What is a Mechanic’s Lien? A mechanic’s lien provides payment assurance for those who have provided labor and/or materials to improve an existing or new building or structure. It is also known as a construction lien, a materialman’s lien, or a supplier’s lien when pursued by those supplying materials. It may also be described as … Continue reading Massachusetts Mechanic’s Liens
Do you have commercial tenants who are late on payments? Do you have business tenants that have moved out and have not paid their remaining balance? If you have outstanding balances that are 60 days past due or older, it’s time to explore your options for collecting unpaid rent. If you are located in Boston, … Continue reading Collection of Commercial Unpaid Rent
As a commercial landlord, one of the worst things that can happen to you is having a tenant default on their lease. Lease contracts are a good thing because it protects both parties. They protect the landlord if the commercial tenant stops paying rent or does not pay all of the rent. If your lease … Continue reading Rent acceleration clauses in Massachusetts
Unfortunately, many businesses have had to deal with outstanding debt from clients or customers who have either forgotten or refused to pay for services or materials. Sometimes your clients simply do not have the means to pay up. Regardless of the reason, outstanding debt can seriously affect your business and credit line. It’s money out … Continue reading Spend your time making money and leave the bad debt collections to us
Attorney Alan Cohen recently cited in the current addition of Mass Lawyers Weekly. Some important topics discussed pertaining to credit card collection cases, and can be found here: http://masslawyersweekly.com/2016/12/22/proposals-tackle-abuses-in-credit-card-collection-cases/
Have you or your company performed work for a construction project only to be refused payment? A mechanic’s lien is an invaluable tool that helps the construction industry collect money owed. You have to know what you are doing, however, to use it effectively. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a mechanic’s lien is security for … Continue reading Mechanic’s Lien – What is it and how does it work?
What is a Foreign Judgment? In American legal terminology, a “foreign” judgment can be a judgment from another state in the United States or from a foreign country. For a judgment from another state within the United States, the reference is “foreign sister-state judgment.” A “foreign-country judgment” refers to a judgment from another country. If … Continue reading Foreign Judgment Enforcement
If you sell materials or lend monies to a corporation which goes belly up, there is a temptation to just give up. Lots of lawyers and attorneys do. I don’t and neither should you. I immediately file suit against the corporation. Why file suit against a corporation on life support or one recently defunct, you … Continue reading When A Debtor Goes Belly Up, They Can Still Pay
When drafted properly, rent acceleration clauses are enforceable if a tenant/debtor defaults on a monthly payment and fails to cure its default within a defined period. The law allows businesses to contractually agree to a rent acceleration clause as a liquidated (certain) damages provision. A liquidated damages clause establishes an amount agreed upon at the … Continue reading Rent Acceleration Clauses Are Enforceable
A shipping company hired an out-of-state carrier to deliver its merchandise. The out-of-state carrier damaged the merchandise during the shipment and then refused to pay for the damages which were in excess of $20,000.00. After searching for an experience Boston commercial debt collection lawyer, the shipping company called me. I immediately reviewed the file and … Continue reading Damaged During Shipping, Who Pays?