Collections Litigation / Judgment
Peter 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.
Whether 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.
Using 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.
- Commencing lawsuits.
- Freezing a judgment debtor's bank accounts and portfolios by serving restraining notices and information subpoenas.
- 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 the judgment debtors' real property (meaning land, house, apartment, etc.).
- Executing on a judgment by seizing the 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.
- Commencing litigation against a third-party where there has been a fraudulent transfer of assets; in other words, where a judgment debtor gives away all of his assets (house, money, or other items) to others, often relatives, to avoid paying his creditors.
- Finally, our office is available to individuals and attorneys to "domesticate" a judgment in New York State and enforce it against assets located in 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 obtain 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 judgment in New York.
Contact our office for a no-obligations free consultation with an attorney by telephone or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .