Fidelity & Surety

Lugenbuhl advises clients about construction, fidelity, surety and financial institution bonds and represents fidelity and surety bond companies in coverage and merits disputes. Our attorneys have experience in the representation of both the private and public sector of insurers, reinsurers, developers, engineers, architects, contractors, suppliers and industry related suppliers. Listening to our clients to find the best resolution for their organization’s needs is our number one priority.


Lugenbuhl’s fidelity practice focuses on advising commercial and institutional clients with respect to first-party and third-party claims involving employee dishonesty, forgery, and commercial and cyber fraud, including data breach incidents.  We have significant institutional expertise in the coverage arena and are well-versed in policy application and litigation in Louisiana state and federal courts. 


On the surety side, we advise these same types of clients on claims – and potential claims –arising under various forms of commercial and contract bonds, with a particular emphasis on payment and performance bonds issued in connection with Louisiana construction projects.  Our attorneys have a successful track record litigating coverage and contractual claims in the construction industry.  We employ a hands-on approach that includes exploring possible practical/business resolutions on the front end and are ready and able to litigate the matter through trial/arbitration in those instances where a business resolution is not possible.  

Key Contacts
Ashley L. Belleau

Ashley L. Belleau

New Orleans Office

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