Gary Blitz is a Senior Managing Director/Co-Practice Leader of Aon Transaction Solutions and heads its Tax Insurance Practice, which specializes in the placement of tax insurance programs for M&A transactions, tax credit investments and other situations. Gary advises clients purchasing transaction liability insurance programs, and is often called upon to create unique solutions where no “off the shelf” product exists. Throughout Gary’s career, he has been a leader in the tax and transactional insurance business. Gary played an instrumental role in the development of Reps and Warranties Insurance and Tax Insurance and the growth of transaction liability insurance as a business.
Gary joined Aon after a twenty-year legal career at firms, including Mintz Levin and predecessors of DLA Piper and Katten Muchin Rosenman. Gary began his career as a tax lawyer and acted as legal counsel to U.S., London and international insurers. As a lawyer, Gary became a nationally recognized expert in the insurance of financial and transactional risks, such as representations and warranties insurance, tax insurance, litigation buyouts, and credit enhancements. Gary also founded of ML Insurance Strategies, the insurance brokerage affiliate of Mintz Levin, and Kingswood Group, a tax credit insurance underwriter.
Gary graduated from the University of Michigan School of Business Administration with a B.B.A. with Distinction and from New York University School of Law with a J.D. He is a member of the New York State and District of Columbia Bars, and a licensed property and casualty insurance broker in New York and other states. Gary served on the Board of Directors of Adoptions Together Inc., a Maryland not-for profit, in various capacities through 2013.