By: Robert J. Nahoum
According to the New York State Unified Court System, the prolific debt collection law-firm Selip & Stylianou, LLP (formerly known as Cohen & Slamowitz) filed a staggering 23,776 New York debt collection lawsuits in 2019 which is slightly down from the 28,939 it filed in 2018.
Drilling down on the numbers:
- Nearly 3,000 in the Bronx
- Nearly 5,000 in Brooklyn
- Nearly 3,000 in Manhattan
- Over 2,000 in Nassau County
- Over 4,000 in Queens
- Nearly 3,000 in Suffolk County
Selip & Stylianou represents some of the most active junk debt buyers including:
- New Century Financial Services, Inc.,
- Resurgent Capital Services, L.P.,
- Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC,
- Palisades Collection, LLC,
- NCO Financial Systems, Inc.,
- Midland Funding, LLC,
- Erin Capital Management, LLC,
- Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC,
- Asset Acceptance, LLC,
- CACH LLC,
- LVNV Funding, LLC,
Selip & Stylianou also represents many well-known banks that do not sell their junk debt to debt buyers including:
- Capital one Bank
- TD Bank
- Discover Bank
Selip & Stylianou used to go by the name “Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP”. Under overwhelming scrutiny for debt collection misconduct and violations of debt collection laws, Cohen & Slamowitz changed its name to Selip & Stylianou, LLP.
Selip & Stylianou, LLP regularly makes debt collection phone calls from (800) 293-6006 and is located at:
199 Crossways Park Dr.
Woodbury, NY 11797
While Selip & Stylianou, LLP is a law-firm, in reality they act more like a glorified collection using the courts as a debt collection tool. Once a judgment is obtained, law-firm debt collectors like Selip & Stylianou, LLP can freeze bank accounts, garnishee wages and issue subpoenas.
Law-firm debt collectors like Selip & Stylianou 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.
Selip & Stylianou, LLP and many of its debt buyer clients are accused 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.
If a debt collector like Selip & Stylianou, LLP violates the FDCPA, you can sue or statutory damages up to $1,000.00 plus actual damages (like pain and suffering) and your attorney’s fees. In FDCPA cases, The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C. doesn’t charge our clients a penny out of pocket.
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.
The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C