By: Robert J. Nahoum
Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP is an infamous debt collection law-firm representing a creditor or debt buyer. Debt buyers buy up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone companies and car companies for pennies on the dollar.
According to the New York State Unified Court System, Cohen & Slamowitz filed more than 8,600 New York debt collection lawsuits in 2014 alone. Debt collection cases like these are most often brought in New York’s civil, city and small claims courts.
Cohen & Slamowitz represents some of the most active debt buyers including:
|· New Century Financial Services||· Erin Capital Management, LLC,
· CACH LLC,
Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP regularly makes debt collection phone calls from (800) 293-6006 and is located at:
199 Crossways Park Dr.
Woodbury, NY 11797
While Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP is a law-firm, in reality they are more like a glorified collection agency able to use the courts as a debt collection tool. Once a judgment is obtained, law-firm debt collectors like Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP can freeze bank accounts, garnishee wages and issue subpoenas.
Law-firm debt collectors like Cohen & Slamowitz employ few attorneys but many debt collection agents. In fact, if you call them, you will not speak with an attorney, you will speak with a debt collection agent who is probably being paid a commission for any money he or she collects from you.
Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP and many of its debt buyer clients are notorious violators of federal debt collection laws known as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and are sued regularly by consumers for these violations. The FDCPA is a federal law that regulates the collection of consumer debts. It precludes third party debt collectors from using false, misleading, deceptive and harassing debt collection tactics.
Over the years Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP has been on the receiving end of countless FDCPA lawsuits, Attorneys General lawsuits, regulatory and governmental actions. Perhaps in an effort to escape its shady reputation, Cohen & Slamowitz has recently changed its name to Selip & Stylianou, LLP. Call them what you will, ultimately, there isn’t enough lipstick to make this pig look pretty – Cohen & Slamowitz is a debt collector.
If you need help settling or defending a debt collection law suit, stopping harassing debt collectors or suing a debt collector, contact us today to see what we can do for you. With office located in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Rockland County, the Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum defends consumers in debt collection cases throughout the Tristate area including New Jersey.
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