Bob Goldstein is chairman and CEO of Unique Surety and Insurance Services, LLC, a national surety bond agency with a specialty division serving renewable energy distribution investors and end users. A prominent surety and insurance executive, Mr. Goldstein has developed innovative solutions in surety, insurance and employee benefits during a career that has spanned four decades. For the past five years, he has focused extensively on surety bonding for the energy, construction, manufacturing and technology industries, as well as on providing court bonds to the legal profession.
A frequent speaker on surety bonding at distributed solar and renewable energy forums and educational venues, he often addresses a range of questions on the role of bonding in assuring faithful performance of contracts in the event of a default by a contractor or service management company. The audiences typically include many law firms and equity funds seeking insights on special bonding issues and opportunities in solar energy and construction contracts.
As a surety bond specialist, Unique Surety has Power of Attorney to issue performance and other bonds on behalf of more than a dozen of the top insurance company surety divisions approved on circular 570 of the United States Treasury list. Mr. Goldstein and the firm’s renewable energy team work directly with many tax equity investment funds, solar developers, EPCs and installers to develop contractual bonding clauses acceptable both to participating partners and surety bond providers.
Unique Surety also conducts bonding workshops on several college campuses at events hosted by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Small Business Development Center(SBDC), Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and organizations, including the National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP).