Bernard L. Balkin

Of Counsel
Overland Park,  KS  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Fidelity and Surety Law
  • Fidelity and Surety Bonds
  • Surety Bonds
  • Surety Defense
  • Surety Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Construction Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Appeals
  • Banks and Banking
  • Bank Fraud
  • Check Fraud
  • Business Law
  • Business Crimes
  • Business Fraud
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Practice
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Construction and Surety Law
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Finance
  • Construction Insurance
  • Construction Insurance Defense
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contractor Performance Bonds
  • Materialmens Liens
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Contracts
  • Breach of Contract
  • Contract Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Insurance
  • Corporate Insurance Defense
  • Eminent Domain
  • Condemnation
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Employee Benefits
  • ERISA Litigation
  • General Practice
  • Federal Practice
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Construction Contracts
  • Public Bidding
  • Public Contract Law
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Conservatorship
  • Guardianship
  • Guardianship Administration
  • Insurance
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Commercial Property Insurance
  • Excess and Reinsurance
  • Extra Contractual Insurance Claims
  • First and Third Party Insurance
  • Indemnity
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Guaranty Association Law
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Mediation
  • Property Subrogation
  • Reinsurance
  • Reinsurance Arbitration
  • Subrogation
  • Unfair Insurance Practices
  • Insurance Defense
  • Extra Contractual Insurance Defense
  • First and Third Party Insurance Defense
  • First Party Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Bad Faith Defense
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Probate
  • Ancillary Probate
  • Probate Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Accountants Liability
  • Architects and Engineers Errors and Omissions
  • Architects and Engineers Liability
  • Auditors Malpractice
  • Design Professionals Errors and Omissions
  • Design Professionals Liability
  • Design Professionals Malpractice
  • Directors and Officers Errors and Omissions
  • Directors and Officers Insurance Coverage
  • Highways
  • Highway Construction Law
  • Highway Design Liability
University University of California at Berkeley, B.A., 1947
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., 1950
Admitted1950, Missouri; U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri and U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits; U.S. Claims Court; U.S. Supreme Court; Supreme Court of Missouri
Memberships Kansas City Metropolitan and American (Vice-Chair, Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, 1987-1996) Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar.

Surety & Fidelity Claims Institute (Co-Founder); Author: "Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law," Missouri, 2nd Edition. Editor: "Surety Law Topical Index and Bibliography," "Fidelity Law Topical Index," ABA-TIPS, 1987-1993; "Legal Aspects of the Underwriting Process," ABA-TIPS, Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Program January 1994; "Current Developments in Bad Faith Litigation Involving the Performance and Payment Bond Surety," ABA-TIPS, Fidelity & Surety Law Program, August 1992; "Recovery of Damages for Delay Against Sureties on Public Works Bonds, ABA-TIPS, Fidelity & Surety Law Program August 1984; "Judicial Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements and Review of Arbitration Awards," Westfield Bond Claim Seminar, September 1983; "Effect of a Check Forgery Upon the Rights and Liabilities of the Drawer Under Clause D of the Bankers Blanket Bond as Affected by Articles 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code," 1968 ABA Sec. Ins., Negl. & Comp. Law Proceedings 27.


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Bernard L. Balkin

8717 W. 110th Street, Suite 630
Overland ParkKS 66210


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