How to Collect a Bad Debt in New York City

Photo of a wallet in a clamp.Are you looking to collect from a customer operating in NYC? Here’s what you need to know about collecting bad debt in New York City.

The first step is the demand phase, which is all about writing, emailing, calling the customer and asking for money. Do this from anywhere. If you can part your debtor from their money in the demand phase, consider yourself lucky, even if it means settling for a few dollars less because you avoided the expense of litigation, mediation, or arbitration – not to mention uncertainty. You recovered your monies and can move on.

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Mandatory Mediation for New York Supreme Court Debt Collection Cases

New York Supreme Court has a pilot program for the automatic referral of many debt collection cases to mandatory mediation. The program requires that all cases designated a contract matter (debt collection case) will go to mediation. This mandate is for … Continue reading


Is Arbitration Worthwhile For My New York Debt Collection Case?

arbitration-280What do you do when your contract has compulsory arbitration as a fee dispute provision? Arbitration would be the next logical step. Consider the following scenario that happened this week to one of our specialty chemical manufacturers.
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