While visiting some of our international clients in Spain and France, it was brought to our attention that many businesses here in Europe have difficulties collecting money for the products they import into the United States. Our international debt collection law firm located in Boca Raton, Florida is able to help companies collect debt in Florida and throughout the United States. Many businesses in the USA believe that because they order goods and/or services from companies outside of America, that if they decide not to pay for those goods, they will not be pursued by the international companies who are owed money for their products.
Our international debt collection law firm is here to assist companies located outside the United State collect money owed for the products they sell and ship to the USA. We invite companies who have outstanding account receivable to speak to our debt collection attorneys about how they can go about collecting the money they are owed. Once our debt collection law firm receives your account for collection, we make demand on the debtor here in the United States and let them know that your company has retained our collection attorneys to bring legal action to collect the account receivable on your behalf.
It does not matter that your company is located outside of the USA. Our international debt collection law firm will guide you through the process of collecting account receivable from your company’s customers who refuse to pay for the product your company has shipped to the United States. Do not let your company not get paid money from debtors in the USA. Our debt collection attorneys will make sure the debtor located here in America will know that your company is represented by aggressive debt collection attorneys. Call our international debt collection firm today to learn how we can assist your company collect its money.
For most small businesses, having to engage in collecting past due accounts becomes frustrating. For small business owners cash flow is crucial to keeping the lights on and the business up and running. Having to take the time and resources to attempt to collect past due accounts internally takes away from the time the business should be focusing on their core business. There are commercial collection agencies to consider. But, perhaps a better alternative is utilizing debt collection law firms who focus their practice on representing business that are owed money. We have talked in past blogs about the limitations of using a collection agency to collect your company’s money.
Collection Agencies Are Not Licensed to Practice Debt Collection Law
A collection agency cannot hold themselves out as a debt collection law firm nor can they legally practice debt collection law. Collection agencies send a series of collection letters and then attempt to collect past due accounts by making debt collection telephone calls demanding payment. Collection agencies also typically will charge a contingent collection fee between 25% to 40%. If a lawsuit is required to sue a debtor for your money, the agencies typically will raise the contingent fee even higher.
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Alternative to Collection Agencies
Our commercial debt collection law firm has designed a new program to offer credit managers and small business owners an alternative to paying a collection agency high contingent collection fees. We have established www.AttorneyDemandLetters.com . With this unique debt collection service, a flat fee is offered. We will send out an attorney demand letter for payment of your money and also offer an option for attorney demand telephone calls. The concept is to “Put the Power of an Attorney Behind Your Demand for Payment.” It is clear that when your customer sees demand for payment coming from a debt collection law firm rather than a collection agency, your customer will now that their time to contact your company to make payment arrangements is running short.
Please visit our website for further information on how you can use the power of a debt collection attorney to help you recover your money. We will show you why it may no longer be necessary to consider using commercial collection agencies to collect past due accounts.
Senior Debt Collector Joins The Gebeloff Law Group
A Commercial Collection Law Firm
The Gebeloff Law Group has added a Senior Debt Collector to its staff. The addition of the debt collector will assist Mr. Gebeloff in securing prelitigation payments from debtors. The philosophy of The Gebeloff Law Group is to provide its clients commercial debt collection services in an effective and cost efficient manner. If voluntary payment is not obtained prior to litigation, the debt collector will help gather valuable information about the debtor, including, but not limited to, the nature of the dispute, assets the debtor may or may not have and/ or if the debtor’s officers may have set up other entities in an effort to defraud creditors.
Collection Attorney Stephen B. Gebeloff
We have discussed in prior blogs the difference between our commercial debt collection law firm and commercial collection agencies. Collection agencies also use debt collectors but, too many times debt collectors are limited in their effectiveness as they are constrained. Collection agencies are not licensed to practice law. A commercial collection agency must eventually send your debt collection case to a collection attorney if the collection agency is unable to collect on your company’s past due account receivable. The collection agency then will charge the creditor a higher contingent collection rate.
Our debt collector will also work on post judgment collections. Too many times after a judgment is obtained, not enough pressure is brought upon a debtor to make payments to satisfy the judgment. Commercial collection agencies cannot bring proceedings supplementary to implead third parties and/or pursue third parties for fraudulent transfers. We are optimistic that the addition of our Senior Debt Collector to our staff will increase the percentage of the recovery of bad debt our clients send to our commercial collection law firm.
Please feel free to call our debt collection law firm and ask to speak to one our experienced debt collection staff. We would be happy to discuss the differences between using a collection agency, collection agencies and/or using a collection attorney with a commercial collection law firm to collect your pre-judgment or post judgment debt.
How Fast Can Judgment Be Obtained in a Debt Collection Case
Our debt collection client’s frequently ask our collection attorneys-lawyers how long will it take to collect their companies past due account receivables. It is important to note that every debt collection case is unique. Below we will summarize what to expect when your account receivable manager places an account for debt collection with our law firm.
If after a debt collection lawsuit is filed by our collection law firm, the debtor files no responsive pleading to the complaint, twenty (20) days after the summons is served, default will be entered. Thereafter, our debt collection client simply has to execute an affidavit of proof and our collection lawyers-attorneys will prepare a Motion for Default Judgment. In this scenario Judgment can be obtained anywhere from thirty (30) to forty-five (45) days.
Debt Collection Case
If a debt collection case is disputed by a debtor, the timing of a debt collection case depends on the dollar amount of the account receivable. In Florida, if a debt collection account is under $15,000.00 that would put the account in the jurisdiction of the Florida County Court Judicial System. In Florida, debt collection cases filed in the County Court typically go to trial within four to six months after the debt collection case is filed. Debt collection cases filed by our debt collection law firm in Florida that have an account receivable above $15,000.00, put the account in the Jurisdiction of the Circuit Court. Cases in this jurisdiction typically take longer to go to trial than debt collection cases that are filed in the County Court.
As previously indicated, each debt collection case is different. Our collection attorneys-lawyers work with our clients to try and streamline the process and get the debt collection case to trial and secure a judgment as expeditiously as possible. Once a judgment is obtained by our debt collection law firm, our collection attorneys-lawyers and debt collection paralegals will then devise a strategy to then attempt to liquidate the judgement.
We encourage all account managers to call and speak to our collection attorney to devise a comprehensive debt collection strategy for all of their account receivables that have become delinquent. There are many studies that show the longer a creditor waits to take action on collecting past due accounts, the percentage of recovery drops over time.
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.
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.
What to do when your customer owes you money and starts ignoring your demands for payment. You should consider using a debt collection and debt recovery law firm.
Since the economic down turn of 2008, it is more and more common for a small business to struggle with its cash flow. As a result, businesses are cash strapped and cannot pay all of its vendors each and every month. It is important for creditors to be proactive.
Our debt collection law firm believes that those creditors that push the hardest, will get paid first ahead of other vendors that our owed money. Our collection attorneys send out collection demand letters. Our debt collection lawyers will contact your customers who owe your company money and try and ascertain if there is a legitimate business reason why your account receivable is not being paid. If there are legitimate reasons, our collection law firm will act as an intermediary and attempt to help both sides come to an amicable solution.
If there are no legitimate business reasons for your customer to not pay on your open account, our collection attorney will most likely recommend that suit be brought. Our collection lawyer will analyze the collection account to see if officers of the company can be held responsible for payment of the corporate debt.
Collection Attorney and Collection Law Firm
Contact our collection attorney at our debt collection law firm and speak to our collection lawyers about the specifics facts surrounding your debt collection case. Our collection lawyer will discuss the possibility of pursuing the principals of closely held entities for the debt owed to your company. You may mail or email your supporting documents to our collection firm. Our collection attorney will review your account and then contact you to devise a strategy for your debt collection matter.
Stephen B. Gebeloff, P.A.
5255 N. Federal Hwy., 3rd Floor
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Upon receipt of a new claim in our office, our lawyers send a debt collection demand letter to the debtor. Our law firm demands that payment be made for the amount that is due and owing to our debt collection clients. The collection demand letter sent to the debtor serves several purposes. The first is to let the debtor know that our collection firm has been retained by the creditor. We are also able to determine if the address is valid to serve the summons and debt collection lawsuit on the defendant if our collection attorneys are unable resolve the matter pre-litigation.
Florida Collection Attorney and Collection Law Firm
During this initial period of time, our collection attorneys will also determine the corporate identity of the debtor. The lawyers from our debt collection law firm will make telephone demands on the debtor. Our collection firm strives to give our debt collection clients an assessment as to the prospects of collecting their money on their past due receivables. In this tough economy our attorneys try to determine if there is a legitimate dispute on the account, the debtor has cash flow problems or simply is flat out ignoring demand for payment of the debt.
Please feel free to contact our collection law firm and speak to our Florida collection lawyer about the specifics facts surrounding your Florida debt collection case. You may mail or email your supporting documents to our collection firm. Our Florida collection attorney will review your account and then contact you to devise a strategy for your collection matter.
Stephen B. Gebeloff, P.A.
5255 N. Federal Hwy., 3rd Floor
Boca Raton, FL 33487