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NY Collection Attorney Offers Top 5 Tips To Increase In-house Collections Next Year

Just think, if more clients paid you in a timely manner what you could do with the money, not to mention the time. Give your business the gift that keeps on giving: Learn the secrets of increasing in-house collections and watch your cash flow grow. Here’s this NY Collection Attorney’s top 5 tips to increase in-house collections. Continue reading “NY Collection Attorney Offers Top 5 Tips To Increase In-house Collections Next Year”

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Is Free Mediation Coming To Resolve Your NY Debt Collection Claim?

Are you interested to see if mediation would resolve your claim? If so, you will need all parties involved in the dispute to agree. Without total agreement, mediation cannot go forward. If one party does not want to mediate, you can’t mediate. This is true even if your agreement provides for mediation of all disputes.

The mediation pilot program offered by the Civil Court of the City of New York is exciting and it is FREE. For now, consumer cases seem to be all they are handling. However, the intention is to expand the program to include B2B disputes. Besides the parties’ total agreement to mediate, the recovery amount in the underlying matter must be within the jurisdictional limits of civil court, which is up to $25,000.00.

Unlike mediation through the Supreme Court, where available, New York civil court mediation is also available for a permitted matter even before filing a lawsuit. In Supreme Court, the Judge can order mediation.  In Civil Court,  the parties can decide on their own to file for mediation. They need not have an active case or a Judge assigned to the case.  One party unrepresented by counsel is sufficient to qualify the case.

The civil court emphasizes that the mediation is free for up to three hours. This makes it convenient and fast. You can potentially reach a settlement in a one- or two-hour session with a mediator. After three hours, there is a $300 hourly fee payable to the mediator. To continue, the parties must agree to pay out of pocket. Continue reading “Is Free Mediation Coming To Resolve Your NY Debt Collection Claim?”

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Do I Need to Pay my Contingency Fee NY Lawyer if I Replace Them?

Thinking about replacing your lawyer with someone else because you are unhappy with the results thus far on your NY debt collection case?  Worried that replacing your current NY contingency fee debt collection lawyer with another will impact your bottom line? That any recovery on the claim would be further reduced because you will be required to pay fees to the outgoing NY contingency fee debt collection attorney as well as the incoming lawyer?

The Engagement was Clear NO COLLECTION, NO FEE

The terms were very clear when the NY contingency fee debt collection lawyer took on your claim. No recovery, collection of monies, no fee. The lawyer agreed. You both signed an engagement letter, a binding contract, that the claim was to be handled on a contingency fee arrangement.

For whatever reasons, you are unhappy with the current lawyer handling your debt collection claim. Perhaps the case has taken a lot longer than expected.  The result is that as of now no monies have been collected. You are considering replacing your current NY debt collection contingency fee lawyer with another. Continue reading “Do I Need to Pay my Contingency Fee NY Lawyer if I Replace Them?”

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