New York Debt Collection and a Safe Deposit Box

New York debt collection and a safe deposit box, how does one affect the other? Convinced that your customer is hiding stockpiles of cash, stock certificates and the keys to the kingdom in their safe deposit box?  If you bring a New York debt collection case, can you empty your client’s safe deposit box? Continue reading “New York Debt Collection and a Safe Deposit Box”

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New York Mechanic’s Liens – an Influential Process

New York mechanic’s liens are truly influential. Why is that important to you? New York’s real estate boom has been a tremendous catalyst for growth. And, points of pain may be associated with that growth. For instance, if you’re someone who has extended credit to fund one project or a few or have money out on the street in some other way, you must know how to best protect your rights. For that reason, understanding New York mechanic’s liens and their influence in helping you receive payment is a must. Continue reading “New York Mechanic’s Liens – an Influential Process”

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Meet Your Debtor Face to Face

Two men shaking hands.Is there value in an old-fashioned sit-down with your nonpaying client?

You caught the client’s attention and now they would like to meet. Should you? Is it worth your time? Could it lead to a resolution? Seems that the client now wants to discuss the claim and have asked for a face to face meeting. They had ample opportunity to do so before you started the litigation process. So why now?

Perhaps the filing of the lawsuit was the trigger. Not only do they recognize that you mean business and that your goal is collecting the monies owed you.  Continue reading “Meet Your Debtor Face to Face”

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How Long Can a Customer Avoid Payment?

Man holding money in his hand.Getting paid can sometimes take longer than expected. But, how long? That depends on whether your client has a deep pocket. And also how long they want to stretch out and avoid payment.

Consider this: A contingency fee is the most common way to handle claims. When there appears to be a possibility of collection, your collection attorney will continue to work on the case until you receive payment.

The same does not hold true for your nonpaying customer. Unless your client is an attorney and will self-represent or has a friend who is a lawyer or one on staff, the corporation you sue for nonpayment must hire counsel to represent them. They cannot represent themselves.

The non-paying customer will have to pay for representation.

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