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McGriff hires Buchwald as producer for Executive Risk Advisors division

August 9, 2021

McGriff has hired Seth Buchwald as a vice president and producer for its Executive Risk Advisors Transactional Risk team.

Prior to joining McGriff, Buchwald served as a senior associate in the Federal and International Tax Group with the international law firm Alston & Bird LLP. He represented domestic and international clients in complex domestic and cross-border transactions, tax controversy, and tax insurance matters.

Prior to attending law school, Buchwald was a certified public accountant where he gained specialized experience in both public and private audits and tax compliance.

The Atlanta native has worked with several insurance companies and managing agents in the tax insurance industry. His tax risk experience includes transactions involving renewable energy tax credits, joint venture structures, S corporations, and tax exposures in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions.

“Having worked closely with many of the underwriters in the tax insurance industry, Seth brings industry knowledge and experience that will drive business development for McGriff’s tax insurance practice and deliver creative solutions for clients,” said Patrick Maguire, national director of Specialty at McGriff.

“We are excited to add Seth to the team and believe his hiring further reinforces our commitment to the transactional risk space,” said Dusty Cahill, Executive Risk Advisors Co-Leader. “In five years, we’ve assembled a talented group of seven highly specialized and accomplished professionals.” 

Buchwald earned two bachelor of business administration degrees (accounting and finance) from the University of Georgia’s Terry School of Business. He also earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin.  

Buchwald will serve as a key liaison with the tax insurance markets and directly support clients as they navigate new and complex tax matters in a growing and constantly evolving market. He can be reached at or 404-313-1612.

Made up of specialists in executive, professional, cyber and transactional risk, McGriff’s Executive Risk Advisors group includes more than 60 professionals in Atlanta, Birmingham, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston and New York City.

About McGriff

A subsidiary of Truist Insurance Holdings, McGriff is a full-service insurance broker providing risk management and insurance solutions to clients across the United States. The firm’s coverages include commercial property and casualty, corporate bonding and surety services, cyber, management liability, captives and alternative risk transfer programs, small business, employee benefits, title insurance, personal lines, and life and health. 

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