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NASBP Attorney Advisory Council


In 2015 NASBP inaugurated an exciting new initiative—the NASBP Attorney Advisory Council (AAC). The AAC is comprised of eight lawyers with broad and deep knowledge and experience in various relevant sectors of the industry, including contract and commercial surety, construction, and/or government contracts.

 The mission statement for the AAC states as follows:

The NASBP Attorney Advisory Council is constituted for the purpose of serving as a resource team to NASBP and providing substantive content to NASBP for articles, programs, and presentations on surety, government contracts, and construction law topics for the betterment of the surety industry.
 

The following distinguished attorneys who serve on the Attorney Advisory Council comprise a valuable NASBP “resource team”:
 
                    

Barron Avery
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Washington, DC

Adrian Bastianelli
Peckar & Abramson, PC
Washington, DC

Jeff Frank
Alber Crafton, PSC
Troy, MI

Jay Labe
Allen & Curry, P.C.
Denver, CO

       
                     

Mike Pipkin
    Weinstein Radcliff Pipkin LLP
Dallas, TX

Todd Regan
Robinson & Cole LLP
Hartford, CT

Armen Shahinian
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
West Orange, NJ

G. Scott Walters
Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
Atlanta, GA

 
These eight esteemed lawyers who serve on the AAC provide articles for the various NASBP publications, including Pipeline and Surety Bond Quarterly; participate in NASBP Virtual Seminars; develop articles for SuretyLearn.org; assist with the development of various online courses; and provide in-person presentations on various topics at the Annual Meeting, Regional Meetings, and special conferences and seminars.

The attorneys coordinate their NASBP activities with the General Counsel. They have kindly agreed to serve on the AAC in a volunteer capacity and receive no compensation for their time and services. NASBP is grateful to have the benefit of the excellent informational content from those serving on the AAC to enhance NASBP’s already robust educational offerings to its members, affiliates, associates, and the public about suretyship, construction, and government contracts.

The attorneys serving on the AAC do not provide legal representation to NASBP, as an association, while serving on the AAC. In addition, participants on the AAC will not be expected to furnish legal services to NASBP members, affiliates, and associates when solely acting in their volunteer roles on the AAC.