If you call our Florida collection attorney, he will discuss
how our Florida collection law firm will help your company become proactive in reducing your company’s account receivable. Communication with your customer
regarding open invoices is the first step.
Make sure you put payment terms o
n your invoices and as soon as a payment becomes more than seven to ten days late, a
courtesy call and follow-up written communication should be sent. Florida collection attorney
Stephen Gebeloff explains that it is
important to keep accurate notes of all conversations. If early warning flags regarding non-payment
are raised, it is time to consider sending the account to a third party to assist
with the collection of the account.
Florida Debt Collection Strategy
Our Florida collection attorney, when a past due account is
placed with our debt collection law firm, begins to devise a strategy to assist your company collect the account. The
Florida Department of State is
searched to first determine if your
customer has properly maintained its corporate charter. Florida
collection attorney Stephen Gebeloff many times finds the officers of your customer have already
began to move assets into a new company. If that is the case, a lawsuit is recommended which will include
counts for fraudulent transfer and successor liability which will also name the
officers as defendants in their individual capacity.
Debt Collection Tips
Here is a link to our law firm’s e-book – Collecting
Account Receivable – Don’t Let Your Company’s Money Burn. After you read the book, please call and
speak to Florida collection attorney Stephen Gebeloff to answer any other
questions on Florida debt collection law.
Florida Collection Attorney Lectures for the South Palm Beach County Bar Association
Florida collection attorney Stephen Gebeloff on March 7, 2019, gave a lecture to other lawyers at the South Palm Beach County Bar Association , providing practice tips on how to collect judgments in Florida. Mr. Gebeloff has been a collection attorney in Florida for many years and was able to provide suggestions to the other attorneys in attendance on how to increase their success rate collecting Florida judgments. Florida collection attorneys practice in the area of debt collection and have day to day experience with the Florida Courts when representing a client who requires retaining a Florida collection attorney.
Florida Collection Attorney Assists Creditors
The Gebeloff Law Group concentrates its practice in
assisting creditors optimizing their collection of account receivable. Mr. Gebeloff has been an active debt
collection attorney for three decades. He first started his career in New
Jersey before moving to Florida to continue his debt collection practice. As a Florida collection attorney, Gebeloff
strives to provide his clients with several different scenarios that may occur
in the collection process. A Florida collection attorney has many more tools
available to try and use. A Florida collection agency is typically limited to
sending out collection letters and then make debt collection telephone calls.
Florida Collection Law Firm
Because a Florida collection law firm and the collection
attorneys who represent creditors
can bring a lawsuit to collect
past due account receivable, they are
able to exert more pressure and stress the urgency for the debtor to pay the
past due debt than a Florida collection agency. Once our Florida collection
attorneys obtain a judgment, there are multiple ways our Florida collection
attorneys can look for assets to garnish.
Call our Florida Collection Attorney
Please call our Florida debt collection law firm and ask to
speak to our Florida collection attorney.
Our collection attorney is ready to work for you to help maximize your
chances of collecting the past due account.
Florida collection attorney will be attending the South Palm Beach County Bar Association 57th Annual Installation Gala at the Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton Florida. Our debt collection law firm has been providing debt collection legal services to clients in Florida since 2004. Our collection lawyer has thirty years of legal experience and he prides himself in offering companies seeking alternative ways of attempting to collect past due debt. The South Palm Beach County, Florida Bar Association has some of the top lawyers in the county as members. Our collection attorney is often asked for his advice from these Florida lawyers on how to help collect on some their law firm’s debt collection matters.
Florida Debt Collection Law Firm
Lawyer Who Collects Debt in Florida
Obtaining a judgment in Florida is only the first step when trying to recover past due accounts. Our collection lawyer will explain to our law firm’s clients that there are several ways to uncover assets and collect on past due accounts. The collection attorney has been using charging liens to attach the interest of officers, directors and members of Florida entities. There are other post judgment methods that will be presented by our Florida collection attorney and will explained to our Florid debt recovery law firm’s clients.
Florida Collection Attorney Who Helps Recover Bad Debt
When you call our law firm in Florida that collects past due debt, our collection attorney will learn more about your company’s account receivable practice and procedure with the goal of helping your company reduce the amount of bad debt it has on the company books. Our collection lawyer will take the time to help shape your company’s internal debt collection policies and procedures. We are happy to assist all our Florida clients with their debt recovery and credit and collection needs.
When a certified copy of a judgment is recorded in a Florida County, it creates a lien against real property located within the County. Our Florida collection attorney has written articles before, however, reminding creditors that Florida has very stringent homestead protection. Our Florida debt collection firm has several active debt collection cases where our collection attorney is attempting to have the court find the equitable exceptions to Florida homestead. If you are attempting to collect money from a debtor in Florida and you believe that the debtor may have a homestead, speak to our Florida collection lawyer and discuss if there is the possibility of piercing the Florida homestead protection.
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Florida Judgments Are Valid for Twenty Years
Florida Statute 55.081 provides that judgments shall act as a lien against both real and personal property in Florida for no more than 20 years. Our Florida collection attorney reminds creditors, however, that a certified copy of the judgment must be recorded in the county of the debtor’s residence to perfect the lien. The lien after recorded is valid for ten years and is able to be renewed one time, to extend the lien for the twenty year life of the judgment. Creditors should be mindful that to acquire priority against personal property of a debtor, a judgment lien certificate must be filed with the Florida Department of State. Judgment Lien Certificates a re valid for 5 years and are able to be renewed for an additional 5 years. Florida Statute 55.204 . Our Florida collection attorney can still proceed to execute on personal property if a Judgment Lien Certificate is not acquire. The caveat is that if there are other creditors who have recorded their judgment Lien Certificate, their judgments must be satisfied before your judgment upon execution by the sheriff.
Florida Debt Collection Law Firm and Collection Attorneys
Our Florida debt collection law firm welcomes your inquiries to see if we will be able to assist you in collecting on your Florida Judgments. Our collection lawyer explains, getting a judgment is usually the easy part. How you collect your Florida Judgment can sometimes be difficult. Please call our Florida debt recovery law firm and ask t speak to one of our collection attorneys to devise a debt collection strategy.
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.
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.
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 recover of money owed on 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 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.
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 egt 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 recover past due accounts that your company thought could never be collected.
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.
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.
Florida collection law firm
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.
Florida Debt Recovery Law Firm
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.
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.
Florida Collection Agencies Read Our Debt Collection Book
Collection agencies in Florida continue to refer their commercial collection accounts to our debt collection lawyers. A Florida collection agency can only utilize making collection phone calls and send demand letters for payment. Florida collection agencies are not licensed to practice law in the State of Florida. Once the Florida commercial collection agency has exhausted its efforts in trying to collect past due accounts, if the creditor wishes to pursue litigation, the Florida collection agencies must refer the account to a Florida collection attorney.
Our Florida debt collection law firm has written an EBook that is available to assist our clients manage their account receivables. We discuss the differences between a Florida collection agency and a Florida commercial collection law firm.
Florida collection agencies sometimes hold onto past due debt collection accounts too long
Many times we find that Florida collection agencies hold onto a collection account for an extended period of time when it is apparent that litigation is required to effectuate collection. We believe a collection account should be with a collection agency no more than thirty (30) days before forwarding the account from the commercial collection agency to a collection attorney if there is not a solid repayment plan put into place by the Florida collection agency.
After reading our EBook, we would be happy to discuss implementing an effective debt collection strategy for your company. We would be happy to also partner with any Florida collection agency that may need our assistance after traditional tactics utilized by Florida collection agencies have not convinced the debtor to enter into a repayment plan. There are many avenues that we may be able to pursue in attempting collection of your past do accounts.