The Main Street America Group, a Florida-based property/casualty insurance company, has appointed Bruce Fox as new general counsel.

In his new role, Fox will lead Main Street America’s corporate law function and provide legal advice and counsel to all company personnel on matters affecting interests of The Main Street America Group, its five subsidiary companies and one affiliate.

He will be responsible for ensuring that the organization’s business practices, policies and all other dealings meet state and federal regulatory requirements.

In addition, he will oversee all aspects of governance for the organization to ensure the company is managed in the best interests of its policyholders.

Fox will report to Main Street America chairman, president and CEO Tom Van Berkel and be a member of the company’s senior management team.

Fox, who has been a corporate counsel since 2007, will remain based at Main Street America’s corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida.

Fox joined Main Street America in 2002 as a senior field attorney and was promoted to managing attorney in 2006, where he oversaw the company’s staff counsel operations in Auburn, Massachusetts.

Prior to joining Main Street America, Fox was director of legal services for the contract negotiation and benchmarking services division of AMR Research, Boston, Massachusetts.