The United States economy has come to a screeching halt in the wake of the coronavirus – covid-19. Before this outbreak, most businesses were moving forward and money was flowing in the ordinary course. Now, with businesses closed and money not flowing, almost every business is now holding account receivable. Our Florida debt collection law firm in the past two weeks has fielded numerous inquiries from businesses looking to speak to our collection attorney. Currently the Florida Courts are closed to the public, except for emergent matters. Civil trials and court hearings have been postponed. When the all clear is given, and society re-opens, there will be a significant backlog in the judicial system.
Collecting Past Due Account Receivable
Despite orders from the government to stay at home, our debt recovery law firm is still operating. All of the law firm’s debt collection staff are working remotely from secure cloud based platforms to ensure that our debt recovery firm can continue to assist businesses with collecting their money. Our collection lawyer wants everyone to know, that even though there will be obstacles, following the legal steps to recovering past due account receivable, will assist your business with increasing the recovery of bad debt. Although our debt collection law firm will be sympathetic to the situation, our collection attorney will recognize that in certain situations, the current covid-19 shutdown has nothing to do with the reason the money is owed to your company.
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Our collection attorney and trained
debt collection staff will continue to assist and guide our clients in
making decisions affecting their
account receivable. Not every debt collection claim warrants our clients
throwing good money after bad attempting to collect their money. We invite you
to call our law firm and ask to speak to us about your
companies debt collection needs. Together
we will craft a comprehensive debt collection strategy that is individualized to your company’s specific
If you are looking to find a collection attorney in Florida, our collection lawyer welcomes your call to discuss your company’s debt collection needs. There are many collection attorneys who practice in creditors’ rights in Florida. What sets our collection law firm apart from other attorneys who practice debt collection, is our approach to finding solutions to the toughest debt collection cases.
Collection Attorney Stephen B. Gebeloff
Florida Debt Collection Attorneys Help Collect Past Due Accounts
Placing an account for collection is the first step in helping your company attempt to recover of money owed on the account. Our collection law firm will send out a letter to your customer that owes your company money demanding that payment be made, or possible legal action may ensue to further the debt recovery process. In previous blog posts, we have discussed the difference between using a commercial collection agency to send demand letters for payment versus hiring a debt collection law firm.
Sending Collection Letters From a Florida Debt Collection Law Firm
When retaining a debt collection firm in Florida to help your company recover the money, ask the firm to let you speak directly to their Florida collection attorney. Our Florida collection attorney will work with your company to devise a debt collection strategy that is tailored for your business debt collection needs. If there is debt owed by a business, then finding the right attorney for your business needs is key.
Speak to our Florida Collection Lawyer
When you call our Florida debt collection law firm, we strive to give each customer individual attention. Our Florida collection lawyer recognizes that no two debt collection matters are the same. Our Florida collection attorney will get to know your specific debt collection methods and make suggestions on how to better utilize better internal debt collection procedures to cut down on the amount of delinquent account receivable. Our Florida collection law firm looks forward to assisting your company recovers past due accounts that your company thought could never be collected.
Collection Lawyers and Debt Collection Law Firms Can Help Your Company Recover Past Due Invoices
When your customer owes your company money for goods sold or services your company provided, it can place huge strain on your company’s cash flow. Our debt collection lawyer has authored a free e-book on collecting past due accounts. Our debt collection lawyer has helped many companies improve their cash flow by implementing a better internal debt collection strategy. If you call our debt collection law firm, our collection attorney would be happy to discuss a debt recovery strategy that is tailored to your company’s debt collection needs.
Guide to Internal Debt Collection Procedures
When deciding to use a debt collection agency or debt collection law firm there are several factors to consider when trying to recover your company’s money. Collection agencies are not licensed to practice law. A collection agency if they are unable to collect the past due account, must then forward the claim to a debt collection law firm for a collection lawyer to proceed. A collection agency would then have to charge your company a higher contingent fee once they place the collection matter with a debt collection law firm.
Collection Agencies Are Limited – Collection Agencies Send Accounts To Debt Collection Lawyers
Collection lawyers are licensed to practice debt collection law. Collection attorneys can write debt collection letters on their legal stationary. Receiving a collection letter from a debt collection law firm has a bigger psychological impact on the debtor than receiving a collection letter from a commercial collection agency. When your customer receives a legal letter demanding payment for past due debt, they know that your company is serious in pursuing collection of the past due account. Our debt collection law firm can customize the debt recovery letter to maximize the effectiveness of the letter which will demand payment for the past due invoices. Your customer will know that our collection lawyer is ready to litigation, if necessary to help your company recovery money that is due.
Debt Collection -Recovery in December – Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year to Collect Money
December brings the holidays and with it small business owners not only having to pay their suppliers, but also have the added pressure of having to buy presents for their friends and families. Our debt collection law firm has noticed a trend that many of the companies who we make collection calls to attempt to recover our clients’ past due account receivable overwhelmingly have the same outcome – “We really do not have the money to pay this invoice and/or open account.” Our collection attorneys have noticed that cash flow for most small businesses is on the decline making it harder for our clients to secure timely payments on their account receivable.
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Our collection attorney law firm believes that in most cases it takes a collection lawsuit to get the attention of your customer. Until a lawsuit is brought to collect on your company’s open account receivable, your customer may be out buying holiday presents for their friends and family, rather than paying your company on past due invoices. When it comes to collection money, our collection lawyers believe that time is not on your side. The more legal pressure that is put on your customer to pay past due invoices, the greater are the chances to recover the money due and owing to your company. A collection agency is not always the best option to collect money.
We Are Not a Collection Agency
When you call our debt collection law firm, you will be able to speak to our collection attorney to devise a debt collection strategy that best fits the needs of your company and takes into account the financial position of the customer who owes your company money. Collection agencies are not licensed to practice law. A collection agency can only make debt collection calls and send collection letters demanding payment.
Collection Agencies Are One Dimensional – Call Our Collection Attorney
Ask us how our attorney debt collection law firm differs from a commercial collection agency. Yes, collection agencies have a purpose, but when in December collecting money is not the most wonderful time of the year, let our debt collection lawyers guide you in establishing the best strategy to help your company move into the new year with a debt collection strategy that is right for your company. Let our collection law firm help you recover ore money in the months and years ahead.
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.
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 .
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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.
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 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
Using a Florida Collection Agency or Florida Collection Agencies
Florida collection agencies continue to collect debt in Florida. A collection agency in Florida needs to register with the State of Florida to have a collection agency license. A Florida collection agency may be a good fit for company that has a high volume of low balance claims for collection that are too small to justify filing a debt collection law suit. Florida collection agencies typically send our collection letters and then use debt collectors to make debt collection phone calls from their Florida collection agency office.
Even though a Florida collection agency may hold a license to collect debt in Florida, there really is no oversight over the Florida collection agencies over what tactics they may employ or how effective they may be at collecting debt in Florida. More credit managers are recognizing that they no longer need to place their debt collection claims with Florida collection agencies. A Florida debt collection law firm offers the same services as a Florida collection agency. However, what is important to recognize is that Florida collection agencies do not hold a license to practice law.
Florida Debt Collection Agency
If a Florida collection agency want to suggest that a collection case needs to go to an attorney, the Florida collection agencies have to outsource the collection matter to a Florida collection attorney. The end result is the Florida collection agency has to charge you a higher contingent fee as the Florida collection agencies now have to act as a middle man and will charge a premium on top of what the Florida collection law firm charges.
Our Florida collection lawyers will be happy to discuss the difference between Florida collection agencies and Florida collection law firms. In some instances utilizing a Florida collection agency may be a good option. However, in most cases using a Florida debt collection law firm will prove to get better results as the debtor recognizes that using a Florida collection law firm over a Florida collection agency means that your company intends to use the Florida courts to help your company recover its money.
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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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.
Collection Law Firms Ensure Debtor Compliance with Discovery in a Debt Collection Matter
After a judgment is obtained in a debt collection case, the Court typically orders that the debtor be required to answer post-judgment discovery. Our collection lawyers can either take the deposition of the debtor or prepare interrogatories to assist our collection law firm discover assets in the debt collection matter. Depending on the balance of money owed to our client, our collection attorney will recommend which is the most cost effective way to proceed.
Our collection attorneys are able to compel the debtor in a debt collection matter to make a full financial disclosure of its assets. If the debtor does not comply our collection lawyer will petition the Court to have the debtor appear for the Judge and explain why the debtor has not provided the required financial disclosure. Once there is a disclosure our collection law firm will discuss with the creditor the best way to attach assets.
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Our collection attorney always asks a client if they have any bank account information from past business transactions with the debtor. The debtor may be using the same bank account. Our collection lawyer will then have the Court issue a writ of garnishment. The writ of garnishment is then served on the bank. If the debtor still maintains accounts, the bank will notify our debt collection law firm. Then after 30 days, our collection lawyers will petition the court to then turn over the funds being held by the bank to our attorney trust account on behalf of our clients.
Our collection law firm would be happy to discuss post judgment collection strategies and or debt collection strategies with you. Please feel free to contact our collection law firm and speak to our debt collection attorneys. Our debt recovery firm would be happy to devise a collection strategy that is just right for your company.