Neil Pedersen Biography

Neil Pedersen began his career by working for an established boutique agency specializing in civil court bonds where he issued a variety of surety bonds other than bail bonds. In this capacity he advised and secured bonds for individuals, corporations, various types of trusts, institutions and other business entities. Today he remains a principal at that firm and continues to issue contract, commercial, miscellaneous, and court surety bonds.

A new direction

During the spring of 2010, Neil received an inquiry from an attorney who represented an international arms dealer. The arms dealer’s client had been ordered to post a$1.5 million Appearance Bond related to an ongoing divorce case. Given that appearance bonds fell outside his firm’s expertise in civil bonds, Neil and his partner referred the case to a local bail agency. Since the bond was not a straightforward bail bond, Neil was required to explain the transaction’s inherent risks to the bail bond agency.

The circumstances of this case, and his dealings with the parties involved, sparked Neil’s interest in the bail bond sector. He applied to and was hired by Clifton, N.J.-based Nationwide Bail Bonds. When he received his New Jersey Bail Bond Agent license in 2010, he began posting bail. In his tenure at Nationwide Bail Bonds, he posted both State and Federal Bail Bonds of all sizes.

Expanded reach

In December of 2011, Neil received his New York Bail Bond Agent license and opened his own bail bonds firm, Nationwide Bail Bond Agency, Inc. The new endeavor has enabled him to parlay the experience, skills, and contacts he acquired in civil surety into the delivery of top-notch bail bonds services to the New York community as well as to clients nationwide by tapping the robust network he has cultivated over several years.


Ramapo College of New Jersey
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration


The Institutes(formerly known as the Insurance Institute of America and the American Institute for Property & Liability Underwriters), Associate in Risk Management


On October 29th, 2017 Neil P. Pedersen was quoted in the Wall Street Journal in the article titled “New Yorkers Still Waiting for Online Bail- Payment System”