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.

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Florida Debt Collection Law Firm

When your company is looking to collect past due accounts, it can consider using a Florida debt collection agency or a Florida debt collection law firm.  A collection agency in Florida is only able to send collection letters and make debt collection calls. Using a Florida collection attorney puts the additional power of using a law firm that will be able to start suit to attempt to collect the past due account receivable.  The Florida collection lawyer would file a debt collection lawsuit and then prepare a summons to serve the debtor. Once a debtor receives a debt collection lawsuit prepared by a Florida debt collection law firm and signed by a collection lawyer, your customer knows that they will need to address the past due account.

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Florida Collection Law Firm

When you call our Florida collection law firm, ask to speak to our collection attorney. Together we will review your company’s credit and collection policy and procedure. The first step is to recognize that being proactive in your company’s internal collection efforts can reduce the number of delinquent invoices. The Florida collection lawyer will explain,  despite your company’s best efforts on collecting on past due invoices, there will always be accounts that should be turned over to a Florida debt collection law firm.  Our collection attorney will explain our debt recovery firm’s procedures, so your company is comfortable working with our collection lawyers.

Collection Law Firm In Florida

Our Florida debt collection law firm helps other attorneys throughout the State of Florida collect the Judgments they have obtained for their clients. Our Florida collection attorney has lectured throughout Florida helping other attorneys understand how to use advance debt collection tools available once a judgment is obtained. Our collection attorney looks at different ways to impose personal liability on officers of companies when the company has not paid for goods or services your company has provided. Call our debt collection law firm and ask to speak to our Florida debt collection attorney to discuss your company’s various debt collection options.

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Palm Beach County Debt Collection Attorneys – Lawyers

The Gebeloff Law Group is pleased to announce it has moved its collection attorney offices to new office facilities in Boca Raton, Palm Beach County Florida.  The Firm provides debt collection and recovery services for its clients throughout Florida. The collection attorneys are pleased to   move to the new Boca Raton office where they will continue to pursue the recovery of account receivable   for their debt collection clients who are looking  to collect on past due accounts.

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The Gebeloff Law Group is not a collection agency.   In past blog posts we have discussed the difference between a commercial collection agency and a law firm that concentrates its practice on debt collection. A collection agency is not licensed to practice debt collection law. Collection attorneys are licensed in the State of Florida to practice law. The collection lawyers focus on debt recovery and collection.  Just like a commercial collection agency our collection attorneys are able to send demand letters for payment of money due to your company.

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Florida Collection Attorney Gebeloff

Collecting money in the state of Florida requires a comprehensive debt collection strategy. The collection attorneys at our Florida debt collection law firm are available to custom tailor a debt recovery strategy after speaking to you about your company’s debt collection needs. Not every company wants to pursue the same type of debt collection method.  Our collection lawyers will listen to your company’s business    model and then make suggestions on how best not only to collect on current past due account receivable, but assist your company devise  a credit and collection strategy  to keep past due accounts becoming problematic and becoming a drain on your company’s cash flow.

Call Our Debt Collection Law Firm

Fell free to call the Florida collection attorneys at our debt recovery law firm to  discuss how together our debt collection team can devise a debt collection strategy that is just right for your company.

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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.

Call Our Collection Lawyer

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.

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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Judgment Obtained Against Boca Raton Woman and Real Estate Agent in Rental Scam

Our debt recovery law firm was retained by a Michigan woman, who after being introduced to an alleged high end  Boca Raton  property, that was supposedly  available for rent, sent $26,000.00 as a security deposit  to the owner of the property. The real estate agent failed to disclose a material fact to our client, namely that the restrictive covenants of the HOA did not allow owners to rent the property.  After learning of this fact, a little too late, our client demanded a return of the deposit. Both the real estate agent and the property owner  acknowledged that the money was due to my client , but the money  was no longer available to be returned. No explanation was given  to our client and soon, the owner of the property and the real estate agent  stopped communicating with our client.

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Securing a Judgment was Relatively Easy -How to Collect on the Judgment is the Challenge

Obtaining a judgment for our client was relatively easy.  It should be noted that we obtained a judgment against both the husband and wife, the owners of the property as well as the real estate agent.  In Florida if a creditor only has a judgment against one spouse, property held as tenants by the entirety  are exempt from execution.  Because we obtained a judgment against both spouses this exemption will not pose a problem  in our enforcement efforts. The other area that has to be addressed even though we have a judgment  against both spouses, we would not be able to execute  on the homestead property  of the owners because of Florida’s constitutional protection of homestead property .  Fortunately, we were able to find several properties owned by the owners. Since you may only have one homestead, we are now exploring the possibility of foreclosing on the one of the other properties .

Call and Speak to our Collection Law Firm for Assistance

Our firm prides itself in exploring many avenues of collection. Our debt recovery firm has seen an uptick in fraudulent activity, coupled with the weak economy. There are many people who will resort to many unscrupulous activity when they are desperate enough for money.  As for the real estate agent, his license is in jeopardy. We will also explore the agent’s personal assets to attempt to secure the liquidation of the judgment for our client. As our debt collection attorney is beginning to piece together a solid debt collection strategy for our client, it is still too early to  tell you with certainty how collection on the judgment will occur. We will keep posting about this case and its debt collection strategy in future debt recovery law firm blogs.

We Welcome Complex Debt Collection Matters

Other attorneys who are not versed in post judgment collection, often refer  their toughest cases to our debt collection attorney for review. We do not take on all cases, but we do try to give each prospective client of our debt collection law firm an  honest assessment of what steps can be taken to enforce the judgment and thereafter, from our years of experience as collection attorneys prognosis as to chances of recovery. We encourage anyone with a debt collection issue to contact our debt recovery law firm. Together we will devise a collection strategy that is just right for you.

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Collection Agency-Collection Attorney eBook

Implementing an effective debt collection strategy for your company

Collection Attorney, Stephen Gebeloff is set to release his eBook to help companies with internal debt collection and external debt collection policies and procedures. The eBook is entitled “Collecting Account Receivables.”   The eBook was written to help companies tighten up their internal collection procedures. The sub-title of the debt collection book is “Don’t Let Your Company’s Money Burn.”

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Guide to Internal Debt Collection Procedures

The debt collection attorneys at our commercial collection law firm believe that if more companies were more proactive with their internal procedures relating to collecting their past due accounts, they would find that there would be a higher rate of recovery on accounts that they extend credit to.

The eBook discusses the differences between collection agencies and collection law firms. Using a commercial collection agency can be useful in some situations. However, credit managers should be mindful that a collection agency is not licensed to practice law. When using collection agencies, if the collection agency is unable to collect on an account, they then must send the file to a commercial collection law firm. The collection agency will charge your company a higher contingency fee as the collection agency will act as a middleman and want to retain a percentage of the contingency fee.

 

The eBook also discusses the debt collection process once a file is turned over to either a collection agency or debt collection law firm. Once a lawsuit is filed to attempt collection of past due accounts, the various scenarios are discussed.   The e-Book gives an outline of the debt collection process. The collection attorneys at The Gebeloff Law Group are always happy to answer any questions your company may have. We will discuss the differences between commercial collection agencies, commercial collection law firms and how each may or may not be appropriate to help your company recover past due accounts.

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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 Debt Collection Law Firm

When your internal collection efforts have failed, it is time to consider turning the account over to either a collection agency or collection law firm. Your company has to consider whether they want to pursue hard or soft collections.

Soft collections is used when client relationships want to be maintained. Your customer is sent gentle demand letters and telephone calls are made to try and work with your customer to determine the root cause of the delinquency and then to try and establish creative solutions to recover your money in both an amicable and most expeditious way possible. The goal is not to alienate your customer with the hopes that once your customer’s account is brought current the business relationship can continue.

Hard collections are employed when it is apparent that your customer has no intention of or does not have the resources to pay for the services you have provided or for the goods that you have sold and delivered. The telephone calls are made and demand letters are written in a manner to make it clear to our customer that if payment arrangements are not made immediately, litigation may be started to recover your money.

Using a Collection Agency

A collection agency may be considered where balances on accounts are too small to consider filing a lawsuit. In this instance, the debt collection agency can continue to make collection calls and send letters. They can be a valuable resource for a company that has multiple small balance past due accounts. However, collection agencies have their limitations in that they are not attorneys and can only go so far in demanding payment. If litigation is required the collection agency has to outsource the account to a collection attorney and your company will end up paying a higher contingent fee as the collection agency typically charges a higher rate once an account is sent to an attorney.

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Debt Collection Law Firm

A   debt collection law firm can perform the same debt recovery services as collection agency and more. The law firm is equipped to make telephone demands and send collection letters. The collection law firm can also utilize soft collections or hard collections as necessary. Importantly, the debt collection law firm gives your customer a stronger sense of urgency to resolve the outstanding debt. Further a collection attorney is able to file a lawsuit, levy on assets and garnish bank accounts if necessary to collect your money. A lawyer can give provide you with legal advice and opinions onthe best course of action to take an alternative theories in which it may be possible to impose personal liability on officers of the company for the debt even if there are no personal guarantees on the account.

 

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Where Should Your Company File a Debt Recovery Lawsuit

The question is often asked by our commercial debt collection clients where should suit be filed against their customer with delinquent account receivables when their customer is not located in the same State. There are two choices. A debt collection lawsuit can be brought in the State where the client is located or a collection lawsuit can be brought in the State where the client’s customer is located to attempt recovery of the debt.

Bringing a debt recovery lawsuit in the State where the client is located has logistical advantages but, not always the fastest way to recovery debt from a customer who seems to be intentionally ignoring the obligation to pay. It is true that our client may not have to incur the cost of traveling to the debtor’s State to attempt recovery of the debt but, typically if the debt recovery suit is brought in the client’s State the debtor will simply ignore the suit and a default judgment will be obtained. At that point, the client will then have to domesticate the judgment in the debtor’s State to be able to seize the debtor’s assets. This slows down the debt recovery process.

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Debt Recovery Law Firm

Our commercial debt recovery law firm recommends that   debt collection lawsuit be brought in the debtor’s State. If the debtor is still operating that is where the debtor’s assets are going to be to levy and or garnish. It is true that the client may have to travel to attend trial but, typically if a debtor is simply stalling and not offering any legitimate defenses, our debt recovery attorneys have found that the same default judgment can be obtained in the debtor’s State and debt recovery efforts can begin sooner. In this scenario the client would not have to travel at all. The default judgment could be obtained simply by providing an affidavit as to the delinquent account receivable.

Our debt recovery law firm has a network of highly skilled debt recovery lawyers throughout the United States. Please call our debt recovery lawyers and discuss what the best strategy is to pursue recovery of your delinquent account receivables no matter where your customer may be located.