Events & Seminars

2013 Western States Surety Conference

Bonding Post-Apocalypse: A Brave New World
by Daniel Bentson, Loren Podwill, Matthew Sekits, Evelyn "Evie" Winters

Speech Category

Fidelity & Surety

Sponsored by

Bullivant Houser Bailey


Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle






The 2013 Western States Surety Conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, May 9-10, in Seattle, Washington at the Four Seasons Hotel. This year's program — "Bonding Post Apocalypse: A Brave New World" — will include presentations concerning the underwriting side of the surety industry and on various issues relevant to surety claims handling. Topics will include: the business of surety; emerging and emerged trends in the construction and surety industries; non-financial underwriting factors; business reviews; handling labor claims; funds control; and much, much more.

The conference is co-sponsored by Bullivant and features speakers from our Portland and Seattle offices. Bullivant attorneys Loren D. Podwill, Matthew J. Sekits and Daniel R. Bentson will discuss "Fact or Fiction: Extra-Contractual Claims in Washington State." Case updates for Washington, Montana and Alaska will be presented by Evelyn E. Winters.

In addition to Bullivant's presentation, the program will feature a number of presentations and panels comprised of surety industry professionals and practitioners. Every attendee will receive a copy of the 2013 Quick Reference Guide to Western States Surety Law, along with written program materials.

Attendance is limited and by invitation only – for more information, visit the conference website at

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