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.
Debt Collection Attorney – Lawyer
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.
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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.
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.
Call to Speak to Our Collection Attorney
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.
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.
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“Collecting Account Receivables”
“Don’t Let Your Company’s Money Burn”
When you are busy running your small business, worrying about collecting on past due accounts is the last thing you want. Cash flow is vital to the success of any small business. Having an effective plan in place on how to manage your account receivables is vital. The Gebeloff Law Group will soon be releasing a free e-book to assist credit managers and small business owners implement a plan to better manage their accounts. The book will be titled “Collecting Account Receivables – Don’t Let Your Company’s Money Burn.”
Gebeloff E-Book will assist your company collect more of its outstanding debt
When in house collection methods are not working, there are choices to be made. Debt can simply be written off or the debt can be sent to a commercial collection agency or a commercial debt collection law firm. In the e-book collection attorney Stephen Gebeloff will discuss the difference between collection agencies and collection attorneys. Sometimes sending your accounts to a collection agency may make sense but, after reading the book on debt collection procedures and strategies, you may come to recognize that utilizing a full service commercial collection law firm may prove more cost effective and lead to a higher percentage of your delinquent debt accounts being recovered.
The Gebeloff Law Group is a full service debt collection firm. Our collection lawyers would be happy to discuss your company’s internal debt collection procedures. Being proactive is very important in maximizing your company’s recovery of past due accounts. Not every account is collectable but, by discussing your company’s debt collection needs, our collection lawyers can effectively work with you to explore different collection strategies that may lead to the recovery of your company’s money.
We encourage you to contact our commercial collection law firm to discuss your specific debt collection needs with one of experienced debt collection lawyers.
Retail Collection Agencies Regulated by the FDCPA
A collection agency is employed to collect debts either on commercial debt collection or retail debt collection accounts. When collecting debts from consumers or individuals who owe money from transactions that are not related to a commercial transaction, the account is considered a retail debt collection account. The collection agency is regulated by the FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act). The collection agency is prohibited from employing debt collection tactics that may mislead or be overly aggressive. There are many prohibitions detailed in the act and collection agencies should be very careful when attempting collection of consumer accounts. There are law firms that their entire law practice concentrates on suing collection agencies that violate the act.
Commercial Collection Agencies
Commercial collection agencies that only collect on commercial collection accounts are not bound by the FDCPA. Our debt collection law firm mainly collects on commercial collection accounts as we do not want to subject our debt recovery from to the rigors of the FDCPA. We perform the same services as a commercial collection agency and more. Just like a commercial collection agency our law firm will send out collection demand letters demanding payment for your company’s money. Our debt collection attorneys will also make telephone calls just like a commercial collection agency to attempt to collect money and to determine the nature of the dispute, if any.
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A commercial collection agency is not a collection law firm. Collection agencies are not licensed to practice law. A collection agency cannot file a lawsuit to collect your money. The collection agency has to send your debt collection account to a collection law firm. In most cases, the collection agency will be obligated to charge a higher contingent fee rate to act as an intermediary between the collection attorney and the client. If your company knows form the outset that the account is going to be difficult to collect or require litigation, rather than placing the account with a collection agency, retaining a commercial collection law firm with experienced debt collection attorneys and paralegals.
Feel free to contact one of our debt collection lawyers or paralegals to discuss your company’s debt collection needs.