“It’s Good Being First,” is Delaware’s state slogan, but it’s also good to be among the second group of five white papers on the debt collection laws in every state published on The National List website. Today we recap those five papers, giving you just a taste of the laws in each state and a short introduction to the author. Today’s blog covers Feb. 11th through the 15th.
On the same day that the paper was published, a blog about the author and the firm he/she represents appeared on InsideARM.com. You can go here to read the full blogs and to the links below or to our website under Legal Resources to read the papers. Remember, you must be registered on the NL Website in order to download the complete white paper. Registration is free and easy.Colorado Debt Collection Laws Submitted by: David Silverman and Anne-Marie Vos, Silverman/Borenstein PLLC, Posted: 02/11/2013
David opened The Silverman Law Firm in December, 1983. Anne-Marie joined Silverman/Borenstein, PLLC in the spring of 2012. They offer this advice on what creditors need to know about debt collection in Colorado : David, “We are a ‘Serve First’ state, allowing us to serve the consumer with a lawsuit prior to incurring the cost of filing it with the Courts.” Anne-Marie, “The statute of limitations for unsecured debt has recently increased from three to six years. This area could still be in flux and bears watching.”Connecticut Debt Collection Laws Submitted by: Kenneth M. Rozich, Esq., Member, Jacobs and Rozich, L.L.C., Posted: 02/12/2013
Jacobs and Rozich has been listed with The National List since 1992.The firm has more than 35 years of practice between the principals, attorney Edward D. Jacobs and attorney Kenneth M. Rozich. Kenneth focuses his practice on creditors’ defense, personal injury, commercial and construction litigation. He has held the following positions in the Commercial Law League of America: Secretary – Young Members Section, Vice Chairman – National Executive Committee, Creditor’s Rights Executive Committee.Delaware Debt Collection Laws Submitted by: Daniel C. Kerrick, Esq., Ciconte, Wasserman, Scerba & Kerrick, LLC, Posted: 02/13/2013
Delaware’s state slogan is “It’s good Being First.” Ciconte Wasserman Scerba & Kerrick, LLC, likes to think of their firm as “first in collections.” They are Delaware’s largest collection law firm, with over thirty years of experience in commercial and retail collections. They have been listed with NL since 1983—for 30 years. Daniel told NL, “You can’t judge a claim by its cover, as even the most uncollectible claim or judgment may be fully collectible.”District of Columbia Debt Collection Laws Submitted by: Thomas A. Mauro, Esq., Mauro Law Offices, P.C., Posted: 02/14/2013
Thomas is the senior member of Mauro Law Offices, P.C. They have been National List members since 2004. To understand collections law and practice in Washington, D.C., Thomas says, “It is necessary to consider that D.C.’s jurisprudence has been historically influenced by the laws in Maryland. The United States District Court for the District of Columbia served as the local court in most civil and criminal matters. It wasn’t until 1972 that Congress created a Charter that grants the City limited Home Rule.”Florida Debt Collection Laws Submitted by: Justin D. Jacobson, Managing Partner, Jacobson, Sobo & Moselle, Posted: 02/15/2013
Justin D. Jacobson is an attorney with the Plantation, FL, law firm of Jacobson, Sobo & Moselle. The firm has been listed with NL since 1994, nearly 20 years. Justin says, “Florida has a reputation as being a very debtor-friendly state and a challenging state for collections. While it does permit a variety of significant personal exemptions, they are not absolute. Moreover, it also has a variety of policies that make collection against corporate entities more viable.”
Additional papers published to date include Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho and Illinois.
By Marti Lythgoe, NL Editor