Collection Law From Start to Finish
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Holiday Inn Cherry Hill
2175 Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
$349 / Each Additional
Registration Includes Course Book
Continuing Legal Education
- NJ CLE - 7.20
- NY CLE - 7.00
- PA CLE - 6.00
- IACET - 0.60
Tread Carefully . . . But Ensure Your Clients Get Paid
Winning a judgment against a bad debt doesn't necessarily mean cash in hand. Do you have the information you need to ensure payment of the debt - while keeping in compliance with strict guidelines governing consumer collections? Don't rush in unprepared. Maximize your chances of recovery with the practical solutions you'll gain at this definitive seminar. Enroll today!
- Uncover assets - including property - that can help you maximize monetary recovery.
- Stay in compliance: follow the guidelines governing actions permitted or restricted by the FDCPA.
- Learn effective (and legal!) ways to get the debtor's attention when moving forward with a lawsuit.
- Learn how to use wage garnishments and attachments to successfully collect judgments.
- Take the steps necessary to protect your client's rights when the debtor files for bankruptcy.
Who Should Attend
This basic-to-intermediate level course will provide professionals with the legal framework to collect consumer debt. Those who should attend include:
- In-House Counsel
- Collections and Loan Officers
- Credit Managers
- Presidents/Vice Presidents
- Pre-Suit Collection Strategies
- The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
- Filing the Lawsuit - Developing Definitive Strategies
- Collecting the Judgment
- The Impact of Bankruptcy on Collections
- Avoiding Ethical Tangles in Collections
Continuing Education Credit
Continuing Legal EducationCredit Hrs State
CLE 7.20 - NJ*
CLE 7.00 - NY*
CLE 6.00 - PA*
International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.60
* denotes specialty credits
Agenda / Content Covered
- PRE-SUIT COLLECTION STRATEGIES
9:00 - 10:00, Andrew Sklar
- How to Decide Whether to Pursue Collection
- Preventative Collection - Collecting Without Filing a Lawsuit
- Designing a Collections System
- How to Discover Assets - Finding Property From Which to Collect
- THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT
10:15 - 11:15, Richard J. Perr
- Statutory Background and Preemption
- Scope of the FDCPA
- Understanding the Actions Permitted or Restricted by the Act
- Liability and Defenses
- FILING THE LAWSUIT - DEVELOPING DEFINITIVE STRATEGIES
11:15 - 12:15, Mark A. Kriegel
- Knowing the Debtor
- How to Effectively Get the Debtor's Attention
- Avoiding Counterclaims
- Obtaining Judgment
- COLLECTING THE JUDGMENT
1:15 - 2:15, Andrew Sklar
- Use of Judgment Liens on Real Property
- Use of Judgment Liens on Personal Property
- Self-Help Repossession
- Writs of Execution, Seize and Sale by Sheriff, Creditor Priority
- Wage Garnishment
- Exemptions by Debtor
- Fraudulent Conveyances
- THE IMPACT OF BANKRUPTCY ON COLLECTIONS
2:15 - 3:15, Allen I. Gorski
- Steps to Take When a Debtor Files Bankruptcy
- Chapter 7 - Liquidation, Automatic Stay, Dischargeability
- Chapter 13 - Reorganization, Automatic Stay, Dischargeability
- Means Testing and "Abusive Filing"
- Exemption Planning
- 707(a) and 707(b) Dismissal
- AVOIDING ETHICAL TANGLES IN COLLECTIONS
3:30 - 4:30, Richard J. Perr
- Eliminating Ethical Problems From Your Practice
- Zealous Representation or Vexatious Practices
- Lawyer Liability
- Attorneys' Fees
ALLEN I. GORSKI is a partner with the law firm of Gorski & Knowlton PC, where his main area of practice is bankruptcy law. He is admitted to the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; the U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Gorski has spoken for the New Jersey ICLE in the past. Mr. Gorski is a member of the Camden County, Mercer County, New Jersey State, Pennsylvania and American bar associations. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. degree from the Boston University School of Law.
MARK A. KRIEGEL is an attorney at the Law Office of Mark A. Kriegel, LLC. Mr. Kriegel represents clients in civil litigation matters, including breach of contract, commercial collections and contested estate cases. He also provides estate planning services, including drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney, healthcare directives, and assisting clients with probate and estate disbursement. Furthermore, he represents small and medium sized businesses in formation, governance, operating/shareholder agreements, contract review and drafting, litigation and collections. Mr. Kriegel also represents clients at arbitration and mediating preceding, including court ordered and AAA arbitrations. Mr. Kriegel is admitted to the Bar of New Jersey and New York. He received his B.A. degree from Syracuse University and his J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.
RICHARD J. PERR is a partner at Fineman, Krekstein & Harris, P.C. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation. He is a nationally recognized authority and lecturer on creditor’s rights, representing creditors, law firms and agencies against individual and class action allegations invoking federal and state consumer protection laws, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Mr. Perr also advises entities and individuals on matters related to compliance in the credit and collection industry, including review, implementation and auditing of policies and procedures, especially in adherence with governmental regulatory bodies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Mr. Perr is currently the president of ACA International. He is the state compliance chair for Pennsylvania (2005-2007, 2016-2018), and previously served as chair of the Members’ Attorney Program Committee (MAP Committee) and as the state compliance chair for New Jersey from 2011-2015. Mr. Perr also serves on the Board of Directors for the Mid-Atlantic Collectors Association. He earned his B.A. degree from Rutgers College and his J.D. degree, with honors, from Rutgers-Camden School of Law.
ANDREW SKLAR is the founder and managing member of the law firm of Sklar Law, LLC. He is licensed in both the state and federal courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Since 1992, Mr. Sklar has practiced in the areas of consumer and commercial collections, auto deficiency collections, judgment enforcement, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and landlord-tenant law. He also has been a Chapter 7 bankruptcy panel trustee for the District of New Jersey since 1997. Mr. Sklar is a member of the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA), the Commercial Law League of America (CLLA) and the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (NABT). He also is a regular speaker on the areas of debt collection and bankruptcy for the Burlington and Camden County bar associations, as well as National Business Institute. Mr. Sklar is a graduate of the University of Hartford and Rutgers University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review.
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