Frank, Frank, Goldstein & Nager, P.C. welcomes Jared P. Turman to the firm.
Jared has been working as of counsel with FFGN for three years and knows many of the firm’s clients. He has achieved great results on cases within both New York and New Jersey. With Jared on board, we look forward to an increased return on investment for our clients.
Jared has worked as an attorney for over ten years and has litigated collection cases throughout. Admitted in both New York and New Jersey, Jared has collected consumer and commercial debt for clients in both states, including medical practices, food distributors, and check cashing institutions — where he has expertise in all aspects of commercial paper law under the Uniform Commercial Code.
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If you are domesticating a foreign judgment in New York, it’s important to understand the defenses the defendant can take to defeat the domestication. Some states, like New Jersey, allow you to record an out of state judgment with very few requirements. The out of state judgments are offered full faith in credit in that they may be recorded as a matter of law.
New York, however, draws a distinction between out of state judgments. It differentiates between:
- Judgments obtained on default, where the debtor never appears or answers in the case
- Judgments obtained on merit, where the debtor responded to the pleadings.
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If your attempts to collect monies from your non-paying client haven’t been fruitful, you may look to hire a debt collection lawyer. A big factor in that decision making is often cost. How much will it cost to recover monies owed? To determine the cost, you need to understand how New York lawyers set their fees.
Shopping around and comparing different debt collection firms can be overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for. A bargain is likely too good to be true, but paying exorbitant rates doesn’t guarantee a lawyer will win in court. Understanding how New York lawyers set their fees can help you determine if the cost is in line with industry standards.
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A law firm is like other businesses — some do well and others do not.
Some are better lawyers or more skilled business people, others are neither. At the end of the day, a private law firm is a business. And like a business can orchestrate a scam, some lawyers steal client funds.
Lawyers are sworn to adhere to a code of ethics. They swear to act in the best interest of their clients. Given the number of lawyers, the percentage of those that fail to uphold their duties is very small. One of the main reasons lawyers get disbarred is due to the improper use of client funds.
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