Compliant Collection Strategies, Skip and Asset Tracing Tips, and More
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Know how to collect judgments while remaining compliant under the FDCPA.
Understand how foreclosure and bankruptcy impact collections.
Gain better insight on how to track down skips and their assets.
Review key collection strategies that go astray of the FDCPA.
Skip and Asset Tracing Tips and Techniques
Collection Strategies: How to Cleverly Collect While Complying With the FDCPA
FDCPA Issues at the Intersection of Foreclosure, Bankruptcy, and Collections Law
Craig H. Fox is the managing shareholder of the Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, law firm of Fox and Fox Attorneys at Law, P.C. He has substantial experience in the areas of collections, foreclosures, bankruptcy, real estate, commercial transactions, banking and commercial litigation. Mr. Fox actively represents numerous publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as individuals, in connection with their collection, real estate, and commercial transaction needs. He has led seminars on collection, real estate, title, business, and financing topics. Mr. Fox also is a licensed real estate broker for Realty Corporation of America and has served on the Montgomery County Realtor - Attorney Joint Liaison Committee. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Montgomery bar associations. Within the Montgomery Bar Association, Mr. Fox served four consecutive terms as chairperson of the Collection, Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Committee; served as chairperson of the Debtor/Creditor Committee; was elected to serve on the Board of Directors; was appointed to serve on the Bench - Bar Committee; was appointed vice chair of the Business, Banking and Corporate Counsel Committee; and was appointed vice chair of the Professionalism Committee. He is a member of numerous committees of the Montgomery, Pennsylvania, and American bar associations, including the Business, Banking and Corporate Counsel, the Bankruptcy/Creditors and Debtors Rights, the Construction and Public Contract Law, the Franchising and the Real Estate committees. Mr. Fox graduated from Lafayette College and earned his J.D. degree from Villanova University School of Law.
Bruce N. Menkes is a partner in the Chicago law firm of Mandell Menkes LLC, where he represents lenders, merchants, and equipment lessors. Mr. Menkes helps clients with a wide variety of consumer and commercial finance matters, including negotiating and documenting co-brand and other payment card agreements for retailers; preparing agreements for lending and leasing transactions; and advising on privacy, data security, and regulatory compliance issues. He also litigates consumer and commercial finance disputes, including defending consumer class actions suits alleging violations of consumer fraud laws, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Truth in Lending Act. Mr. Menkes is a past chair of the Debt Collection Practices and Bankruptcy Subcommittee of the Consumer Financial Services Committee of the American Bar Association. He has written numerous articles, including "The FDCPA and the First Amendment" (Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, 2011). Mr. Menkes earned his B.A. degree, highest honors, from William & Mary; and his J.D. degree from the University of Chicago. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois, and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (member of the Trial Bar), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Gary Vangilder is employed at the Center for Arkansas Legal Services. Prior to that, he was a sole practitioner in central Arkansas with Vangilder Law Firm, where he practices collection and real estate law. Mr. Vangilder is admitted to practice in Arkansas. He earned his B.S. degree from Louisiana State University and his J.D. degree from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Mr. Vangilder also has a real estate broker’s license.
Franklin S. Yudkin is the principal of the Yudkin Law in Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Yudkin practices primarily in collections and debtor/creditor matters. He has been a frequent speaker on collection topics and also searches the internet and various data bases to locate debtors. Mr. Yudkin is a member of the Louisville, Kentucky, and Indiana State bar associations; the Commercial Law League of America; and the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys. He earned his B.A. degree from Indiana University and his J.D. degree from the University of Louisville.
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