Collections - An Introduction

New Jersey Collection Firm Representing Clients Seeking to Collect Debts in New JerseyOur Collection Practice

A New Jersey collection firm that works hard to turn your overdue accounts into money for you and your business.

Business creditors who are owed money by another business or an individual want to speak to the New Jersey collection firm of James S. Friedman, LLC, about converting that debt into available funds.


The Law Firm of James S. Friedman, LLC, is a New Jersey collection law firm with a vast array of experience collecting debts for a wide variety of businesses. We collect debts for:

  • Banks, finance companies and other financial institutions (loans, credit card receivables and past-due lease payments on equipment leases);
  • Landlords;
  • Professionals who have rendered services (doctors, dentists, and accountants, among others);
  • Health care facilities that have provided treatment (hospitals, surgical centers, clinics and similar facilities); and
  • Businesses that have sold goods either retail or wholesale (unpaid invoices, deficiency balances and bad checks).

The collection process can be complicated. Account debtors often evade payment of legitimate debts, hide assets, raise false claims concerning the value of the goods sold or services rendered, and seek bankruptcy protection. The New Jersey collection firm of James S. Friedman, LLC, understands that our clients are not really concerned with any of that. Their primary focus is to get paid promptly, maintain cash flow at the highest possible level, and continue to grow their business. Accordingly, we handle the mechanics of debt collection while providing our clients with the information they need to make business-like decisions about particular cases.

James S. Friedman, LLC, represents clients at all stages of the collection process including pre-charge off, collection litigation and, if necessary, bankruptcy proceedings. We represent high volume clients with large numbers of collection matters, or clients with single matters. We also handle claims of all dollar amounts. Our clients come from New Jersey, from out of state, and from outside the United States. We always strive to tailor our services to accommodate individual client needs and goals.

Our primary goals include making sure that clients receive every dollar they are entitled to, and working as efficiently as possible in light of the unique facts and circumstances of any given matter so that clients get value for the expenses associated with the collection process. For example, and depending upon the make-up of a particular case, clients may be entitled to interest, attorneys' fees and collection costs. We labor diligently to include all such sums in the amount claimed from the debtor so as to maximize the monies ultimately recovered.

James S. Friedman, LLC, prides itself on not being just another "collection mill". We work hard to get to know our clients, their businesses and their unique needs. We do not take a "one-size-fits-all" approach to collection work, but instead develops individual strategies that respond to particular client needs.

Our fee arrangements for collection matters vary with the type of case and the type of client. Many collection matters can be handled on a contingent fee basis. In such cases, although the client is responsible for costs, attorney's fees generally are not due until the matter is completed.

We also maintain the highest ethical standards, and comply with all applicable collection laws, rules and regulations. This minimizes the possibility of complaints against clients for purportedly "heavy-handed" collection tactics. Contrary to what most debtors may think, we firmly believe that using lawful means to obtain what clients are legally entitled to is not heavy-handed.

Taken together, the foregoing approach to collection work leads to maximum debt recovery and client satisfaction.

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If your business is owed money that you have been unable to collect, call James S. Friedman, LLC, at 800-361-6554 (toll free) or contact us online to learn about our services and explore your options.

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