Debt Collection Mediation

Mediating a Florida Debt Collection Case

Not every debt collection case that gets litigated by a Florida collection attorney  persuades  a debtor to start making payments to the creditor. Even though a debt collection law firm brings suit  to collect on a past due account receivable, a debtor will hire an attorney to assert a defense to paying the past due invoices. Sometimes the  debt collection defense is legitimate and there is a dispute to paying the past due invoices. Other times collection attorneys find that the defenses asserted our no more than a delay tactic to buy the debtor more time.  In Florida before a case goes to trial, cases must be mediated.

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Florida Debt Collection Attorney to Mediate Florida Debt Collection Matters

Our Florida debt collection lawyer will be joining a mediation group to offer  parties  who are  involved in debt collection litigation, a mediator who has three decades of practicing in the area of creditors’ rights  and debt collection.  Helping both the debtor and creditor understand the strengths and weaknesses of their debt collection dispute will be the objective of our Florida debt collection attorney.  Having litigated thousands of debt recovery cases, our Florida collection attorney will offer the participants of a debt collection mediation insight  not only to their position, but  the economic reality of considering resolving their contested Florida debt collection matter.

Our Florida Debt Collection Law Firm  Assists in the Debt Collection Process

We invite you to call our Florida debt collection law firm and ask to speak to our Florida collection lawyer. Our collection attorney will explain the collection process, including what happens if the debt recovery case becomes contested and a lawsuit has to be started.  The goal at our Florida debt collection firm is to attempt to achieve an early   and effective debt collection recovery for our  clients seeking recovery of past due account receivable.

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Florida Collection Attorney to Assist Collect Past Due Accounts

Our Florida collection attorney has been getting many calls from companies that are actively trying to recover bad debt.  Our collection lawyer hears time and time again that many of these companies seeking our Florida debt collection law firm’s assistance  is that there were not proper  internal credit and collection procedures in place at the company.  To minimize the chance that an account has to be placed with either a collection agency or commercial debt collection law firm, our Florida collection attorney has authored an e-book on how to help a company  set up better internal credit and collection procedures.

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Guide to Internal Debt Collection Procedures

Florida Collection Lawyer Explains Difference Between a Collection Agency and Debt Collection Law Firm

Despite setting up credit and collection procedures, there will be times when your company will have to refer a past due account to either a commercial collection agency or a Florida  debt collection law firm. Our collection attorney will be able to explain to you the differences between using collection agencies and a Florida collection lawyer to help your company recovery past due account receivable.  Collection agencies are useful when it comes to high volume placements of past due collection accounts. The collection agency can send a series of collection letters demanding payment and then make debt collection calls attempting the collection of money.

 A Collection Agency is  Not a Licensed  Florida Collection Attorney – We Are a Florida Collection Law Firm

Remember a collection agency is not licensed to practice law.  A Florida collection law firm also sends collection letters and makes collection calls demanding payment of the past due account. The Florida collection attorney then will be able to file a law suit to attempt recovery of the past due debt. A collection agency would have to refer the collection case to a collection lawyer and in turn charge your company a higher contingent fee upon collection of the money.

Call to Speak to Our Florida Collection Lawyer

Call our Florida Collection Law Firm and speak to our debt collection lawyer.  Our Florida collection attorney has three decades of experience in debt collection. Working with your company our collection attorney will devise a debt collection strategy for your company that is just right for your company’s debt recovery needs.

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A Florida Collection Lawyer Can Help Your Company Collect Delinquent Account Receivable In 2018

Our Florida collection lawyer has been concentrating his practice on commercial debt recovery for more than twenty-five years.  Our collection lawyer looks at each debt collection case when it is received in our collection law firm to devise a strategy to maximize the potential to collect money for each client. No two debt collection cases are the same.  Our collection attorney will explain  the debt recovery strategy to your company so that the company is  made aware of the various scenarios that could occur when pursuing collection of  past due invoices.

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Collection Lawyers Versus Collection Agencies

When collecting debt, your company should be aware of the differences between using a collection agency to collect your company’s money versus using the collection lawyers at a debt collection law firm. Collection agencies are very limited in what they can legally do to attempt to collect past due accounts. Collection agencies can only send demand letters and make debt collection phone calls. A collection lawyer not only is able to make collection calls to recover past due accounts, but can send demand letters for payment.   The power of a collection lawyer signing a demand letter for payment has a much bigger impact than a debtor receiving a demand letter from a collection agency.  When a debtor receives a letter from a collection lawyer, they are made aware that litigation may be imminent to collect on the debt.

Call Our Collection Lawyer

We encourage you to call our Florida debt collection law firm and ask to speak to our collection lawyer.  Our collection lawyer will take the time to understand your particular debt collection needs.  Working directly with our collection lawyer, our debt recovery law firm will be able to devise a collection strategy that is just right for your company on each case to help your company achieve  a higher rate of  collecting  past due account receivable.

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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.

Use a Florida Collection Attorney to Collect Money

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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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.

Speak to a Collection Attorney

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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Debt Collection Law Firm  – Debt Collection Attorneys

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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Collecting Money in Florida – Collection Agency – Florida Collection Attorney

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.

Contact Our Debt Collection Law Firm

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.


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Debt Collection Attorney Pursues Officers of Companies  for Fraudulent Transfers

Creditor fraud is more abundant with a tighter economy.  Many officers of companies believe they can simply close down one corporation and then open up another company without liability. Our debt collection law firm concentrates on litigating these types of cases. Our debt collection attorney will look to assert personal liability on the officer of the company, your customer and the newly formed company  by asserting  various fraud claims, including claims brought under the uniform fraudulent transfer act.

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Collecting  Past Due Invoices

Our debt collection law firm has represented all industries, including insurance companies seeking to recover insurance premium, staffing agencies, commercial lender, material suppliers, just to name a few.  No matter what industry your company is in, it is important to take early steps to help eliminate a greater account receivable.  Let our debt collection law firm put together a debt collection strategy to help your company collect more past due accounts from your customers. We are not a commercial debt collection agency. There is a vast difference between a collection agency and a debt collection law firm. Collection agencies can send debt collection letters and make phone calls to try and collect past due accounts, however, collection agencies are not licensed to practice law and would have to send the account to a collection attorney to attempt collection of the account receivable if the collection agency was unable to collect the debt.

Collection Agencies Cannot Practice  Debt Collection Law

We invite you to call our debt collection law firm and ask to speak to our collection attorney.  The collection attorney will review your case and discuss various scenarios that may come into play while attempting collection of your company’s past due account. Our collection attorney has also authored a book on how to set up internal debt collection procedures and practices.  We cannot promise we can collect all outstanding accounts, but we can put your company in a better position to collect the money that is due for services rendered or  goods sold and delivered.


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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