We have the highest level of commitment to our surety practice, having dedicated much of our professional lives to this industry. Our expertise encompasses all aspects of suretyship practice, from underwriting issues, through the claims process and eventually to salvage.
We analyze each matter on a case-by-case basis, offering traditional pragmatic approaches when appropriate, and creative novel approaches when necessary. Takeovers, tenders, completion and “buy-back” agreements as well as payment bond claims are a matter of routine. What sets us apart is our creativity. We have the experience to handle the most complex (direct or indirect) financing, negotiate third party buy-outs of principals, and create new entities from the principal’s resources, all designed to minimize the surety’s exposure.
Whether our task involves the most sophisticated construction project or a simple default, each receives our undivided attention and hands-on care. We work closely with the client and consultants, creating a “team” concept to resolve claims.
When reasonable minds differ and an amicable resolution cannot be reached, we have extensive trial, arbitration and appellate experience to protect your rights and defenses. We are pioneers in developing the law of suretyship in Florida. Firm members have been involved in some of the seminal surety cases in Florida including, but not limited to, the decisions of L&A/Southern Concrete, Dooley Mack, and Aventura.