Subcontractor Performance Bonds

Subcontractor bond forms pose significant risks and obligations for general contractors, subcontractors, and indemnitors. There is no such thing as a standard subcontractor performance bond.

This NASBP Virtual Seminar, led by Smith, Currie & Hancock Partner Brian Wolf, will provide important information for surety professionals and both their contractor and subcontractor clients regarding the language and negotiation of subcontractor performance bonds, how to trigger coverage of a performance bond, and how to navigate the tricks and traps of a performance bond claim. Additional topics covered will include:

  • What notices are required under a subcontractor performance bond;
  • What does the performance bond cover;
  • Who can make a claim against the subcontractor performance bond; and
  • What are the differences between some of the standardized industry bond forms, such as the AIA and ConsensusDocs forms.

Brian Wolf


Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP

Brian A. Wolf is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP.  He is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar and AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Brian’s practice is concentrated in the defense and prosecution of complex construction and design claims involving both public and private projects.  His practice includes all facets of construction law, including representation of construction managers, contractors, public and private owners, design professionals, sureties, subcontractors, material suppliers and others, in State and Federal Court, arbitration and mediation. Brian regularly litigates claims on a wide variety of projects, including mixed-use high rise buildings, airports, road and bridge construction, commercial and municipal buildings, water and wastewater projects, schools, parking garages, condominiums, hotels, multi-family and retail projects. Brian is experienced in the preparation and negotiation of public and private construction and design contracts.  He provides advice and counsel regarding alternative project delivery including public private partnerships, design-build, DBO, and DBOF projects. Additionally, Brian is knowledgeable in all aspects of Florida surety and construction lien laws.

Brian is the author of chapters Four and Fourteen of Florida Construction Law & Practice, published by the Florida Bar. Brian is a contributing editor of Common Sense Construction Law and the author of Florida Lienlaw Online, Construction Publications, Inc. Brian is a frequent lecturer on construction law and has presented for several organizations including The Florida Bar and The Associated Builders and Contractors. Brian is the  past chairman of the Construction Law Committee of the Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, and past chairman of the Construction Law Committee of the Broward County Bar Association. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Associated Builders & Contractors, Florida East Coast Chapter, and a member of the State Board of Directors of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Florida. He maintains active memberships in the Associated Builders and Contractors, Construction Association of South Florida, South Florida Associated General Contractors of America, Construction Financial Managers Association South Florida, Engineering Contractors Association, and the Florida Transportation Builders Association. During law school, he served as intern to Honorable Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich, United States District Court Middle District of Florida, and a teaching fellow at Stetson University College of Law, Trial Practice, Professor William Eleazar.

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Virtual Seminar Recording
Recorded 07/28/2022
Recorded 07/28/2022
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Certificate of Attendance
No credits available  |  Certificate available
No credits available  |  Certificate available