Surety and Fidelity Law
The firm's attorneys bring together a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer skilled representation in surety and fidelity law. Each of our attorneys has practiced in this area of the law for the substantial majority of their careers.
Alber Frank has represented clients in complex performance and payment bond cases ranging from major contractor defaults to bond fraud to bad faith allegations. Such experience includes negotiating takeover and tender agreements, and performance bond buybacks, as well as the assertion and litigation of affirmative claims against owners, design professionals, or subcontractors.
Our proficiency extends beyond contract surety to bonds of all types: fidelity, probate and many other commercial lines, including notary bonds, mortgage broker bonds, motor vehicle dealer bonds, bankruptcy trustee bonds, and license bonds, among others. Our work with fidelity bonds includes employee dishonesty bonds, commercial crime policies, and other similar products.
Our attorneys have substantial experience in matters involving loss recovery, including indemnification and subrogation. This includes asserting various indemnity agreement rights such as the right to review books and records, and the entitlement to collateral security. Our attorneys have also successfully represented sureties in various subrogation matters, including disputes with lenders, the IRS, bankruptcy trustees, and other creditors.
Not only have our attorneys practiced in this area of the law for many years, they are also leaders in the industry. They have served as authors and editors of books, periodicals, articles, and newsletters in the surety and fidelity fields. They also regularly speak at ABA/Surety and Fidelity Law Committee functions and other surety industry conferences and seminars, and have held leadership positions in various industry groups.