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  • NASBP 2019 Virtual Seminar Package

    Contains 189 Product(s) 106 new product(s) added recently

    The Annual Subscription is the most economical and convenient way  to participate in the 2019 NASBP Virtual Seminars.

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    Registration for the 2019 Virtual Seminar Annual Subscriptions, is now open and available only to NASBP Members, Affiliates, and Associates. Still only $995–that’s nearly half off what you would pay if you bought each of the nearly two dozen Virtual Seminars individually.

    Again in 2019, NASBP is offering a Subordinate Subscription, available online to the enrolled member location(s) of an NASBP maximum dues-cap member and the branch location(s) of an affiliate member. In order for a Member or Affiliate to be eligible for the Subordinate Subscription, one enrolled member location must already have purchased the Virtual Seminar Annual Subscription at the $995 fee. Then when any (or each) enrolled member location goes to register, it will be charged only the $250 Subordinate Subscription fee (If you are not seeing the subordinate subscription rate, please contact Professional Development at prodev@nasbp.org and request a subordinate discount registration code).

    Note: NASBP member firms that are not maximum dues-cap members but have several dues-paying members in different locations are still eligible for the Annual and Subordinate Subscriptions but due to database restrictions, the transaction must be completed manually through NASBP staff.  One location must first purchase the Annual Subscription at the $995 rate (payable online with a credit card), and then the dues-paying member location(s) should email prodev@nasbp.org and request a subordinate discount registration code to register at the discounted rate online.

    Virtual Seminar Annual and Subordinate Subscriptions are Non-refundable, cannot be pro-rated, and must be purchased by April 30, 2019.

    All Annual and Subordinate Subscribers will:

    • Be registered automatically for all Virtual Seminars held in 2019;
    • Automatically have access to recordings of all Virtual Seminars held in 2019;
    • Automatically have access to the library of past Virtual Seminars on-demand throughout the year!

    Each purchased registration, whether an Annual or Subordinate or one-time purchase, grants access to one computer login/phone connection per physical location.

    Interested in registering 14+ locations, additional discounts are available, please contact Professional Development at prodev@nasbp.org.


  • How the New Lease Accounting Guidance Will Affect Contractor’s Financial Statements

    Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 06/04/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    After working on this this project for 8 years, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02 in February 2016 in response to criticism of the existing guidance for not providing financial statement users enough information about an entity’s leasing activities. The most significant change resulting from the ASU is that lessees will be required to put nearly all leases on the balance sheet by recognizing a right-of-use asset and a lease liability. The initial panic response that followed issuance of the ASU over 3 years ago has subsided, and most folks have since forgotten about the new standard entirely. Implementation is finally upon us though. Public business entities are required to adopt the lease standard for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018, with all other entities adopting the following year. This seminar will provide a high-level overview of how financial statements will be affected by the new guidance, including the effect on various performance metrics.

    After working on this this project for 8 years, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02 in February 2016 in response to criticism of the existing guidance for not providing financial statement users enough information about an entity’s leasing activities.  The most significant change resulting from the ASU is that lessees will be required to put nearly all leases on the balance sheet by recognizing a right-of-use asset and a lease liability.  The initial panic response that followed issuance of the ASU over 3 years ago has subsided, and most folks have since forgotten about the new standard entirely.  Implementation is finally upon us though.  Public business entities are required to adopt the lease standard for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018, with all other entities adopting the following year.  This seminar will provide a high-level overview of how financial statements will be affected by the new guidance, including the effect on various performance metrics.

    This evolving topic presents an exciting opportunity for you to host this NASBP Virtual Seminar for your construction clients or to share the information on how they too can register to participate in this live or recorded Virtual Seminar.

    David Jean

    Principal, Albin, Randall & Bennett

    David Jean is a principal at Albin, Randall & Bennett specializing primarily in financial accounting and consulting for construction, manufacturing and real estate development companies. He provides tax, accounting and management advisory services to contractors, manufacturers and developers throughout New England. Mr. Jean also serves as the Managing Partner of New England Funds Control, LLC (NEFC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ARB. NEFC specializes in providing funds control services for sureties, contractors and banks.

    Gisèle Couturier

    Manager, Albin, Randall & Bennett

    Gisèle Couturier, is a manager at Albin, Randall & Bennett focused on providing accounting and auditing services to construction and other commercial entities, not-for-profit organizations, and financial institutions. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine and a Master’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology.  Gisèle is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants. 

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    See your success with Old Republic Surety. Success can come from a ferocious appetite to win. Strength helps too. Choose a surety partner with the character to win. We write bid bonds, performance & payment bonds and maintenance bonds in all 50 states. Responsive, Reliable, Respected - Old Republic Surety.

  • Evolving Issues for Employers: Recent Developments in Cannabis Law and Form I-9 Immigration Compliance

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/14/2019

    During this seminar, we will examine two evolving issues of which surety professionals and their construction and other clients, as employers, should be aware. Aaron Schlesinger, a partner in Peckar & Abramson’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Department, will discuss the constantly evolving employment law issues surrounding cannabis use for medical and recreational purposes. He will outline the interplay between federal and state laws regarding marijuana and explain how employers can both keep the workplace free of drug use and also avoid litigation over allegedly discriminatory behavior toward cannabis users. Michael Schewe, a member of Peckar & Abramson’s Labor & Employment Law Group, will discuss the substantial uptick in worksite investigations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the steps that employers can take to protect themselves from liability for Form I-9 processing and record keeping violations. Michael will include an overview of the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) audit process, so employers can know what to expect when the government comes calling.

    During this seminar, we will examine two evolving issues of which surety professionals and their construction and other clients, as employers, should be aware.  Aaron Schlesinger, a partner in Peckar & Abramson’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Department, will discuss the constantly evolving employment law issues surrounding cannabis use for medical and recreational purposes.  He will outline the interplay between federal and state laws regarding marijuana and explain how employers can both keep the workplace free of drug use and also avoid litigation over allegedly discriminatory behavior toward cannabis users.  Michael Schewe, a member of Peckar & Abramson’s Labor & Employment Law Group, will discuss the substantial uptick in worksite investigations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the steps that employers can take to protect themselves from liability for Form I-9 processing and record keeping violations.  Michael will include an overview of the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) audit process, so employers can know what to expect when the government comes calling.

    These evolving topics presents an exciting opportunity for you to host this NASBP Virtual Seminar for your construction and other clients or to share the information on how they too can register to participate in this live or recorded Virtual Seminar.

    Aaron Schlesinger

    Partner

    Aaron C. Schlesinger is a partner in Peckar & Abramson’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Department. Mr. Schlesinger represents and counsels employers on a national basis on a wide range of labor and employment issuesve issues.

    Mr. Schlesinger practices extensively before Federal and State Courts as well as Federal and State Agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New Jersey State Division on Civil Rights and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.

    Mr. Schlesinger represents clients in a variety of industries which include construction, power and energy, health care, hotel and restaurant, property management, document imaging, retail, manufacturing, and health and beauty aids.

    Michael Schewe

    Senior Counsel

    As a member of Peckar & Abramson’s Labor & Employment Law Group, Michael Schewe regularly counsels businesses in New York and New Jersey on issues relating to labor and employment law compliance. An experienced litigator and trial attorney, Mr. Schewe frequently appears in state (NY/NJ) and federal (DNJ, EDNY, SDNY) courts, primarily in cases involving labor and employment law, but also regarding other types of complex and commercial litigation. 

    Mr. Schewe practices all aspects of immigration law, from corporate-business immigration and compliance to consular processing and removal defense. He regularly assists corporations ranging from multi-nationals to U.S.-based businesses with bringing talent to the United States. In this regard, Mr. Schewe regularly files for H-1B, TN, O, L, E and other nonimmigrant, employment-based visas as well as green card applications (i.e., EB-1, EB-2, PERM EB-3) on behalf of the employers and individuals he represents. In addition, he regularly counsels individuals on issues relating to asylum, cancellation of removal, nonimmigrant visas, family-based immigrant visas, and naturalization, among other topics. Given the intricacies and regulatory requirements surrounding immigration compliance, Mr. Schewe provides employers with I-9 training sessions, internal self-audits, and representation in the event of government audits.

    Mr. Schewe practices immigration law in all 50 states, and has clients in various countries around the globe.

    Mr. Schewe graduated from Marist College in 2006 and Seton Hall University School of Law in 2009. He holds an Honorary Degree from Peking University in Beijing, China.

    Mr. Schewe has been selected for inclusion in the 2015-2019 editions of New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars. A frequent author, he has written articles for the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, New Jersey Law Journal and Law Practice Magazine, among other sources.

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    See your success with Old Republic Surety. Success can come from a ferocious appetite to win. Strength helps too. Choose a surety partner with the character to win. We write bid bonds, performance & payment bonds and maintenance bonds in all 50 states. Responsive, Reliable, Respected - Old Republic Surety.

  • P3s: Strategies for Risk Evaluation and Mitigation for Subcontractors and Their Bond Producers and Sureties

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Public Private Partnership projects are becoming more common in the USA, particularly for large and mega projects. P3s present subcontractors with new opportunities; and they also present significant new risks. This presentation will explore P3 projects from the perspective of the construction subcontractor and the subcontractor's bond producer and surety. The presentation will address some of the unique aspects of P3s as well as strategies to effectively identify and mitigate risk, such as the risk of inadequate payment protection.

    Public Private Partnership projects are becoming more common in the USA, particularly for large and mega projects.  P3s present subcontractors with new opportunities; and they also present significant new risks. This presentation will explore P3 projects from the perspective of the construction subcontractor and the subcontractor's bond producer and surety.  The presentation will address some of the unique aspects of P3s as well as strategies to effectively identify and mitigate risk, such as the risk of inadequate payment protection.

     

    Mary Jean Pethick

    SVP, Head of Surety Risk Solutions

    Mary Jean Pethick leads Zurich North America’s Surety Risk Solutions team of attorneys with responsibility for risk analysis, legal underwriting and training in coordination with the International, National Accounts, Middle Market, Canadian and Commercial Surety teams.  She is a graduate of Rutgers University, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Georgetown University Law Center.  Before joining Zurich in 2012, she was an associate at the law firm of Wolff & Samson, and worked at Reliance Surety, Travelers Bond, and Arch Insurance providing legal advice to underwriters and handling complex surety claims.  As Senior Counsel in the American Insurance Association’s Law Department, she advocated for surety industry positions concerning legislative and regulatory matters in the federal arena and the fifty states.  She is a past Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Fidelity & Surety Law Committee and currently serves as Zurich’s representative on the Surety and Fidelity Association of America’s Corporate Counsel Advisory Committee and Government Affairs Advisory Committee.  She has spoken at meetings of the American Bar Association’s Surety and Fidelity Law Committee, the Associated General Contractors of America, and other industry groups, as well as having written on various surety topics.

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    See your success with Old Republic Surety. Success can come from a ferocious appetite to win. Strength helps too. Choose a surety partner with the character to win. We write bid bonds, performance & payment bonds and maintenance bonds in all 50 states. Responsive, Reliable, Respected - Old Republic Surety.

  • Surety in Oil & Gas – Managing Risk in a Changing World

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/24/2019

    The oil and gas marketplace continues to evolve with a host of variables driving its transformation. During this Virtual Seminar, you will gain a better understanding of the various surety solutions that can be utilized by companies operating in this space. A flyover of the oil and gas commodity markets will serve as a backdrop to a closer look at each of the industry sectors and prominent areas of oil and gas activity in and around the United States. Additionally, details will be provided on the most common types of bonds for this industry as well as regulatory forces in play that could impact current and/or future bond requirements giving you the information you need to better anticipate and respond to your oil and gas customer’s needs.

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    The oil and gas marketplace continues to evolve with a host of variables driving its transformation. During this Virtual Seminar, you will gain a better understanding of the various surety solutions that can be utilized by companies operating in this space. A flyover of the oil and gas commodity markets will serve as a backdrop to a closer look at each of the industry sectors and prominent areas of oil and gas activity in and around the United States. Additionally, details will be provided on the most common types of bonds for this industry as well as regulatory forces in play that could impact current and/or future bond requirements giving you the information you need to better anticipate and respond to your oil and gas customer’s needs.

    Jared Scharton

    Managing Director, Commercial Surety

    Jared Scharton began his surety career in 2005 after graduating from Regis University in Denver, Colorado with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Communications. Located in the Travelers Denver office for his entire career, Jared has provided surety solutions and guidance to distribution partners in the industry-diverse and growing Denver marketplace. Jared has been a member of Travelers’ national team of underwriting experts focused on the oil and gas industry since 2013 and has served as the team leader since 2015. In addition to this role, Jared’s involvement as a Rocky Mountain Surety Association Legislative Committee member and prior panelist at the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission national convention have offered opportunity to provide the surety industry’s perspective on a number of oil and gas related matters.  

    Andrew McPhaul

    Managing Director - Commercial Surety

    Andrew McPhaul started in the surety industry in 2005, after graduating from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.   Over the course of his 13-year surety career, Andrew spent several years in both Texas overseeing an energy-heavy portfolio as well as North Carolina managing a team focused on a broad array of commercial surety production. He is currently based out of Houston serving as Commercial Surety Managing Director of Travelers’ South Central Region and a vital contributor to the management of the Travelers oil and gas surety portfolio and strategy.  

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    See your success with Old Republic Surety. Success can come from a ferocious appetite to win. Strength helps too. Choose a surety partner with the character to win. We write bid bonds, performance & payment bonds and maintenance bonds in all 50 states. Responsive, Reliable, Respected - Old Republic Surety.

  • Mechanics’ Lien Discharge Bonds - The Substitutes of the Surety World

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/09/2019

    Mechanics’ lien discharge bonds are the substitutes of the surety world. They substitute for a previously filed mechanics’ lien, providing relief to owners and contractors alike from the onerous procedures, rules, and remedies that such liens carry with them. They may also provide added time to negotiate a settlement by substituting their own statutes of limitations. While mechanics’ lien discharge bonds are not without their risks, they offer a satisfying alternative in that owners and other stakeholders can insulate their property interests from foreclosure, while contractors have a simpler alternative to recovery than foreclosure. During this virtual seminar, we will take a look a mechanics’ liens and mechanics’ lien discharge bonds. Our speaker Mike Pipkin a partner at the Dallas office of the law firm of Weinstein Radcliff Pipkin LLP, will review real-world examples and examine the risks, rewards, and alternatives to mechanics’ lien discharge bonds.

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    Mechanics’ lien discharge bonds are the substitutes of the surety world. They substitute for a previously filed mechanics’ lien, providing relief to owners and contractors alike from the onerous procedures, rules, and remedies that such liens carry with them. They may also provide added time to negotiate a settlement by substituting their own statutes of limitations. While mechanics’ lien discharge bonds are not without their risks, they offer a satisfying alternative in that owners and other stakeholders can insulate their property interests from foreclosure, while contractors have a simpler alternative to recovery than foreclosure. During this virtual seminar, we will take a look a mechanics’ liens and mechanics’ lien discharge bonds. Our speaker Mike Pipkin a partner at the Dallas office of the law firm of Weinstein Radcliff Pipkin LLP, will review real-world examples and examine the risks, rewards, and alternatives to mechanics’ lien discharge bonds.

    Mike Pipkin

    Partner, Weinstein Radcliff Pipkin LLP

    Mike F. Pipkin, Esq. is a partner in the Dallas office of the law firm of Weinstein Radcliff Pipkin LLP, where he provides construction counseling and litigation to sureties, private owners  and developers, contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals. He is a co-editor of Bond Default Manual, 4th Edition, published in May 2015 by the American Bar Association. He serves on the NASBP Attorney Advisory Council.

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    See your success with Old Republic Surety. Success can come from a ferocious appetite to win. Strength helps too. Choose a surety partner with the character to win. We write bid bonds, performance & payment bonds and maintenance bonds in all 50 states. Responsive, Reliable, Respected - Old Republic Surety.

  • ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers: Impact on the Contractors’ Financial Statements

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/22/2019

    Learn what surety professionals and their contractor clients need to know about the FASB revised revenue recognition standard by looking at the new guidance given in the ASC 606. During this seminar presenters will examine the impact on financial statements and footnotes, outline presentation and disclosure requirements, and give a five-step process to revenue recognition in light of the ASC 606. The discussion will be further illuminated through examples illustrating what these changes will look like.

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    Learn what surety professionals and their contractor clients need to know about the FASB revised revenue recognition standard by looking at the new guidance given in the ASC 606. During this seminar presenters will examine the impact on financial statements and footnotes, outline presentation and disclosure requirements, and give a five-step process to revenue recognition in light of the ASC 606. The discussion will be further illuminated through examples illustrating what these changes will look like.

     This evolving topic presents an exciting opportunity for you to host this NASBP Virtual Seminar for your construction clients or to share the information on how they too can register to participate in this live or recorded Virtual Seminar

    Teresa Arrighi-Campbell

    Managing Principal, Construction and Real Estate

    Teresa joined CLA as the managing principal for the construction and real estate practice of the Southwest in January 2017. She started her career in public accounting with GALLINA in 1984. She has served clients for over three decades by focusing on the unique needs and challenges of construction and real estate companies. In her own words, she provides auditing, accounting, tax, and consulting services to CLA's clients with an emphasis in the Southwest region.

    Teresa's interest in the industry began with her family's construction company and real estate ventures. She has put that knowledge to use in her accounting practice working in all facets of the construction industry and related industries of mining, real estate development, mini-storages, and construction material manufacturers. Additionally, Teresa consults on mergers and acquisitions, business organization, continuation and valuation, and estate planning. She has served as an expert in construction litigation.

    Julian M. Xavier

    Principal-In-Charge of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP's Walnut Creek office.

    Julian is the Principal-In-Charge of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP's Walnut Creek office. He is a member of the firm's Executive Leadership Team for the Construction Industry group and has over three decades of experience in accounting in the construction industry. Before joining CliftonLarsonAllen, Julian spent time as a controller with a large general contractor based out of Northern California.

    Julian is a member of the AICPA, California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Construction Financial Management Association and a member of the CPA Advisory Council to the National Association of Surety Bond Producers.  Julian is also a member of the AICPA's National Construction Industry Conference Planning Committee.

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    See your success with Old Republic Surety. Success can come from a ferocious appetite to win. Strength helps too. Choose a surety partner with the character to win. We write bid bonds, performance & payment bonds and maintenance bonds in all 50 states. Responsive, Reliable, Respected - Old Republic Surety.

  • The Evolving Role of the Construction CFO And How It Can Impact Surety Credit Capacity

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    The ever-changing construction industry is creating an environment where the construction CFO is challenged to take on increasing responsibilities. Gone are the days when the CFO was a trusted family member who was good with numbers and could be trusted. Today’s construction CFO must face the new challenges in financial reporting and increasingly is forced to the front lines of Technology, Compliance, Human Resources and other critical issues. In this session, we will discuss with you the impression vs. the reality of what is expected and needed from this critical management position. As surety professionals and business advisers to your construction partners its important to have a strong understanding of how this critical position within their organization, which can impact surety credit capacity, has changed.

    The ever-changing construction industry is creating an environment where the construction CFO is challenged to take on increasing responsibilities. Gone are the days when the CFO was a trusted family member who was good with numbers and could be trusted. Today’s construction CFO must face the new challenges in financial reporting and increasingly is forced to the front lines of Technology, Compliance, Human Resources and other critical issues. In this session, we will discuss with you the impression vs. the reality of what is expected and needed from this critical management position. As surety professionals and business advisers to your construction partners its important to have a strong understanding of how this critical position within their organization, which can impact surety credit capacity, has changed. 

    Jack Callahan

    CPA, Partner - Construction Industry Leader

    With more than 25 years of experience, Jack Callahan leads CohnReznick’s Construction Industry Practice. He has significant knowledge and experience in accounting, corporate taxation and business consulting matters within the construction community. Callahan serves clients in most construction sectors, including heavy highway, general contractors, construction management, specialty contractors, building trades, and building supply and equipment companies. He has worked extensively with public agencies and major construction owners to develop successful fiscal and integrity monitoring programs that enable contractors to improve the profitability, safety, and integrity of construction programs. He was a lead partner for CohnReznick on the monitoring and investigative work performed at Ground Zero and at the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub.  

     Callahan joined CohnReznick in August 2005 after serving as the managing shareholder of a leading private New Jersey accounting firm. He began his career with a national accounting firm and founded his own firm in 1996. As the managing shareholder for that firm, Callahan built the company into a 16-person accounting and consulting firm focused on serving the needs of the construction industry.  

     Callahan is an active member of many industry associations and has written a variety of construction - related accounting, tax, and business articles.

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    See your success with Old Republic Surety. Success can come from a ferocious appetite to win. Strength helps too. Choose a surety partner with the character to win. We write bid bonds, performance & payment bonds and maintenance bonds in all 50 states. Responsive, Reliable, Respected - Old Republic Surety.


  • Captive Insurance & Bonding: A Deeper Dive

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/20/2019

    In this session, speaker and innovator in the captive insurance industry Brandon White​, will look deep into the Captive Universe. We will explore the uses of captive insurance vehicles and how organizations are using them for bonding purposes. We will also discuss the impact of captives that are outside of the bonding program and how best to work alongside and what counsel to give your clients around the benefits and drawbacks of the captive structure in their business.

    In this session, speaker and innovator in the captive insurance industry Brandon White, will look deep into the Captive Universe. We will explore the uses of captive insurance vehicles and how organizations are using them for bonding purposes. We will also discuss the impact of captives that are outside of the bonding program and how best to work alongside and what counsel to give your clients around the benefits and drawbacks of the captive structure in their business. 

    Brandon White

    Founder/President

    Brandon M. White, CIC, CRM, CWCA has sparked innovation in the captive insurance industry since 2003, working with the most forward-thinking risk management focused firms throughout the United States and Canada. He has been hired to speak across the globe on captive insurance structures because of his holistic view of risk management philosophy and his expertise in simplifying the complexity of the concept. Having worked with over 400 executive teams in the creation of their captive insurance program, he brings real-world, independent expertise to any discussion on the topic. Brandon has worked with firms in eleven countries and 47 US states on the topic of alternative risk.

    Upon graduating from the University of Kentucky with a BA in Integrated Strategic Communications, where he was a student-athlete on scholarship for American football, Brandon immersed himself in the risk management arena while working in the oil/gas industry with one of the largest direct insurance writers in the niche. While working on the insurance company side of the industry, he completed a 10-month classroom training program on insurance contracts and various risk management philosophies where he was first exposed to the concept of alternative risk financing and it’s many variables. It was here that Brandon was the architect of one of the first energy-focused off shore captive insurance programs of its kind. It is still successful to this day.

    Following up on this success, Brandon shifted his career to become a Practice Leader for one of the top five global brokerage firms. In this time, he worked with several Fortune 100 clients in the creation of their alternative risk financing strategies. Programs designed in this time included captives, dividend, quota share, retro, and large deductible structures of various types.

    In 2011, seeing a gap in the marketplace, Brandon founded the independent captive consultancy, Ambassador Captive Solutions (ACS). Since its beginnings, ACS has innovated in the captive insurance industry by bringing an independent, third-party approach to the creation stage of a captive program. Through an unparalleled network of captive managers, actuaries, attorneys and reinsurance facilities, ACS advises clients on the best captive structure to meet the strategic risk management needs of their large corporate clientele. With expertise that spans the captive insurance spectrum including single parent, sponsored cell, group or the 831(b) election, ACS has been the architect of over four hundred captive programs for their clients.

    In 2015, 2016 & 2017, Captive Review magazine in the United Kingdom honored Ambassador as one of three global finalists for its annual “Captive Innovation” award.

    Brandon lives in Louisville, KY where he serves his community through being a youth leader at his church, serving on the regional council for the Boy Scouts of America, founding a youth football organization that caters to low-income families, and through coaching various sports at the YMCA. He is driven by his wife and two young sons. 

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    See your success with Old Republic Surety. Success can come from a ferocious appetite to win. Strength helps too. Choose a surety partner with the character to win. We write bid bonds, performance & payment bonds and maintenance bonds in all 50 states. Responsive, Reliable, Respected - Old Republic Surety.

  • Bid Protest: When to Protest and When Not to Protest

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Government contracts, bid protests are on the rise. And, bid protests are a critical tool in the toolbox of every construction contractor that operates in the federal sector. Accordingly, contractors and their surety advisers must understand the contractors’ rights and obligations in order to make decisions that are in the best interests of their company. On this virtual seminar experienced government contracts attorney, Barron Avery will address the factors contractors should consider when awards go to competitors, and they are weighing whether to protest.

    Government contracts, bid protests are on the rise. And, bid protests are a critical tool in the toolbox of every construction contractor that operates in the federal sector. Accordingly, contractors and their surety advisers must understand the contractors’ rights and obligations in order to make decisions that are in the best interests of their company. On this virtual seminar experienced government contracts attorney Barron Avery will address the factors contractors should consider when awards go to competitors, and they are weighing  whether to protest.

    This important topic presents an exciting opportunity for you to host this NASBP Virtual Seminar for your construction clients or to share the information on how they too can register to participate in this live or recorded Virtual Seminar

    Sponsored by: Old Republic Surety

    Barron Avery, Esq.

    Partner

    W. Barron A. Avery is counsel at Baker & Hostetler LLP in Washington, DC, where he counsels and represents government contractors and subcontractors in a wide range of matters involving all aspects of federal government contracting. With substantial knowledge of the rules and regulations that drive the government contracts industry, Avery provides knowledgeable day-to-day advice and counseling to clients faced with government contracting matters.

    In addition to his counseling practice, Avery has extensive experience litigating matters on behalf of government contractors and subcontractors. Avery regularly brings and defends bid protests at the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims, representing clients in a wide range of industries, including construction. He also has significant experience litigating contract disputes before the Court of Federal Claims and the boards of contract appeals, particularly the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, as well as resolving disputes between prime contractors and subcontractors in federal district court and through alternative dispute resolution.

    Avery received a BA from Hampden-Sydney College and a JD, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia bars.

    William B. O'Reilly

    Associate

    William is a member of the firm’s Government Contracts team, William O’Reilly assists clients with all phases of government contracting and subcontracting, from contract formation and bid protests to performance counseling, as well as internal investigations and remediation. He has a range of experience in litigation and arbitration matters before all manner of courts and administrative tribunals. William’s multidisciplinary background allows him to take a unique approach to all of his clients’ situations, utilizing his insight and varied experience. 

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    See your success with Old Republic Surety. Success can come from a ferocious appetite to win. Strength helps too. Choose a surety partner with the character to win. We write bid bonds, performance & payment bonds and maintenance bonds in all 50 states. Responsive, Reliable, Respected - Old Republic Surety.