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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.

Debt Collection Agency to Collect Past Due Accounts

Collection Law Firm to Collect Past Due Accounts

Commercial Collection Agency

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.

 

Debt Collection Attorney Letter For Recovery of Past Due Accounts

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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Guide to Internal Debt Collection Procedures

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.

Call Our Debt Collection Law Firm

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.

 

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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.

Debt recovery law firm

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.

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Senior Debt Collector Joins The Gebeloff Law Group

A Commercial Collection Law Firm

The Gebeloff Law Group has added a Senior Debt Collector to its staff. The addition of the debt collector will assist Mr. Gebeloff in securing prelitigation  payments from debtors. The philosophy of The Gebeloff Law Group is to provide its clients commercial debt collection services in an effective and cost efficient manner. If voluntary payment is not obtained prior to litigation, the debt collector will help gather valuable information about the debtor, including, but not limited to, the nature of the dispute, assets the debtor may or may not have and/ or if the debtor’s officers may have set up other entities in an effort to defraud creditors.

Collection Lawyer Stephen Gebeloff

Collection Attorney Stephen B. Gebeloff

We have discussed in prior blogs the difference between our commercial debt collection law firm and commercial collection agencies. Collection agencies also use debt collectors but, too many times debt collectors are limited in their effectiveness as they are constrained. Collection agencies are not licensed to practice law. A commercial collection agency must eventually send your debt collection case to a collection attorney if the collection agency is unable to collect on your company’s past due account receivable. The collection agency then will charge the creditor a higher contingent collection rate.

 

Our debt collector will also work on post judgment collections. Too many times after a judgment is obtained, not enough pressure is brought upon a debtor to make payments to satisfy the judgment. Commercial collection agencies cannot bring proceedings supplementary to implead third parties and/or pursue third parties for fraudulent transfers. We are optimistic that the addition of our Senior Debt Collector to our staff will increase the percentage of the recovery of bad debt our clients send to our commercial collection law firm.

Please feel free to call our debt collection law firm and ask to speak to one our experienced debt collection staff. We would be happy to discuss the differences between using a collection agency, collection agencies and/or using a collection attorney with a commercial collection law firm to collect your pre-judgment or post judgment debt.

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Collection Agencies Refer Their Debt Collection Files from Their Collection Agency to Our Debt Collection Law Firm

We have been discussing the differences between a debt collection law firm and commercial collection agency in several past articles on our debt collection blog. The first thing that our collection law firm emphasizes to our clients who seek our counsel in how to collect on past due collection accounts is that collection agencies are not licensed to practice law.

Collection agencies are limited in the means and methods available to the collection agency in attempting to recover past due accounts.

A typical collection agency will send out a series of collection letters and then make repeated phone calls. In these tough economic times, that usually is not enough. Most businesses today have very tight cash flow and phone calls and letters from a collection agency may not give the debtor enough incentive to make payments to your company first.

Florida Collection Attorney Gebeloff

Florida Collection Attorney Gebeloff

When you engage a debt collection law firm instead of utilizing commercial collection agencies, you know put the power of the imminent threat of legal action behind your demand for payment on the past due account. It is true that the cash flow of a business presented to a collection agency when they are attempting to collect a debt will be the same as presented to the debt collection law firm but, once a debtor is served with a summons and complaint from a collection attorney, the timetables for payment change.


In our next blog post we will discuss what some of the scenarios your company may expect from a debtor after being served with a debt collection lawsuit. A debt collection lawyer backed by a commercial debt collection law firm can provide several different debt collection strategies for your company to consider. We will make clear why using a commercial debt collection law firm over a commercial collection agency may be the better alternative for your company when implementing a debt collection strategy.