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.
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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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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
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Thanksgiving means a lot of different things to different people. However, for a small business it may be time to start looking at different areas of the business that may need adjustments to better help with the overall cash flow of the business. Collecting on past due account receivables and/or setting up credit and collection procedures for your company may be one of those areas that with paying closer attention to collecting past due accounts, might make a difference.
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Our debt collection law firm offers small businesses a variety of options to consider. Commercial collection agencies are one way, but our collection attorney has discussed in past blogs the difference between a collection agency to collect past due accounts and a collection lawyer in a debt recovery law firm to collect your company’s past due account receivable.
Our Collection Attorneys Can Help Collect Past Due Account Receivable
Our firm has recently added a flat fee commercial demand letter for payment of debt. Our clients were asking us for examples or templates of collection letters but, most found that a debt collection letter coming from a collection attorney was more effective than the company simply sending a letter demanding payment. A company should send a demand letter for payment first, but after time passes it will become apparent when a company is simply stalling or cannot pay on the past due account. If your company is interested in exploring our debt collection law firm’s flat fee letter to collect on past due accounts, feel free to visit our website.
Of course, or debt collection firm offers the same traditional collection agency services – letters and phone calls, but unlike a commercial collection agency, our commercial collection lawyers will be able to bring suit to attempt collection of your company’s past due account receivable when warranted.
Letter Demanding Money Due
Even though companies are getting smarter about extending credit for goods sold and/or services rendered, there are still instances when unexpectedly your company is owed money on past due accounts. Internal debt collection procedures should be in place for your company from the outset, again past due accounts are part of the risk of doing business. If you do not extend some credit, sometimes demanding upfront payment on account may lead potential customers to other service providers and/or companies to get product. We have put out a free guide to help your company set up debt collection procedures.
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Past blog posts have addressed the major differences between commercial collection agencies, collection law firms and debt collection attorneys. A collection agency does serve a purpose in some instances when your company may have a high volume of collection accounts with small balances where repeated debt collection calls may be all that is needed to collect your company’s money. However, collection agencies are not licensed to practice law. A commercial debt collection law firm gives creditors a stronger approach to attempting to recover the company’s past due account receivable.
Collection Agency of Collection Attorney Letter Demanding Payment
Our debt collection law firm has set up a new attorney demand letter service. For a flat fee our collection lawyer will draft a letter demanding payment of your company’s past due account. Putting the power of an attorney behind your demand for payment will let your customer know your company is serious about pursuing collection of the account. If the demand letter fro payment does not result in your company receiving payment, our collection law firm can tailor a more traditional debt collection strategy which may include litigation to attempt to recover your money.
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When you call our debt collection law firm one of our collection attorneys will speak to you about your company’s collection policies and procedures. Together we will work on a debt collection strategy that is right of your company, whether simply a letter demanding payment or starting a lawsuit to collect on the past due account receivable.
Demanding Payment With Collection Letters
Sending a demand letter for payment of past due account receivable is the first step in effectively managing your company’s cash flow. A demand letter puts your customer on notice that your company is ready to take collection of the past due account to the next level. Our commercial debt collection law firm has established an attorney demand letter program.
Demand Letter Are Effective Collection Tools
An attorney demand letter for payment of money due to your company indicates to your customer that you are willing to start a legal proceeding to collect on the account. The difference between a demand letter from a collection attorney rather than a demand letter from a commercial collection agency is obvious. Collection agencies are not licensed to practice law. Most debtors know that and will ignore demand letters from a collection agency.
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A demand letter from our collection lawyers will be firm and the letter for payment will make it clear what the consequences may be if the letter for payment does not result in your customer paying you. Our collection law firm also has begun to offer flat fee pricing for the demand letters for payment. Typical collection agencies charge a contingent fee upon collection. Our flat fee debt collection demand letters are offered at a low price with no contingent fee if the letter results in the customer paying you.
Of course, if the demand letter does not secure payment of your past due account, our law firm can then assist you with moving your collection matter into the litigation arena. No matter where your customer is located, with our demand letter for payment and/or litigation services, we can assist your company collect on past due account receivable.
Attorney Demand Letter for Payment is Effective Debt Collection Tool
Sending a demand letter for payment when trying to collect account receivable puts your client on notice that your company is preparing to send the account to a third party to collect if payment arrangements are not made. We have written about the differences between commercial collection agencies and commercial debt collection law firms. Creditors that use a collection agency end up paying higher contingent fees upon collection of the account when the collection agency sends the account to a collection attorney when the collection agency cannot collect on the debt without litigation. Collection agencies are not licensed to practice law.
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Demand Letter for Payment May Save Your Company Money
The Gebeloff Law Group has started an attorney demand letter program for creditors seeking to recover past due collection accounts. The attorney demand letter for payment advises your customer that this is their last attempt to make payment arrangements before your company may decide to pursue legal action to collect on the debt. The demand letter for payment also serves a purpose to verify that the customer still has an active mailing address so that in the event litigation is necessary to collect on the debt, the sheriff will be able to serve a summons and complaint.
Our law firm offers creditors a flat rate for sending a demand letter for payment. The demand for payment instructs your customer to make payment arrangements directly with your company. By offering a flat fee, our clients may save money because they will not have to pay a commercial collection agency a contingent fee which usually ranges between twenty and thirty-five percent.
Many creditors look to our law firm to provide complete debt collection services. Our demand letter for payment is just one tool for debt collection that our law firm provides. We invite companies to call our firm and see if sending an attorney demand letter for payment of past due accounts is right for their company. If the attorney demand letter for payment is not effective alternative collection tactics can be explored.
Collection Agency Alternative
Collection agencies typically have legal forwarding departments for debt collection accounts that the collection agency was unable to collect. The collection agency maintains a network of debt collection attorneys that are retained by the collection agency to file lawsuits or send attorney demand letters demanding payment for money owed. Once collection agencies forward an account to a collection lawyer the collection agency must charge a higher contingent fee upon collection.
Attorney Demand Letter for Payment
The Gebeloff Law Group has created a debt recovery program that could save companies money. AttorneyDemandLetters.com was designed to allow a credit manager to put the power of their final demand for payment with a debt collection attorney for a low flat fee. There is also an option to have a debt collection lawyer make a phone call to the debtor to make final demand for payment of your company’s money.
Collection Demand Letter
AttorneyDemandLetters.com allows clients to test the temperature of their chances for collection of past due accounts without having to pay a collection agency a contingent collection fee. Our attorneys will draft a demand letter for payment. The chances that a debtor will respond to an attorney demand letter for payment rather than a letter from a collection agency are obvious. The demand letter from an attorney stresses the urgency that your customer make immediate arrangements for payment with your company. Of course, our debt collection law firm is able to provide full debt collection litigation services in the event the debtor does not respond favorably to the attorney demand letter for payment of the money due to your company.
The Gebeloff Law Group would be happy to discuss all of your debt collection needs. Together we can devise a debt collection strategy that is just right for your company’s debt collection needs.
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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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 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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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We are always available to answer your debt collection and debt recovery questions.