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Florida Law Firm Welcomes Rich Fidei ’78 as Shareholder

Richard Fidei

As part of the continued growth of its Insurance Regulatory and Transactions Practice Group, international law firm Greenberg Traurig announced the addition of Rich Fidei ’78 as a shareholder of the firm and key member of the practice group.

He was previously a shareholder at Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb in Fort Lauderdale. He is known for his active involvement in key legal, industry, and civic organizations. At Greenberg Traurig, he will be based in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee offices.

“We are pleased to continue to add top attorneys whose knowledge and capabilities in national insurance regulatory matters will further strengthen our team and bring significant value to our clients,” said Richard Rosenbaum, CEO of Greenberg Traurig. “As our firm continues to adapt in response to our clients’ rapidly changing needs, we will continue to rely on our powerful platform to deliver the quality and value that has distinguished our firm from the competition.”

Fred Baggett, managing shareholder of the firm’s Tallahassee office said that Rich has “superior knowledge of the Florida insurance market and industry connections that will provide our clients with access to the most effective and efficient legal representation for stakeholders in this key industry.”

Fidei, previously a leader of the Insurance Regulatory Law Division at Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb, nationally represents insurance companies, reinsurers, health plans, managing general agencies, brokers, premium finance companies, third-party administrators, claims companies, and other insurance-related entities in connection with regulatory, compliance, administrative and transactional issues.

Instrumental in assisting clients with the formation, capitalization, and licensure of insurers, he handles matters such as expansion and corporate amendment activities, reinsurance issues, solvency and market conduct issues, rate and rule filings, company examinations and investigations, holding company and enterprise risk issues, as well as administrative matters, including supervision and insolvency issues.  Also experienced with dispute resolution proceedings, including trial, mediation, and arbitration, Fidei has handled sophisticated commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other contractual, corporate, and governmental matters.

Fidei received a bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from Duquesne University School of Law.

The Greenberg Traurig Insurance Regulatory & Transactions Group brings together lawyers from its national and international offices with experience in a broad variety of complementary disciplines—including insurance regulatory, tax, corporate finance and securities, securitization and structured finance, litigation, health care, and governmental affairs—to support clients from all segments of the insurance industry. The group provides tailored legal services designed to meet the varied needs of clients in the areas of insurance regulation, legislative and public policy advocacy, life and health insurance, property and casualty insurance, premium finance and life settlements, securitization and derivatives, and insurance litigation.

“The addition of Rich is part of our practice group’s strategy to continue expanding our arsenal of quality on-the-ground resources throughout the country, particularly in key markets,” said Thomas Bond, co-chair of both the Insurance Regulatory & Transactions Practice and the Government Law & Policy Practice.