By: Robert J. Nahoum
The infamous debt collection law-firm Houslanger & Associates, PLLC represents creditors and junk debt buyers in debt collection cases throughout New York. According to the New York State Unified Court System, Houslanger & Associates filed only 10 New York debt collection lawsuits in 2016.
The business of Houslanger & Associates seems less focused on new debt collection case and more on old ones. Houslanger & Associates actively pursues judgments obtained many years and in many cases by other lawyers. In fact, in recent years, Houslanger & Associates took over a large portfolio of judgments entered in favor of the infamous junk debt buyer Palisades Collection and their original attorneys Pressler and Pressler.
While Houslanger & Associates is a law-firm, in reality they are more like a glorified collection agency using the courts as a debt collection tool. Once a judgment is obtained, law-firm debt collectors like Houslanger & Associates can freeze bank accounts, garnishee wages and issue subpoenas.
Law-firm debt collectors like Houslanger & Associates 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.
Houslanger & Associates and many of its debt buyer clients are sued regularly by consumers for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). 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.
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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