Surety Law/Bond Claims

With decades of construction law experience, the attorneys at Bengtson & Jestings, LLP represent sureties in construction disputes involving payment bond and performance bond claims, construction completion and contractor tender agreements, project takeover agreements with the owner obligee, project completion work outs, and indemnity claims against the bond principal and the individual indemnitors. We also routinely handle fidelity and licensing bond claims. We understand fully the unique nature of surety claims and the defenses to and remedies for those claims, including quia timet actions.

We are frequently called upon to undertake the surety's defense of payment bond or performance bond claims in litigation and arbitration proceedings and to represent the surety's interests in contractor default situations where our quick response, depth of knowledge and expertise routinely yield the best possible results for our clients. Our attorneys have gained the confidence of national surety bond providers who rely on us to work closely with the surety's claims representatives and construction and engineering consultants to get projects completed and to limit the surety's exposure.

We understand well the value of early intervention and quick response in all types of bond claims as well as contractor default situations. From the smallest licensing bond to the largest performance bonds, our clients have come to rely on us to provide valuable and timely guidance from the inception of a claim all the way through the recovery process.