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 Collection Agencies Have Limitations

For most small businesses, having to engage in collecting past due accounts becomes frustrating. For small business owners cash flow is crucial to keeping the lights on and the business up and running.   Having to take the time and resources to attempt to collect past due accounts internally takes away from the time the business should be focusing on their core business.  There are commercial collection agencies to consider. But, perhaps a better alternative is utilizing debt collection law firms who focus their practice on representing business that are owed money. We have talked in past blogs about the limitations of using a collection agency to collect your company’s money.

Collection Agencies Are Not Licensed to Practice Debt Collection Law

A collection agency cannot hold themselves out as a  debt collection law firm nor can they legally practice debt collection law.  Collection agencies send a series of collection letters and then attempt to collect past due accounts by making debt collection telephone calls demanding payment.  Collection agencies also typically will charge a contingent collection fee between 25% to 40%.   If a lawsuit is required to sue a debtor for your money, the agencies typically will raise the contingent fee even higher.

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Debt Recovery Law Firm

Alternative to Collection Agencies

Our commercial debt collection law firm has   designed a new program to offer credit managers and small business owners an alternative to paying a collection agency high contingent collection fees.  We have established www.AttorneyDemandLetters.com .  With this unique debt collection service, a flat fee is offered. We will send out an attorney demand letter for payment of your money and also offer an option for attorney demand telephone calls.  The concept is to “Put the Power of an Attorney Behind Your Demand for Payment.”    It is clear that when your customer sees demand for payment coming from a debt collection law firm rather than a collection agency, your customer will now that their time to contact your company to make payment arrangements is running short.

 

Please visit our website for further information on how you can use the power of a debt collection attorney to help you recover your money. We will show you why it may no longer be necessary to consider using commercial collection agencies to collect past due accounts.

Collection Agency Agencies Demand Letter

 Collection Agency Litigation Departments Forward Claims from their Collection Agencies

A collection agency is not licensed to practice debt collection law. Collection agencies set up departments in their collection agency to forward accounts for collection of past due account receivables to commercial collection attorneys.  Our debt collection firm has established a division that gives credit managers the opportunity to forego using a collection agency and send their accounts for collection directly to our commercial debt collection law firm.

Debt Collection Agency

Debt Collection Law Firm

AttorneyDemandLetters.com  May Save You Money  When You Use An Attorney Debt  Collection Service Instead of a Commercial Collection Agency

AttorneyDemandLetters.com was established to offer credit managers a low cost solution to paying high collection agency contingent fees. Just like collection agencies our collection lawyers will draft a demand letter for payment.  In addition, we offer an attorney telephone demand service to let your customers know that your company is serious about collection past due accounts that are due.  Collection agencies typicaly charge between thirty – forty percentage contingency fees.  With our flat fee service, you may save thousands of dollars using this debt collection service instead of utilizing a collection agency.

Collection Agencies  May  Not Be As Effective

Once your customer sees that you have retained a law firm to assist your company collect past due debt, the debtor will know that if arrangements are not made with your company for payment, litigation may be imminent.  Today, most debtors recognize that a collection agency cannot bring suit.  Collection agencies rely on commercial collection attorneys to bring suit on behalf of their collection agency clients.  The collection agency in effect is acting as a middleman. As a result, you end up paying a higher contingent fee.    By cutting out the collection agency you are eliminating the middle man and will save on contingency fees.

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Collection Agency Collection Attorney Software

Whether you are a collection agency or a collection attorney in order to properly manage your work flow in a debt collection setting it is important to have debt collection software. Collection agencies and commercial collection law firms typically have a high volume of debt collection files. To manage these files without the assistance of a debt collection software program would almost be unheard of in the debt collection industry.

Our commercial collection law firm uses a web based software called Casetracker.   Casetracker software allows our debt collection professionals track thousands of commercial debt collection cases. Because it is web based it allows not only our commercial debt recovery staff but also our commercial debt collection clients to log in   from anywhere there is a web browser, including smart phones, to gain access to their files.

Collection Agencies and Collection Attorneys Use Debt Collection Software

Casetracker has different modules in place   to help manage the work flow. Our debt collectors have a different module from our customer service representatives. Each collection file maintains a separate accounting section so that when funds are collected from debtors, clients are easily able to track the amount collected, the contingent collection fee that our collection lawyers will retain and then the net proceeds of the collection that will be remitted back to the client.

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Collection Law Firm

Our commercial debt collection law firm was first introduced to Casetracker by a Florida commercial collection agency that had been using the software for several years.  Collection agencies have some different needs when it comes to debt collection software but, the similarities between what a commercial collection law firm and a commercial collection agency do are not that different. Casetracker was able to customize our debt collection software to our needs as we did not need some of the features that a commercial collection agency would utilize.

 

We are a commercial collection law firm based in Boca Raton, Florida. We would be happy to share our experience using Casetracker over the years in our office.  We welcome commercial debt collection claims directly from creditors and from collection agencies from all over the United States.

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Florida Collection Agencies Hire Our Florida Collection Attorney For Their  Collection Agency

Florida collection agencies have been contacting our debt collection law firm more frequently because it has been coming more difficult for their Florida collection agency to collect on past due accounts. The difficulty for Florida collection agencies is that the collection agency is limited to making collection calls and sending out demand letters for payment.  This is still a very tough economy and Florida collection agencies do not have the same effectiveness as a Florida collection attorney filing a lawsuit to collect money.

Collection Lawyer Stephen Gebeloff

Collection Attorney Stephen B. Gebeloff

 

 

Our Florida collection lawyers work with Florida collection agencies when the Florida collection agency after sending debt collection letters and after making telephone collection calls, has been unable to effectuate collection of their clients account receivable. Our debt collection attorneys look at a variety of credit and collection strategies to devise a collection strategy that Florida collection agencies cannot implement. Florida collection agencies are not license to practice law.  Because of that, the collection agency has to refer the collection case to our Florida collection attorney and charge you a higher contingency fee.

 

 

Collection Agency Alternative

Recognizing that creditors are paying high contingency fees to Florida collection agencies, our debt recovery law firm has implemented a low flat fee attorney demand letter service. Just as Florida collection agencies send demand letters for payment, our law firm will not charge a contingent fee like a Florida collection agency.  Our collection attorneys also offer a flat fee telephone demand service.

We invite you to visit our web site to learn more about how we can save your company money by choosing our attorney demand letter service to attempt collection of your companies past due accounts rather than using a Florida commercial collection agency.

We also offer companies access to our free EBook.

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Guide to Internal Debt Collection Procedures

We are always available to answer your debt collection and debt recovery questions.

Collection Agency Agencies Demand Letters

Collection Agencies Use Demand Letters

Collection agencies have been referring their collection agency accounts to our commercial collection law firm early in their debt collection process. In previous blog posts we have discussed the difference between a collection agency and a collection lawyer. There has been a lot in the news about collection agencies, With the economy slowly recovering businesses are starting to extend credit again. The result is that there are more collection accounts that may need to the assistance of a third party debt collector. The client needs to decide whether to send the account to a commercial collection agency or a collection attorney.

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Guide to Internal Debt Collection Procedures

When the client has many small balance accounts that are past due, sending those collection accounts to a collection agency may make sense.  A commercial collection agency is not a collection attorney and not license to practice debt collection law. Collection agencies have systems in place for handling huge volumes of claims and can send multiple demand letters for payment and make many debt collection phone calls. However, once a matter is not able to be collected a collection agency must send the account to a collection law firm to pursue further debt collection activities.

 

 

Collection Agency Alternative

Our law firm has launched a new service wherein; a creditor can put the power of an attorney demand letter behind their demand for payment.  Most people who owe money would take the threat of legal action from a lawyer letter demanding payment over simply receiving a collection letter from a commercial collection agency.  Our attorney demand letter for payment service also offers an avenue where collection calls are made from our collection attorneys and trained collection staff.

Collection Agencies Use Our Debt Collection Service

We encourage you to visit our web site to learn more about our attorney demand letter service for debt collection. You may find this service a better and less expensive alternative to placing your collection accounts with a collection agency.

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Collection Agencies and Collection Departments Utilizing Debt Collection Book

Our EBook Collecting Account Receivables has been getting very positive feedback.  Our commercial debt collection clients have told us that they downloaded the book and have had their accounting staff read it. The book helps creditors set up internal debt collection strategies. Discussed is also the difference between a collection agency and a debt collection law firm. Collection attorneys   can provide debt recovery services that commercial collection agencies are not able to provide legally.

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Guide to Internal Debt Collection Procedures

Collection Agencies Hire Collection Attorneys

Collection agencies are limited to making phone calls and sending demand letters for payment. Collection agencies cannot file a law suit, take depositions in aid of execution or garnish bank accounts to seize assets once a judgment is obtained. Obtaining a judgment is not the hard part if a debt is justly owed.  It is how you collect on a judgment. A collection agency is not licensed to practice law and must retain a collection lawyer to implement a litigation strategy to collect on accounts. Collection agencies when forwarding a debt collection case to a collection attorney typically will charge their client’s a higher contingent fee because they have to charge a fee on top of the collection lawyer’s fee.  Many credit managers realize that when it is apparent customer is not paying, it makes sense to retain a debt collection law firm rather than a collection agency. Not only will the credit manager save money but, putting the power of an attorney behind your demand for payment is more effective.

 

Collection agencies serve a purpose when there is a high volume of cases with relatively small balances to collect. We invite you to contact our commercial debt collection law firm to discuss the differences between utilizing a collection agency or forwarding your commercial collection accounts directly to a collection attorney.

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Florida Collection Agencies Read Our  Debt Collection Book

Collection agencies in Florida continue to refer their commercial collection accounts to our debt collection lawyers.  A Florida collection agency can only utilize making collection phone calls and send demand letters for payment. Florida collection agencies are not licensed to practice law in the State of Florida.  Once the Florida commercial collection agency has exhausted its efforts in trying to collect past due accounts, if the creditor wishes to pursue litigation, the Florida collection agencies must refer the account to a Florida collection attorney.

Our Florida debt collection law firm has written an EBook that is available to assist our clients manage their account receivables. We discuss the differences between a Florida collection agency and a Florida commercial collection law firm.

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Guide to Internal Debt Collection Procedures

Florida collection agencies sometimes hold onto past due debt collection accounts too long

Many times we find that Florida collection agencies hold onto a collection account for an extended period of time when it is apparent that litigation is required to effectuate collection.  We believe a collection account should be with a collection agency no more than thirty (30) days before forwarding the account from the commercial collection agency to a collection attorney if there is not a solid repayment plan put into place by the Florida collection agency.

 

After reading our EBook, we would be happy to discuss implementing an effective debt collection strategy for your company. We would be happy to also partner with any Florida collection agency that may need our assistance after traditional tactics utilized by Florida collection agencies have not convinced the debtor to enter into a repayment plan.  There are many  avenues that we may be able to pursue in attempting collection of your past do accounts.

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Attorney Demand Letter Service Could Save You Money in Collecting Past Due Accounts

Staying on top of your company’s account receivables is a top priority for most small businesses to ensure there is cash flow to keep your business up and running.  Being proactive in collecting past due accounts is important. We recommend before using a collection agency or a series of commercial collection agencies that your company establish internal credit and collection procedures. Simply maintaining a dialogue with your customer will give you a good indication if your company is going to be paid, or if ultimately you will need to refer the past due account to a collection agency. Remember collection agencies are not licensed to practice law and must send accounts to collection attorneys if an account has to be litigated.

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Guide to Internal Debt Collection Procedures

The Gebeloff Law Group, a Commercial Collection Law Firm, has started a new program where a company can try sending an attorney demand letter seeking payment of  past due debt before committing to paying a collection agency a contingent fee. Collection agencies typically charge twenty-five percent (25%) prior to litigation by a collection lawyer and then twenty-five to forty percent ( 25-40%) if the case is referred to a collection attorney.

Collection Agencies Charge Higher Contingent Fees When They Refer Your Case To  Debt Collection Law Firm

AttorneyDemandLetters.com was developed to allow companies to attempt to collect their debt  for a  reasonable flat fee  before committing to paying fees that are contingent upon collection.  Sometimes a demand letter from a collection attorney is all that is needed before your customer is motivated to pay its past due receivable.

 

For more information on why using an attorney demand letter program instead of using collection agencies to collect past due accounts, visit our web site to find out more.  Using a commercial collection agency has its purpose but, when significant money can be saved, a creditor should feel free to contact us to see how we may be able to help you collect your past due accounts, without having to pay contingent fees to a collection agency.

Free Debt Collection E-Book

FREE E-BOOK

“Collecting Account Receivables”

“Don’t Let Your Company’s

Money Burn”

Keeping on top of your company’s account receivables is vital to maintain cash flow for most small businesses today.   The Gebeloff Law Group has created an e-book to help companies devise and implement a debt collection strategy.   The title of the book is “ Collecting Account Receivables/ Don’t Let Your Company’s Money Burn.”   We are offering a free copy of this book. We welcome you to click the link below to get a copy of the book. We are sure that there will be many useful strategies from setting up a credit application to choosing between a commercial debt collection agency or hiring a collection attorney to collect on past due debt.

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Guide to Internal Debt Collection Procedures

Our commercial collection attorneys devise unique strategies to help clients stay on top of their past due accounts. What our debt collection law firm can offer clients is the ability to look beyond the initial demand for payment. Our collection lawyers can pursue alternative theories of liability when pursuing a debt collection account. Our debt recovery firm will look to see if there has been any apparent fraud. If so, we will discuss with our collection clients the possibility of pursuing officers and directors of the debtor company and any successor company that may have been recently established in an apparent attempt to defraud creditors.

 

We get many referrals from other law firms and collection agencies when they have been able to collect on a past due account. Commercial collection agencies are not licensed to practice law. A collection agency must refer the case to a collection attorney to proceed once the collection agency has exhausted its debt collection efforts.

We invite creditors as well as collection agencies to call us for their debt collection needs. We would be happy to assist any collection agency prior to referring a case to our commercial collection law firm to analyze debtor liability and whether the collection case warrants referral to a collection attorney to litigate.

 

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Debt Collection Demand Letters

Pre-litigation demand letters may be an effective way for creditors to save on paying contingent collection fees. The Gebeloff Law Group is about to launch a new division, AttorneyDemandLetters.com. The program will give creditors two options to choose from:

1) A Demand letter would be sent to the debtor   urging the debtor to make payment arrangements directly to the creditor. The Demand Letter program is for a flat fee. Gebeloff is looking to save creditors from paying high contingent collection fees to commercial collection agencies when a Demand Letter from a commercial collection attorney may be all that is needed to convince the debtor to pay the creditor.

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Collection Demand Letter

2) The second option adds a phone call from our commercial collection law firm. The call would be placed by a commercial collection attorney directly to the debtor. The debt collection letter coupled with a debt collection phone call from a collection lawyer will give the debtor a sense of urgency that they should consider paying the creditor before the possibility of incurring additional legal fees and costs defending a debt collection law suit. The Gebeloff Law Group again would simply charge a flat fee for this debt collection service.   If the pre-litigation collection service is not successful, the creditor would then be given the option to pursue the past due collection account in the more traditional manner once the claim is placed in The Gebeloff Law Group’s debt collection litigation cue.

The Gebeloff Law Group has teamed up with ScaleUp Consulting, a Miami based agency to help promote the Attorney Demand Letter program and set up technology so clients as well as potential clients can login and place their accounts for debt collection. The Scale Up Consulting team has been very easy to work with and help our commercial debt collection law firm take their vision and make the vision a reality.

Call the collection attorneys at the Gebeloff Law Group to discuss all your company’s debt collection needs. We are always happy to devise a debt collection strategy that is customized for all our client’s debt recovery needs.