All posts by Alan M. Cohen

Piercing the Corporate Veil Litigation

Among many tactics used in commercial debt litigation to collect unpaid debt is “Piercing the Corporate Veil.” In simple terms, veil piercing is a situation in which courts put aside limited liability afforded by   corporate structure and holds a corporation’s shareholders or directors personally liable for the corporation’s actions or debts. It is most commonly … Continue reading Piercing the Corporate Veil Litigation

Credit Applications & Contracts: Prevent Debt Issues Before They Start

When debt collection is handled before the debt actually becomes a problem, you’re already a step ahead of the game. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to have an arsenal of well-prepared, strong as oak documents such as a credit application or contract. Not only do these documents protect your best interests … Continue reading Credit Applications & Contracts: Prevent Debt Issues Before They Start

The Benefits of a Commercial Litigation Attorney vs. A General Law Firm

When faced with a debt collection issue, it is critical to hire the right legal representation in order to collect what is rightly owed. Many lawyers (both large firms and small firms ) claim to handle debt collection, but many times fall short on bringing home the bacon due to lack of experience, case priority, … Continue reading The Benefits of a Commercial Litigation Attorney vs. A General Law Firm

Experienced Collection Attorney v. Collection Agency

     A supplier is owed money from their customer. Despite numerous emails from the customer promising payment, nothing  happens. DAY 1: The supplier knows they have to get serious to get what they are owed. They have two choices: (1) hire a collection agency; or (2) hire an experienced commercial litigation attorney. A collection agency … Continue reading Experienced Collection Attorney v. Collection Agency

Mechanic’s Liens Help Collect Debt

A plumbing supplier’s customer slowly turns off the payment tap and morphs into a defiant deadbeat. Knowing going legal is the best solution for a clogged payment pipeline, the supplier calls me. The plumbing supplier does not have a formal written contract. Deadbeats usually think that without a written contract, creditors may not be able … Continue reading Mechanic’s Liens Help Collect Debt