Fidelity & Surety
Representing the surety industry often requires a comprehensive knowledge of fidelity and surety matters. Wall Templeton attorneys have considerable experience in this area, and often represent clients in protecting their bond interests, that may include performance and payment bonds, bid bonds, fidelity bonds, license bonds, permit bonds, bond to discharge – mechanics liens, and other bonds.
While our practice is focused primarily on the representation of sureties and contractors, we also represent owners, payment bond claimants, and bond agents. Our attorneys routinely cover matters involving statutory bonds and bond claim disputes related to schools, churches, military bases, hospitals, industrial plants, commercial projects, highways, and bridges.
We provide a wide range of services in default, tender, completion, and take-over situations, and utilize recognized consultants to assist us reviewing scheduling issues, assessing quality of work issues, and determining the values of work.
Our attorneys are members of industry associations and have presented topics of regional and national interest at seminars on fidelity, performance bond, and payment bond claim disputes. At the state level, we have drafted legislative amendments to current payment bond statutes and new bond statutes.
We have the tools and resources to assist clients in making an early assessment of their bond claim dispute, develop a strategy for resolving the bond claim, and vigorously represent their interests in state or federal court.