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Surety Today™

Surety Today™

A new resource for surety company attorneys and surety claims professionals

We are pleased to announce the launch of SURETY TODAY™, 30-minute monthly tele-briefings for surety company attorneys and surety claims professionals.

Starting Monday May 9, 2016, and continuing the second Monday of each month, from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, George Bachrach, Cindy Rodgers-Waire, Jerry Sunderland and/or Mike Stover will offer lively and informative discussions, analysis and commentary on narrowly focused topics of interest to the surety industry as well as of practical benefit to surety claims handlers.

No matter where you are – at your desk, on the road, in an airport, at lunch or in a conference room with your surety colleagues – if you have a phone or cell phone, you can participate.

Remaining current on surety law, being alert to potential pitfalls and areas of potential dispute, and staying ahead of trends just got easier!

How to participate

No internet involvement or pre-registration is required. Just get a PIN (by clicking below) and call in. It’s that simple.

Call:

  1. Toll free: 866-906-0123
  2. Access code: 7873891# (SURETY1#)
  3. Enter your PIN: _ _ _ _ _ _

It’s the same three numbers – for every call. Your PIN is unique to you and will remain the same for every call.

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The First Presentation:

Date: Monday, May 9, 2016
Time: 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Topic: An Update on Recent Surety Law: A discussion of case law that impacts the surety industry from around the country.
Presenters: George Bachrach and Mike Stover

In the upcoming months, SURETY TODAY™ will address the following topics: Surety and bankruptcy (a series of discussions addressing such issues as property of the estate, the automatic stay, proofs of claims, preferences, dischargeability, priority of claims and others), the surety and the federal government (a series of discussions addressing such issues as strategic use of the federal Prompt Pay Act, the Federal Acquisition Regulations, False Claims Act, claims against the federal government and others), surety ethical considerations, letters of credit as collateral, trust fund rights and more.

SURETY TODAY™ is brought to you by the Surety Law Group at Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP in Baltimore, Maryland. George, Jerry, Cindy and Mike have a combined 134 years of experience in the surety industry. We are involved in every major surety industry group and have been leaders in the continuing education of surety claims professionals for decades.

George has been representing surety companies for 42 years. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and he has been repeatedly named as a Maryland Super Lawyer® and Maryland Best Lawyer®. He has written and published extensively in the surety field including numerous book chapters, articles and papers. He has presented at every major surety meeting and has been the editor of several ABA/FSLC publications and the Program Chair at numerous ABA/FSLC meetings. George was the Chair of the FSLC in 2001 and has been Chair or Co-Chair of several ABA/FSLC Divisions over the years. In 2009 George was recognized for his many achievements and years of service to the ABA/FSLC when he received the Martin J. Andrew Award for Lifetime Achievement in Fidelity and Surety Law. Read more >>
 
– Jerry has been involved in the surety industry for over 43 years. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and he has been repeatedly named as a Maryland Super Lawyer® and Maryland Best Lawyer®. Jerry brings a unique perspective to his representation of sureties because he was an in-house surety claims handler for Aetna Casualty and Surety Company (1970-1977) and for Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland (1977-1979). Jerry was also Assistant Attorney General and Principal Counsel for the Maryland Transportation Authority (1979-1981). Jerry has written numerous articles and given presentations to various surety associations and he is on the board of directors for the Surety Claims Institute. Read more >>

 

– Cindy has been practicing law for 24 years in the surety and construction law field. She is AV preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and has been repeatedly selected as a Maryland Best Lawyer® and was named Best Lawyer of the Year in 2012. Cindy has authored numerous papers, articles and book chapters and has given presentations ABA/FSLC Mid-Winter and Spring Meetings, the Surety Claims Institute and the Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference. She has been involved with the leadership of the ABA/FSLC as Co-Chair of a Division and a Vice Chair. Read more >>

 

– Mike Stover has been practicing law for 25 years in the surety and construction law field. He is AV preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and has been repeatedly selected as a Maryland Super Lawyer® and Maryland Best Lawyer®. He has authored numerous papers, articles and book chapters on surety law issues and has given presentations at ABA/FSLC Mid-Winter and Spring Meetings, the Surety Claims Institute and the Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference. Mike is a co-founder, officer and member of the board of directors of the Philadelphia Surety Claims Association and is a Vice Chair of the ABA/FSLC. Read more >>