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Spend your time making money and leave the bad debt collections to us

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

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Mass Lawyers Weekly

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/

Mechanic’s Lien – What is it and how does it work

Mechanic’s Lien – What is it and how does it work?

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?

Foreign Judgment Enforcement

Foreign Judgment Enforcement

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

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Rent Acceleration Clauses Are Enforceable

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

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Effective Debt Collection in Massachusetts

There are debt collection attorneys, and then there are EFFECTIVE debt collection attorneys. Trust us, there’s a big difference between the two. So how do you find out who is in the “effective” category? See below… An Effective Debt Collection Attorney will…. Immediately File a Lawsuit: Many attorneys waste valuable time sending letters or making … Continue reading Effective Debt Collection in Massachusetts

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Enforcing Massachusetts Judgments

As with any legal matter, the process of enforcing judgments is determined state by state. Here we take a closer look at how it is done in Massachusetts. For starters, a judgment is a final order of a court that shows how much money is owed by one party to another. Here’s the important part. … Continue reading Enforcing Massachusetts Judgments