Reach and Apply Injunctions in Massachusetts

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Reach and Apply Injunctions in MassachusettsIf a third party owes your debtor money, Massachusetts Law c. 214 Section 3 enables the use of e a reach and apply injunction. What this does is allow you to obtain a court injunction ordering your debtor’s debtor not to pay the debtor directly but instead to pay you. This eliminates your debtor as a middle man and helps to ensure that you get paid.

If you know whom your debtor sells or services, then you may benefit from using the reach and apply injunction to get paid. The aggressive collections attorneys at the Law Offices of Alan M Cohen, LLC have decades using this remedy to get our clients paid when others have given up. We have creatively and successfully used reach and apply injunctions to prevent third parties from making direct payments to delinquent debtors who absent the reach and apply injunction would simply pocket the money and stiff their creditors. The following story outlines one of the many instances in which we utilized our outside of the box approach to do what we relentlessly fight to do—get our clients paid:

Reach and Apply Injunction Success Story

The client of a Massachusetts marketing company had decided suddenly that they no longer wished to pay the marketing company, leaving a substantial debt. The marketing agency made efforts to collect the payments that they had earned, but to no avail. With no luck, they called Attorney Alan M Cohen to help them collect their bad debt. After doing some online research into the debtor, it was determined that the defendant utilized multiple online payment services including PayPal, to get paid by its customers.

With this knowledge, we took action and filed a suit. We sought out, and eventually obtained, a reach and apply injunction precluding PayPal and certain other online payment services from making any payments to the debtor, who from here on will be referred to as Mr. Deadbeat. When Mr. Deadbeat eventually realized that his stream of income had dried out, he suddenly was more than willing to find a way to absolve his debt.

We then entered negotiations with Mr. Deadbeat to figure out a repayment plan. After a few weeks, Mr. Deadbeat offered to pay an acceptable and deserving amount to our client to repay his debt. While most lawyers in Massachusetts don’t think of using a reach and apply injunction in their practice, the experienced collections attorneys at the Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen, LLC remain a cut above the rest. The Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen LLC not only know how and when to utilize reach and apply injunctions to get our clients paid.

As the lawyers that other Massachusetts attorneys come to for their delinquent debts and to help with their client’s, we are not a firm that just dabbles in commercial collection and has only read about reach and apply injunctions. Put our knowledge and experience to work for you. Our collection law services include mechanic’s liens, post-judgment collections business litigation,foreign judgment collections, and everything in between. The Law Offices of Alan M Cohen, LLC are prepared to strategically use any attachment and injunction available to help get you paid.

For innovative, aggressive, ethical, and effective business debt collections from businesses within Massachusetts jurisdiction, contact The Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen, LLC at (508) 620-6900, or email us at

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Debt collection FAQs

  • Why should my company hire the Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen LLC to collect unpaid accounts receivable in Massachusetts?

    Our philosophy is simple: We never give up. We pursue your debtor until either you get paid or no one else can get you paid. We treat your debt as our debt and tirelessly pursue debt recovery. We are the last name that your debtors want to hear.

  • How do you effectively collect debt in Boston, Worcester, Springfield and throughout Massachusetts?

    When we first get a file in from a client, we look to see what the debtor is about, who it does business with, and what is posted on social media. From there we determine which collection tactic would be most effective in swiftly collecting our client’s bad debt. Unlike others who write demand letters and make calls, we figure that you have already done that and want an aggressive and relentless debt collection action. That is exactly what we provide: No calls. No letters. Just Action through litigation.

  • What makes a good Massachusetts bad debt collections attorney?

    A good Massachusetts collection attorney not only knows how to collect bad debt in Massachusetts but is driven to do what it takes no matter how long it takes to collect the delinquent debt. A good Massachusetts collection lawyer not only listens to his client, but he also keeps his/her client informed of everything that is happening in the case. At the Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen LLC, aggressive, relentless, innovative and successful bad debt collection is wired into our DNA. We send a copy of every communication that we send and receive on your case to you. For over three and a half decades we have been protecting creditor’s rights.

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