Collections Litigation / Judgment Enforcement
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M. Agulnick, P.C., has a diligent and aggressive judgment-enforcement
/ collections practice with a proven record of success for our
clients. While we serve larger clients such as banks and
corporations, our firm prides itself on also representing individual
clients and referals from other attorneys.
you obtained your own judgment that you want enforced or you desire a collections lawyer
to obtain a judgment and fully litigate money owed on a contract, promissory note, credit card, or other obligation,
the law firm of Peter M. Agulnick, P.C. can help you. Let an experienced
creditor’s-rights / judgment lawyer speak with you about the collection of a debt or judgment enforcement.
an attorney, over a collection agency, is a vastly more effective way of collecting
a judgment or debt. Although this law firm sometimes works on an hourly fee
basis, our office often works with clients on a contingency basis. This
means clients do not pay an attorney fee unless we make a recovery for you or your company.
Below are just some of the services that the law firm of Peter M. Agulnick, P.C. is experienced in performing:
- Investigating judgment debtors to discover assets.
- Sending initial collections letters.
- Freezing a judgment debtor's bank accounts and portfolios by serving restraining notices and information subpoenas.
- Garnishing judgment debtors’ wages.
- Conducting depositions of judgment debtors to determine the location of assets.
- Arranging for the seizure of judgment debtors' assets and property by an authorized sheriff or marshal.
- Placing a lien on judgment debtors' real property (meaning
land, house, apartment, etc.) or personal property (non-land type property
like jewelry, machinery, cars, etc.).
on a judgment by seizing judgment debtors' shares of stock in a privately
held or publicly traded corporation or other business entity.
- Obtaining judgments on a promissory note, bounced check, stop-payment check, or affidavit of confession of judgment.
- Drafting iron-clad settlement agreements with judgment debtors that yield payments.
litigation against a third-party where there has been a fraudulent
transfer of assets; in other words, where a judgment debtor gives away
all his assets (house, money, or other items) to others, often
relatives, to avoid paying his creditors.
- Finally, our office is available to individuals and out-of-state
attorneys to “domesticate” a judgment in New York State and enforce it against
assets located in the New York. The law firm of Peter M. Agulnick,
P.C. can domesticate a judgment from any U.S. state or even a judgment from
many foreign countries. New York State procedural law for this task
is different than other states. Under New York law, a judgment obtained
on the merits (meaning the other side appeared in the court proceeding before
the judgment was entered) can merely be registered in New York State by filing
fairly simple paperwork. (See N.Y. CPLR Articles 53 and 54). However,
judgments obtained by default (meaning the other side never appeared) cannot
merely be registered. Instead, a proceeding must be brought “on the
judgment” wherein one moves for summary judgment. Our office is experienced
at domesticating and enforcing judgments in New York.
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