Attorney at Law
Sarasota, Florida Debt Collection Attorney
No more excuses. Get the money you deserve.
You’ve heard all the excuses: “I forgot the payment was due today.” “I’ll get you the money next week.” “That wasn’t part of the deal.” “I don’t need to pay you for that.”
When you’ve heard enough and want your money now, Arthur S. Weitzner, P.A. is the name clients trust to get results. Collections attorney Arthur S. Weitzner has successfully helped a wide variety of clients — including banks, businesses, corporations, attorneys, accountants, landlords, real estate agencies, consulting firms and financing companies — collect the debts owed to them. He is relentless in pursuit of justice, and will track down your debtors and insist they give you the respect and compensation you deserve.
More than 40 years experience handling collections
Arthur S. Weitzner, P.A. helps clients throughout Florida in debt collection cases involving:
Guaranties and promissory notes
Letters of credit and other extensions of credit
Fees owed for professional services
Debts for goods sold or delivered
Liens of all varieties
Unpaid rent and charges for apartments, condominiums and co-ops
Unjust enrichment claims
Replevin actions subject to creditors’ liens
Breach of contract actions
Attorney Weitzner has more than 40 years of experience providing clients with aggressive advocacy at every level of state and federal courts. He puts the power back in your hands, and is committed to getting you every last penny of your money.
An overview of the collections process
1. Receipt and review of your files
2. Demand letter — Arthur S. Weitzner sends a letter to the debtor demanding payment. If the debtor responds to the letter, he consults with you to see if you want to discount the debt, and works to set up a payment schedule.
3. Lawsuit — If the debtor does not respond, he seeks your permission to file a lawsuit. Once a suit is filed, he moves quickly to obtain a judgment in your favor before trial. Although rare, if trial becomes necessary, he vigorously defends your right to collect payment.
4. Judgment — A judgment gives him the opportunity to get the debtor’s attention. He attaches liens on the debtor’s real estate and moves to file wage garnishments to secure payment on the debt. These garnishments take money from the debtor’s bank accounts, paychecks and any other sources of income. If he cannot locate a debtor’s place of employment, he can force the debtor to appear in court for a post-judgment deposition and testify about the finances.
5. Enforcement — If the debtor fails to appear at the deposition, attorney Weitzner can have the debtor jailed for contempt of court. He usually reaches out to the debtor before this becomes necessary, but if people continue to refuse to pay what they owe, he has no problem with sending them to jail.
Aggressive attorney. Proven results.
Call Arthur S. Weitzner, P.A. today at 941-927-5471 to end the excuses and make your debtors pay what they owe.
Florida Post Judgment Collections Attorney
Arthur Weitzner is your strongest advocate
Sometimes a case is not over after you win a judgment. Until you have been paid according to the Court’s order, you may still need to fight for what you are due. Post judgment actions are sometimes required to enforce a court-ordered award. Post judgment collections lawyer Arthur S. Weitzner is experienced in debt collections. He can help you secure the payments you are entitled to and deserve.
Post judgment collection actions can be warranted in any type of case, including family law cases. Among a variety of cases, Arthur S. Weitzner, P.A. commonly represents other lawyers and professionals who are owed money from clients. There are numerous post-judgment collection remedies available, including but not limited to:
Wage Deductions (Garnishment) — A certain percentage of a debtor’s earnings are deducted by the debtor’s employer and sent to the creditor until the debt is repaid.
Non-Wage Garnishment — Money belonging to or owed to the debtor is taken from a third party. Most commonly this refers to taking money from the debtor’s bank account.
Lien on Real Estate — A lien on real estate property gives the creditor the right have the property sold to satisfy the judgment under certain circumstances.
Attorneys Weitzner is familiar with all of the post judgment collection options available under Florida law. He can work with you to recover the money that is owed to you so that you can move on.
Sarasota, Florida Bankruptcy Attorney Assisting Creditors
While bankruptcy laws are quite compassionate towards individuals who’ve fallen on hard times, they can be harsh on creditors who are forced to absorb a loss that helps finance the debtor’s fresh start. However, if you’ve received a notice of bankruptcy by someone who owes you money, don’t assume that you have no rights. Bankruptcy attorney Arthur S. Weitzner has been helping creditors assert their rights toward debtors in bankruptcy for more than 40 years. He knows the bankruptcy code inside and out and can advise you on the steps to take to improve your chances of being repaid.
He is available to assist you in cases related to:
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Chapter 13 bankruptcy
What an “automatic stay” means to a creditor
An automatic stay is an injunction by the bankruptcy court that immediately prohibits creditors from seeking repayment of debts from the debtor. It doesn’t mean you’re out of luck, but it does mean any efforts to recover what you are owed must be directed towards the court. Arthur S. Weitzner, P.A. assists creditors in reviewing a debtor’s bankruptcy petition to see precisely where opportunities exist for the creditor to advance his claim. Attorney Weitzner is aggressive in meeting the court deadlines, which come quickly and require detailed responses. He takes the stress off his clients’ shoulders.
Secured versus unsecured debt.
A loan that is secured by collateral gives the creditor a lien against a debtor’s asset. This is a huge advantage in bankruptcy court, where secured creditors go to the head of the line. Often the issue is straightforward, but where there is ambiguity about whether a debt is secured, a skilled attorney can make the difference to a creditor’s chances of recovery.
The honesty requirement
The U.S. Supreme Court has stated that the Bankruptcy Code “gives to the honest but unfortunate debtor…a new opportunity in life….” If the debtor took on the debt in bad faith or through some kind of dishonest manipulation, he can’t discharge that debt. Likewise, if you believe there is misrepresentation or fraud in the debtor’s bankruptcy petition, such as attempting to hide assets, you must bring those objections to the court. An experienced bankruptcy attorney can present a clear and convincing argument to help your cause.
Bankruptcy proceedings move quickly — contact an attorney today!
Especially today, when bankruptcy filings are so numerous, the court is eager to decide cases fast. If you delay asserting your rights, you can easily lose them. Call Arthur S. Weitzner, P.A. today at 941-927-5471 to schedule an appointment with a seasoned bankruptcy attorney dedicated to helping creditors.