Florida Collection Attorney Completes NYC Marathon

Florida Collection Attorney Completes NYC Marathon

Boca Raton, Florida Collection Attorney Stephen Gebeloff completed his fifth marathon on November 4, 2018, completing the New York City Marathon.  Mr. Gebeloff   is an attorney with The Gebeloff Law Group, providing debt collection legal services.  Running a marathon is difficult, but sometimes collecting past due account receivables can feel like a marathon to some of our firms Florida debt recovery clients.   We welcome you to call our law firm and speak to our debt collection attorney to map out a long-term debt collection strategy.

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Collecting Debt in Florida

Collecting debt in Florida is not always a straight forward process.  Florida is known as one of the friendliest States for debtors to reside. There are many exemptions in place that makes it hard to attach assets when you hold a valid judgment.   Gebeloff believes that, in part, through his marathon training, he is able to look at each collection case that he  is retained, as  not a short sprint, but  a process that  takes time and a sound debt collection strategy put into place.   Our debt collection law firm has been representing creditors in all industries for many years and is very familiar with the delays and stall tactics debtors will try to employ to keep  our debt collection clients from recovering the money that is justly owed to them.

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We encourage credit managers and other individuals that may be owed money for goods and/ or services delivered/provided to call our Florida debt recovery  law firm.  Just like planning to run a marathon, Mr. Gebeloff will lay out a step by step road map to help  our clients devise a  collection strategy that is tailored to their particular Florida debt recovery case.

Florida Collection Attorney Running NYC Marathon

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.

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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.

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Florida Debt Collection Law Firm Helps Collect Money

Our Florida collection attorney receives several e-mails and phone calls a week from potential clients who are looking for a law firm in Florida that can help them collect money. Sometimes the nature of the debt collection matter is  money loaned pursuant to a promissory note, money owed for goods or services provided or many people call our debt collection law firm for advice on how to collect on a Florida judgment.  Our Florida collection lawyer recognizes that no two debt recovery matters are exactly the same and looks for different solutions for each of the law firm’s  clients who call seeking help with collecting their money.

Collection Law Firms in Florida

Florida Debt Collection Law Firm

Collecting money is not easy is Florida.  Florida is a very debtor friendly state that offers debtors many exemptions from levy and garnishment. It is important that you speak to a lawyer in a Florida debt collection law firm to explore your options when attempting to collect money from your customer. Our Florida collection attorney will be able to discuss how our Florida debt collection law firm can implement several different debt collection strategies that may be able to impose personal liability on the officers and directors of companies if there is fraudulent activity.

Florida Collection Lawyer Can Help Your Company Collect Account Receivable

Our collection attorney will speak to you about helping your company establish a more effective credit and collection strategy.  It is important for your company to stay on top of its account receivable early on. Our collection attorney will speak to you about your company’s internal debt collection procedures to help your company collect more of its money. Feel free to discuss with our Florida collection attorney how our debt collection law firm can help your company be more successful in collecting outstanding invoices.

Florida Statute of Limitations when Collecting Debt

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.

Call Our Florida Debt Collection Attorney

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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Florida Collection Attorney and Florida Debt Collection Law Firm

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.

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 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.

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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.

Hurricane Irma – Harder to Collect Money in Florida

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

 

 

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Collection  Agency or Collection Attorney

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.

Collection Lawyer Stephen Gebeloff

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

Collection Agency Agencies Demand Letter

 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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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.

Collection Lawyer Stephen Gebeloff

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.