Michael C. Kasdin is a partner and insurance lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He provides counsel in connection with the acquisition and strategic management of carriers and brokerages, as well as with structuring and documenting esoteric reinsurance programs.
Mr. Kasdin was characterized by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin as a “go-to lawyer in insurance/ reinsurance law who can win cases and put together transactions that almost look impossible.”
Mr. Kasdin is one of a select group of individuals to be awarded the prestigious Reinsurance Scholar designation by the Reinsurance Association of America. He has been nominated to receive the Maurice Weigle Exceptional Young Lawyer Award.
He has received several honors in recognition of his pro bono service, including the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Kasdin has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers as one of the top insurance regulatory and transactional attorneys in Illinois (2018).
He has also been named a “Rising Star” in Illinois Super Lawyers magazine each year from 2013 and 2017. This in addition to his inclusion in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s “Forty Under 40” list in 2016.
Mr. Kasdin earned his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of the Law, Illinois Institute of Technology (J.D., 2004). He received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University (B.A., 1999).
Mr. Kasdin is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois, including before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Central District of Illinois. He is also admitted before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits, as well as the Seneca Nation of Indians.
Professional Affiliations :
Mr. Kasdin is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association.
Community Involvement :
- Metis Enterprise Technologies LLC (Board of Advisors)
- Chicago Economic Society (Board of Directors)
- Legal Aid Society (Board of Directors / Chair of Pro Bono Committee)
- Lawyers in the Classroom – Chicago
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