All posts by Alan M. Cohen

We Collect Debt, Even if Your Customer is Out of State

A service vendor is owed approximately $6,600 from an out of state customer. When the customer morphs into a deadbeat claiming that it is in financial difficulty, the vendor calls me. In the vendor’s contract, its customer had agreed to subject itself to being sued in Massachusetts. This is called a forum selection clause and … Continue reading We Collect Debt, Even if Your Customer is Out of State

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Attorney Alan M. Cohen Collects Commercial Debt when Tenants Stop Paying Rent

Your commercial tenant has stopped paying rent with only a few months left on the lease. Although you try to find out their intentions and collect your money, the tenant remains silent. You know that if you wait until the tenant vacates, you may not know where to find them. Deciding enough was enough, the … Continue reading Attorney Alan M. Cohen Collects Commercial Debt when Tenants Stop Paying Rent

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Working Through Massachusetts’ Complicated Mechanic’s Lien

You’re a materials supplier for a developer who built several houses. Suddenly your valued developer becomes a slow, then no paying deadbeat. You learn that your deadbeat’s proverbial ship has sunk and that its assets are substantially less than its liabilities. Fortunately you have written offers and acceptances forming a written contract thereby entitling you … Continue reading Working Through Massachusetts’ Complicated Mechanic’s Lien

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Business Debt Collection From All Angles – Success Story

You perform your work properly and in a timely fashion for your customer, who is loving you. That is until you send in your bill for services and your loving customer becomes your estranged debtor. The customer stops corresponding and no longer responds to your calls and letters. You could send your new found deadbeat … Continue reading Business Debt Collection From All Angles – Success Story

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Commercial Debt Collection with Boston Attorney Alan M. Cohen

A commercial landlord’s tenant suddenly stops paying its monthly rent. The landlord through its attorney sends threatening letters seeking payment to no avail. As a result of a referral, the commercial landlord calls me because it was told that we have a fee structure to suit smaller debts, i.e. we often work on a contingency … Continue reading Commercial Debt Collection with Boston Attorney Alan M. Cohen

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Why and When a Massachusetts Court May Issue a Real Estate Attachment

Among the many strategies used in debt collection law, there are attachments. And with attachments, there are two types – with notice to the defendant and without (ex parte). Generally speaking, courts are reluctant to issue ex parte attachments on real estate because fraudulent transfers of real estate are traceable. There are particular times when … Continue reading Why and When a Massachusetts Court May Issue a Real Estate Attachment

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Is it Worth it to Turn a Delinquent Account into Collections?

When a client owes you money, you will find yourself in a difficult position. On one hand, you do not want to damage the relationship and chance losing future business. On the other hand, your company is taking a financial hit when a client doesn’t pay up. So when do you decide that enough is … Continue reading Is it Worth it to Turn a Delinquent Account into Collections?

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Massachusetts Bank Attachment Laws: What You Should Know

Knowledge is power, even more so when it comes to collecting money from a deadbeat client who refuses to pay. Exceptional Massachusetts debt collection strategy requires knowing how to use court rules, case law and statutory tools to best help businesses collect debt. That is why it is critical for your debt collection counsel to … Continue reading Massachusetts Bank Attachment Laws: What You Should Know

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Looking for Business Debt Collection Services? Consider These 3 Things First.

Despite all efforts to collect money from a client – letters, phone calls, and other ineffective attempts – your client or customer is unwilling to pay or even respond for that matter. So what do you do? You make a decision stop wasting valuable resources and hire a debt collection attorney who will work on … Continue reading Looking for Business Debt Collection Services? Consider These 3 Things First.

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Why Debt Recovery is Important for your Company’s Success

Let’s face it, the key to every successful business is – you guessed it…money. No one is running a profitable business on smiles and barter agreements. The catch here, is the other critical part to running a successful business – you guessed it…relationships. That being said, in order for a company to grow, establish meaningful … Continue reading Why Debt Recovery is Important for your Company’s Success