Florida Bond Claims Lawyer
All Florida contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, laborers and design professionals are entitled to payment for their work. Likewise, property owners are entitled to performance by the professionals they hire. At Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A., our Florida bond claims lawyers have extensive experience representing parties involved in the prosecution and defense of payment bond and performance bond claims arising from construction projects in South Florida. Such representation includes asserting payment bond claims under Florida Statutes 713.23 and 255.05, as well as the Federal Miller Act. We also handle surety issues on behalf of both general contractors and sureties.
Effective Handling of Payment & Performance Bond Claims
General contractors typically buy a payment bond to assure the owner of a project or property that payment will be made to subcontractors, suppliers, and laborers. When payments aren’t made as they should be, the right to make a claim on a payment bond depends on whether the job is public or private, and may be governed by Florida law (Statutes 713.23 and 255.05) or federal law (the Miller Act). Strict timelines and criteria must be followed to secure payment bond rights, as well as timeframes for bringing a claim against the bonding company. Attorneys from Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. have extensive experience prosecuting and defending payment bond claims in litigation and pre-litigation phases of payment disputes.
In some cases, construction professionals are accused of not performing a job on time, on budget, or with proper workmanship. Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. routinely represents contractors, subcontractors, and sureties in both bringing and defending work-related performance bond claims. We have prosecuted and defended construction performance bond claims in state and federal court, and represented owners and contractors in litigation regarding defective work in mediation, arbitration, and before a jury.
Efficiently Resolving Surety Issues on Behalf of Our Clients
Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. has experience negotiating workout agreements with sureties, including assistance with the underwriting process and evaluation of general agreements of indemnity. Our lawyers are familiar with the typical terms and conditions contained in general indemnity agreements and the issues that may develop in relation to those provisions. When workout agreements cannot be adequately negotiated, we are prepared to provide strong representation in litigation related to surety bonds. You can count us to help resolve any surety issue arising from a payment bond claim or performance bond claim.
For Help with a Bond Claim in Florida, Contact Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A.
When you need legal counsel and representation regarding a payment bond claim, performance bond claim, or surety issue, please contact the Palm Beach County construction law attorneys at Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. in Jupiter, FL. We are here to protect your rights and interests, and obtain a favorable outcome in your bond-related matter.