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Practice Group

M&A Transactional Solutions

Michael Wakefield

Executive Vice President and Transactional Insurance Practice Leader

Chattanooga, TN

Michael leads the Transactional Liability practice at CAC Specialty, which specializes in negotiating, placing, and advocating for coverage with respect to Representations & Warranties Insurance, Tax Insurance, and Contingent Risk Insurance.

Michael’s past experience includes placements of transactional insurance policies across a wide range of deal sizes and industries. These include, for example, R&W placements in healthcare, energy, financial services, technology, and other industries; Tax placements covering issues related to S Corp qualification, tax credits, and internal reorganizations; and Contingent Risk policies with respect to various litigation and successor liability issues.

He also has experience litigating (as outside counsel) and advocating for coverage (as leader of a broker’s financial-lines claims team) under Representations & Warranties, Directors & Officers, Professional Liability, Cyber, and other lines of coverage.

Prior to joining CAC Specialty, Michael most recently founded a Transactional Liability practice at McGriff, Seibels & Williams. He practiced law before that, first as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and then at King & Spalding LLP in Atlanta. Michael earned his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law (high honors; Order of the Coif) and his B.A. from The University of Mississippi (summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa), where he also lettered in baseball.