Mediating Florida Debt Collection Cases
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.
Mediator – Collection Attorney Stephen B. Gebeloff
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.
Mediate Debt Collection Cases
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.
Mediating a Florida Debt Collection Case
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.
Collection Agency or Debt Collection Law Firm
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.
Florida Collection Attorney Gebeloff
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.
Florida Collection Agencies Differ From Florida Collection Law Firms
Many creditors continue to send past due accounts to Florida collection agencies. Florida collection agencies send demand letters for payment to your customers that owe money. A collection agency can make debt collection phone calls to attempt to recover your company’s past due accounts. Many creditors come to our debt collection law firm after their account has been with a collection agency. What our collection attorney finds after reviewing the delinquent account is that a collection agency holds on to the past due account for too long. Florida collection agencies loss profit when they need to forward your collection account to a debt collection law firm. The reason is that the collection agency has to split the contingent collection fee with the debt collection lawyer.
Florida Collection Agencies and Fictitious Collection Agency Names
Our law firm is not a Florida collection agency. Florida collection agencies are not licensed to practice law. We see many Florida collection agencies take on fictitious names that lead not only companies to believe they are a Florida debt collection law firm, but deceptively try to lead your customers that they are collection attorneys licensed to practice debt collection law. By way of example, a Florida collection agency will take on the fictitious name Jones, Williams and Smith. The Florida collection agency then instructs their debt collectors to make collection calls stating they are with the firm of Jones, Williams and Smith. That is a highly deceptive practice misleading your customers who are in collection to believe they are being contacted by debt collection attorneys from a Florida debt recovery law firm.
Florida Collection Attorney Gebeloff
Our Florida collection attorney believes that creditors will get better results sending their delinquent accounts directly to our Florida debt collection law firm. Our Florida collection attorney will send an attorney demand letter, demanding payment of the Past due account. If immediate payment arrangements are not made, our debt collection attorney will set forth a debt collection strategy and discuss with your company how your company’s money may or may not be able to be collected. Please feel free to call our Florida collection law firm. We will explain in detail how we differ from a Florida collection agency. Together we will devise a collection strategy that is just right for your company to pursue past due delinquent accounts.
About Collection Agencies:
Collection Agency Directory
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Collection Law Firm For Staffing Industry
Recently our firm has been receiving more requests from staffing agencies to help them collect from clients for whom they have placed both temporary and permanent employees. Recruiters work hard at staffing agencies to find capable candidates/ employees for employers who need to fill positions at their companies. Typically staffing agencies are paid a percentage of the candidate’s salary as compensation to the staffing agency. The staffing agency takes on an inherent risk when placing a candidate with a company. Typically compensation to the agency until a period of time down the road. Cash flow sometimes down the road makes it difficult for the company for whom the recruiting firm has placed the candidate to thereafter collect the amount due as compensation for their services.
Recruiters Need Collection Attorneys
Our collection law firm has worked hand in hand with recruiters to help them collect their compensation for placing a candidate. Our collection attorney also helps staffing company review their current contracts to make sure they have important clauses in their contracts, including clauses to ensure that in the event the staffing agency has to pursue collection of their past due accounts they are also able to seek recovery of their legal fees and court costs. Debt collection firm has worked closely with staffing agencies who concentrate in placing candidates for employers in most industries.
Staffing Industry – Collection Law Firm
Once a lawsuit is brought on behalf of the staffing agency, our collection lawyer will draft a complaint for breach of contract to attempt to collect the money due for your compensation under your company’s staffing agency contract. Our collection law firm will be able to pursue the compensation due to your firm for the hard work you and your recruiters have put into placing an ideal candidate to the employer. Please call our collection attorney to ask about how we can help your staffing firm recover the money that is justly due and owing.
Staffing Industry Links:
American Staffing Association
International Network of Independent Staffing Services
Florida Staffing Association
Staffing Industry Collection Attorney
Collecting Money Owed After Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma has brought the Florida economy to a halt. The strain on small businesses may make it harder for your company to collect money from customers to whom you have extended credit. Hurricane Irma has caused many businesses to board up and close. This will obviously have an economic impact on everyone and may make it more difficult for your customer to make payments that are due because of cash flow issues. Once the storm clears, and things get back to “ business as usual” in Florida, it is important for your business to stay on top of their collection accounts.
Collection Attorney – Debt Collection Law Firm
Our debt collection law firm is sympathetic to cash flow problems that small businesses may encounter. However, unless your company stays on top of collecting money owed to your company, your company’s account receivable may end up on the bottom of the stack of invoices your customer must pay. Our collection attorney will make demand for payment and stress the urgency that your customer make payment arrangements to pay the debt owed to your company. If payment arrangements are not made, our debt collection law firm will recommend that suit be started to collect the money.
Call Our Debt Collection Law Firm
Once a lawsuit is commenced to collect the money owed to your company, if your customer is serious about paying the past due invoices, a payment schedule can be set up. The payment schedule would be filed with the court. If the customer missed a payment, your company would be able to secure a judgment for the amount owed to your company. Litigation does not always secure payment of money owed to your company. However, once suit is filed your customer should feel the urgency to get the debt owed to your company resolved.
Speak to a Collection Attorney
Call our debt collection law firm and ask to speak to our collection attorney. Together we will devise a collection strategy that is just right for you.
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.
Florida Collection Attorneys – Lawyers
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.
Collection Attorney – Debt Collection Law Firm
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.
Contact Our Debt Collection Law Firm
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.
Debt Collection Attorney Pursues Officers of Companies for Fraudulent Transfers
Creditor fraud is more abundant with a tighter economy. Many officers of companies believe they can simply close down one corporation and then open up another company without liability. Our debt collection law firm concentrates on litigating these types of cases. Our debt collection attorney will look to assert personal liability on the officer of the company, your customer and the newly formed company by asserting various fraud claims, including claims brought under the uniform fraudulent transfer act.
Guide to Internal Debt Collection Procedures
Collecting Past Due Invoices
Our debt collection law firm has represented all industries, including insurance companies seeking to recover insurance premium, staffing agencies, commercial lender, material suppliers, just to name a few. No matter what industry your company is in, it is important to take early steps to help eliminate a greater account receivable. Let our debt collection law firm put together a debt collection strategy to help your company collect more past due accounts from your customers. We are not a commercial debt collection agency. There is a vast difference between a collection agency and a debt collection law firm. Collection agencies can send debt collection letters and make phone calls to try and collect past due accounts, however, collection agencies are not licensed to practice law and would have to send the account to a collection attorney to attempt collection of the account receivable if the collection agency was unable to collect the debt.
Collection Agencies Cannot Practice Debt Collection Law
We invite you to call our debt collection law firm and ask to speak to our collection attorney. The collection attorney will review your case and discuss various scenarios that may come into play while attempting collection of your company’s past due account. Our collection attorney has also authored a book on how to set up internal debt collection procedures and practices. We cannot promise we can collect all outstanding accounts, but we can put your company in a better position to collect the money that is due for services rendered or goods sold and delivered.
How Do You Write a Demand Letter for Payment
Our debt collection law firm receives many calls from potential client’s inquiring on the best way to write a letter demanding payment. When writing a letter that demands payment of past due invoices or a demand letter for services rendered, it is important to identify clearly in the letter that if payment arrangements are not made by your customer, you would strongly consider further legal action to attempt collection. Demand letters for payment also serve as an initial attempt to verify that your customer is still operating at the same business location.
Demand Letter for Payment
What Happens if the Demand Letter for Payment Does Not Result in Payment
Not every demand letter for payment will result in your customer paying for services rendered or goods sold and delivered. However, as indicated the letter demanding payment will put your customer on notice. Our debt collection attorney started a demand letter service for clients who want to put the added strength of a debt collection law firm behind the demand letter. When your customer receives a demand letter from an attorney it is clear that if payment arrangements are not made immediately, legal action to collect the past due invoices for services rendered or for goods sold and delivered would be the next step in the debt collection process you would consider.
How Does the Demand Letter for Payment Program Work
To find out more about how our debt collection law firm operates its attorney demand letter for payment of money owed, please visit our home page. We look forward to more creditors utilizing our attorney mend for payment service to collect money owed. Our debt collection attorney would be happy not only to discuss the demand letter process, but also devise a debt collection strategy that is right based upon your company’s debt collection needs.