A Client-Centered Approach to Collections Grounded in a Valued Business Relationship

Collection Firm Representing Lenders and Other Businesses Owed Money in New JerseyA Client-Centered Approach to Collections Grounded in a Valued Business Relationship

The New Jersey collection law firm of James S. Friedman, LLC, values its business relationships with its collection clients, and strives to provide tailored and thorough responses to the following common questions:

  • What will it cost to have us collect a debt?
  • Will litigation be necessary, or can it be avoided? If the case has to be litigated, what steps must be taken to prepare for court?
  • When and how are attorney's fees and court costs paid?
  • Can collection fees, costs, and even interest, be added to the sum collected?
  • What role will the client play in the collection process? What documents and other materials and information will be needed from the client in order to maximize recovery? Will a client representative be required to appear in court, or at an out-of-court proceeding such as a deposition?
  • How long will the collection process take?
  • What should the client do to avoid the future need to employ collection efforts?

New clients typically contact us with these and more questions. They are often confused and aggravated. Frequently, they are concerned primarily with the fact that collection efforts are distracting them from their business goals and disrupting their cash flow. Sometimes, and all too often in a difficult economy, the very survival of the client's business depends upon successful collection efforts. The New Jersey collection law firm James S. Friedman, LLC, strives to clarify client concerns, and collect outstanding debts as efficiently as possible.

As a threshold matter, we accomplish this by responding as thoroughly as possible to these and other client inquiries at the initial consultation, and while a matter is progressing. Until the process is completed, we work diligently to keep clients up to date concerning the status of cases. Clients typically receive periodic status reports via e-mail concerning their cases.

We use the latest available technology to manage collection cases, and are always seeking to identify and implement new ways to maximize the value and efficiency of its services. We believe that employing cutting edge technology at every stage of the collection process benefits our clients by helping them to make the best of a bad situation and ultimately achieve their business goals.

Because of the value James S. Friedman, LLC, places on client relationships, we will work much more diligently than a collection agency to collect your outstanding debts. Most collection agencies send a few computer-generated letters and make some phone calls, and then give up when nobody responds. We do not stop there. Our approach is dramatically different. If the circumstances call for it, we will go the distance through the entire collection process in pursuit of our client's money. Finally, because we are a small firm, we can offer more individualized attention to our clients, as well as flexible fee arrangements that are virtually unheard of in large law firms or "collection mills". Our goals include providing a contemporary level of services in an old-fashioned way.

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If you have questions regarding outstanding obligations owed to your business, call James S. Friedman, LLC, at 800-361-6554 (toll free) or contact us online to learn how we can help you collect them.

Client Reviews
"I hired Mr. Friedman to represent my son in a criminal matter that could have landed him in jail. Nobody in our family had ever been involved with the criminal justice system before, so this was all very new to us. He was very patient, answered all of our questions, and made sure we understood everything each step of the way. By the time the case was over, my son had a reduced charge for which he only had to pay some fines." Anonymous
"Mr. Friedman represented me when I was one of several students caught with drugs in a college dorm room. I was set to graduate at the end of the semester, and thought this case would ruin my life. He got my charges dismissed, and the record expunged. This lawyer was a total lifesaver!" Anonymous
"Our daughter has mental health issues. She got into a scuffle with the police and was charged with assaulting an officer. Our attorney, Jim Friedman, was able to show the prosecutor and Judge that the real problem here was her mental stability. She was placed on probation and avoided jail time. Most other lawyers we spoke to refused to take this case, but Jim Friedman took it and got us a great result. Thank you Mr. Friedman!" Anonymous
"I had federal criminal charges and felt totally lost. I was one of who knows how many defendants in this case, and I read on the Internet that almost everyone in federal court end up with a prison sentence, so I was really scared. My first lawyer, who told me that I would probably spend at least some time in prison, barely gave me the time of day after I paid him. Then I hired Jim Friedman to represent me. He stayed with me throughout the entire process. He was always available to answer my questions, and never let me lose hope. He negotiated aggressively with the federal prosecutor and I ended up with a short term of probation. I knew I would get convicted of something, but this lawyer kept me out of jail." Anonymous
"The only part of my trial that was better than watching Mr. Friedman question the witnesses was when the jury came out and said “not guilty” over and over again. You have to see this lawyer in court!" Anonymous