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Aggressive Massachusetts Collection Attorney Can Turn Bad Debts into Debt Recovery

Whether you operate in or outside Massachusetts, if your customer to whom you had provided goods or rendered services on credit is located in Massachusetts and is not paying off its debt, then get in touch with the experienced and aggressive debt collection lawyers at the Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen LLC today.

With the Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen LLC, you don’t have to suffer from the stress and frustration that comes with the legwork involved in following up debtors for debt payments. That’s right; when you come to us for legal assistance, we handle every aspect of your case and assist you at every step of the way helping you focus on more important areas of your business while we deal with your debtor to collect your debt.

Simply stated, our aggressive Massachusetts collection attorney, Alan M. Cohen can turn bad debts into definite debt payments while you enjoy a stress-free debt recovery experience regardless of where you are located—in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, another state or internationally. We work relentlessly and aggressively to help our clients get their hard-earned monies back into their bank accounts from deadbeat debtors who want to delay payments or have zero intentions of paying back.

If you’re intrigued to learn how our aggressive Massachusetts collection attorney can help you recover monies from debtors who just won’t pay, then continue reading to find out….

  • Don’t Write off Your Bad Debts Send them to an Aggressive Collections Attorney and not a Passive Collection Agency

When you just can’t seem to get the debtor to pay you, you are left with three choices. These are:

  1. Waive your debt and bear the loss, or
  2. Work with a debt collection agency for collecting your unpaid debt, or
  3. Hire an experienced and aggressive collections attorney to take legal action against the debtor and ensure debt recovery.

Operating in the industry for over 3 decades, we advise you to come to us instead of writing off your bad debts or going to a collection agency. We have the experience, skills, knowledge and above all passion to pursue your case aggressively and turn bad debts into debt recovery.

Hiring a passive debt collection agency for debt recovery may do you no good. In fact, it may waste your time and money. You’ll find yourself at square one even after months of working with a debt collection agency. If you’re lucky, the debtor will pay you. If not, you’ll only end up wasting more money on using passive debt collection agency services for months. We say this because a debt collection agency cannot  take aggressive legal actions. All it can do is employ perhaps the same or similar techniques that you have already used when following up with the debtor like sending demand letters, and make phone calls to retrieve delinquent accounts.

However, if you give us a chance we assure you that our attorneys will pursue your claim aggressively putting the right and best the legal actions in place to recover your debt payments even from those debtors who had no intentions of paying. Our attorneys go directly to court to attempt to collect bad debt; which collection agencies cannot. At the Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen LLC our philosophy is to “GET YOU PAID” and we do everything within the limits of the law to get that job done. Click for more….

  • Unlike Others We Aggressively Seek Pre-Judgment Attachments to Secure Debt Recovery

Usually attorneys wait for the court to enter the judgment before they take legal actions against the debtor, but we don’t! At the Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen LLC, we work proactively and aggressively by taking measures such as using pre-judgment security tools to secure the debtor’s assets while the lawsuit is pending and before the judgment is entered.

We use pre-judgment attachments with or without notification to help you secure debt recovery. As the name suggests, these pre-judgment security tools are offered by the law of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to prevent the defendant or debtor from taking any action that can reduce their ability to pay off debts to you the creditor.

In other words, these security tools prevent the debtor from selling, transferring or moving their assets. Pre-judgment attachments can be applied on real estate and bank accounts, to name but a few. Click to learn more about pre-judgment security attachments.

  • A Judgment without a Plan for Collection will not lead to Debt Recovery

Many creditors often don’t know that winning a judgment in court doesn’t necessarily mean that it will lead to debt recovery. Well, it does state who won the judgment and who is required to pay whom and how much. Unfortunately, standing alone without more, it is just a piece of paper—that is until the Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen LLC get involved.  We create plan of action to attempt to enforce the judgment properly and GET YOU PAID. Collecting monies from debtors is what our attorneys do best.

Our experienced debt recovery lawyers will first review your case thoroughly and research about your debtor’s assets. Based on our evaluation and findings, and leveraging on our experience we will then select the best legal tools and strategies to implement a plan of action that help recover your unpaid bills.

To find out more about how we work our way to create a judgment enforcement plan that delivers positive results, click here….

  • Our Relentless Massachusetts Collections Attorney Use All Available Post Judgment Remedies

At the Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen LLC, we never give up or give your case a back seat. In fact, for us every case that we work on is a top priority and that is why we give our 100 percent and fight to collect your money for you until the debtor makes payments, or no one anywhere can collect.

To turn your bad debts into debt recovery, we explore and use all appropriate post judgment remedies. We use post judgment discovery to follow the money trail of the debtor trying to find where its assets are located so that we can attempt to seize them on your behalf.

Other post judgment remedies that we may use to help you get paid include wage garnishments, reach and apply actions, asset seizure, foreclosure of Mortgages, keeper attachments, receivership and post judgment injunctions.

  • We Domesticate Foreign Judgments in Massachusetts

At times creditors operating outside Massachusetts find it extremely difficult to recover debts from debtors who reside and/or operate in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This is due to the fact that judgments won in other states or internationally cannot be implemented directly in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by registration.

Therefore, to implement and enforce a foreign judgment, the creditor must first file suit in Massachusetts based on the foreign judgment. Unfortunately, many judges in the Superior Courts do not automatically give deference to the foreign judgment by allowing ex parte attachments to collect thereon. They often require notice to be given to the debtor which more often than not impairs the effectiveness of a bank attachment. Nevertheless, even after giving notice of the intent to seeks an attachment gives the debtor a message that you are done messing around. Filing suit on the foreign judgment which will eventually turn into a Massachusetts is the means of domesticating the judgment. And this is what we can help you with. At the Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen LLC, we do not mess around or dabble in collections. That is what we do. We keep you informed step by step as the process unfurls as we file for domestication of our clients’ foreign judgment in Massachusetts.

Unlike other attorneys who just file a complaint for foreign judgment, our lawyer works aggressively to help you recover monies by taking aggressive legal actions and measures to secure payments of your foreign judgment. We take measures like ex parte bank attachments, ex parte real estate attachments and reach and apply injunctions to attempt to recover the monies owed on your soon to be domesticated foreign judgment. To learn more about domestication of foreign judgment in Massachusetts and the tools we use to recover debts, click here.

  • Our Relentless Massachusetts Collection Attorneys Know How to Collect Foreign Judgments

The Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act is accepted and adopted by 46 states in the US. However, four states including Massachusetts have not accepted it for this reason you need to domesticate foreign judgment first so that it can be enforced locally in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To successfully domesticate the judgment, you must know and comply with Massachusetts procedural rules.

It is important that you work with a seasoned attorney who understands the procedure of filing for domestication and more importantly, collecting bad debt for creditors like you. Our relentless Massachusetts collection attorneys know how to collect foreign judgments and Massachusetts judgments. Once the court enters a Massachusetts judgment and then issues the execution upon our request, we are then able to seize and sell non-exempt assets to help pay off your judgment. Click to see details….

  • Massachusetts Mechanic’s Lien Statute Requires Strict Compliance with Rigid Requirements

Likewise, if you are operating in the construction industry as a sub-contractor and the general contractor fails to pay the debt they owe to you for the services rendered or goods provided, then we can help. Our experienced and knowledgeable mechanic’s lien attorney can provide you with complete information about your debt collection rights and prepare all of the necessary documents so that you can create, perfect and enforce your mechanic’s lien on private (as opposed to public) property in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Mechanic’s lien laws provide protection to suppliers as well as contractors seeking debt payments. These laws when timely and properly used help protect contractors and suppliers against the non-payment risk. 

A mechanic’s lien is collateral. It covers the contractors and suppliers from losses when timely filed, perfected and enforced. However, to take full advantage of this right, one must make sure that it is filed correctly and in conformance with the law. For this it is vital to go to experienced mechanic’s lien attorney Alan M. Cohen. We know of how to draft, record and enforce mechanics lien. Click for more..

  • Our Experienced Massachusetts Collection Lawyers Not Only Know How to Enforce Mechanic’s Liens but To Use Other Debt Collection Techniques to Get You Paid

If you wait until last minute to record mechanics lien then you may lose your chance of getting paid. It is crucial to understand that mechanic’s lien comes with a time limit. If you fail to act within that rigid  timeframe, you will blow your mechanic’s lien rights. It is rare under the law that a party can attach the property of a person with whom it has not contracted to secure payment for the value added to that property. Yet that is exactly what a mechanic’s lien does without requiring the permission of a court. Yet so many suppliers and contractors miss that opportunity by waiting too long to file or failing to have the proper paperwork. Yet, even if you have missed the time limits, the innovative attorneys at the Law offices of Alan M. Cohen LLC have successfully used other collection tools to collect on behalf of material suppliers and contractors. For details click here.

  • We Enforce Massachusetts Judgments; We Collect Massachusetts Judgments

At the Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen LLC, we are committed to helping clients recover their monies. When we enforce Massachusetts judgments, we never fail to follow-up with the debtor. In some situations where the debtor just won’t pay, we may file Rule 69 motions or discovery or file supplementary process actions to help you collect monies.  Click here to learn more.

Contact us Today

So, don’t give up when your debtor refuses to pay its bad debts to you.  WE NEVER GIVE UP.  Call us on (508) 620-6900 or email us at to discuss your case details. Let our seasoned and aggressive Massachusetts collection attorneys handle your case to maximize your possibility to GET YOU PAID!!

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