Goldleaf Surety to Host Construction Law Seminar

Goldleaf Surety Services will be hosting a Construction Law Seminar on Wednesday, February 28th.  This seminar will be held at Embassy Suites & Courtyard, 12520 Westport Parkway, La Vista, Nebraska. This year’s key note speaker will be Sean Minahan.  Sean is a partner in the law firm of Lamson Dugan and Murray, LLP in Omaha and a member of its Litigation Department.  Mr. Minahan has represented a broad range of clients in corporate litigation.  He has a specific interest in representing … [Read more...]

Protecting Yourself During a Construction Project

According to, risk management is defined as the identification, analysis, assessment, control, and avoidance, minimization, or elimination of unacceptable risks. An organization may use risk assumption, risk avoidance, risk retention, risk transfer, or any other strategy (or combination of strategies) in proper management of future events. Goldleaf Surety Account Specialists spend a good deal of time discussing risk management with our clients because successful … [Read more...]

Construction Liens and Lien Waivers

Risk management in the construction arena is critical to a company's continued success.  Risk management in construction assists contractors in planning, monitoring and controlling the various measures which are needed to prevent their exposure to risk. One risk management tool contractors have available to them is the Construction Lien, also known as a Mechanic's Lien.  A Construction Lien is defined by Investopedia  ( as "a claim made against a property by a contract or … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety Hosts Contractor Seminar

On Tuesday, January 19th, Goldleaf Surety Services and CliftonLarsonAllen hosted a Contractor's Seminar at the Wood Lake Meeting Center in Rochester, Minnesota. Keynote Speaker was Attorney Mark R. Becker.  Mark is a shareholder in the law firm of Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson in Minneapolis.  Mark's practice areas include construction; commercial litigation; public bidding and procurement; and arbitration and mediation.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, Forum on the … [Read more...]

Troublesome Contract Clauses: Flow-Down Clause

Craig Martin, Attorney with Lamson, Dugan & Murray, discussed several troublesome contract clauses that contractors need to be aware of during his presentation at the Construction Law Seminar held March 10th. A second clause discussed was the Flow-Down clause. These clauses are sometimes referred to as "incorporation by reference clauses," "conduit clauses," or "flow-through clauses." These clauses pass through to a contracting party those risks and obligations assumed by its contracting … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety Services Construction Law Seminar

On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Goldleaf Surety Services hosted a Contractor's Construction Law Seminar at the Embassy Suites in Omaha, Nebraska. Keynote Speaker was Craig Martin. Craig is a partner in the law firm of Lamson Dugan and Murray, LLP in Omaha. He has a background in all aspects of construction law. He has experience in handling a wide variety of litigation in the commercial and business tort arena. His practice emphasizes construction and employment matters, but he also has … [Read more...]