M&A Tax Lawyer, Andrew Pelzer, joins JLT Specialty Insurance Services as VP

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JLT Specialty Insurance Services, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc has announced the appointment of Andrew Pelzer as Vice President.

Pelzer will be based in New York where he will be an integral part of the Transaction Advisory Practice at JLT Specialty USA.

Pelzer brings to JLT Specialty USA more than five years of legal and tax experience in M&A and private equity transactions. In his role, Pelzer’s primary responsibility will be on the structuring and placement of tax insurance products and solutions for both corporate and private equity clients. Pelzer’s responsibilities will also include advising on the TAP’s other products, including Representations and Warranties insurance, litigation insurance and other products designed to de-risk M&A transactions.

“We are very excited to announce Andrew’s appointment and welcome him to the JLT Specialty USA family,” said Michael Rice, Chief Executive Officer of JLT Specialty USA. “We are thrilled to have such tremendous talent join our team.”

“Andrew’s vast experience with tax issues in M&A and private equity transactions, the structuring of investments in Loss Corporations and his deep knowledge of corporate and partnership tax issues, will be an immediate asset to JLT Specialty USA and our clients,” added John McNally, Senior Vice President, Transaction Advisory Practice at JLT Specialty USA. “We look forward to Andrew’s continued success as he begins his new role within our team.”

Pelzer comes to JLT Specialty USA from Weil, Gotshal and Manges where he served as Tax Associate for more than four years, advising clients on more than 100 separate M&A transactions in a variety of industries including technology, real estate, health care and insurance.

This announcement comes as JLT Specialty USA continues its strategy in expanding its core capabilities in the key industry specialty areas of Aerospace, Construction, Energy, Entertainment and Hospitality, Private Equity, Real Estate and Technology. In addition, JLT Specialty USA also has expertise in the key product specialty areas of D&O, Cyber, E&O, Credit, Political and Security Risks, Environmental and Transactional Liability.



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