Why Use a Collection Attorney / Why Use a Collection Agency

A collection attorney has the ability to send out collection letters to customers that owe you money. The collection attorney can provide insights to you on alternative methods of effectuating debt collection. Our collection law firm is constantly looking for ways to pierce the corporate veil and assert personal liability against corporate officers of a company even when there are no personal guarantees on the account securing the debt.

Another advantage in using a collection attorney law firm over a collection agency is that the collection attorney can file a lawsuit to help you collect your money. If your customer does not enter into a payment agreement with our collection law firm, our collection attorney will enter judgment. Once judgment is entered, there are many different ways our collection attorney can discuss with you on how to locate assets to satisfy the debt.

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If you have smaller balance accounts that it does not make sense to litigate with a debt collection law firm, a collection agency may be the answer. The collection agency will also send demand letters and make phone calls. But, of course a collection agency cannot provide legal advice or file a lawsuit to collect your money.

If you need to discuss your account receivable issues with our collection attorney, please feel free to contact our debt recovery law firm and our collection lawyer will be happy to devise a debt collection strategy that is just right for you. steve@gebelofflaw.com

Collection Attorney to Lead Marathon Teams to Benefit Leukemia Research

Collection Attorney Stephen Gebeloff  was chosen  to  be the team-leader for  the Palm Beach Chapter of Team in Training. All money raised by the debt  collection lawyer and his  debt recovery law firm will be used to fund research and  help patients currently  who are currently treating.

Besides the day to day duties of  running his debt collection practice, Gebeloff  enjoys helping others  achieve their fitness goals and also collect money for the Leukemia Society in support of their mission. This season, he will be leading and  training with the Nike San Fransisco Half Marathon and the Marine Core Marathon teams.

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To help collection attorney Gebeloff  support  Leukemia Research and fund patient services, please consider  making a tax free donation to his fundraising page.   Of course, if there are any questions pertaining to debt collection, domesticating judgments or generally questions  about the  collection industry, please feel free to contact our debt collection law firm  to discuss.

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Collection Attorney to Run NYC Marathon for Sloan Kettering

Collection attorney Stephen Gebeloff will be running the NYC Marathon in November to benefit Sloan Kettering as part of Fred’s Team. When he is not behind  his desk at his boutique  collection law firm, he is spending many hours out on the road training.

“Life is not all about being a collection attorney”   Gebeloff  explains.  Besides collecting debts and collecting on judgments for his client’s , Gebeloff  believes that is is important to give back.  Knowing I can personally help make a difference in the battle against cancer  helps  me run the many miles in preparing for  the marathon.

Gebeloff has been practicing debt collection law for most of his career but,  finds running  to help find a cure  very rewarding.  “In my debt  collection law career I have met many people  and very rarely have a dull day. But, when I’m not collecting debt’s, I love to lace up my sneakers and  run with my teammates, most become friends for life.”

If you have further questions about  our collection law practice or want to speak to Steve about his running, call or email.   We will devise a debt collection or  running strategy that  is just right for you.

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If you would like to support our collection attorney  for his Marathon Run, you may make a tax deductible contribution by  clicking the link below.

Link to Support our Collection Attorney  and Sloan Kettering

 

 

 

 

OUR DEBT COLLECTION LAW FIRM LEAVES NO STONE UNTURNED

When collecting debt, time is critical to maximizing your recovery of your past due account receivables. As a collection law firm, we see time and time again our clients waiting on their customers repeated promises for payment. Our collection lawyers have spoken to hundreds of debtors. Our collection attorneys know when a debtor is truly experiencing financial issues that are not allowing the debtor to make payment. Our collection lawyers also know when a debtor simply is stalling and / or simply has no intention of paying for the goods or services your company has provided.

Our collection law firm strives to quickly advise our debt collection clients the dynamics surrounding each debt collection case. Our collection attorneys believe that our clients when they engage a debt recovery firm should have all the facts surrounding a debt collection matter so they can make informed business decisions prior to spending additional time and resources in attempting to recover their money.

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Our debt collection firm and attorneys have the tools to assist our clients to paint a picture of a debtor’s situation. Our collection lawyers want to provide our clients with the information they need. Not every debt collection case can be recovered. But, our debt recovery firm wants to at least let our collection law clients know that we leave no stone unturned in at least presenting scenarios that effect the collectability of our clients past due accounts.

At our collection firm, one of our debt collection attorneys would be happy to discuss your particular debt recovery case. Our collection lawyer will devise a debt collection strategy that is tailored to your company’s particular  debt recovery needs.
Please call our collection attorney or email us the particulars of your debt collection case.

Contact a Collection Attorney and Debt Collection Law Firm

What to do when your customer owes you money and starts ignoring your demands for payment. You should consider using a debt collection and debt recovery law firm.

Since the economic down turn of 2008,   it is more and more common for a small business to struggle with its cash flow. As a result, businesses are cash strapped and cannot pay all of its vendors each and every month. It is important for creditors to be proactive.

Our   debt collection law firm believes that those creditors that push the hardest, will get paid first ahead of other vendors that our owed money. Our collection attorneys send out collection demand letters. Our debt collection lawyers will contact your customers who owe your company money and try and ascertain if there is a legitimate business reason why your account receivable is not being paid. If there are legitimate reasons, our collection law firm will act as an intermediary and attempt to help both sides come to an amicable solution.

If there are no legitimate business reasons for your customer to not pay on your open account, our collection attorney will most likely recommend that suit be brought. Our collection lawyer will analyze the collection account to see if officers of the company can be held responsible for payment of the corporate debt.

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Collection Attorney and Collection Law Firm

Contact our collection attorney at our debt collection law firm and speak to our collection lawyers about the specifics facts surrounding your debt collection case. Our collection lawyer will discuss the possibility of pursuing the principals of closely held entities for the debt owed to your company. You may mail or email your supporting documents to our collection firm. Our collection attorney will review your account and then contact you to devise a strategy for your debt collection matter.

Stephen B. Gebeloff, P.A.
5255 N. Federal Hwy., 3rd Floor
Boca Raton, FL 33487
(561)953-4600
fax(561)953-4610
steve@gebelofflaw.com

Can Principals of a Closely Held Entity Be Personally Liable for the Debt of the Entity

Our collection attorneys find time and time again small businesses ignore corporate formalities. At our Florida Collection Law Firm, we investigate to see if corporate formalities have in fact been followed. If not our collection lawyers will seek to pin personal liability for corporate debt on the principals of these entities. The principals of these single member limited liability companies or closely held companies simply take these forms with the illusion, it will shield them from personal liability for the debt these entities incur. This is a mistake.
Our collection lawyers look for commingling of corporate funds with the personal funds of the principals and/ or the use of corporate funds for expenses that our clearly not business related. Good examples are expenses for purchase of movie tickets, repeated charges to restaurants and or charges incurred at Universal Studios or Disney World. One of the biggest mistakes our collection attorneys find is the principals of the debtor entities do not file their annual reports with the department of corporations. This causes the entity to become administratively dissolved.

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Collection Attorney and Collection Law Firm

Please feel free to contact our collection attorney at our debt collection law firm and speak to our collection lawyers about the specifics facts surrounding your debt collection case. We will discuss the possibility of pursuing the principals of closely held entities for the debt owed to your company. You may mail or email your supporting documents to our collection firm. Our collection attorney will review your account and then contact you to devise a strategy for your debt collection matter.

Stephen B. Gebeloff, P.A.
5255 N. Federal Hwy., 3rd Floor
Boca Raton, FL 33487
(561)953-4600
fax(561)953-4610
steve@gebelofflaw.com

Pre-Litigation Debt Collection Stategies

Upon receipt of a new claim for collection in our office, our collection attorney and debt collection paralegals review your collection case. Initially  our debt collection firm is  trying to determine if the debtor is still a viable entity or perhaps the principals of the corporation or limited liability have opened up a new entity or shifted assets to themselves. Depending on the results of our investigation and appropriate demand letter for payment of your debt is sent.

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Aggressively Pursuing Our Clients’ Interests

Our law firm demands that payment be made for the amount that is due and owing to our debt collection clients. The collection demand letter sent to the debtor serves several purposes. The first is to let the debtor know that our collection firm has been retained by the creditor. We are also able to determine if the address is valid to serve the summons and debt collection lawsuit on the defendant if our collection attorneys are unable resolve the matter pre-litigation, During this initial period of time, our collection attorneys will also determine the corporate identity of the debtor.
The lawyers from our debt collection law firm will make telephone demands on the debtor. Our collection firm strives to give our debt collection clients an assessment as to the prospects of collecting their money on their past due receivables. In this tough economy our attorneys try to determine if there is a legitimate dispute on the account, the debtor has cash flow problems or simply is flat out ignoring demand for payment of the debt. . If we are unsuccessful collection our client’s money at this stage, a debt collection strategy is discussed with our collection law clients.

Please feel free to contact our collection attorney at our debt collection law firm and speak to our Florida collection lawyer about the specifics facts surrounding your Florida debt collection case. You may mail or email your supporting documents to our collection firm. Our Florida collection attorney will review your account and then contact you to devise a strategy for your collection matter.
Stephen B. Gebeloff, P.A.
5255 N. Federal Hwy., 3rd Floor
Boca Raton, FL 33487
(561)953-4600
fax(561)953-4610
steve@gebelofflaw.com

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE A DEBT COLLECTION CASE TO GET TO TRIAL

 

Clients often ask our debt collection lawyers how long it takes to go to trial. In Florida after the defendant is served with a collection lawsuit, the defendant will have twenty days to respond to the complaint. If there is no response to the complaint, our law firm will file a motion to enter default and default judgment by filing an affidavit of proof executed by our client. If the Judge is satisfied with the proofs contained in the affidavit the Court will enter Default Judgment.

Florida Collection  Attorney and Collection Law Firm

Florida Collection Attorney and Collection Law Firm

If a debtor retains an attorney to defend the debt collection lawsuit, the complaint can be met with defensive motions attacking the merits of the complaint. Often in a collection law case, these motions are delay tactics to buy the debtor more time. Our law firm wants to schedule these motions quickly on the Court’s motion calendar to get these defensive motions resolved. Once we are able to get past defensive motions, after an answer is filed, the Florida Court Rules allow our collection firm to Notice the case for trial. Once the Court receives the Notice for trial, it will select a trial docket and set forth pre-trial procedures to be followed in terms of discovery and mediation. Most cases in Florida are required to attend mediation prior to trial. Depending on the county, our firm can usually get a contested litigation matter to trial within four to six months.

Please feel free to contact our Florida collection law firm and speak to our Florida collection attorney about the specifics facts surrounding your Florida debt collection case. You may mail or email your supporting documents to our collection firm. Our Florida collection attorney will review your account and then contact you to devise a collection strategy for your Florida collection matter.

Stephen B. Gebeloff, P.A.
5255 N. Federal Hwy., 3rd Floor
Boca Raton, FL 33487
(561)953-4600
fax(561)953-4610
steve@gebelofflaw.com

 

The Purpose of an Attorney Demand Letter in a Collection Case

Upon receipt of a new claim in our office, our lawyers send  a debt collection demand letter to the debtor. Our law firm demands that payment be made for the amount that is due and owing to our debt collection clients. The collection demand letter sent to the debtor serves several purposes. The first is to let the debtor know that our collection firm has been retained by the creditor. We are also able to determine if the address is valid to serve the summons and debt collection lawsuit on the defendant if  our collection attorneys  are unable  resolve the matter pre-litigation.

Florida Collection  Attorney and Collection Law Firm

Florida Collection Attorney and Collection Law Firm

During this initial period of time, our collection attorneys will also determine the corporate identity of the debtor. The lawyers from our debt collection law firm will make telephone demands on the debtor. Our collection firm strives to give our  debt collection clients an assessment as to the prospects of collecting their money on their past due receivables. In this tough economy our attorneys try  to determine if there is a legitimate dispute on the account, the debtor has cash flow problems or simply is flat out ignoring demand for payment of the debt.

Please feel free to contact our collection law firm and speak to our Florida collection lawyer about the specifics facts surrounding your Florida debt collection case. You may mail or email your supporting documents to our collection firm. Our Florida collection attorney will review your account and then contact you to devise a strategy for your collection matter.

Stephen B. Gebeloff, P.A.
5255 N. Federal Hwy., 3rd Floor
Boca Raton, FL 33487
(561)953-4600
fax(561)953-4610
steve@gebelofflaw.com

 

 

 

Can I Collect Attorneys’ Fees Without a Written Agreement in a Florida Collection Case

Yes, typically in order for a creditor to collect attorney’s fees from the debtor there would be to have a credit application, purchase order or invoice that clearly stated that in the event the creditor has to proceed to take collection action, the debtor would be responsible to pay for the reasonable fees and costs of collection. Without any writing allowing for recovery of attorney’s fees, depending on the facts of the case, there may be a Florida Statute that would allow for the award of attorneys’ fees to the prevailing party in the litigation. Absent the above, the general rule in Florida is that each party is responsible for their own attorneys’ fees.

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Aggressively Pursuing Our Clients’ Interests  Tempered by Seasoned Professionalism

However, if there are no provision for attorneys’ fees in the creditor’s documents, a Florida creditor may wish to consider a Proposal for Settlement. In short by filing a proposal for settlement, the creditor would need to be awarded at least twenty-five (25%) percent more than its offer to the defendant. Thus, if a creditor was owed $100.00 and filed an offer for settlement of $50.00, the creditor would need to have a court award at least $75.00 or more. If the creditor extends such an offer and the debtor does not timely accept the offer and the Court awards at least 25% more than the offer, the creditor can apply to the Court for an award of its attorneys’ fees from the date the offer was to have been accepted.

This can be an effective strategy to get a debtor to be more realistic about settling a case. The drawback for the creditor would be that if the debtor accepted the offer for settlement, the creditor would have to settle for 25% less of the full value of the case. Please feel free to contact our Florida collection law firm and speak to our Florida collection attorney about Offers for Settlement and the specifics facts surrounding your Florida debt collection case. You may mail or email your supporting documents to our collection firm. Our Florida collection attorney will review your account and then contact you to devise a collection strategy for your Florida collection matter.

Stephen B. Gebeloff, P.A.
5255 N. Federal Hwy., 3rd Floor
Boca Raton, FL 33487
(561)953-4600
fax(561)953-4610
steve@gebelofflaw.com