FIDELITY & SURETY
National reputation as a go-to firm in the West
With decades of experience handling fidelity and surety matters in the West, Bullivant Houser has built a preeminent practice in this specialty area with clients based all over the country. Our long history of representing sureties and insurers means our professional team members have practically grown up in the industry. We truly understand the needs of our clients and are also familiar with the attorneys on the other side. Our team steps in to handle an entire claim soup to nuts, or works with in-house professionals on portions of the claim, providing another perspective with new ideas and ensuring nothing is missed.
We recognize that fidelity and surety professionals carry a high level of responsibility and large caseloads. Our clients know that from the day a file is opened to the day it is closed, they can rely on us to provide timely, sound, and comprehensive advice. We are in tune with our clients, reporting the good and bad up front and throughout, creating realistic budgets, and preventing surprises. Our focus is to come up with the best possible business solution under the circumstances.
One of our key strengths is a large pool of resources at the firm. Because of our diverse practice areas at Bullivant, we’re able to tap into our colleagues and leverage their talents in broader issues and in related disciplines, including construction, finance, insurance, and environmental.
Working quickly to resolve claims for sureties
When problems arise on a bonded project, we are there 24/7 to help the claims professional deal with performance and payment bond claims, takeovers, and completion issues. We work in conjunction with construction consultants and accountants to quickly assess the situation and negotiate as appropriate with the obligee, principal, completion contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers.
Whether the problem is a single or multi-project default with performance and payment bond claims and recovery issues, or a straightforward license or miscellaneous bond claim, Bullivant has the experience to get the best possible result. We have successfully tried cases in state and federal court and the Federal Court of Claims, but are also practical and provide sureties with the insight and recommendations they need to help make the best business decision under the circumstances. Our philosophy is to deliver what you need when you need it, in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Extensive experience with fidelity bond claims and financial institution bond claims
Our experience includes financial institution bonds, crime policies, lender liability, E&O, D&O, cyber, and employee dishonesty. Whether it is a coverage opinion or defense of a coverage lawsuit, we have the expertise and experience to work side-by-side with the claims professional. Our extensive experience includes claims arising from the failure and closure of financial institutions by state and federal regulators, including the FDIC.
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