All posts by Alan M. Cohen

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

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

Commercial Debt Collection for Out-of-State Creditors

Are you a creditor located outside Massachusetts with a debtor doing business in Massachusetts? Does this debtor refuse to pay your invoices even after repeated payment requests? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a brief overview of tactics a skilled and experienced attorney uses in order to collect money on behalf of an … Continue reading Commercial Debt Collection for Out-of-State Creditors

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

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