Could Stronger State Debt Collection Laws be Coming to New York State?

By: Robert J. Nahoum   On May 28, 2014, the New York State Assembly passed a series of bills aimed at debt collectors.  Included in the proposed laws is an enlargement of disclosure requirements to consumers, stronger court filings requirements and in debt collection lawsuits and a mandatory statewide licensure for debt collectors. The Assembly is committed to doing whatever we […]

Who Are Consumer Attorneys?

By: Robert J. Nahoum   There are all kinds of lawyers out there: real estate lawyers, personal injury lawyers, corporate lawyers, Wall Street lawyers and consumer lawyers to name a few.  The good old days of the country lawyer who did it all have given way to specializations, attorneys who focus on or discrete areas of law.  If you’ve never had […]

Five Ways to Stop Debt Collector Harassment

By: Robert J. Nahoum   Whether it’s mounting credit card debt, unexpected medical bills or even defaulted student loans, when you fall behind on your bills, the debt collectors will harass you. Understandably, anyone who has dealt with debt collectors feels abused, harassed and bullied.  This is due in large part to the heavy-handed tactics of the debt collection agents.  Most […]