Final Preview Before Launch of 10th Anniversary Summer NASBP Magazine Issue

This is the third and final NASBP Pipeline article featuring authors and the articles these authors will provide for the summer issue of the NASBP magazine, Surety Bond Quarterly (SBQ). The summer issue will celebrate the magazine's 10th Anniversary by featuring special content on how the surety and construction industries have changed in the last 10 years through the perspectives of NASBP members and industry stakeholders and consultants. Below are several of many authors who will be featured in the special 10th-Anniversary issue. 

Get to Know These SBQ Authors and Find Out How They Will Be Featured in the Summer Issue of SBQ

Identifying Construction Firms on Technology's Cutting-Edge by Marty McCarthy and Dino Daddona of Marcum

Co-authors Marty McCarthy, CPA, CCIFP, of Marcum LLP and Dino Daddona, MBA, of Marcum Technology will dive into the crucial intersection of construction, technology, and finance in their article titled "Identifying Construction Firms on Technology's Cutting-Edge." McCarthy and Daddona will explore how bond issuers are finding their ideal partners. It's about looking beyond the balance sheets to how firms are pioneering change in the construction industry. Their upcoming article delves into why the most successful companies are those willing to embrace new technologies and innovate and how a forward-thinking approach not only secures a financial edge but also equips them to thrive amidst market shifts and evolving industry practices.

Marty McCarthy, CPA, CCIFP is the office managing partner of Marcum’s Blue Bell, PA and Tinton Falls, NJ offices and serves as the firm’s Mid-Atlantic Construction practice leader. With more than three decades of experience working with construction companies, his collaborative and solution-focused approach, technical proficiency, and deep industry knowledge have made him a trusted advisor to contractors looking to operate more efficiently and optimize growth. McCarthy serves on the NASBP CPA Advisory Council. He can be reached at or 610.943.4440.

Dino Daddona, MBA, senior director of business development at Marcum Technology, harnesses the transformative potential of innovative technologies to elevate the construction industry. He started his career in a family business focused on site work, underground utilities, homebuilding, and real estate development. With deep-seated expertise in digital and financial transformation, Daddona excels in devising strategic solutions for intricate financial challenges. He thrives on fostering collaborative partnerships that drive success and client satisfaction. He can be reached at or 610.657.1143.

Carl Oliveri
A Surety's Winning Hand by Carl Oliveri of Grassi 

In his article Carl Oliveri of the CPA firm Grassi describes how the surety's winning hand requires a combination of critical elements working together harmoniously. He explains how in the high-stakes construction world, bond producers and sureties must have a deep understanding and real-time knowledge of the trends and issues the industry is grappling with and how those issues impact the contractor base. Oliveri had fun writing this article. We think you will enjoy reading it. 

Carl Oliveri is a Partner and the Construction Practice Leader at Grassi Advisors & Accountants. He specializes in project-centric and companywide financial modeling, operational strategy development, financial statement attest services and income tax method analysis for contractors and subcontractors. He serves on the NASBP CPA Advisory Council. Oliveri can be reached at or or 212.223.5047. 

Marilyn Klinger
An Arbitrator's Perspective: A Look Back and A Look Forward on Alternative Dispute Resolution by Marilyn Klinger of SMTD Law

In her article for this summer's issue of SBQ, Marilyn Klinger of SMTD Law gives her perspective of alternative dispute resolution from the vantage of 45 years of practicing construction law, representing all players on a construction project. Klinger discusses her experience with arbitration and mediation, how these processes have changed, why she believes these changes evolved, and several pros and cons of each process. Plan to read her article. You may have an "ah ha" moment!  

Marilyn Klinger serves as the Managing Partner of SMTD Law’s Los Angeles office. She is involved in all aspects of construction law on a state and national level, representing the full spectrum of the construction industry, owners, contractors, subcontractors, and sureties. Klinger’s practice includes time-related claims and litigation, legal advice and counsel regarding the contracting process, payment enforcement/defense, administrative and scope claims and litigation, and counseling and transactional services to the construction industry. In addition, she has extensive experience in dispute resolution, including litigation, trial, appeals, arbitration, and mediation. She serves on the NASBP Attorney Advisory Council. She can be reached at or 213.943.1425.

Michael C. Zisa
Federal Contracting: A Trip Down Memory Lane and a Look Towards the Future by Michael C. Zisa, Esq. of Peckar & Abramson, P.C. with assistance from Julia Loudenburg, American University at Washington, College of Law student

In his excellent article for NASBP, Mike Zisa of the Peckar & Abramson describes the trends in the last decade regarding the use of joint ventures in pursuit of federal contracting opportunities and the prosecution of False Claims Act claims, both of which Peckar & Abramson had predicted during programs Peckar & Abramson provided for NASBP members. In addition, Zisa forecasts three new trends we can expect in federal contracting in the years going forward. Zisa has been providing SBQ readers his insight and legal perspective since the magazine was launched.    

Michael C. Zisa is the Co-Managing Partner of Peckar & Abramson’s Washington, D.C. office where he focuses his practice on construction, surety, and government contracts law and chairs the firm’s surety practice group. For over 20 years, Zisa has assisted contractors and sureties in all aspects of their business–from contract review and negotiation to contract administration and claim development and prosecution to litigation in federal and state as well as various contract appeals boards and alternative dispute resolution forums. Zisa regularly speaks and writes on construction and surety issues and is recognized by ChambersUSA, Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers in the areas of construction, surety, government contracts and litigation. He serves on the NASBP Attorney Advisory Council. He can be reached at or 202.293.8815. 


Remember, this special anniversary issue of NASBP Surety Bond Quarterly will be mailed to NASBP members and stakeholders by the end of June 2024 and will also be available at Check out the magazine’s site for more details, the latest stories, and how to subscribe. Follow @nasbp on social media. 

Reserve Your Ad Space Now in the 10th Anniversary Issue!
Be part of the historic 10th-Anniversary issue of Surety Bond Quarterly. Advertisers are encouraged to reserve ad space now in the highly anticipated 2024 summer edition. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to be part of NASBP’s 10th-Anniversary celebration, align your brand with NASBP, and connect with a highly engaged audience of surety industry professionals. Contact Naylor Solutions today to reserve your ad space! Direct questions to Doug Smith at or 352.333.6015.