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3 Main Considerations When Obtaining Assignments of Lawsuits or Judgments as a Judgment Collection Tool

October 17, 2018 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog

Obtaining a judgment is only half the battle.  The victorious party still needs to collect on that judgment.  When garnishing bank accounts doesn’t work and assets aren’t readily available to seize, clever creditors attorneys have obtained the debtor’s interest in other litigation to help settle the outstanding debt.  The following […]

“Small” Claim Doesn’t Mean an Unimportant Claim

October 3, 2018 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

Many business owners have likely heard of small claims court, but are thankfully unfamiliar with it.  I say “thankfully” because the usual way a business owner experiences small claims court is over an outstanding account receivable, or because a disgruntled customer or employee has a grievance (possibly of a dubious […]

Handling Delinquent Customers: Legal Action and Collection Methods, Part I

September 28, 2018 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog

Often times the most challenging part of operating a business is ensuring you’re getting paid for your efforts.  As a business chugs along month after month, it’s inevitable that a stack of past-due accounts receivables eventually grows.  This is an unfortunate situation in which even the most business-savvy entrepreneurs find […]

Are Actual Fraudulent Transfer Judgments Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

September 17, 2018 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog

While bankruptcy proceedings generally allow individuals an opportunity to discharge many different liabilities, there are some classes of liabilities—such as those involving fraud—that are not dischargeable in bankruptcy.  The Bankruptcy Code (“Code”) prohibits the discharge of “any debt . . . for money, property, [or] services . . . to the extent obtained by . . . false pretenses, a false representation, […]

Fraudulent Transfers 101: What You Need to Know When Following the Money Trail

September 14, 2018 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog

The debt collection process is based upon a creditor’s right to repayment from the liquidation of a debtor’s assets.  In Florida, there are many judicial procedures available, which allow creditors to identify, seize, lien, levy and force the sale of a debtor’s assets in order to satisfy the indebtedness owed […]

Collections Law: Necessary Steps to Perfect and Collect the Judgment

August 9, 2018 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Presentations, Videos

Congratulations! The court has ruled in your favor and awarded a favorable judgment. However, there is no contact with the defendant and it’s not clear what assets are in play. Therefore, you need an effective plan on how to aggressively collect the judgement due–but without violating federal or state laws […]

The Bankruptcy Code: The Automatic Stay – How it Impacts Debtors, Creditors and Trustees

August 7, 2018 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Presentations, Videos

What happens when a debtor is granted an automatic stay in bankruptcy court? Essentially, it halts creditors and potential creditors from trying to collect pre-bankruptcy debts. However, there are exceptions which may be relevant to your case. This video presentation explains the automatic stay as set forth in the U.S. […]

Florida Business Break-up 101: Issues, Mechanisms, Planning, Forcing, Defending and Valuation

August 7, 2018 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Presentations, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog, Videos

A Florida business break-up can be messy. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead, owners of a business who plan ahead with consideration of potential future challenges can help ensure an amicable break-up, free of drama or difficulty. And by having an experienced contract law attorney in your […]

How to Understand Purchase Money Security Interest or PMSI and Other Categories of Collateral That are Excluded From a Collateral Lien

August 7, 2018 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Presentations, Videos

A collateral lien may exclude some categories of collateral. This is of particular concern if a piece of property changes from one category to another. In this video presentation, Charles B. Jimerson and two additional attorneys provide a thorough explanation of purchase money security interest (also known as PMSI). Additionally, the speakers […]

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