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Surety Law

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Krebs Farley is renowned among clients and colleagues alike as a national leader in surety law. Our firm often gets involved in surety matters before a lawsuit is filed, and sometimes even before a default is declared. We counsel our clients throughout the claims process and are well-versed in interpreting the bond rights of principals, obligees, subcontractors, and laborers, and in thoroughly investigating defaulting principals and obligees. Through careful and strategic analysis, we assist clients in determining whether to finance, takeover, tender, or otherwise complete a project, or whether to assert defenses and deny the claim.

We frequently handle litigation under the Miller Act, as well as under various state public works acts (Little Miller Acts), including claims brought by state Departments of Transportation. In addition to our contract surety experience, our attorneys have extensive experience litigating commercial surety matters, including claims involving license and permit bonds, plug and abandonment bonds, court bonds, and public official bonds. Our attorneys have also achieved notable success representing sureties on both contract and commercial bonds through all phases of litigation and appeals.