Virtual Seminars

2015 NASBP Virtual Seminar Annual Subscription Series
Available for a limited time, NASBP members, affiliates and associates may subscribe at a discounted rate for the nearly two dozen virtual seminars to be held in 2015. Timely and informative, Virtual Seminars cover a wide range of topics by industry experts that you won’t want to miss. Annual Subscribers also get unlimited access during the year to the new Virtual Seminar Library that gives you use of over 100 Virtual Seminars dating back to 2009. – Register today.

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

Dealing with Downstream Default (Part II)
Tuesday, December 9 at 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

We will continue and build upon this presentation with Part II. Where Part I focused on pre-award risks and strategies with an emphasis on doing your homework. Part II will focus on post-award risks and strategies - nurse or curse and post-default risks and strategies - minimize the hurt. In today’s construction market, subcontractor (and sub-subcontractor) defaults are more common than ever. The typical downstream risk of a subcontractor being unable to finish or satisfactorily finish its work is enhanced in difficult economic times. Are you taking the right practical and legal steps to protect yourself from this risk?  David P. Ray, Esq., construction law expert from Bernstein Shur’s Construction Law Practice Group, and David V. Jean, CPA, CCIFP, an expert in construction company finances at Albin Randall & Bennett, will examine best practices – financial, legal and practical – to minimize your risk and protect your bottom line.

This is Part II of a two-part Virtual Seminar.

David Jean, CPA, CCIFP is a principal in the firm and has been with Albin, Randall & Bennett (ARB)
for over 22 years. Mr. Jean is primarily focused on serving construction companies in financial, accounting and consulting areas. He also serves as the Managing Partner of New England Funds Control, LLC (NEFC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ARB. NEFC specializes in providing funds control services for sureties, contractors and banks. He has written numerous articles and has developed and taught seminars on various tax and financial management issues. Mr. Jean was awarded the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) designation in August 2005. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, AGC Maine, Associated Builders and Contractors of Maine and New Hampshire, Construction Financial Management Association and serves on the board of directors for the Maine Associated Builders and Contractors.

David Ray, JD is a shareholder with Bernstein Shur and member of the Construction Practice and Litigation Group. He represents contractors, subcontractors, developers, lenders, sureties, and owners in all phases of construction law from bidding issues to job problems, mechanics’ liens, bond claims, design error and omission claims, and insurance coverage issues, commercial and insurance. Mr. Ray also serves as a mediator and arbitrator for construction, commercial, and general civil disputes.

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.

An NASBP Town Hall Conversation: Government Relations, Current & Future Issues  (Complimentary)
Thursday, December 18 at 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

Join NASBP Director of Government Relations, Larry LeClair and Manager of State Relations, Shannon Crawford and their invited guests for an interactive town hall virtual seminar to learn about issues of significance to the industry that occurred in 2014 and what’s in store for 2015.  Topics to be discussed will include: pending federal legislation to reform assets pledged by individual sureties on federal construction projects, state public-private partnership legislation, and new resources available to NASBP members. This virtual seminar is free to NASBP members, affiliates, and associates, but registration is required.

Shannon Crawford is responsibilities include monitoring of and advocating for state legislative and regulatory activity; authoring articles for various NASBP newsletters; and responding to state-related inquiries and issues.

Larry LeClair is the chief lobbyist for the association on Capitol Hill representing its interest on issues such as the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Bond Guarantee Program, preserving the Federal Miller Act, and educating and engaging members of Congress and their staff concerning the importance of the surety bond product.

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.