Jonathan M. Goeringer

Senior Counsel

Jonathan M. Goeringer

Senior Counsel

Jonathan Goeringer’s practice features a unique combination of transactional and regulatory work within the insurance space. Understanding and having extensive experience in both realms creates efficiencies for insurance-related clients looking to achieve a diverse range of business goals in a heavily regulated industry.

Jonathan regularly operates in the M&A world, where he assists clients — from the well-established and highly acquisitive, to the startup just entering the space — in acquiring or selling the equity or assets of insurance-related entities (e.g., insurers, agencies, managing general agencies, third-party administrators, reinsurers, etc.). This includes drafting, negotiating, and structuring acquisition agreements on their behalf, while also guiding them through pre- and post-acquisition regulatory issues and requirements. In the last five years alone, Jonathan has been involved in over US$2 billion of insurance-related acquisitions.

A member of the firm’s Insurance Practice Group, Jonathan is the go-to for facilitating complex commercial arrangements. Whether drafting services agreements with third-party vendors (attending to evolving AI, data privacy, and cybersecurity complexities in the process), or negotiating marketing and distribution arrangements (involving, or on behalf of, carriers, upstream entities, or downline agents and agencies), he is equipped with the experience and tools to help paper a deal that makes sense for clients across a spectrum of industry considerations. Additionally, a large feature of Jonathan’s practice is to provide insurance regulatory advice to clients as a going concern. For instance, he frequently prepares and makes required regulatory filings, conducts multijurisdictional research on discrete industry issues, and corresponds with insurance regulatory agencies regarding each of the foregoing.

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – Insurance Law (2023-2024)
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2019-2023)

Presentations and Publications

  • Co-author, “MGA or Not an MGA … That is the Question,” New York Law Journal, June 3, 2022
  • Co-Author, “So You Comply with New York Reg. 500: Now What?” Insurance Journal, April 17, 2019
21 December 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents GuideOne Insurance in $200M Investment by Bain Capital, Creation of Innovative Platform Dedicated to Mutuals

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to GuideOne Insurance Company, a leading niche-market insurance carrier founded in 1947, in receiving a $200 million investment from Bain Capital Insurance.
22 September 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Named to 2023 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that 13 of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2023 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
29 September 2022 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Named to 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that nine of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
18 August 2022 Press Releases

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced that 250 of our attorneys across 20 offices have received recognition in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
03 June 2022 Article

MGA or Not an MGA … That Is the Question

MGAs can provide an attractive option for insurers exploring a new or niche market, allowing those insurers to enter such market without making the typical expenditures required to do so.