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 Collection Agency  or Debt Collection Law Firm

As the economy continues to struggle, our debt collection attorneys continue to contact businesses attempting to collect money on past due accounts. Our collection lawyers are finding many honest business owners admitting to owing the debt, but because of their own personal cash flow struggles are not able to pay the debt in a lump sum payment. Our debt collection law firm is entering into many  debt repayment plans.  Creditors should keep in mind that until a matter is in in suit, there is no real teeth in the debt repayment plan. Many times, our collection attorney will recommend starting suit to recover money and then enter into a repayment plan secured by a court order.

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Collection agencies are unable to start suit to collect money. A collection agency is not licensed to practice debt collection law. Collection agencies send out a series of collection letters and then attempt to collect money by making repeated phone calls.   Many times a collection agency will try to collect the account for an extended period of time when in reality a debt collection attorney  will  be more effective. The debt collection law firm is able to file a lawsuit to collect past due accounts. The collection lawyer will then be able to either settle the account or secure a judgment for the amount that is owed.

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Once judgment is entered, there are many different post judgment options that our collection attorney will discuss with you. Simply a collection agency   is limited in what it can do to collect money. Collection agencies do have their purpose, but creditors typically find that placing an account for collection with a collection attorney has many advantages  over placing an account for collection with a commercial collection agency.

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Florida Collection Agencies Differ From Florida Collection Law Firms

Many creditors continue to send past due accounts to Florida collection agencies.  Florida collection agencies send demand letters for payment to your customers that owe money.  A collection agency can make debt collection phone calls to attempt to recover   your company’s past due accounts.  Many creditors come to our debt collection law firm after their account has been with a collection agency.  What our collection attorney finds after reviewing the delinquent account is that a collection agency holds on to the past due account for too long.   Florida collection agencies loss profit when they need to forward your collection account to a debt collection law firm. The reason is that the collection agency has to split the contingent collection fee with the debt collection lawyer.

Florida Collection Agencies and  Fictitious Collection Agency  Names

Our law firm is not a Florida collection agency. Florida collection agencies  are not licensed to practice law. We see many Florida collection agencies take on  fictitious names that  lead not only companies to believe they are a Florida debt collection law firm, but  deceptively try to lead your customers that they are  collection attorneys  licensed to practice debt collection law. By way of example, a Florida collection agency will take on the fictitious name   Jones, Williams and Smith. The Florida collection agency then instructs their debt collectors to make collection calls stating they are with the firm of  Jones, Williams and Smith.  That is a highly deceptive practice misleading your customers  who are in collection to believe they are being contacted by debt collection attorneys from a Florida debt recovery law firm.

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Our Florida collection attorney believes that creditors will get better results sending  their delinquent accounts directly  to  our Florida debt collection law firm. Our  Florida collection attorney will send an attorney demand letter, demanding payment of the Past due account. If immediate payment arrangements are not made, our debt collection attorney will set forth  a debt collection strategy and discuss with your company how your company’s money may or may not be able to be collected.  Please feel free to call our Florida collection law firm. We will explain in detail how we differ from a Florida collection agency. Together we will devise a collection strategy that is just right for your company to pursue past due delinquent accounts.

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Hurricane Irma – Harder to Collect Money in Florida

Collecting  Money Owed After Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma has brought the Florida economy to a halt. The strain on small businesses may make it harder for your company to collect money from customers to whom you have extended credit.   Hurricane Irma has caused many businesses to board up and close.  This will obviously have an economic impact on everyone and may make it more difficult for your customer to make payments that are  due  because of  cash flow issues.  Once the storm clears,  and things get back to “ business as usual” in Florida,  it is important for your business to stay on top of their collection accounts.

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Our debt collection law firm is sympathetic to cash flow problems that small businesses may encounter. However, unless your company stays on top of collecting money owed to your company, your company’s account receivable may end up on the bottom of the stack of invoices your customer must pay.  Our collection attorney will make demand for payment and stress the urgency that your customer make payment arrangements to pay the debt owed to your company.  If payment arrangements are not made, our debt collection law firm will recommend that suit be started to collect the money.

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Once a lawsuit is commenced to collect the money owed to your company, if your customer is serious about paying the past due invoices, a payment schedule can be set up. The payment schedule would be filed with the court. If the customer missed a payment, your company would be able to secure a judgment for the amount owed to your company.   Litigation does not always secure payment of money owed to your company.   However, once suit is filed your customer should feel the urgency to get the debt owed to your company resolved.

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Call our debt collection law firm and ask to speak to our collection attorney. Together we will devise a collection strategy that is just right for you.

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Collecting Money Owed To Your Company With A Florida Collection Lawyer

Our Florida debt collection law firm has experience in collecting past due account receivable owed to your company. Collecting money from companies that owe your company money can be frustrating.  In today’s economy, many businesses are struggling with cash flow which results in paying their vendors on a timely basis. Debt collection hopefully is the last resort for your company and your company has a good internal credit and collection practice in place.   Our collection attorney has authored a book to assist companies set up internal credit and collection practices.  Click here to get your free copy of this informative Ebook on debt collection.

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Our collection lawyer has explained before the difference between a commercial collection agency and using a debt collection law firm to assist your company recover bad debt. Collection agencies do have a purpose. However, a collection agency is limited in collecting past due accounts in that they have to   rely on sending demand letters for payment and/or make a series of collection phone calls. A debt collection law firm uses collection attorneys and debt collection lawyers to not only send demand letters for payment of money due and owing, but the collection lawyer is able to file a lawsuit to collect on the past due account if collection letters and debt collection phone calls to not lead to the recovery of your money.

Our Florida collection lawyers also concentrate on collecting on judgments. Once a judgment is obtained there are a variety of methods that our debt collection law firm can employ to try and discover assets.  Obtaining a judgment for money due your company is not necessarily difficult, it is collecting on the judgment and getting you company paid the money  it is owed that  sometimes takes the right skill and finesse  to liquidate the judgment  so that your company collects the money it is owed

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In past blogs, we have discussed the difference between using a Florida commercial collection agency rather than a Florida debt collection attorney. Collection agencies are not licensed to practice debt collection law. A collection agency typically will make collection calls and send a few collection letters to your customer to collect your money. If the collection agency is not successful, they then have to charge you a higher contingency fee and send the case  to a collection lawyer.

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A  debt collection law firm contacting your customer first to make demand for payment, has a bigger impact than your customer receiving a collection letter from a commercial collection agency.  A debt collection lawyer  after sending a demand letter  and calling your customer demanding payment, can then recommend that a lawsuit be started to recover the money that is owed to your company.

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Once a lawsuit is started to recover your money, your company now has greater control over the debt collection process.  Your customer will either recognize the debt and attempt to make payment arrangements with our office – hire an attorney, if there is a legitimate dispute to the debt or ignore the debt collection lawsuit. If the lawsuit is ignored, your company would be entitled to have a default judgment entered against your customer for the amount of the open invoices, costs and interest as allowed under Florida Law.

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To learn more about the debt collection process and about how our Florida collection attorneys may be able to help your company recovery its money, we encourage you to contact us and ask to speak to one of our collection attorneys. Working together, we will devise a debt recovery strategy that is just right for your company.

 

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Florida debt collection attorney recently performed with the Symphonic Band of the Palm Beach – Armed Forces Salute. When  he is not his saxophone, collection attorney Stephen  Gebeloff, manages  his commercial debt collection law firm in Palm Beach County. The Gebeloff  Law Group is a  boutique debt collection  law firm with its offices in Boca Raton, Florida.

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The debt collection lawyer prides himself with offering customizable debt collection  strategies to his debt collection clients.  As an attorney who concentrates his practice on complex debt collection matters, Mr. Gebeloff explores a wide variety  of possible of legal theories that he  maybe able to utilize when devising a collection strategy for your company. Collecting money from your customers is the primary goal  of our debt collection strategy.  Sometimes, a demand letter from a collection attorney may be all that is needed to collect on  past due invoices.   A letter from a collection attorney rather than a collection agency sends a powerful message that your company is serious  about collecting past due accounts.

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When you contact our Florida debt collection law firm, Mr. Gebeloff will take the time to understand your business and make recommendations on  how your company can  take better control of delinquent accounts. Our firm has developed an attorney demand letter service that may be appropriate.  Our collection law firm also considers officer and director liability. There are times when the corporate entity is more of a sham and is akin to the individual officer him or herself.  In that case, our collection attorney will look to  assert personal liability for the debt on the officer(s).

 

When you call our collection law firm, our staff will be happy to answer your questions about commercial debt collection law. We are not a commercial collection agency. There are big differences between using collection agencies rather than collection attorneys when collecting your debt.  Let our debt collection attorneys help your company maximize collect of past due accounts.

 

Demand Letter for Payment

How  Do You Write a Demand Letter for Payment

Our debt collection law firm receives many calls from potential client’s inquiring  on the best way to write a letter demanding payment. When writing a letter that demands payment of past due invoices or a demand letter for services rendered, it is important to identify  clearly in the letter   that if payment arrangements are not made by your customer, you would strongly consider further legal action  to attempt collection.  Demand letters for payment also serve  as an initial  attempt to  verify that your customer is still operating at the same business location.

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What Happens if the Demand Letter for Payment Does Not Result in Payment

Not every demand letter for payment will  result in  your customer paying for services rendered or goods sold and delivered. However, as indicated the letter demanding payment will put your customer on notice. Our debt collection attorney started a demand letter service for clients who want to put the added  strength of a debt  collection law firm behind the demand letter. When your customer receives a demand letter  from an attorney  it is clear that if payment arrangements are not made immediately,  legal action to collect the past due invoices for services rendered or for goods sold and delivered would be the next step in the debt collection process you would consider.

How Does  the Demand Letter  for Payment  Program Work

To find out more about how our debt collection law firm operates its  attorney demand letter for payment of money owed, please visit our home page.  We look forward to more creditors utilizing our attorney mend for payment service to collect  money owed. Our debt collection attorney would be happy not only to discuss the demand letter process, but also devise a debt collection strategy that is right based upon your company’s debt collection needs.

 

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Debt Collection -Recovery for Small Business / Collecting Account Receivable

When a small business carries account receivable on the company’s books,  cash flow can be severely impacted. Internal collection procedure should be established so that past due accounts do not get too far behind.  Many companies when they cannot collect on past due accounts start to consider using commercial collection agencies.  A commercial collection agency typical will send out a series of collection letters demanding payment of the past due account. A collection agency will also pass the debt collection account to several debt collectors to try and  collect on the past due invoices.

Collection Agencies Have Limitations

In today’s economy, the old model of sending an account a collection agency may not be as effective as it was several years ago.  Today those companies that push the hardest will get paid the fastest.  Our commercial debt collection law firm has several different approaches to collecting past due accounts.  Just like a collection agency, our collection lawyer will draft a demand letter seeking payment of the past due account receivable. A significant difference is that demand letter for payment of the account is on a collection law firm’s stationary.  A demand letter for payment coming from a collection lawyer, rather than a collection agency will have a greater impact on stressing the urgency of your customer making payment arrangements to satisfy the debt.

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Attorney Demand Letter for Payment

Our debt recovery law firm has also developed a program to offer a flat fee for sending a demand letter for payment of debt followed by a phone call from one of our attorneys  to help recover money due to your company. Using this program a  creditor does not have forfeit a high contingent fee   to a collection agency.  A demand letter from a collection attorney  has a greater impact and  has the potential to save your company significant amounts of money in collection fees.  Call our  debt recovery law firm today and ask to speak to a collection attorney to discuss an effective debt collection strategy that is just right for your company.

 

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Collecting on Past Due Accounts Using a Collection Agency or Debt Collection Law Firm

For small business owners, collecting on past due accounts from your company’s customers is time consuming and keeps you from focusing on your company’s core business.  Because of that, many businesses turn to commercial collection agencies and or debt collection law firms to assist with debt collection efforts.  A collection agency can offer some value for those companies that have many small balance accounts that need to be sent to outside collection.  However, as we have previously talked about in previous articles is the fact that collection agencies are not licensed to practice law. A collection agency must send accounts to collection attorneys and debt collection law firms for further debt collection efforts once it is determined that the collection agency will be unable to collect on the past due debt. In doing so the collection agency raises its contingent collection fee.

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Collection Agencies Can Serve a Limited Purpose

Debt collection law firms send out demand letters as well as make debt collection calls to your customers just as a commercial collection agency would do.  However, a major distinction between a collection agency and a debt collection law firm is that the demand for payment of your company’s past due accounts will come from a collection lawyer.  Receiving a demand letter for payment from a collection attorney lets your customer know that your company is prepared to take your customer to court if an amicable resolution to the past due account cannot be reached. In addition, your company will not have to pay an inflated contingency fee by sending accounts directly to a collection law firm as your company will not have to pay the collection agency an extra fee for simply sending the past due account to a collection law firm.

Call to Speak to Our Collection Attorney

We invite you to contact our debt collection law firm and speak to our collection attorney.  Together we would devise a debt collection strategy that was just right for your company.  We would be happy to go into more detail about the differences between  your company using a debt collection law firm rather than  a  commercial collection agency.

 

 

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December is the time of year many businesses take a pause to self asses the year their business had. Many small businesses struggle with cash flow. Companies that have outstanding account receivable often do not have a system in place to pursue bad debt / past due accounts.   Our debt recovery law firm has put together a free -E-book to assist companies with their debt collection policies and procedures. Inside the book our collection attorney provides some strategies that may assist a company sharpen up their internal debt collection procedures.

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Collection Attorney Stephen B. Gebeloff

If a business has done everything they believe was possible to collect past due accounts, they often may start to consider sending the account to a collection agency.  Collection agencies may be an effect tool for debt recovery, but we have discussed the differences between a collection agency, collection attorneys, and debt collection law firms.  A collection agency is not licensed to practice debt collection law.  Collection agencies typically send accounts to collection attorneys throughout the United States. To send collection accounts to collection lawyers a collection agency must typically charge a higher contingency fee. The reason is that the collection agency is simply acting as a middleman.

Collection Agencies and Debt Recovery Law Firms Are Not The Same When It Comes To Collecting Past Due Accounts

Most commercial collection law firms can provide the same services that a collection agency can, but as stated above, because collection agencies are not collection attorneys, a debt recovery law firm can be a lot more powerful way to attempt the collection of your company’s overdue accounts. A letter and phone call from a collection attorney lets your customer know that your company is serious in pursuing the collection of the past due account.

 

There are many variants to being able to collect a past due account. Our debt collection law firm believes that before a lot of money is spent on contingent collection fees, a flat fee alternative should be considered. To learn more about flat fee debt collection attorney fee programs our commercial collection law firm provides, we encourage you to contact one of our debt recovery law firm and ask to speak to someone from our debt collection and recovery team.   CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE