November 14, 2023

Willkie advised Orange Insurance Exchange, a reciprocal insurer, on its formation and launch in the Florida property insurance market.

Orange, led by insurance industry veteran Don Matz, announced on November 1 that it received its Certificate of Authority from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, entering the Florida insurance market with the mission of providing a new alternative for property insurance policyholders.

Orange and its affiliates were founded by majority investor Griffin Highline Capital, a Dallas-based specialty insurance holding company that actively manages insurance operating businesses, in collaboration with strategic partner Cabrillo Coastal General Agency and its CEO Michael McNitt.

The Willkie team was led by Sean Ewen and Michael Groll and included Thomas Spencer, Vadim Mahmoudov, Michael Katz, Nayanika Ruia and Deanna Clugston.

Sean Ewen
Sean M. Ewen Partner Corporate & Financial Services
Michael Groll
Michael Groll Senior Counsel Insurance - Transactional and Regulatory
Nayanika Ruia Associate Corporate & Financial Services
Deanna J. Clugston Associate Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits
Michael Katz
Michael A. Katz Partner Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits