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Skilled Lawyers Providing Surety And Fidelity Representation

At Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt, P.C., in Troy, our experienced fidelity and surety attorneys represent sureties, insurance and bond providers and their agents, and parties to all types of bond claims, such as payment and performance bonds, bid bonds, and fiduciary bonds.

Our lawyers are admitted to practice in all Michigan courts, in the federal courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and the Court of Federal Claims. In addition, we actively litigate matters in mediation and private arbitration. Additionally, if appropriate, we also handle appellate matters in the Michigan and federal courts.

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We Provide A Wide Range Of Legal Services

Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt, P.C. represents sureties, contractors and subcontractors, owners and owners’ representatives, and individual indemnitors in all levels of bond claims and litigation, including mediation, arbitration, and trial, in order to resolve their fidelity and surety matters.

Our fidelity and surety attorneys assist clients with the following:

Performance bond claims after construction defaults

Completion contractor retention and oversight

Negotiation with owners, completing contractors, subcontractors, and defaulted principals

Preparation and enforcement of takeover agreements, completion agreements, financing agreements, and other collateral documents

Payment bond claims investigation and litigation

Miller Act litigation

Bankruptcy claims and workout agreements on behalf of sureties

Subrogation, salvage, indemnity, and third party recovery claims

Probate and miscellaneous claims

Experienced Attorneys For Payment Bond Claims

As an owner or performance bond surety on a construction project, you expect your contractor to perform. At Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt, P.C., we represent owners and sureties and can consult with you and your contractor when your project is facing a challenge, or in the event your contractor defaults and fails to honor its agreements.

On the other hand, when you have provided labor, material, or services for a construction project, you have an expectation of being paid as agreed before the project began. For many different reasons, payment may not be forthcoming. You may have a right to payment under a payment bond. Contact us online or call 248-290-0400 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation.

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Know Your Rights To Defend Or Prosecute Payment Or Performance Bond Claims

The skilled construction law attorneys at the Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt, P.C., law firm in Troy, Michigan, can explain your rights under surety bond law. We will review the contract, review the payment bond and performance bond, and help you navigate the issues involving your project.

Our construction law lawyers have represented owners, sureties, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in projects throughout the state of Michigan. We can help you.

Skilled Lawyers Handling Miller Act Construction Issues

Under the Miller Act, all federal projects in excess of $100,000 must be bonded. The contractor must furnish both a performance and payment bond. However, the Miller Act also limits the right to initiate suit to those dealing with the prime contractor and those having a direct contractual relationship with a subcontractor to the prime contractor. There are also important notice requirements that may be applicable to preserve or protect your bond rights.

Talk to a construction lawyer about how the Miller Act affects your rights and responsibilities on federal projects. Make an appointment with the Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt, P.C., law firm in Troy, Michigan. Contact us online or call 248-290-0400.

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Federal Project Performance And Payment Bonds

The Miller Act protects subcontractors, suppliers, and the federal government by requiring the prime contractor to provide surety bonds for performance of the construction contract and payment for labor and materials.

If you are a prime contractor, a subcontractor, or a supplier on a federal project, the Miller Act can affect you. As a prime contractor, you must post surety bonds. As a subcontractor or supplier, you need to know your rights in the event of nonpayment.

Representation In Both State And Federal Court

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