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Administrative, Insurance & Regulatory Law

Our Practice

Areas of Practice

The Administrative, Insurance & Regulatory Law Practice Group at Clement Rivers, LLP consists of skilled attorneys with a deep and exceptionally diverse range of experience. They represent clients before federal, state, and local agencies, regulatory boards, and commissions.


The group has extensive and specific experience in matters related to:

  • Alcohol Regulations, licensing, and enforcement
  • Alternative Risk Transfer Vehicles
  • Aviation law
  • Certificates of need (CON)
  • Department of Health and Environmental Control matters
  • Department of Insurance matters (DOI)
  • Federal Aviation Administration matters
  • Government contract work
  • Health care law
  • Insurance regulation
  • Labor licensing
  • Medicare/Medicaid Regulatory issues
  • Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) issues
  • Planning and zoning
  • Procurement
  • Public Service Commission matters
  • Insurance Securitizations
  • Tax credits
  • Telephone regulation
  • Territorial assignment actions
  • Trucking and transportation
  • Utility regulation
  • Any action arising out of a state agency

Regulatory Matters

The group has a particular focus in the area of insurance regulatory matters, including:

  • Agent and broker licensing
  • Approval of intercompany agreements
  • Captive insurance company formation, licensure, and governance
  • Enforcement proceedings
  • Government financed insurance programs
  • HMOs


  • Insurance receiverships and rehabilitation proceedings
  • Insurance Securitizations
  • Medicaid and Medicare
  • Medicare advantage programs
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Pharmacy benefit managers
  • Procurement
  • Traditional insurance company formation and licensure

Statewide Representation

With offices in Columbia and Charleston, the practice group is able to provide thorough statewide coverage to clients, while also maintaining a strong presence in the local Charleston community. The firm is known and respected in Charleston’s business community and has extensive experience working with and appearing before city and county boards and commissions on such issues as zoning, business licensing, and tax matters.

Administrative Experience

The group’s attorneys are experienced administrative law litigators who possess extensive knowledge of state government. They have built a strong reputation in South Carolina that allows the firm to effectively represent the interests of its clients.

Group chair Michael Molony was instrumental in helping to establish the South Carolina Administrative Law Court and the South Carolina Captive Insurance Program.  He serves on the Administrative Law Council and is a Special Advisor to the Department of Insurance on captive matters.  The Chief Justice of South Carolina’s Supreme Court also appointed Michael to the Judicial Counsel.

Our Clients

Clement Rivers, LLP lawyers represent clients in most sectors of the state’s economy, including:

  • Insurance companies
  • Captive insurers
  • Telecommunications industry
  • Electric utilities
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Major software and technology companies
  • Public and quasi-public agencies
  • Health care providers
  • Physician groups
  • Local governmental entities


The group often practices in close cooperation with the Commercial Transactions Practice Group to successfully counsel companies seeking to do business in South Carolina on a myriad of issues from formation to taxation to zoning questions.

The group’s attorneys also have extensive experience in the state’s appellate courts and may associate with members of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Appeals Practice Group to seamlessly handle appeals.


In addition to their extensive litigation skills, the group frequently uses alternative forms of dispute resolution, including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, to help clients efficiently and effectively resolve disputes.