Patrick H. Cantilo, JD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

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    AUSTIN, TX, December 19, 2017 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Patrick H. Cantilo, JD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Cantilo celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

As the founding partner of Cantilo & Bennett, LLP, in Austin since 1999, Mr. Cantilo's firm principally focuses on serving state insurance regulators, the healthcare and insurance industries, and emerging enterprises. Working alongside a team of ten other dedicated and experienced attorneys, Mr. Cantilo maintains solid relationships with accountants, actuaries, financial analysts, investment bankers, health care professionals, insurance experts, and other consultants in order to provide the best legal service possible to clients.

Although most of Mr. Cantilo's recent practice has been in insurance rehabilitation and liquidation, reorganization of health services corporations, and insurance corporate restructuring, merger, and acquisition, much of his law practice has also been dedicated to civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including cases in the state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. As an adviser to state regulators, Mr. Cantilo has been involved in conversion, merger, acquisition, reorganization, and initial public offering transactions for numerous insurers and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. His litigation experience includes simple matters such as the prosecution or defense of insurance claims and complex matters such as major bankruptcy reorganizations and insurance rehabilitations. He has also handled numerous complicated business and insurance transactions, and served as counsel to the receiver, special deputy receiver, deputy receiver, and deputy liquidator to dozens of insurance and managed care insolvencies throughout the country.

During the first three years of his career Mr. Cantilo served as partner of several firms, notably as counsel for Freytag, Perry, LaForce, Rubinstein & Teofan in Austin, as an associate for a local firm, and as counsel to the receiver for the Texas Department of Insurance. Earning a BA with honors and JD at the University of Texas at Austin in 1977 and 1980, respectively, Mr. Cantilo was admitted to the Texas Bar Association, every Texas state court, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Fifth Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

A member of the American Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, and the Travis County Bar Association, Mr. Cantilo has contributed several articles to professional journals and conducted more than 75 presentations and lectures. He is a principal charter member, past president and past member of the board of directors of the International Association of Insurance Receivers, and has been a regular contributor to its quarterly journal. He has also been an active participant in the deliberations of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the National Association of Health Maintenance Organization Regulators and the National Association of Managed Care Regulators. Named to Best Lawyers in America by Super Lawyers every year since 2009, he has also been highlighted in various editions of Who's Who, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who in the World.

An active member of his community, Mr. Cantilo serves or has served on the boards of directors and or as officer of the KUT/KUTX public radio stations in Austin, The Austin Theatre Alliance, and Texas Appleseed. Born in Santiago, Chile, Mr. Cantilo was raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and moved to Miami, FL, in 1965. Married with three sons and four step-children, he speaks fluent English, Spanish, and French. For more information, please visit www.cb-firm.com.In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Patrick H. Cantilo, JD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.

Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

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Brad grew up in a small town in northern Iowa. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children.
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