Staying in regulatory compliance while attempting to collect a debt has never been more important! In this comprehensive and critical compliance guide, you'll walk step by step through the collection process, gain effective techniques, AND ensure compliance. Get the fundamental tools you need to legally collect debt, locate assets, garnish wages, attach liens, and more - ALL while remaining compliant under the CFPB, FDCPA and TCPA. Register today for this timely program!
Avoid the swarm of new penalties and lawsuits under the FDCPA and CFPB.
Add attorney's fees to collection matters without being sued.
Steer clear of exposure to liability; know the FDCPA and recent changes.
Explore the CFPB's areas of focus, role, and enforcement actions.
Review the statutory basis and case law surrounding the "Mini-Miranda" warning.
What type of property is subject to a lien? How do you attach a lien? Find out!
Review permitted vs. prohibited techniques under the FDCPA/CFPB.
Effectively locate assets, garnish accounts, and attach liens.
Avoid sticky jurisdiction/venue issues when seeking judgment.
Stay up to date and compliant with the TCPA.
Understand how bankruptcy impacts collections.
Clearly define harassment, false, deceptive, and misleading practices.
STEP #1: Debt Collection Process and Procedure Fundamentals
STEP #2: How Bankruptcy Affects Collections
STEP #3: How to Comply With the FDCPA, CFPB, and State Law
STEP #4: Prejudgment: How to Cleverly Collect Under the FDCPA, CFPB, and TCPA
STEP #5: How to Obtain a Judgment
STEP #6: How to Enforce the Judgment: Liens, Garnishments, Veil Piercing, and More
STEP #7: How to Avoid (and Handle) FDCPA Claims
STEP #8: How to Steer Clear of Ethical Issues: Attorney Fees and More
Brian C Heck is an attorney with Beckman Lawson, LLP, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has managed the firm's collections practice since 2007. Mr. Heck handles collection matters for several medical practices, law firms, insurance companies, retailers, and automobile dealerships in Northeast Indiana. He has also handled various commercial and construction litigation matters in both federal and state court, and has participated in arbitrations with local arbitrators and the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Heck has experience in handling mechanic's lien and condemnation matters, and represents a number of homeowners associations as well. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law.
Paul D Ludwig is a director in the Indianapolis law firm of Redman Ludwig, P.C., and has more than 30 years of experience in creditors' rights and collection litigation, representing national banks and corporations, as well as local businesses and individuals. His areas of practice include creditors' rights, general litigation and commercial law. Mr. Ludwig has been a lecturer for paralegal studies at Indiana University, National Business Institute and Purdue University at Indianapolis; and for many continuing legal education programs in the field of creditors' rights. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Indiana Central University and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law.
Donald W McInnes is a partner with McNevin & McInnes, P.C. in Indianapolis. He has worked for over a decade practicing in community association law doing collections, foreclosures, and covenant enforcement. Mr. McInnes is experienced in contract law, personal injury and family law. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis and obtained his J.D. degree from Indiana University. He is a member of Community Associations Institute (CAI) and has served on the Education Committee of its Central Indiana chapter.
Cassie A Nielsen is an attorney with Rubin Levin, P.C., where she focuses her practice on commercial collections, creditors' rights, and associated litigation. Ms. Nielsen is admitted to practice in Indiana and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. She is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association. Ms. Nielsen earned her B.A. degree from Hillsdale and J.D. degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
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