Our Bad Debt Collection Philosophy is:

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Our Proven Strategy:

  • File Suit
  • Attach assets and/or injunctive relief where appropriate
  • Get you paid

We aggressively, relentlessly, ethically and effectively work to collect money from your debtor.  We don’t dabble in commercial debt collections. This is what we do.

Attorneys call us to collect their debts. For over thirty years, we have provided experienced and aggressive commercial bad debt collections services.  Our founder Attorney Alan M. Cohen has the highest peer review rating possible from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading peer review rating entity for attorneys. Attorney Cohen is also a long standing member of the Massachusetts Bar Association  and have repeatedly been asked to speak at the National Association of Credit Manager’s Northeast Annual Meetings.

We work on contingent, hourly and hybrid fee agreements. We would be happy to assist you in your commercial debt collections.

If the debtor ignored your letters, the debtor will most likely ignore those of an attorney. Further, attorney letters merely warn the debtor that action is imminent. This gives the debtor the incentive and time to hide assets or prepare its defense before you attack. Delay only makes the collection of your money more difficult.

Unlike others, when our office receives your file, we immediately start preparing your file for prompt litigation. We use various public record sources to attempt to verify the debtor’s location and assets. The information received also helps determine in which court we will bring your suit.

We prepare for your suit by checking with the Office of the Secretary of State to determine if the debtor is a corporation, LLC or partnership. If the debtor is simply known by its business name, such as “Joe’s Construction Co.”, we may also check with the Clerk’s office in the town or city where the debtor does business in order to determine if a “doing business as” certificate has been filed. The certificate may also identify who is the “real” debtor.

We often check with the assessor’s office to determine who is the record owner of the property where the debtor and/or guarantor reside and/or does business. This may locate an asset to attempt to attach. The information received may also show information of a fraudulent transfer. If we are considering a personal property attachment, we may also contact the UCC division of the Secretary of State to see what property has already been attached.

These methods represent only a cursory overview as to how your receivable  may be handled by our office.

Once armed with this information, we then prepare an appropriate complaint and  aggressively work to collect your bad debt. Where appropriate, we seek to immediately attach ex parte the debtor’s bank accounts, personal property  and/or real estate.

If you want top rated experienced collections attorneys in Massachusetts who know how to collect bad debt,  call our office at (508) 620-6900 or by emailing us at acohen@collections-law.com.

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