Pete Thrane assists insurance businesses manage the legal, regulatory and corporate law challenges of their business. Pete handles insurance transactions, formation and dissolution of insurers, product distribution mechanisms, governance matters, product development, producer licensing and compliance matters. Pete also has extensive experience in advocating insurance matters before state legislatures and administrative agencies. He frequently appears before the Minnesota Legislature, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, and other agencies. He has assisted insurers and producers with many Minnesota regulatory issues, such as holding company act filings, transaction applications, solvency investigations, enforcement matters and product filings. Prior to joining Stinson Leonard Street, Pete was an officer of St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, where his assignments included serving as division counsel to the Medical Services division and subsequently as Group Counsel to the Specialty Commercial insurance group, leading a group of attorneys and other professionals in providing counsel to St. Paul Fire and Marine’s niche markets.