In 2019 business owners have to be smart when extending credit. Managing your company’s account receivable is critical to maintaining a healthy cash flow. The Gebeloff Law Group is a full-service debt collection law firm. The collection attorneys at the debt recovery law firm pride themselves in helping companies set up and manage internal collection policies and procedures. Staying on top of your account receivable is critical in reducing the amount of accounts that eventually get written off to bad debt.
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In today’s tight economy our
Florida collection attorney recommends sending a gentle reminder. If there are
any signs that your customer may go past due thirty days, then a final internal
demand letter should be sent to your customer, coupled with a follow-up phone
calls asking your customer for a firm commitment to pay your company. Once the time to commit to paying your
company has past, our debt collection law firm strongly urges that the account
be placed for collection. Our collection
lawyers will tell our clients, from experience, the longer you wait to start
debt collection efforts, the statistics show that the rate of recovering past
due account receivable diminishes significantly.
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Once a debt collection account is
placed with our law firm, our collection attorneys will review each case with
our client to devise a debt collection strategy that is in line with our client’s
objectives. Some of our clients want to try and salvage a business relationship
with their client. Accordingly, our law firm’s debt collection methods may
vary. We invite you to call our Florida law
firm and speak to our collection staff. Working together the Gebeloff Law Group
and its collection attorneys will devise a debt collection strategy tailored to
your company’s debt recovery needs.
Florida Collection Attorney To Run New York City Marathon
Florida collection attorney Stephen Gebeloff will be running the New York City Marathon on November 4, 2018. The Boca Raton, Florida debt collection attorney maintains a commercial debt recovery law firm – The Gebeloff Law Group. Mr. Gebeloff has been a collection lawyer for many years and when he is not representing his clients collecting account receivable, he often gives advise to other Florida lawyers looking for advice on advanced debt collection strategies and techniques to help clients recover more of their delinquent debt.
Florida Collection Attorney – NYC Marathon 2014
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Florida collection attorney Gebeloff will be running the marathon for the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation and welcomes sponsors for this charitable cause. The Gebeloff Law Group gives to many charitable organizations throughout the year. However, our Florida collection attorney also believes that by actively participating in charitable endurance race events, not only is our collection lawyer helping a charitable cause, but also keeps him physically and mentally fit. As our Florida debt collection clients can attest, there are many businesses out there that are not paying their past due invoices and/or are simply stealing product – without the intent of ever paying for the product or services.
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Collecting debt in Florida can sometimes feel like a marathon to our Florida debt recovery clients. A smart debtor can slow down the debt collection process. The Florida Court System, if put into the hands of an attorney defending a non-paying customer, can drag out the debt collection process for extended periods of time.
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Please feel free to call our NYC Marathon – Florida Debt Collection Attorney, Steve Gebeloff. Working with your company, our Florid Debt Collection Law Firm would be happy to assist devising a debt collection strategy that is just right for you.
Florida Collection attorney, Stephen Gebeloff, will be forming a mediation group located in Boca Raton, Florida and serving Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami – Dade County Florida. Mediation is required for all cases before a Court will hear the case for trial. Without a mediation program, the Florida Courts would be not able to handle the volume of civil cases that are filed every year. Mr. Gebeloff believes with his twenty-five years practicing creditors’ rights, he will be able to offer his vast insight into the issues that arise is a debt collection litigation to the parties, to help them achieve an amicable resolution to their debt collection dispute.
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Mediating Debt Collection Cases is Cost Effective
Once a debt collection attorney files a lawsuit to collect on past due account receivable, either the debtor will default, if they did not file an answer to the summons and complaint, contact the collection attorney to set up a payment plan or offer some other lump-sum settlement or the mater becomes contested and litigation ensues. Mediation of a debt collection matter early on can help the parties identify the issues and hopefully reach an amicable solution to their dispute before both sides spend more time, money and other resources.
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Our Florida debt collection firm has viewed mediation as a very valuable tool for our collection law clients. Mr. Gebeloff is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Civil Mediator. He is confident that he will be able to make an impact and assist other debt collection attorneys in the State of Florida help reach common ground and resolve their contested Florida collection matters. We will be establishing a link on our Florida collection attorney web site shortly where you will be able to learn more about our Florida Debt Collection Mediation Services.
When a certified copy of a judgment is recorded in a Florida County, it creates a lien against real property located within the County. Our Florida collection attorney has written articles before, however, reminding creditors that Florida has very stringent homestead protection. Our Florida debt collection firm has several active debt collection cases where our collection attorney is attempting to have the court find the equitable exceptions to Florida homestead. If you are attempting to collect money from a debtor in Florida and you believe that the debtor may have a homestead, speak to our Florida collection lawyer and discuss if there is the possibility of piercing the Florida homestead protection.
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Florida Judgments Are Valid for Twenty Years
Florida Statute 55.081 provides that judgments shall act as a lien against both real and personal property in Florida for no more than 20 years. Our Florida collection attorney reminds creditors, however, that a certified copy of the judgment must be recorded in the county of the debtor’s residence to perfect the lien. The lien after recorded is valid for ten years and is able to be renewed one time, to extend the lien for the twenty year life of the judgment. Creditors should be mindful that to acquire priority against personal property of a debtor, a judgment lien certificate must be filed with the Florida Department of State. Judgment Lien Certificates a re valid for 5 years and are able to be renewed for an additional 5 years. Florida Statute 55.204 . Our Florida collection attorney can still proceed to execute on personal property if a Judgment Lien Certificate is not acquire. The caveat is that if there are other creditors who have recorded their judgment Lien Certificate, their judgments must be satisfied before your judgment upon execution by the sheriff.
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Our Florida debt collection law firm welcomes your inquiries to see if we will be able to assist you in collecting on your Florida Judgments. Our collection lawyer explains, getting a judgment is usually the easy part. How you collect your Florida Judgment can sometimes be difficult. Please call our Florida debt recovery law firm and ask t speak to one of our collection attorneys to devise a debt collection strategy.
An Equitable Lien is one possible factor to defeat homestead protection on Florida real property. Florida has very stringent homestead laws protecting debtors from having to sell their home, to satisfy a judgment held by a creditor. Our Florida collection attorney, Stephen Gebeloff, has been concentrating the firm’s debt collection practice on assisting creditors pierce Florida’s homestead protection. There are several other factors in the debt collection process, that may be uncovered, that could allow our Florida collection lawyer to consider the appropriate motion for the Court to consider equitable principles which may fall under several exceptions to Florida’s home stead protection.
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Law Firm in Florida to Collect Money
Our Florida Law Firm focuses its practice on assisting companies collect money from other companies and/or individuals that may owe money. Our Florida collection lawyer recognizes that Florida is one of the most debtor friendly states in the United States. Our Florida collection attorney has devised collection strategies to pursue some of the toughest debt collection cases presented. The Gebeloff Law Group, Debt Collection Law firm, recognizes that there are alternative ways to collect from individuals who used their corporations to attempt to shield the individual from liability for paying for your company’s account receivable. By recognizing that fraud may be a factor, our collection attorney is able to assert individual liability for the debt in a debt collection lawsuit.
How to Collect Money in Florida
There are collection agencies in Florida and other debt collection law firms. We have spoken in the past about the difference between a debt collection lawyer, a collection law firm and Florida collection agency. We would ask that you call our Florida debt collection law firm. Ask to speak our lawyer to discuss different collection strategies that can be put in place to assist your company collect past due accounts.
Collecting Debt in Florida – What is the Statute of Limitations
Statute of limitations on debt collection cases in Florida are five years for written contracts and four years for oral contracts. Many collection cases presented to our Florida debt collection law firm relate to goods sold and services delivered. When an account receivable is placed for collection relating to goods sold and delivered the statute of limitations is four years. Our debt collection attorney will confirm to you that when attempting collection of account receivable, the earlier you place your claim with our Florida debt collection law firm or with a commercial collection agency for that matter, the odds of being able to collect your money increase.
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Our Florida collection law firm hands commercial collection accounts. Our Florida collection lawyer will send a written demand letter to your customer demanding payment for the products your company has delivered for their services your company has provided but has not been paid. If the demand letter from the collection attorney does not secure payment of the account, our collection law firm would then be able to bring a law suit to collect the past due account. A collection agency is not licensed to practice debt collection law and therefore must send the account to a Florida collection attorney, if the collection agency is unable to collect the past due receivable.
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We welcome your company calling our debt collection law firm. Ask to speak to our Florida collection attorney about different collection strategies that might be just right for your company. When you work with our Florida collection law firm and collection lawyer, you will be assured that an effective debt collection strategy will be implemented to help maximize your recovery of past due Florida account receivable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.