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Jay A. Kallas

Jay A. Kallas

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Jay A. Kallas is counsel in Mayer Brown's Chicago office and a member of the Global Insurance Industry group.  He concentrates his practice on structured insurance and reinsurance transactions and has worked on some of the largest and most complex deals in the insurance industry. His transactional experience includes mergers, acquisitions, financings and divestitures. On the regulatory side, he possesses a strong understanding of the rules and regulations applicable to underwriters, producers and reinsurance entities.

During his 17 years as a transactional and regulatory lawyer, he has advised senior management, as both outside counsel and in-house counsel, on critical decision points in the due diligence, negotiation, execution and closing phases of transactions. He has also advised insurance companies and other entities on a variety of corporate formation, licensing, redomestication and capitalization matters. 

Before joining Mayer Brown, Jay was with another prominent international firm and prior to that, with The Allstate Corporation where he was corporate counsel in the investments and business transactions department. While at Allstate, Jay provided counsel on various types of life and property and casualty reinsurance agreements, including quota share treaties, coinsurance arrangements, excess of loss coverage and catastrophe bonds and advised clients on credit for reinsurance issues.

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