Jocelyn Nager Shares How She Became a Debt Collection Lawyer

Jocelyn Nager, a debt collection attorney.In this post, Jocelyn Nager, the President of Frank, Frank, Goldstein & Nager, shares how she became a debt collection lawyer. 

Before online job listings, one of the best ways to land a position was by way of introduction or responding to classified ads in person or by mail.

I worked for law firms during the second and third year of law school. My first year I sold shoes at Botticelli, a high-end shoe store in Rockefeller Center.

Coming from a family of accountants and educators, introductions to potential law firms were hard to come by. To find a job, I used the classifieds in the law journal.

I prepared personalized cover letters for each resume I sent out. I’d drop off the “envelopes” every Sunday evening to be in the first batch of resumes — each addressed to a separate blind ad at the offices of The New York Law Journal on Ninth Avenue.

I didn’t know what type of law I wanted to practice. I just knew I wanted to work, and quickly! Since I was eager and ambitious, I answered almost every ad posted for an entry-level position.

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New York Debt Collection Claim Practices

one hundred dollar billsNew York debt collection claim practices have been in the news. There’s been publicity recently about debt collection practices of the merchant cash-advance industry. It can shed light on how to avoid legal disputes in your debt collection claim.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s money loaned, services rendered, or goods sold and delivered. You want your money. When seeking to enforce your right to get your money, the borrower/client sometimes looks to delay. They may vehemently thwart the debt collection claim by creating issues where none existed. They may also file baseless counterclaims. Continue reading “New York Debt Collection Claim Practices”


NY Debt Collection Litigation: Can Suing Push a Nonpayor to Pay?

NY debt collection litigation may get your nonpaying customer to pay just by filing suit.

If you knew statistically that filing NY debt collection litigation would cause your customer to pay, would that help you decide to advance costs and proceed with a suit? Continue reading “NY Debt Collection Litigation: Can Suing Push a Nonpayor to Pay?”


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”