Florida Debt Collection Paralegal to Run for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Florida Debt Collection Paralegal Gabriella Pecora to Run for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Gabriella Pecora “ Gabby”, a paralegal at the Gebeloff Law Group, a Commercial Debt Collection Law Firm, has committed to run her first half marathon with Team in Training to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for patient services and to fund research. She will be running the Space Coast Half Marathon in Cocoa Beach on November 29, 2015. Those who know Gabby can tell you she is tenacious and once she sets her mind on accomplishing something she follows through until she has accomplished the task. There is no doubt she will be crossing the finish line.

Gabby is experienced in all aspects of commercial debt collection. She is able from the start of a debt recovery case ascertain what will be needed from the firm’s debt collection clients to assist our collection lawyers properly analyze the case. From the outset, Gabby helps determine the prospects for recovery of the account receivable and or possible officer-director liability.

Debt collection Law Firm Florida

Debt collection law firm

Gabby will also be able to explain to our debt collection clients the different commercial debt collection services our collection law firm can provide. One new debt recovery service is an Attorney Demand Letter Service. This is offered to creditors who would like to try a flat fee attorney collection letter first before being obligated to pay a contingent fee for collection of their company’s debt.

Please feel free to call our commercial debt collection law firm and ask to speak to Gabby, our commercial debt collection paralegal. She will be able to assist you with answering your company’s debt recovery questions. She most likely will also tell you about her Saturday morning long runs.

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If you would like to support Gabby’s mission and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society you can go to her secure donation.

Debt Collection Services in Florida

Debt Collection Services in Florida

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Debt collection services in Florida can be provided by commercial collection agencies. Commercial collection agencies in Florida need to be licensed. It is important to make sure when retaining a commercial collection agency in Florida to make sure that the Florida collection agency in properly licensed to provide debt collection services in Florida.

When providing debt collection services in Florida the Florida collection agency should first send out a collection demand letter. The letter should be clear and indicate to the debtor that the commercial collection agency is providing debt collection services in Florida. The letter should not mislead the debtor in anyway or imply that the debt collection services in Florida are not from a debt collection attorney.

Debt Collection Services in Florida

Debt Collection Services in Florida

The Florida collection agency is allowed to make collection phone calls when providing debt collection services in Florida. When making debt collection phone calls the Florida collection agency should try and ascertain whether the debtor is still active, whether the debt is disputed and/or an amicable solution can be obtained before recommending the case be forwarded to a Florida debt collection law firm.

Debt collection services in Florida are not always best handled by a Florida collection agency. There are times where it is apparent that the debtor has transferred assets, closed its business and opened a new corporate entity and/or has simply implied it will not pay a debt that is justly due and owing. Most reputable Florida collection agencies will then forward the case to a Florida collection attorney to continue to provide debt collection services.

Debt collection services in Florida provided by a debt collection attorney can sometimes be more effective. A collection attorney can put the power of a lawsuit behind your demand for payment. Another option The Gebeloff Law Group offers is an Attorney Collection Demand Letter Service.

Feel free to contact our law firm to discuss debt collection services in Florida.

 

Debt Recovery Lawsuit

Where Should Your Company File a Debt Recovery Lawsuit

The question is often asked by our commercial debt collection clients where should suit be filed against their customer with delinquent account receivables when their customer is not located in the same State. There are two choices. A debt collection lawsuit can be brought in the State where the client is located or a collection lawsuit can be brought in the State where the client’s customer is located to attempt recovery of the debt.

Bringing a debt recovery lawsuit in the State where the client is located has logistical advantages but, not always the fastest way to recovery debt from a customer who seems to be intentionally ignoring the obligation to pay. It is true that our client may not have to incur the cost of traveling to the debtor’s State to attempt recovery of the debt but, typically if the debt recovery suit is brought in the client’s State the debtor will simply ignore the suit and a default judgment will be obtained. At that point, the client will then have to domesticate the judgment in the debtor’s State to be able to seize the debtor’s assets. This slows down the debt recovery process.

Debt recovery law firm

Debt Recovery Law Firm

Our commercial debt recovery law firm recommends that   debt collection lawsuit be brought in the debtor’s State. If the debtor is still operating that is where the debtor’s assets are going to be to levy and or garnish. It is true that the client may have to travel to attend trial but, typically if a debtor is simply stalling and not offering any legitimate defenses, our debt recovery attorneys have found that the same default judgment can be obtained in the debtor’s State and debt recovery efforts can begin sooner. In this scenario the client would not have to travel at all. The default judgment could be obtained simply by providing an affidavit as to the delinquent account receivable.

Our debt recovery law firm has a network of highly skilled debt recovery lawyers throughout the United States. Please call our debt recovery lawyers and discuss what the best strategy is to pursue recovery of your delinquent account receivables no matter where your customer may be located.

Marketing Debt Collection-Essential to a Debt Collection Firm

Marketing our Debt Collection Law Firm and Debt Recovery Services

Marketing our law practice is essential to ensure the continuing growth of our commercial debt collection practice. Our law firm is aware of the important role social media plays in getting our firm’s message across.   Our objective is to engage not only our current commercial debt collection clients but, to reach new clients that are having issues collecting their account receivables.

Our debt collection attorneys have created a Blog to write current articles pertaining to debt collection. The Blog posts cover a variety of topics ranging from how to make demand on a debtor for payment prior to litigation, the litigation process, defenses a debtor may raise during a debt collection case, obtaining a judgment, how to collect on a Florida judgment and ways to possibly recover against third parties for the debt if there has been fraudulent activity.

Debt Recovery Law Firm

Debt Recovery Law Firm

Our firm has a Facebook Page, Twitter Account, Google Plus Account and Linkeden Page. We use these pages to keep our commercial debt clients up to date and to also share information with others who may have a need for our debt collection services or know someone who does. Part of our marketing strategy of course is to be found by new clients who are looking for our debt recovery services.

Search Engine Optimization “SEO” is an important part of our marketing. Today clients looking for our Florida debt collection services or our Florida debt collection attorneys do not go to the Yellow Pages, most perform a Google Search. It is no secret that if our debt collection law firm is not found on the first page of Google, potential commercial collection clients will not find us.   To help our debt collection firm be found on Google, our collection attorney recently enrolled in a SEO course offered by ScaleUP Academy.

The course was presented in ten (10) videos that showed our debt collection law  firm simple steps to take and adjustments to make to our web pages. The course was easy to understand and even though we are a debt collection law firm and not web designers or computer programmers, we were able to follow along. We implemented most of the strategies suggested by ScaleUP Consulting. Our  collection law firm is now showing up on the first page for Google searches for potential debt collection clients looking for our debt recovery services. We have noticed a significant increase in new debt collection client telephone calls coming into our debt recovery law firm.

How Fast Can Judgment Be Obtained in a Debt Collection Case

How Fast Can Judgment Be Obtained in a Debt Collection Case

Our debt collection client’s frequently ask our collection attorneys-lawyers how long will it take to collect their companies past due account receivables. It is important to note that every debt collection case is unique. Below we will summarize what to expect when your account receivable manager places an account for debt collection with our law firm.

If after a debt collection lawsuit is filed by our collection law firm, the debtor files no responsive pleading to the complaint, twenty (20) days after the summons is served, default will be entered. Thereafter, our debt collection client simply has to execute an affidavit of proof and our collection lawyers-attorneys will prepare a Motion for Default Judgment. In this scenario Judgment can be obtained anywhere from thirty (30) to forty-five (45) days.

Debt Collection Case

Debt Collection Case

If a debt collection case is disputed by a debtor, the timing of a debt collection case depends on the dollar amount of the account receivable. In Florida, if a debt collection account is under $15,000.00 that would put the account in the jurisdiction of the Florida County Court Judicial System. In Florida, debt collection cases filed in the County Court typically go to trial within four to six months after the debt collection case is filed. Debt collection cases filed by our debt collection law firm in Florida that have an account receivable above $15,000.00, put the account in the Jurisdiction of the Circuit Court. Cases in this jurisdiction typically take longer to go to trial than debt collection cases that are filed in the County Court.

 

 

As previously indicated, each debt collection case is different. Our collection attorneys-lawyers work with our clients to try and streamline the process and get the debt collection case to trial and secure a judgment as expeditiously as possible. Once a judgment is obtained by our debt collection law firm, our collection attorneys-lawyers and debt collection paralegals will then devise a strategy to then attempt to liquidate the judgement.

We encourage all account managers to call and speak to our collection attorney to devise a comprehensive debt collection strategy for all of their account receivables that have become delinquent. There are many studies that show the longer a creditor waits to take action on collecting past due accounts, the percentage of recovery drops over time.

Collection Attorney Demand Letter

Collection Attorney Demand Letter

The collection attorney demand letter in a debt collection case is an important tool to the debt collection law firm, debt collection attorneys-lawyers and the creditor who is attempting collection on its past due receivable. The collection attorney demand letter typically is the first communication a debtor receives from a debt collection law firm. The collection attorney-lawyer sets forth the creditors’ position and entitlement to payment on past due debt.

Attorney Demand Letters

Attorney Demand Letters

The collection attorney demand letter drafted by one our collection attorneys-lawyers is sometimes all that is needed to have a debtor call our debt collection law firm to make arrangements for payment of the outstanding receivable. Other times, the collection attorney demand letter is returned by the postmaster as non-deliverable. This helps our collection attorneys-lawyers establish whether the debtor has simply relocated or if the debtor may have closed its doors. Our collection attorneys after verifying if the debtor is still in business will reissue the collection attorney demand letter.

 

 

If the debtor is still operating and there is not a positive response to the collection attorney demand letter and the ensuing debt collection phone calls made by our debt collection attorneys-lawyers, our debt collection law firm will discuss taking further legal action to attempt collection of a creditors account receivable.

Our debt collection law firm can customize the attorney demand letter to be industry specific. Please feel free to call our debt collection firm and ask to speak to one of our debt collection lawyers-attorneys about setting up a debt collection strategy and sending a collection attorney demand letter to your customer.

Collection Attorney-Marathon Man

COLLECTION ATTORNEY TO RUN CHICAGO MARATHON

To Benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Collection Attorney, Stephen B. Gebeloff of The Gebeloff Law Group, a Commercial Debt Collection Law Firm will be joining Team in Training, Palm Beach Chapter to run the Chicago Marathon in October 2015 to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

When Gebeloff is not behind his desk at his  commercial debt collection law firm, he is spending many hours out on the road training.

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Collection Attorney to Run Chicago

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“Life is not all about being a debt collection attorney,” Gebeloff  explains. Besides collecting debts and collecting on judgments for his clients, Stephen Gebeloff  believes that it is important to give back to the community.  Gebeloff says “knowing I can personally help make a difference in the battle against cancer helps me run the many miles needed to prepare  for the marathon.”

This year too many close friends and family members have been diagnosed with Leukemia. “It changes the way you see life. I enjoy my debt collection practice but, seeing others struggle battling cancer makes you realize work is not everything. Your health is the greatest gift you can have” states Gebeloff.

Gebeloff has been a commercial debt collection lawyer, practicing debt collection law for most of his career. He finds running to find a cure very rewarding undertaking when he is not at work.  In his debt collection law practice he very rarely has a dull day at the office.  When  he is not collecting debts for his collection clients, he loves to lace up his sneakers and run with his teammates. Most  teammates from Team in Training become friends for life. “We all imagine a world without cancer,” Gebeloff affirms.

 

If you have further questions about  the Gebeloff Law Group and its collection law practice or want to speak to Steve about his running, call  him . Together, he will devise a debt collection or running strategy, that  is just right for you.

If you would like to Donate to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and support collection attorney Gebeloff’s marathon run, you may make a tax deductible contribution by clicking the link below.

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Attorney Demand Letter

Attorney Demand Letter Service for the Collection Industry

The Gebeloff Law Group is excited to announce a new attorney demand collection letter service to creditors. The attorney demand letter service allows creditors to place debt collection claims initially at a flat rate fee rather than being obligated to pay a contingency fee for debt collection. The concept is to send the attorney demand letter to a debtor and to inform the debtor that this is their last chance to make payment arrangements on past due receivables.

Attorney Demand Letter

Attorney Demand Letter

If collection of money due to your company does not result from the attorney demand letter, our collection attorney will consult with our collection client and decide if they would like to place the claim for debt collection litigation. The concept of the debt collection attorney demand letter program is save companies money. Rather than a creditor paying a contingency fee , sometimes a debtor just may need the final push of an attorney demand collection letter and a phone call from a collection lawyer to get the debtor to pay your company money due and owing.

To place an attorney demand letter our collection clients can visit our web site attorneydemandletters.com. Once they are on the attorney demand letter site, there will be instructions on how to submit a claim for our collection attorney demand letter service. If a client feels that a collection attorney demand letter most likely will not be enough to persuade a debtor to pay their outstand account, the debt collection client can also place the debt collection account for litigation with our debt collection law firm.

 

For more information on the attorney demand letter debt collection program, our clients can visit our website or call our collection firm to discuss the attorney demand letter program. Together, working with our collection attorneys, a debt collection client can determine if the attorney demand collection letter program is the right approach to collect their money.

Mediating a Florida Debt Collection Case

Mediating a Florida Debt Collection Case

Mediation in Florida is required before a Florida Collection case can proceed to trial. Florida debt collection cases are not all the same and it is typical for a debtor to presents defense to payment of debt. Typical defenses to Florida collection cases are that the goods sold or delivered were non-conforming; the goods shipped were delivered late and or the product did not meet the quality standards the debtor expected.

Our Florida collection attorneys-lawyers are all very familiar with the defenses raised in a typical Florida debt collection case. Our Florida collection law firm will propound discovery in the form of interrogatories and request for production of documents to flush out the true nature of the debtor’s defense to the collection lawsuit.

By sending discovery our Florida collection attorneys-lawyers will know before attending mediation what the true obstacles to your company collecting money may be. Before attending a Florida mediation our debt collection clients will be better prepared to make an informed business decision before deciding whether to settle their collection case at mediation or bring their Florida debt collection case to trial.

Our Florida debt collection firm and its attorneys-lawyers are cognizant of the risk and reward of settling a case at mediation rather than waiting to take the collection case to trial. If a client settles a debt collection case at mediation, the client is empowered to decide the outcome of the case the day of mediation, rather than waiting on a trial date. Based on the backlog in the Florida Court system, it may be prudent to take a settlement in a debt collection case rather than wait for payment of the debt down the road. However, because each Florida debt collection case is unique, our collection attorneys-lawyers will weigh the settlement offered at mediation with our debt collection clients against the risks of proceeding to trial having to wait to get before a Florida Judge.

 

If you have questions about the Florida mediation process, call our Florida Debt Collection Firm and ask to speak to one of our collection attorneys-lawyers about Florida mediation and or litigating your Florida debt collection cases.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

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