Our Collection Services
We are a boutique law firm focused solely on commercial debt collection litigation and judgment collection for businesses and contractors of all sizes across North Carolina. By limiting our practice in this way, we can provide individualized attention to your case from start to finish. It also makes us really good at what we do.
No two business debt collection cases are alike. Whether you are a small family business or a large Fortune 500 company, whether you have one small collection case or many large ones, our process starts the same: we carefully review the details of your case and plot the best course of action. Our goal is to get as much money back to your organization as quickly as possible in a professional and persistent manner. We also understand that, in accounts receivable collections, time is of the essence. The creditors who move the fastest are often the ones who get paid. Accordingly, we will move your case through the court system with all deliberate speed.
We make ourselves available to our clients throughout the entire collection process. You will be able to call or text us directly, and we often respond quickly. Furthermore, we will share your casefile with you in real time using dropbox.com. This way, anytime a new court document is filed or the opposing party emails us, you will be promptly notified and have immediate access to electronic copies of those documents. In short, we value our relationships with our clients and put them first.
We work with businesses and organizations of all sizes across all industries. If you are a creditor to whom money is owed, we will work with you. We do not represent consumers or defend people or organizations who are being sued for money they owe. We are a pure creditors’ rights law firm.
We offer several advantages over a collection agency. First, a collection agency has no leverage. All they can essentially do is make phone calls and write letters and emails. When you hire a collection lawyer, debtors know you mean business. They also understand that if they do not comply, they will be sued. As a result, debtors are often highly motivated to resolve a dispute before a lawsuit is filed. Second, some collection agencies tend to be rude and unprofessional. Hiring a debt collection attorney speaks for itself: if the debtor does not comply, legal consequences will surely follow. We have found that being direct and persistent results in the most successful outcomes for our clients. And third, some collection agencies will charge you regardless of whether they collect. Others charge contingency fees as high as 50% or more. As explained below, we charge a fair, standard contingency fee. As such, we do not get paid unless you do. And when we do, it’s a fair cut.
We generally charge a contingency fee. This means that, if we recover your money, we get a percentage of the amount we recover. And if we are unable to do so, we get paid nothing. We can also charge a flat hourly rate if that is what you prefer. If you are unsure what kind of payment arrangement is right for your particular claim, we can explain the pros and cons of each.
Generally speaking, obtaining a judgment for an unpaid receivable is easier than collecting it. Debtors will rarely pay a judgment once it has been entered by a court. It takes skill, know-how, pressure, street smarts, contacts, and access to particular resources to enforce collection of a judgment. Well before we ever acquire a judgment, we waste no time locating assets (which are sometimes hidden) to do just that. In short, our job is not to merely obtain a judgment for you: it is to get you paid.
- Obtaining judgments and post-judgment collection
- Domestication of foreign judgments
- Construction and mechanical liens
- Breach of equipment leases
- Discovery of hidden assets
- Fraudulent conveyance recovery
- Court-ordered seizure and sale of a debtor’s property
- Contempt of court
- Debt collection arbitration
- Actions in quantum meruit
- Assistance to law firms in collecting judgments and uncovering hidden assets
- Collections for law firms with an emphasis on protecting attorneys from legal malpractice counterclaims
- Contract, promissory note, and credit application consulting and drafting to better protect your organization from delinquent debtors
If you are a business or organization to whom money is owed, call Carolina Collection Law Firm today at 704-529-9600 for a free consultation.