Legal Services

Commercial Collections & Consumer Litigation Practice

As part of the firm’s Litigation Department, our Group performs all of the functions of a traditional collections practice, delivering a wide array of services to clients of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to individuals and everything in between, and for debts of any amount.

We represent both creditors and debtors which affords the Group a balanced insight into the advantages and disadvantages of most every credit related situation.

Commercial Representation

The Group counsels businesses of all sizes on issues such as:

  • Credit policies and procedures
  • Drafting and revising credit forms
  • Credit evaluation
  • Credit agreements
  • Personal and corporate guarantees
  • Collection practices
  • Rights of insolvent businesses
  • Fair Debt Collection Act Compliance
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance
  • Levies, executions and garnishments
  • Transfer and collection of New Jersey judgments in foreign jurisdictions
  • Transfer and collection of foreign judgments in New Jersey

We also aggressively pursue the satisfaction of clients’ rights, through all stages of litigation in New Jersey and Pennsylvania state and federal Courts. Given our wide range of experience, the Group is prepared to serve the needs of any client, whether a small or family-owned business or a large corporation.

Consumer Litigation

The group advises individuals regarding various issues, including:

  • The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Consumer protection statutes

Our clients have enlisted us to assist them with such matters as defending improper collection efforts to correcting credit reporting information to assisting with claims involving abusive business practices.

Our attorneys lend their considerable knowledge and experience, gained while serving our largest clients in delivering effective and economical service to even the smallest problems of our valued clients.

Experience

  • Handled cases in the areas of construction litigation, internal corporate and partnership disputes, professional liability claims (non-medical), trade secret and proprietary information disputes, and general contract disputes
  • Groen, Laveson, Goldberg & Rubenstone v. Mark S. Kancher et al, 362 N.J. Super 350 (App. Div. 2003)
  • In the Matter of Henrietta Neufeld Cohen, 335 N.J.Super 73 (App. Div. 2000)
  • Matter of Terminated Aetna Agents, 248 N.J. Super. 255 (App. Div. 1990)
  • Camden Iron & Metal, Inc. v. Bomar Resources, Inc., 719 F. Supp. 297 (D.N.J. 1989)
  • Melikian v. Corradetti, 791 F. 2d 274 (3rd Cir. 1986)
  • Society of the Divine Savior v. Diocese of Camden, 88 N.J. 571, (N.J. 1982)
  • Roehrs v. Lees, 178 N.J. Super. 399 (App. Div. 1981)
  • Insurance Company of North America v. Heritage Bank, 595 F.2d 171 (3rd Cir. 1979)
  • Hoke v. Pioneer State Bank, 167 N. J. Super 410 (App. Div. 1979)
  • Stewart v. Sbarro, 142 N. J. Super. 581 (App. Div. 1976)
  • Prosecuting and defending equipment lease cases including issues of repossession, liquidated damages, and other related issues under Article 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code
  • Handling collection of a judgment that exceeded $200,000 and collecting the entire judgment amount, including use of bank account levies, post-judgment discovery and similar execution methods
  • Defending restrictive employment covenant case in which temporary restraints were successfully lifted paving the way for a favorable settlement prior to trial
  • Prosecuting and defending duty of loyalty and non-disclosure cases in the employment context
  • Prosecuting and defending non-compete cases in various industries including insurance, marketing, automobile sales, staffing services, and medical equipment and imaging.
  • Successfully defending automobile warranty claims, lemon law and consumer fraud cases for automobile dealers
  • Representation of commercial entities in contractual disputes
  • General corporate representation including negotiation, drafting, review and enforcement of contract agreements
  • Representation of large and small builders in construction related litigation, both commercial and residential

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