Virtual Seminars

NASBP Virtual Seminars
Telephone briefings are an economical and effective way for you and your staff to get up to the moment information on the issues of the day and hear from experts about items critical to your business success -- without anyone having to leave the office. All you need is a phone. Or, if multiple people at your location plan to participate, all you need is a speakerphone and enough chairs for everyone to gather around.

  • Cost-effective – $69 per phone line per seminar
  • Convenient – Information, expertise, and practical insights come directly to you
  • Time-saving – Eliminates travel and time out of the office

Key Benefits

  • Need-to-know information you can benefit from immediately
  • Presented by recognized authorities in their fields
  • Useful presentation materials highlighting main ideas and key points
  • Live Q&A - the experts answer your questions
  • Real-time insights that give you a competitive edge
  • Very accessible to everyone in your organization –a low cost, no travel professional development opportunity

Who Should Participate

  • Only NASBP Members, Affiliates, and Associates may register for Virtual Seminars
  • Agency/Company Management
  • Producers/Agents
  • Underwriters
  • Claim Representatives
  • Account Administrators/Customer Service Representatives

Upcoming Virtual Seminars

Surety Reinsurance and its Role in the Market
Tuesday, October 7 at 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

A broad array of small, regional and large insurers are involved in various types of surety products and often form surety reinsurance relationships as part of a risk management and risk financing strategy. This surety reinsurance discussion will touch on some of the basic characteristics of the industry and its participants.

James D. McMahon is the manager of General Re’s Surety and Fidelity business, responsible for marketing and underwriting the bond portfolio across the US and Canada. He started his insurance career with Chubb in 1979, working in various regions out of offices in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia and London. Jim joined General Re in 1993. As an industry speaker, Jim has presented at numerous Surety and Fidelity events including NAIS, NASBP and SFAA.

If you register but find you are not able to participate in a live presentation, you will still be emailed links to the recording within a few days.

Joint Ventures in Construction
Tuesday, October 21 at 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

The presentation will address the critical issues that surety bond producers must understand about Joint Ventures ("JV") including: formation issues, types, JVs vs teaming agreements, structure, ownership, capitalization, profits, management, equipment and manpower, subcontracting, defaults, withdrawal or dissolution, insurance and bonding, and dispute resolution. The presentation will also address special JV issues related to surety bonds, minority businesses, design-build contracts, and Public Private Ventures. The panel consists of legal professionals who have spent their careers representing construction companies and sureties in all aspects of their businesses and have assisted these clients navigate the Joint Venture waters.

n Bastianelli is he co-managing partner of Peckar & Abramson's Washington, DC office. He has drafted and handled numerous disputes arising out of Joint Venture agreements. Mr. Bastianelli is a fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers and has served on its Board of Governors and as the co-chair of its ADR Committee. He also is a past Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on the Construction Industry and past President of the Washington Building Congress. He received the prestigious Cornerstone Award from the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. Mr. Bastianelli served as the Editor of both The Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers and The Construction Lawyer. He is a co-editor of Federal Government Construction Contracts and Construction ADR. He has an active ADR practice, having served as an arbitrator and a mediator on hundreds of disputes.

Paul Monte
is the co-managing partner of Peckar & Abramson’s New York office. He concentrates his practice in construction and government contract law. Mr. Monte counsels many of the nation’s leading civil, road, tunnel, and infrastructure contractors and has successfully settled and litigated numerous complex claims against public and private owners, including agencies and authorities of the State and City of New York, the various divisions of the MTA, and the Port Authority. Mr. Monte regularly drafts and negotiates Joint Venture agreements and has been involved in resolving numerous disputes arising out of Joint Venture agreements.

Michael Zisa is a partner with Peckar & Abramson who has provided legal counsel to surety and construction clients in all aspects of their business operations for more than a decade. His work for surety clients includes analysis and defense of payment bond and performance bond claims, negotiation and administration of takeover arrangements, and prosecution of subrogation and indemnity actions. Mr. Zisa assists his construction clients with contract negotiation, project administration and claim preparation, analysis, and resolution. Mr. Zisa is also well versed in the litigation process having successfully represented sureties, general contractors, subcontractors, and owners in litigation before federal and state courts as well as various contract appeals boards and in alternative dispute resolution forums. Mr. Zisa regularly speaks on construction and surety issues and was recently recognized by Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers in the areas of construction litigation, surety and government contracts.

If you register but find you are not able to participate in a live presentation, you will still be emailed links to the recording within a few days.

Online Registration and Information

Before each Virtual Seminar, call-in in instructions and supporting documents/handouts will be emailed to registered participants.

To Register

Click here to register online.

Cancellation Policy
Virtual Seminars registrations are non-refundable.

Please call NASBP Professional Development at 202-686-3700.