Practice Areas & Industries: Goldberg Segalla LLP


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Goldberg Segalla represents sureties in the full spectrum of bond claims and a wide range of related matters. Our work frequently involves contract surety bonds, including performance and payment bond claims on both public and private projects, and includes the negotiation of surety agreements, analyzing and managing surety risks, and representing clients in all phases of surety law disputes.

Highlights of our experience include:

  • Representing surety clients on contract surety bond claims asserted by public owners, private owners, and general contractors on subcontractor performance bonds
  • Negotiating with owners, completing contractors, subcontractors, and defaulting principals
  • Handling performance bond claims after construction defaults, including assisting surety claims professionals investigating defaults and negotiating completion arrangements such as tender agreements and takeover agreements
  • Resolving surety law disputes in litigation and alternative dispute resolution forums on matters arising from bid bonds, performance bonds, payment bonds, fiduciary bonds, discharge of mechanic’s liens bonds and other surety bonds
  • Assisting surety clients with the enforcement of indemnity agreements
  • Advising on co-surety obligations and reinsurance cut-through obligations
  • Representing clients with respect to guardianship bonds, probate bonds, appeal bonds, motor vehicle dealers bonds, and other miscellaneous bonds
  • Representing sureties in subrogation, salvage, and third-party recovery claims involving issues such as accountant negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence of agents, and business torts
  • Preparation and enforcement of takeover and completion agreements
  • Handling bankruptcy claims and workout agreements on behalf of sureties
  • Handling fidelity bond claims investigation, coverage evaluation, and litigation
  • Advising on construction insurance and bad-faith issues
  • Performing damage analysis

As leaders in construction and surety law, we are a team of accomplished professionals who understand the nature of these intertwined industries and the forces that shape them. This deep industry knowledge helps us understand what is important to our clients — and therefore tailor our legal services to protect their interests and better serve their unique needs.