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McGriff, Seibels & Williams Expands Financial Services Division With New Transactional-Insurance Team

ATLANTA - September 13, 2019 - McGriff, Seibels & Williams (“McGriff”) announced today that it has named Phil Theodore and Charles Krauth as vice presidents of its Atlanta-based M&A and Transaction Insurance Practice, part of McGriff’s Financial Services Division.

Mr. Theodore joins McGriff after practicing law as a transactional and corporate lawyer for more than 40 years. He practiced with King & Spalding in Atlanta from 1981 through 2003. After leaving King & Spalding, he served as general counsel for three well-known Atlanta public companies. During his career, Mr. Theodore participated in hundreds of public and private M&A transactions, either as outside counsel or as the general counsel of his company. His experience includes buy- and sell-side transactions for public and private companies in a wide variety of industries. Mr. Theodore may be reached at or 404-497-7594.

Mr. Krauth joins McGriff with more than ten years of experience in the insurance brokerage industry. Most recently he served as a vice president at Aon plc, where his primary focus was on M&A and transaction insurance. He received a BBA degree in risk management and insurance from the University of Georgia – Terry College of Business in 2008 and is a Certified Insurance Counselor and a Certified Risk Manager. Mr. Krauth was named a Risk & Insurance® “Rising Star” and “Power Broker” in 2017. Mr. Krauth may be reached at or 404-847-1620.

Mr. Theodore and Mr. Krauth will use their extensive experience to assist McGriff’s clients address their transactional risks through representations-and-warranties insurance, tax-issue insurance, contingent-liability insurance and other innovative insurance solutions.

About McGriff, Seibels & Williams
McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc. is a specialty insurance broker providing risk management and insurance solutions to corporate and private equity clients across the United States. With 900 employees, McGriff has practice groups in Energy, Transportation, Construction, Real Estate, Private Equity, Financial Insitutions, Public Entities, Employee Benefits and Healthcare. McGriff is a subsidiary of BB&T Insurance Holdings, the 5th largest insurance broker in the U.S.