Deal Spotlight: Client Empire Underwriters LLC Acquired by Scottish American

May 24, 2021

Hinshaw congratulates its client, Empire Underwriters LLC (Empire), for recently completing its sale to Scottish American. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Empire is a national managing general agency, insurance wholesaler, excess, and surplus lines facility, and program manager serving producers in 46 states. Empire’s executive team has over 100 years of combined experience to bring agents and brokers aggressive account management and superior service.

Hinshaw’s legal team, led by attorneys Timothy Sullivan, Ofonedu-Ime Goodwyn, and Connie Mayer, served as transaction counsel to Empire on the deal.

In a press release, Greg Brittain, Empire VP Underwriting, said Empire is "dedicated to the success of agents and brokers nationwide, and we have assembled a team of highly experienced experts." Hugo Soltero, Empire VP-Senior Broker, added that “[w]e look forward to working with Scottish American, and continuing to deliver the most responsive service to the retail agent and broker."

Read the official announcement of the deal closing

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