Central Florida Attorneys for Surety & Fidelity Bonds
There are over 50,000 types of surety bonds in the U.S., and they all play important roles across every industry. These are three-party agreements that legally bind together a principal, obligee, and a surety company and provide customers with a guarantee that work will be completed. Fidelity bonds are insurance policies for employers to protect against employee-dishonesty losses. These losses are typically from burglary, fire, general theft, fraud, and forgery. Our firm has routinely assisted clients throughout central Florida, drafting a variety of bonds, including surety and fidelity bonds.
With over 30 years of experience, we have honed our skills in drafting, investigating, and defending bond claims. We represent all parties concerned with construction litigation, including the owner, architect, engineer, prime contractor, subcontractor, and suppliers. It is imperative to speak with a knowledgeable and trusted surety and fidelity bond attorney to handle your situation quickly and thoroughly. Our firm represents all major sureties in the United States.
Types of Bonds
Construction Bonds: General contractors’
- Construction lien bonds
- Construction lien transfer bonds
- Payment and performance
- Bid bonds
- Subdivision improvement bonds
- Reclamation bonds
- Employee dishonesty and embezzlement
- First-Party: protecting the business against intentionally wrongful acts committed by employees of that business
- Third-Party: protecting the business against intentionally wrongful acts committed by the people working for them under contract
- Probate bonds
- Guardianship bonds
- License and permit bonds (motor vehicle dealers)
- License and permit bonds (mobile home manufacturers & dealers)
- Mobile home installers bonds
- Title insurance agency bonds
- Notary bonds
- Citrus dealers and agricultural products dealers’ bonds
- Medicare providers bonds
- Customs and export bonds
- Fiduciary bonds (department of professional regulation)
Florida law allows unpaid contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers to file liens against property, even if payment has been made in full. If contract improvements are greater than $2,500, you have 90 days from the last furnishing labor or materials to a project to file a lien. If you are an owner wishing to contest a lien, you have up to one year to do so. No matter which side of the lien you find yourself on, our firm is experienced and will aggressively work on your behalf to protect your interests and assets.
Contact Williams & Williams for Dependable Counsel
Our experience defending various bond claims makes us a desirable legal advocate for all aspects of surety and fidelity matters. Our firm routinely assists in claims investigations, resolutions, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), takeover agreements, and workouts. We also handle the defense of various fidelity bond claims, financial institution bond claims, and claims resolution. We can help navigate your legal matter and walk you through each step, ensuring you make well-informed decisions for the best possible outcome.
Need Help with Construction Bonds and Liens?
If you represent a surety bond insurance company seeking legal advice, call Williams & Williams at 407-648-4333 or contact us online to discuss your issue and schedule a consultation. We have evening and weekend appointments available at request.