Timothy D. Boldt, Partner, is an experienced commercial litigator and counselor, focusing on the unique needs of sureties, contractors, subcontractors, and construction managers. Mr. Boldt works with clients through all aspects of dispute resolution, including compliance with complex contractual and statutory claims procedures, informal and formal mediation, arbitration and litigation in New York’s state and federal court systems. Although Mr. Boldt is a New York attorney, he handles matters wherever clients have disputes and has been admitted pro hac vice in other states.
Since joining the firm, Mr. Boldt has played an intricate role in several complex multi-million dollar disputes including matters against the State of New York, an internationally known design firm and a general contractor of similar repute. Mr. Boldt also has significant experiences handling smaller value disputes, including small subcontractor and homeowner disputes that benefit from creative, cost-sensitive legal tactics. Mr. Boldt also handles personal injury defense cases. In addition to litigation, Mr. Boldt is an experienced construction counselor and advises clients with respect to all matters impacting construction companies, including general risk management, pre-award contract analysis, statutory and regulatory compliance including disputes with New York State agencies, change order disputes and claims handling, contract interpretation and collection/judgment enforcement issues.
With respect to the surety industry, Mr. Boldt handles contract surety cases at every stage of dispute and has extensive experience enforcing indemnity obligations stemming from a wide range of bonds including fidelity bonds and motor vehicle dealer bonds. In 2006, Mr. Boldt co-authored the New York chapter of the American Bar Association's Payment Bond Manual and has been published in the ABA Fidelity & Surety Law Committee’s Newsletter.
Mr. Boldt received his Bachelors of Science from Nazareth College of Rochester and his Juris Doctor from the University at Buffalo Law School-State University of New York.
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I highly recommend Tim for any matter involving contracts and construction litigation. My firm has often referred clients to Tim because we know he will do a superior job. I highly recommend Tim Boldt. He is a smart, effective advocate and litigator.
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|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Partner||Ernstrom & Dreste, LLP||2005 - Present|
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|Monroe County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Construction Risk Management Reporter (Ernstrom & Dreste Summer)||New York Takes Design-Build/Best Value For A Test Drive (Co-Author)||2012|
|ConsensusDOCS Contract Documents Handbook (Wolters Kluwer 2012)||Ch. 6, Standard Form of Agreement and General Conditions between Owner and Design Builder||2012|
|American Bar Association Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Newsletter||Surety Takeover: A Marriage of Convenience||2011|
|American Bar Association Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Newsletter||New York Expands Insured’s Right to Recover Consequential Damages||2010|
|Construction Risk Management Reporter (Ernstrom & Dreste)||Notify Insurance Carriers ‘As soon as practicable’||2010|
|Construction Risk Management Reporterm (Ernstrom & Dreste)||DOL and OSHA: Back in the Enforcement Business.||2009|
|Fidelity & Surety Reporter (Ernstrom & Dreste)||What’s Your Judgment Worth? Important Changes and New Loopholes That Benefit Debtors||2009|
|ABA Manual||Payment Bond Manual, New York Chapter (Co-Author)||2006|
|State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Nazareth College||Political Science||Bachelors degree||2001|
|AIA Contracts||AIA A401 Subcontractor Agreement||2014|
|AIA Contracts||AIA A201 Owner-Contractor General Conditions||2014|
|Future Construction Leaders Program/ AGC of NY||Project Delivery Options and Contracts||2013|
|Future Construction Leaders Program/ AGC of NY||Managing Risk: Your Key To Increased Profitability||2013|
|Construction Defect Litigation:From A to Z/ NBI||Litigation: Allegations, Defenses and Proving Your Case||2013|
|Construction Defect Litigation:From A to Z/ NBI||Anatomy of a Defect: What it is and the Rules That Apply||2013|
|Litigating Contract Surety Bond & Fidelity Insurance Claims/ ACI||Exoneration of Payment Bonds||2012|
|Litigating Contract Surety Bond & Fidelity Insurance Claims/ ACI||Minimizing Surety Exposure on Large, Multi-Surety Projects||2012|