All posts by Alan M. Cohen

Procedural Errors Can Cost You Your Mechanic’s Lien Rights

PROCEDURAL ERRORS CAN COST YOU YOUR MECHANIC’S LIEN RIGHTS DON’T TRY TO SAVE A BUCK AND LOSE THE BANK I am often requested to either enforce or dissolve a mechanic’s lien. Unlike basement bargain on-line mills that prepare mechanic’s liens without close attention to statutory detail, I carefully examine my client’s paperwork to make sure … Continue reading Procedural Errors Can Cost You Your Mechanic’s Lien Rights

PERSISTANCE + RELENTLESS PURSUIT TO COLLECT BAD DEBT = PAYDAY

PERSISTANCE + RELENTLESS PURSUIT TO COLLECT BAD DEBT = PAYDAY A plumbing supplier’s customer hit hard times in 2008. When the customer went silent, the supplier called me. I immediately filed suit and sought and obtained ex parte attachments. Unfortunately, the attachments seized no assets. When the defendant failed to file an answer, I then … Continue reading PERSISTANCE + RELENTLESS PURSUIT TO COLLECT BAD DEBT = PAYDAY

A Mechanics Lien Can Make the Difference Between Getting Paid Or Getting Stiffed

TIRED OF BEING STIFFED?? MECHANIC’S LIENS WORK FOR MY CLIENTS!! A lumber supplier, with a significant delinquent receivable, consulted me. The supplier did not want to file suit for fear of losing its customer, but wanted to gain security. I suggested filing a Mechanics Lien. The next day, I prepared the Notice of Contract and … Continue reading A Mechanics Lien Can Make the Difference Between Getting Paid Or Getting Stiffed

Aggressive Debt Collection In Action

SUPERIOR COURT – – – – In 2010, a private lender obtained a judgment against its debtors in a New York court. The debtors owned assets in New York and Massachusetts. The debtors had promised to make payment and then defaulted leaving a principal judgment amount of approximately $75,000.00. After its attorneys had struggled to … Continue reading Aggressive Debt Collection In Action

Patience Can Result in Bad Debt Recovery

Massachusetts District Court – – – A supplier hired me to collect an outstanding debt. Like usual, I immediately filed suit, obtained an attachment and won judgment. Despite obtaining a judgment against the corporation and the individual guarantors, the corporation was defunct and the individual guarantors did not have the ability to make monthly payments. … Continue reading Patience Can Result in Bad Debt Recovery

A Real Estate Attachment Helps Collect Bad Debt

Superior Court… A supplier’s customer over time ostensibly became a close friend. However instead of treating his supplier as a close friend, the customer chose to pay all of its other debtors first! After repeated unfulfilled promises, the supplier called me. I immediately filed suit seeking to attach the debtor’s bank account and real estate. … Continue reading A Real Estate Attachment Helps Collect Bad Debt

We Prepare Commercial Security Agreements

Commercial Security Agreements – – – In addition to collecting bad debts for our clients, we also prepare contracts and Commercial Security Agreements. These contracts ranging from joint pay agreements, collateral assignments, security agreements, mortgages, and pledges help protect my clients from their customer’s possible payment default. A building material supplier contacted us to secure payment of … Continue reading We Prepare Commercial Security Agreements