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Captive Formations

Our Practice

The Captive Insurance Group assists clients in all aspects of the formation, licensing and governance of South Carolina captive insurers, including:

Pure captives
Risk Retention Groups
Special Purpose Financial Captives
Special Purpose Captives
Sponsored Captives
Protected Cell
Redomestication from other domestic and offshore jurisdictions
Insurance department approvals
Capitalization and letter of credit issues
Representation for boards of directors of captive entities
Representation of complex financial captives
Insurance securitizations
Reinsurance broker representation
Captive manager representation
Regulatory compliance
Reinsurance issues
The group’s attorneys assist clients in determining whether they would benefit from establishing a captive as an alternative to traditional insurance, and participate in the necessary planning and ongoing management of the captive entity, including serving as general counsel to the entity if needed.

Group chair Michael Molony is the only South Carolina member of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel, an exclusive national association of attorneys specializing insurance regulatory law.

Our Clients

The Captive Insurance Group attorneys at Clement Rivers, LLP advise large companies, including many Fortune 500 companies, risk retention groups, and others on all aspects of captive insurance in South Carolina.

The firm was one of the first in the state to begin working in this area in late 2000 when legislation was passed allowing the formation of captive insurers in the state. The firm’s attorneys have assisted in establishing approximately 45 captives in South Carolina, including most of the Special Purpose Financial Captives.

The group’s dedicated focus on captive insurance entities has earned it a solid reputation for its ability to handle even the most complex captive arrangements. The firm dedicates the resources and staffing to get projects done.

Our Attorneys


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