The most sought after types of M&A insurance include representations and warranties insurance, contingent liability insurance, and tax indemnity insurance. Deal counsel and other professionals should be aware of potential issues that can arise in structuring and negotiating transactional insurance.

M&A insurance offers many benefits to deal professionals. Sellers can use it to minimize exposure to post-closing indemnification liabilities, and buyers can use it to enhance their bids in competitive processes. Both can use M&A insurance to resolve issues when negotiations reach an impasse.

Listen as our authoritative panel of merger and acquisition attorneys reviews different types of M&A insurance policies, ways the insurance can be effectively used in negotiations, and the potential benefits and pitfalls associated with transactional insurance.



  1. Types of M&A insurance
  2. For each type of M&A insurance product
    1. Benefits & pitfalls
    2. Key considerations
    3. Negotiating the policy
  3. Process for obtaining transactional insurance
  4. Current trends in M&A insurance


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the potential benefits and pitfalls associated with transactional insurance?
  • How can M&A insurance be utilized to affect purchase price in the deal?
  • What current trends should deal counsel be aware of with respect to M&A insurance?
  • What are some of the key issues to consider when negotiating M&A insurance policies?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Mark E. Thierfelder
Mark E. Thierfelder


As Chair of the NY Corporate and Securities Group, Mr. Thierfelder concentrates his practice on private...  |  Read More

Jonathan Kim
Jonathan Kim


His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and leveraged finance matters. He represents...  |  Read More

Craig Schioppo
Craig Schioppo
Managing Director

He is an expert in the insurance of financial and transaction risks, including reps & warranties insurance, tax...  |  Read More

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