Barry Senterfitt: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Barry Senterfitt

Austin Co-Managing Shareholder
Austin,  TX  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance Regulatory & Transactions
  • Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group
Contact InfoTelephone: 512.320.7201
Fax: 512.320.7210
University Texas A&M University, B.B.A., Accounting, with honors, 1983 Member, Phi Kappa Phi; Order of the Coif
Law SchoolTexas Tech University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1986; Managing Editor, Texas Tech Law Review
Admitted1986, Texas
Memberships American Bar Association.

BornSan Saba, Texas, 1960

Barry Senterfitt focuses his practice on the insurance and managed care industries. His practice includes assisting clients with acquisitions and mergers of insurers, HMOs and insurance agencies; holding company transactions for insurers and HMOs, including state insurance holding company act compliance; HMO formation and licensure; insurance company formation and licensure, including offshore captives; redomestications of insurers; demutualizations and other complex corporate reorganizations; financial and reinsurance issues for insurers and HMOs; and plans of rehabilitation for insolvent or troubled insurers.

Barry has experience in designing and structuring innovative insurance marketing/distribution systems; acquisitions of insurance charters out of receivership; regulatory issues for life, health and property/casualty insurers and Medicaid and Medicare insurers/HMOs; formations of insurance purchasing cooperatives; risk-based capital requirements for insurers and corporate restructuring relating thereto; insurance asset sales through assumption and portfolio reinsurance; regulatory issues affecting health care provider groups, and product design and approval for insurers and HMOs.

Areas of Concentration

· Insurance regulatory

· Corporate

· Transactional

Professional & Community Involvement

· Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow)

· Member, American Bar Association

· Member, Surplus Lines Law Group

· Former Board Member, SafePlace

· Former President, CASA of Travis County

· Former Vice Chair, ABA Committee on the Public Regulation of Insurance Law

Awards & Recognition

· Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, 2008-2014

· Listed, Texas' Best Lawyers, 2009-2010

· Listed, World's Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers (8th Ed.)

· Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

Professional Experience

Significant Representations

· Represented insurance companies, HMOs and insurance brokers in various transactions, including:
- Acquisition of Wisconsin and Texas Medicaid business from Humana.°
- Acquisition of GAINSCO County Mutual by Liberty Mutual.°
- Acquisition of GlobalHealth by Heritage Health System.
- Acquisition of Monticello Insurance Company by Max Re.°
- Sale of General Agents Insurance Company to Montpelier Re U.S. Holdings.°
- Sale of SCOR Life by SCOR Global Life.

· Represented reorganizations/redomestications including the demutualization of Millers Mutual Insurance Company (conversion to stock company).°

· Drafted fronting arrangements and unique reinsurance transactions for companies.

· Counseled on formations and holdings company structures for insurance companies and HMOs.

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Senterfitt prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Noteworthy Experience

· Former Briefing Attorney, Supreme Court of Texas, 1986-1987

Publications & Presentations

Articles, Lectures & Publications

· Columnist, "Letter of the Law," Managed Care Executive

· Co-Author, "Silent PPO Regulation Under Increased Scrutiny," Managed Healthcare Executive, October 2009

· Contributing Author, "Regulatory Aspects of Insurance Transactions," Insurance Law Deal Strategies: Leading Lawyers on Analyzing Insurance Claims, Negotiating Settlements, and Maximizing the Value of the Attorney (Inside the Minds), Aspatore Books, 2008


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Office Information

Barry Senterfitt

300 West 6th Street, Suite 2050
AustinTX 78701


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