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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.

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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.

 

Collection Attorney Demand Letter May Collect Money Quickly

Debt Collection -Recovery for Small Business / Collecting Account Receivable

When a small business carries account receivable on the company’s books,  cash flow can be severely impacted. Internal collection procedure should be established so that past due accounts do not get too far behind.  Many companies when they cannot collect on past due accounts start to consider using commercial collection agencies.  A commercial collection agency typical will send out a series of collection letters demanding payment of the past due account. A collection agency will also pass the debt collection account to several debt collectors to try and  collect on the past due invoices.

Collection Agencies Have Limitations

In today’s economy, the old model of sending an account a collection agency may not be as effective as it was several years ago.  Today those companies that push the hardest will get paid the fastest.  Our commercial debt collection law firm has several different approaches to collecting past due accounts.  Just like a collection agency, our collection lawyer will draft a demand letter seeking payment of the past due account receivable. A significant difference is that demand letter for payment of the account is on a collection law firm’s stationary.  A demand letter for payment coming from a collection lawyer, rather than a collection agency will have a greater impact on stressing the urgency of your customer making payment arrangements to satisfy the debt.

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Attorney Demand Letter for Payment

Our debt recovery law firm has also developed a program to offer a flat fee for sending a demand letter for payment of debt followed by a phone call from one of our attorneys  to help recover money due to your company. Using this program a  creditor does not have forfeit a high contingent fee   to a collection agency.  A demand letter from a collection attorney  has a greater impact and  has the potential to save your company significant amounts of money in collection fees.  Call our  debt recovery law firm today and ask to speak to a collection attorney to discuss an effective debt collection strategy that is just right for your company.

 

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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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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

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 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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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.

Debt Collection Policies

Debt Collection Policies

Having debt collection policies in place will assist a debt collection attorney when you need to hire a debt collection law firm to collect your money

Keeping copies of your customer’s checks can be very helpful to 0ur debt collection law firm after judgment is obtained. Our collection attorneys will ask our clients after a judgment is obtained if they have any information to assist our debt collection law firm garnish or attach assets.   Sometimes a debtor is unaware that once a judgment is obtained a debt collection attorney can issue a writ of garnishment and serve the writ on a bank. Our  debt collection law firm has found that many times the debtor is using the same bank account and may have some or all of the funds in the account necessary to satisfy the judgment.

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Guide to Internal Collection Procedures

When setting up a credit and collection policy for your company your employees should be mindful that one day your customer may stop paying their invoices and your company may have to engage a collection attorney to help your company collect your money. Our debt collection law firm has been assisting companies   with their debt collection policies and procedure. Some companies have credit applications but, surprisingly a lot of our clients learn the hard way once one of their customers stops paying. Having a credit application helps our collection attorneys not only find post judgment assets but, gives our collection lawyers   a better chance of locating the principals of a debtor corporation in the event your customer closes its doors. Our debt collection law firm will also suggest adding an attorney fee provision to the credit application, if there is not already one in place. Without that provision, in some states, you will not be able to recover the fees paid to your collection attorney from your customer.

 

Our debt collection law firm uses all information available to it to determine if there is a possible successor company that may be liable for the debt. Our debt collection lawyers will also explore the possibility that there may be personal liability of an officer for transferring assets. We invite you to call our debt collection law firm to speak to one of debt collection attorneys about your credit and collection policies. Our collection lawyers will be happy to make suggestions to help tighten up the credit application so in the event it becomes necessary to start a lawsuit to recover your money, the chances for successfully recovering your company’s money will be increased

 

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Taking the Debt Collection Case to Trial with a Collection Attorney

If the  collection case has gone as far as trial, it is important to be prepared to provide the proper witnesses and be able to produce key pieces of evidence to prove your case.   In collection cases to it is important to provide the witness who can testify that they are familiar with company’s books and records and that those records are usually kept in their custody and control. In other words, the sales representative for your company typically is not charged with the financial aspects of the company and someone who ordinarily would track the books and records of the company. Courts adhere to rules of evidence and may not allow a sales representative to testify as to the account statement or invoices. It is important that you speak with the collection attorney in advance to make sure your company will be able to produce the proper personnel at trial. If not, you may wish to discuss the possibility of settling your collection case prior to the court date.

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Collection Attorney  Stephen B.  Gebeloff

It is important to tell your collection attorney about third parties who may have knowledge about the case. Those parties may be subpoenaed to appear for deposition prior to trial to ascertain their knowledge about the case and or to provide relevant documents. If necessary these same parties may be subpoenaed to appear at trial to testify.

Besides witnesses, it is important to provide your collection lawyer with all the documents surrounding the case, including, but not limited to, contracts, statements, invoices, emails or any other documentation from any third party or the debtor relating to the case. Working with your collection attorney, together you will decide which documents will be offered to the court as evidence.

 

During the collection trial both your company and the debtor will be able to offer witnesses and other evidence for the court to consider. After all the evidence has been presented the Court will make a decision. If all goes well a Judgment will be awarded to your company. Unfortunately, obtaining a judgment does not obligate a debtor to pay the judgment. However, using a collection law firm to enforce the judgment will be the best way to ensure that if there are assets available to satisfy the judgment either through the debtor’s voluntary payment(s) or seizing assets using writs of execution your company will recover some or all of the Judgment.

DEBT COLLECTION ATTORNEY TO HELP CASH FLOW

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In the beginning of 2015 many businesses will look at their account receivables and realize their cash flow could be better if their customers paid their invoices on a timely basis. A business decision needs to be made when  to use the services of a collection law firm to help recover delinquent accounts. Our collection law firm and attorneys work with our clients to strike a balance between aggressive collection strategies or simply to send a gentle collection letter to the client’s customers who simply need to see that past due payments are no longer going to be ignored by your company.

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Debt Collection Attorney

Our debt collection law firm has many years of debt recovery experience in most industries.Our collection attorneys have the experience to use a gentle debt collection approach to help the client maintain the business relationship; or our collection lawyers can recommend a more aggressive approach, including filing a lawsuit to attempt recovery of your receivable when necessary. Our debt collection firm will also explore naming officers of the debtor company, when it appears that the customer may have fraudulently misrepresented their financial position in order to induce your company to ship product.
Please call our debt recovery law firm and ask to speak to our collection attorney or one of debt collection paralegals. We will be happy to discuss a debt collection strategy that is just right for your company. Do not let past due collection accounts put a damper on your cash flow. Call our debt collection law firm and debt collection attorney today.

Officer Liability in a Debt Collection Case

When considering strategies to most effectively be able to collect money on a debt owed to your company, an analysis of the corporate structure is vital. The State Department of Corporations give valuable information on how the corporate debtor is structured. Many times in a debt collection case, our collection attorneys find that the debtor’s corporation has been administratively dissolved. That does not necessarily mean the debtor company is still not operating. In that case our collection law firm is able to bring your company’s debt collection lawsuit against the officers of the company in an individual capacity. Our collection lawyer would draft the caption of the debt collection lawsuit …John Johns t/a (trading as) Bob’s Debtor Company.

Our collection law firm believes that keeping pressure on the officers of an entity is a very effective tool in getting your debt collection matter resolved. Most companies set up a corporate structure to shield the officers from personal liability. However, if the company is sloppy and does not keep up its corporate charter, individual liability for the debt may be imposed by the Courts.

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Our collection law firm’s collection attorneys also look for evidence that a corporate debtor may have been severely under-capitalized. Our debt collection law firm has brought suit against officers of a company for not having adequate working capital. The theory being that the officers knew or should have known that the debtor entity did not have the financial capability to pay for the goods or services.

If you would like to discuss your company’s debt collection and or debt recovery strategies with our debt collection attorney, feel free to call our debt collection law firm. We would be happy to devise a debt collection and recovery strategy that is custom tailored to your company’s debt collection needs. EMAIL US TODAY

Collection Attorney to Lead Marathon Teams to Benefit Leukemia Research

Collection Attorney Stephen Gebeloff  was chosen  to  be the team-leader for  the Palm Beach Chapter of Team in Training. All money raised by the debt  collection lawyer and his  debt recovery law firm will be used to fund research and  help patients currently  who are currently treating.

Besides the day to day duties of  running his debt collection practice, Gebeloff  enjoys helping others  achieve their fitness goals and also collect money for the Leukemia Society in support of their mission. This season, he will be leading and  training with the Nike San Fransisco Half Marathon and the Marine Core Marathon teams.

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To help collection attorney Gebeloff  support  Leukemia Research and fund patient services, please consider  making a tax free donation to his fundraising page.   Of course, if there are any questions pertaining to debt collection, domesticating judgments or generally questions  about the  collection industry, please feel free to contact our debt collection law firm  to discuss.

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