Preparing for Hiring a Collections Attorney.
In this video, Attorney Philip Hundl talks about tips for hiring a business collections attorney. Mr. Hundl is a Shareholder of the law firm of Wadler, Perches Hundl & Kerlick, which serves clients in South Texas from offices in Wharton County, Matagorda County and Fort Bend County. Call us at 800-929-1725 or use our contact form for an appointment with Mr. Hundl or one of our other experienced business collections attorneys.
Wadler, Perches, Hundl and Kerlick is a full service law firm providing business clients with a range of legal services in areas such as collections, contract disputes and negotiations, and business litigation.
Summary of Tips for Hiring a Collections Attorney
Are you a business owner with delinquent accounts that you are not able to collect on? Perhaps you’re thinking about contacting an attorney. These are some aspects of collections that you may want to think about before you contact a collections attorney.
The first thing is gathering up the information that the attorney will need, and will most likely ask you for. You should gather any agreements that you have or may have had with the debtor. You should also gather any invoices or tickets that you’ve sent the client. Assemble documentation of any payments that they may have made. A spreadsheet is a useful way of showing all the different invoices in the account and the account receivable balance that’s still outstanding.
Then you should gather any letters or email correspondence that you’ve sent to the debtor asking for payment. This is always helpful for the attorney evaluating your collection case.
Timing is important. You don’t want to wait too long to take action on any delinquent accounts. There are applicable statutes of limitations that apply. Your collections attorney will ask you about when you began providing services or goods to the debtor. Your attorney will also ask you when was the debt due. That’s when the statute of limitations may begin.
You should also tell your attorney if there are any applicable liens that you could place on any specialized products that you may have fabricated for the client. If you did some oil and gas fieldwork, there may be some applicable liens that you can place on the oil and gas lease.
Get Help from an Experienced Collections Attorney
So if you find yourself in a situation where you’re attempting to collect on a debt, and you’d like to find out more information from an experienced collections attorney, please contact us for an appointment.
We have five offices in Wharton County, Matagorda County and Fort Bend County. Call or text us at 800-929-1725 for an appointment at any of our offices. Appointments can be in-person, online or by phone.