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Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Creditors’ Rights and Collections

Phone: 412-281-5060

Creditors’ Rights and Collections

Creditors’ Rights and Collections

Houston Harbaugh’s Creditor’s Rights and Collections practice helps businesses not only to collect past due payments through various legal remedies, but also to reduce collection risk by recommending preventative measures that may mitigate a company’s exposure to uncollectible debt.

We have a great deal of experience in working with architects and engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals using construction industry-specific tools such as mechanics’ liens and the Contractor/Subcontractor Payment Act. In addition to the design/build industry, our experience also includes working with creditors in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industries.

Our approach to collecting commercial debt involves an in depth assessment of the creditor’s situation. We evaluate the debtor’s background – do they have good credit, have they ever filed for bankruptcy, have they been delinquent in the past? We then propose strategies to collect the debt. These strategies could involve a demand letter to a debtor, negotiation of a re-payment plan, or the immediate commencement of a lawsuit in state or federal court. We have also worked to resolve these matters through arbitration and mediation.

If the matter has been decided in court and a judgment has been entered, we then assist clients in collecting the judgment which may involve filing a Writ of Execution, seizing bank accounts, and levying and selling personal property.

We also represent creditors in bankruptcy courts across the country, and regularly represent companies in adversary actions including preference claims, turnover claims, and fraudulent transfer claims. We will file proof of claims as well as take any other available action to preserve the claim and uncover as much money as possible.

A significant part of our Creditors’ Rights Practice involves helping our clients minimize the amount of past due payments and uncollectible debt, and thereby minimizing the need for litigation. We do this by reviewing contracts, invoices, and other documents to ensure they are protecting your interests and contain proper language that can be leveraged in a collections situation.

  • Proof of claims
  • Adversary proceedings
  • Collection litigation
  • Collection of awarded judgements
  • Post-judgement remedies
  • Writs of execution or garnishment
  • Commercial foreclosures actions
  • Replevins
  • Fraudulent transfers
  • Enforcement actions
  • Bankruptcy Preference Claims
  • Valuation disputes
  • Lien priority disputes

For more information about how we can assist your business collect unpaid debt, call any of our creditor’s rights and collections attorneys 412-281-5060 or send an e-mail by completing the contact form on this website.