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Private Equity from the Surety Perspective

May 18, 2022

On this episode of Building Up, Jeff Ciecko form Arch Insurance and Matthew Buol from Assurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, join Brian and Jeff to talk about the basics of Private Equity investments for construction professionals. Matt and Jeff draw on their years of experience in the surety industry to discuss the benefits and pitfalls of taking private equity investments as well as its corollary impact on a surety’s considerations while providing fundamental background information regarding private equity in the construction industry.

About the Hosts

Jeffrey Katz

Jeffrey Katz is an Executive Vice President of VERTEX who leads the contract claims group. Mr. Katz is a professional engineer who has been involved as a consultant or expert on large files across North America, preparing claims and expert reports related to delay and schedule impacts, productivity claims, project completion costs, unforeseen conditions, design issues, overpayment, construction defects, and more. In 2018, Mr. Katz was selected as one of Civil + Structural Engineer magazine’s Rising Stars.

Brian Padove

Brian Padove joined Watt Tieder in 2018 after spending three years working as a litigation associate at a national insurance defense firm.

Brian focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, construction law, and suretyship while representing a wide variety of clients including contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and owners.  He is admitted to practice law in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin as well as multiple federal district courts.

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