Businesses and individuals that offer credit to their clients have rights. However, attempting to exert those rights and collect on debts can be challenging. Having a skilled lawyer on your side to guide you through the process may improve the odds of successful collection actions.
As a commercial and business law attorney law firm, we know that great ideas and efficient marketing strategies may make a business stand out, but what really allows a business to rise above its competition and thrive is the effective handling of its day-to-day business law issues it may face. From entity selection, contract formation to dispute resolution for all parties concerned, having an available and proven, cost-effective legal resource is essential in today’s business environment.
At Heekin Law, in Jacksonville, we have experience assisting Florida creditors in filing lawsuits and using other techniques to collect consumer and commercial debts. We can address liens and repossession of secured goods. We can work with businesses in all industries and have substantial experience assisting contractors and other construction businesses with collection matters.
In addition to representing you against the debtor, we can address conflict between other creditors. We are adept at matters involving priority of creditors and will take the necessary steps to protect your interest in one or more of the debtor’s assets.
Ultimately, our goal is to recover the money you are owed. Filing a lawsuit is often only the first step in that process. Our attorneys stay with the case even after a judgment is issued, following through to collect on the judgment. Depending on the situation, that may mean pursuing wage garnishment or account garnishment.
We also represent creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. When appropriate, we can contest the bankruptcy in an adversary proceeding. This is most common in cases in which the debtor may have committed fraud. Even if there are no fraud allegations, we can protect your interests and help you find any opportunity to recover the money you are owed. Furthermore, we can defend against preference actions filed by the debtor or bankruptcy trustee.
Need to collect on a debt? Need assistance because an individual or business that owes you money has filed bankruptcy? Let Heekin Law help you make the decision that’s best for you! Contact us to schedule a free consultation.