Timin, Gary P.

Gary P. Timin


Gary Timin focuses his practice on insurance, healthcare, governmental and regulatory, and corporate and transactional matters.

He also handles related commercial and regulatory litigation. His clients are most often, but not exclusively, in the insurance, financial services, healthcare and other highly regulated industries.

For these clients, Gary counsels on business formations, licensing, sales, mergers and acquisitions, a wide variety of business contracts and transactions, and government procurement matters, as well as state and federal regulatory compliance, applications and approvals. As a litigator, he handles insurance, corporate, regulatory and certain securities matters and has also dealt with state and federal antitrust, trade regulation and receivership cases. His engagements also include representing companies in state regulatory investigations and enforcement actions, as well as civil litigation, in Florida and federal courts, and in administrative settings in multiple jurisdictions.


  • Representing a major publicly held health insurer in obtaining nationwide state regulatory approvals for acquisitions of privately held HMOs and medical provider networks and facilities, including numerous concurrent applications and administrative hearings.
  • Negotiating an innovative consent agreement with state insurance regulators to enable a long-term care insurer and reinsurer to restructure its reinsurance and trust arrangements with beneficial accounting treatment and flexibility for growth.
  • Representing major life insurers, property insurers and other consumer services providers in investigations of their marketing and pricing practices conducted by Florida insurance regulators and the Florida Attorney General.
  • Advising 30 life insurers on a response to the federal equity receivership and liquidation of a major viatical provider, and handling numerous related litigation matters.
  • Guiding a US life insurer in business practice changes over several years to comply with new laws of a foreign country where policies were held, many through a troubled broker.
  • Representing a publicly held property and casualty insurer in two geographic market expansion acquisitions.
  • Obtaining multiple state regulatory approvals for a publicly held HMO for its approximate US$410 million acquisition of a Medicare HMO and affiliates.
  • Negotiating state issuance of multiple required brokerage office licenses for an international financial institution, without penalty despite potential untimeliness of certain applications.
  • Obtaining numerous Florida and federal approvals for the acquisition of a controlling interest in a full service hospital and related facilities.
  • Obtaining state and international regulatory approvals for an international health insurer to acquire US and non-US health insurers and affiliates.
  • Handling state procurement litigation for an international biosciences company, and for an educational supplies and technology provider.
  • Advising hospitals on forming self-insurance pools and captives.
  • Obtaining dismissal with prejudice of a suit by a Florida insurance receiver seeking a multimillion-dollar recovery from a client under reinsurance agreements.
  • Serving as outside general counsel for a startup Florida homeowners’ insurer in its design, formation, licensing, financing, corporate documentation, transactions, and regulatory compliance and examinations from inception through sale to new investors after five years.
  • Advising a publicly held international pharmaceutical and medical supplies wholesaler on licensing and compliance under recently expanded Florida laws.
  • Supervising the documentation and implementation of settlements of numerous products liability claims against an international pharmaceutical manufacturer.
  • Advising public companies dealing with the acquisition of financially troubled workers’ compensation insurers and funds including reinsurance transactions, government investigations, civil suits, and sale and recapitalization of subsidiaries.
  • Representing large medical practices in response to, and litigation arising from, failure and receivership of a medical malpractice self-insurance fund.


  • University of Michigan, J.D.,

    magna cum laude

    , 1979
  • University of Michigan, M.P.P., 1979
  • University of Illinois, M.A., 1970
  • Duke University, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1969


  • Florida, 1984


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Ct. of App., District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., Middle Dist. of Florida
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Florida
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of Florida
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., W. Dist. of Michigan

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of The Florida Bar Section of Corporation, Banking and Business Law, and Section of Administrative Law
  • Member of the American Bar Association and its Section of Tort and Insurance Practice
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017, an honor based on an exhaustive peer-review process
  • Recommended for Healthcare: Health Insurers in Legal 500 US 2015
  • AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for legal ability and professional ethics, annually since 2000
  • Rated as a Top Lawyer in Health Care in 2013 (Martindale-Hubbell)
  • Received a five-star rating on the Association of Corporate Counsel Value Index for 2009
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2008


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