Design Professionals as Payment Bond Claimants?
Recorded On: 04/07/2021
General contractors run into financial difficulties or outright fail for a myriad of reasons. Regardless of the explanation, a contractor that cannot complete a project invariably leaves a trail of dissatisfied entities in its wake, including not only subcontractors and suppliers that provided labor and materials, but also design and other professionals that provided specific skilled services. In this Virtual Seminar, Mike Pipkin of the Dallas firm of Weinstein Radcliff Pipkin LLP and a member of NASBP’s Attorney Advisory Council, will discuss how, whether, and when design professionals may be proper claimants on a payment bond.
Mike F. Pipkin
Mike Pipkin’s wide range of experience allows him to be creative when crafting strategies and solutions for his clients. Throughout his 30+ year legal career, Mike has represented clients in complex business, surety, construction, bankruptcy, fidelity, and insurance litigation and trials, as well as legal analysis and counseling to businesses of all varieties.
Mike’s approach is to work with his clients to determine one or more desirable outcomes, then fashion the appropriate plan to achieve success. Throughout the course of the engagement, Mike and his team keep in close contact with the client, so that they are aware of current developments, and expectations are established and managed using the latest information.
Mike is recognized nationally as a thought leader in the legal industry. Mike serves on the Council for the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, with his term concluding in 2022. Mike’s election to Council is a reflection of his years of leadership within TIPS, including as Chair of the ABA/TIPS Fidelity and Surety Law Committee in 2014-2015, his continuing service as Co-Chair of the ABA/TIPS Book Publishing Editorial Board, Co-Chair of the TIPS Section Conference Task Force, and his contributions to the ABA/TIPS Content Management and Finance Standing Committees and CLE Board. Mike also serves as one of eight attorneys in the USA on the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) Attorney Advisory Council. Mike is also a member in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), an organization comprised of leaders in the insurance and corporate defense bar. FDCC membership is selective and by invitation to those who have been judged by their peers to have achieved professional distinction.
In 2017, Mike passed the Louisiana State Bar Examination, allowing WRP to expand its base of services beyond Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
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