Accounts Receivable and Judgment Collections
Jimerson Birr’s creditor focused collections practice generally includes providing assistance and legal services in the area of collecting debts, including work-out arrangements, judgment and post-judgment enforcement actions, real estate foreclosures, Uniform Commercial Code dispositions and similar proceedings. In the arena of creditor rights, Jimerson Birr understands and appreciates that securing a judgment is typically the first and often simplest of the steps necessary in providing the client with a solution. In furtherance of the firm’s dedication to providing quality services and achieving solutions that meet client needs, Jimerson Birr is experienced with the most complex post-judgment collection processes, including writs of execution, garnishment and other enforcement mechanisms, court actions designed to enforce judgments against debtor assets, and matters involving fraudulent conveyances and transfers or preferences.
The skilled legal professionals at Jimerson Birr work closely with clients to best discover their debt recovery objectives, including their comfort level with civil litigation and post-judgment measures (e.g. wage garnishments and asset seizure). After discussing with clients the debt collection approach that best fits their individual and business needs, our collection attorneys aggressively pursue client objectives in the most efficient manner possible. Our experience with and understanding of commercial and consumer debt collection laws can help maximize the likelihood that your judgment will be paid. Jimerson Birr’s accounts receivable and judgment collections experience has enabled the firm to develop internal systems and processes through integration of specialized technology and well-trained collection professionals that ensure collections claims are processed and prosecuted in a timely and organized fashion regardless of amount in controversy.
Jimerson Birr’s Special Commercial Credit and Collections Processes
Our firm regularly provides comprehensive credit policy audits to its clientele in order to minimize account delinquencies and keep cash flowing in a manner required to run a profitable business. If communications with debtors break down or internal credit operations need our assistance, Jimerson Birr provides comprehensive commercial debt collection services that recover monies owed without sacrificing valued customer relationships through unprofessional or unethical collection practices. Our qualified staff has served many commercial clients in alleviating their delinquency problems, enabling the corporate credit team and management to operate without the daily stress of worrying about a bloated receivables ledger.
In order to accomplish your company’s goals, we first start by working with the accounting or credit department and applicable management personnel to create a customized collection strategy. It is important for us and for you to establish criteria to be used to determine when an account must be sent to our firm for collections, and what method of collection will be implemented. After the strategy has been determined and an account is placed, our firm commences its unique collection process. Depending on the issues in the case and the agreed upon modes of pursuit, we will prepare demand letters, open conventional and alternative channels of communication, file administrative claims, notice and file liens, file lawsuits, and if appropriate, pursue criminal action, to collect monies rightfully owed to your company. Our firm is well-versed and regularly trained on debt collection and consumer law compliance measures. We maintain strict compliance with all State and Federal statutes, and general ethical and reputation preserving business practices.
Make no mistake, the legal pursuit of collections is not as easy as making a phone call or sending a letter demanding payment in full. There are sophisticated legal compliance measures, as well as risk management processes that must be followed in regard to collection activities, types of claims to assert and damages calculations in a commercial accounts receivable collection case. While most commercial contracts (and sometimes state statutes) often mandate that the delinquent debtor reimburse the creditor’s costs and legal fees, our firm provides front-end counseling to its creditor clients regarding the potential defenses and counter-claims available to putative defendants that could result in the creditor being responsible for reimbursement to the debtor for his or her attorney’s fees and costs. At matter inception, every account placed is given a thorough risk management assessment by our legal professionals and prosecuted in a way that minimizes or completely mitigates your exposure to liability.
We provide a complete range of Accounts Receivable and Judgment Collections legal services, regularly offering counsel in areas such as:
- Bank loans secured by inventory, accounts receivable, motor vehicles, equipment, goods, real estate, or investment securities
- Enforcement of a personal guaranty or pledge
- Replevin, repossession and attachment
- Open accounts for inventory sales based on credit transactions
- Breached contracts for supply of materials or provision of services
- Unsecured Loans and Private Financing Agreements
- Insurance Subrogation
Once our team obtains a judgment, it moves quickly to take any, or all of the following measures to collect debt:
- Properly perfecting Judgment Liens
- Domesticating foreign judgments
- Asset searches and investigations
- Household goods and personal property levy
- Bank and wage garnishments
- Proceedings Supplementary
- Fraudulent Transfers
- Judgment Lien renewal
Jimerson Birr is a premier law firm with a market-leading Accounts Receivable and Judgment Collections practice that is tailored to the nuances of the industries we serve. Our teams have a global perspective and strong Florida roots. Our clients look to us to bring a distinctively high degree of quality, passion and creativity to resolve accounts receivable and judgment collections challenges effectively and cost efficiently.
We’re honored to work with some of the world’s most accomplished organizations and the leaders who drive them. We know that on any given day our clients are confronting competition, corporate advancement, risk management, process and product innovation, resource allocation, efficiency stewardship and talent oversight problems; some days all the above. When our clients place collections matters with us, they enlist sets of broad shoulders that carry their burdens for them so that they no longer feel their weight. This deep business partnership will give us both an opportunity to be at our best.
We draw on the strength of our character and talents to deliver the best of our firm to every client through true collaboration. We don’t confuse effort with results, and we focus on the immutable, allied goals at all times. Partnership with Jimerson Birr on accounts receivable and judgment collections matters means that you are not looking in any direction but ahead.