What Can I Do About Creditor Harassment?

Sawin & Shea

After you file for bankruptcy, it is illegal for your creditors to continue contacting you and asking for payments. If a creditor breaks the law, you can contact a lawyer to pursue a case against them. Here is a closer look at how you can take action against creditor harassment.

Pretty Paper: Modern Lawyers Can Still Use Pen and Paper

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Just because you want to be a modern lawyer, that doesn’t mean that you have to give up all of your paper. For lawyers, the love of paper persists; it often hearkens back to a prior age of law practice. Many lawyers just like to write on paper, to hold it.

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Ten Burr & Forman Attorneys Named 2022 South Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Burr Forman

Burr & Forman is pleased to announce that 10 South Carolina attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers 2022 list. Only 5% of the lawyers in the state are named Super Lawyers, and no more than 2% of the lawyers in the state are Rising Stars.

Can I Add a Creditor After My Bankruptcy is Filed?

Sawin & Shea

Working with a lawyer will help ensure you get the most benefit from your case, and they can answer any questions and help alleviate your concerns. If for some reason you realize that you forgot to add a creditor after you have already filed, your attorney can help you understand your options.

67 Burr Attorneys Named 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Burr Forman

Burr & Forman announces that 67 of its Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee attorneys have been selected for inclusion among Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2021. The 67 attorneys are included in Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine in November. Campbell Taube – Creditor Debtor Rights.

Five Burr Attorneys Named to Lawdragon’s 2022 “500 Leading Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers” List

Burr Forman

Meek have been recognized in the January 2022 issue of Lawdragon’ s “500 Leading Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers” List. A good lawyer can make all the difference. Hall was named in the Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, including Litigation specialty.

Get Back: Lawyers are Really Bad at Following Up with Leads

Jared Correia

This whole dialogue is, of course, representative of the massive disconnect not only between lawyers and consumers, but also between lawyers and their own marketing efforts.?

Closing Time: Lawyers Are Great at Closing Business, But Need to Get There Faster

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Most of the lawyers I talk to will tell me that, ‘If I can get someone on the phone, I can close them’. I would be t that most lawyers close leads in to the high 70s, if I had to sign a percentage to it. Most attorneys are phenomenal when it comes to closing business.

Code Red: Why Lawyers Don’t Need to Code

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

I mean, don’t get me wrong, lawyers can code, if they want to; but, they don’t have to. There’s a prevailing argument in legal tech circles over whether lawyers should be coders. This argument is often misconstrued to mean that lawyers should be developing their own software. And, the same argument applies for lawyers that applies to that weekend warrior: he shouldn’t do that because he can make more money in his day job, which also carries with it far less risk.

19 Burr & Forman Attorneys Named 2021 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Burr Forman

Orlando, FL – June 24, 2021 – Burr & Forman announces that 19 of its Florida attorneys have been selected as 2021 Super Lawyers. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers, and no more than two-and-a-half percent are Rising Stars.

Non-Lawyers Given Go Ahead to Help Defend New York Debt Collection Lawsuits

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The court has refused to prevent non-lawyers from the New York-based nonprofit Upsolve from offering legal advice to help consumers defend debt collection lawsuits. This goes against well-settled rules relating to legal advice that only a lawyer can dispel legal advice.

Off Day: Lawyers Never Stop Working, But They Should

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Through a unique partnership between the bar association and Jared Correia 's Red Cave Law Firm Consulting , National Creditors' Bar Association members now have access to experienced law practice management consultants at a special discount rate.

184 Burr & Forman Attorneys Named Among the 2022 Best Lawyers in America

Burr Forman

Birmingham, Alabama, August 19, 2021 – Burr & Forman LLP announces the inclusion of 184 of its attorneys among the Best Lawyers in America for 2022. Twenty-one Burr attorneys have been selected as 2022 “Lawyers of the Year.” Lawyers of the Year.

The Nuclear Option: Why It’s Dangerous to Rely Exclusively on Other Lawyers for Referrals

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Lawyers tend to congregate together.? This is as much a fact of lawyer life, as it is a fact of professional life.? In many ways, this is a completely defensible approach — unless it consumes the work life of a professional, at which point: let me introduce you to the lawyer who only networks with other lawyers ! But, when you start to rely on other lawyers exclusively (or close to exclusively) for referrals, then you’re playing the most dangerous game.

No Direction Home: What To Do With Clients Who Don’t Want a Lawyer

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

There is a subset of DIY legal consumers that want legal information, advice and services -- but, they don’t want to pay a lawyer for those items, because they think that lawyers are too expensive, and because they think that they can do a passable job on their own.

Nine Burr & Forman Attorneys Named 2021 South Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Burr Forman

May 4, 2021 – Burr & Forman announces nine South Carolina attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers 2021 list. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers, and no more than two-and-a-half percent of lawyers in the state are Rising Stars. Stanton – Creditor Debtor Rights. About Super Lawyers. Selections for Super Lawyers are made by Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, Inc.

Awards Season: Lawyer Superlatives Are Great and All, But You Need More Than That to Convince Clients

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Lawyers are great at bragging on themselves via their websites. You know, those lawyer a wards, like ‘Super Lawyers’ , that you can apply for and/or purchase. Those consumers who want to hire a lawyer -- they really, really want to hire a lawyer.

Legal Tech Goes Boom: What Does That Mean for Lawyers?

Jared Correia

Most practicing lawyers are immersed in legal technology, without following the news about legal technology. of their lawyers’ rules of professional conduct, which suggest s that a lawyer’s general competency is tied to her competency respecting the use of law firm technology. And, even if that doesn’t set up a requirement for lawyers to follow legal technology news, those same lawyers should at least understand that that news affects them in some significant ways.

Run of the Mill: More Ways to Differentiate Yourself from Other Lawyers

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

It’s a whole new world for lawyers; but, one thing hasn’t changed: there are still a lot of them. Yes, there are a staggering number of attorneys in the United States, both in terms of raw numbers, and when you look at per capita figures.

The Others: Networking for Referrals from Non-Lawyers

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

That’s why it’s so valuable to also network for referrals from non-attorney professionals, who have to find a lawyer to deliver referrals to. The pitch you use on lawyers is not going to work here. Through a unique partnership between the bar association and Jared Correia 's Red Cave Law Firm Consulting , National Creditors' Bar Association members now have access to experienced law practice management consultants at a special discount rate.

73 Burr Attorneys Named 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Burr Forman

Burr & Forman announces that 73 of its Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee attorneys have been selected for inclusion among Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2020. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers, and no more than two-and-a-half percent of the lawyers in the state are Rising Stars. The 73 attorneys are included in Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine in November. Campbell Taube – Creditor Debtor Rights.

Melting Pot: Should Law Firms Start Hiring More Non-Lawyers?

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

For the most part, law firms have hired for three roles: lawyers, paralegals and administrative staff. It’s a brave new world for lawyers in so many ways; but, if you’re struggling to find the right people, maybe it’s time to look for new sorts of people. Hiring is rough right now.

What Happens to Investment Real Estate in Bankruptcy?

Sawin & Shea

The process involves liquidating non-exempt assets property to pay creditors. You can surrender the property to creditors and discharge the debt associated with the investment property. For experienced bankruptcy attorneys in Indianapolis, contact the lawyers at Sawin & Shea.

Building Credit During Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Sawin & Shea

Contact a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer in Indiana. If you are an Indiana resident looking for experienced bankruptcy lawyers in Indiana, contact the law office of Sawin & Shea, LLC. Our lawyers have years of experience assisting Indiana residents through the bankruptcy process.

Baker’s Dozen of New Amicus Briefs Filed in Support of Hunstein Petition for Re-Hearing

Account Recovery

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Burr’s Derek Meek and Mike Hall Named to Lawdragon’s Inaugural Leading Bankruptcy Lawyers List

Burr Forman

Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers. Derek is the chair of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy practice group and a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. Derek regularly represents debtors, creditors, committees, asset purchasers and other clients in matters related to insolvency, financial distress, and bankruptcy, both in and out of court. Mike is also a partner in the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group.

What Is Law Practice Management Consulting?

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

That may sound basic, but law practice management consulting is a highly specific genre, that contemplates the special components related to law firm management that do not attach to running other small business, including the ethics rules that lawyers must adhere to. There are at least a couple of major reasons that it’s helpful for lawyers to access business management consulting. Law practice management consulting is, essentially, business management consulting for law firms.

158 Burr & Forman Attorneys Named Among The 2021 Best Lawyers in America

Burr Forman

Burr & Forman LLP announces the inclusion of 158 of its attorneys among the Best Lawyers in America for 2021. One of the oldest and most distinguished legal directories, Best Lawyers conducts peer-review surveys to compile its annual list of top attorneys in a number of practice areas. In addition, 15 Burr & Forman attorneys have been selected as Best Lawyers ‘ 2021 “Lawyers of the Year.”

157 Burr & Forman Attorneys Named Among The 2021 Best Lawyers in America

Burr Forman

Burr & Forman LLP announces the inclusion of 157 of its attorneys among the Best Lawyers in America for 2021. One of the oldest and most distinguished legal directories, Best Lawyers conducts peer-review surveys to compile its annual list of top attorneys in a number of practice areas. In addition, 15 Burr & Forman attorneys have been selected as Best Lawyers ‘ 2021 “Lawyers of the Year.”

The Bankruptcy Discharge Injunction – How Creditors Can Avoid Getting Caught with Their Hands in the Cookie Jar

BN Lawyers

Debtors who have filed for bankruptcy and received their Discharge often continue to receive collection letters and phone calls from their creditors. Some creditors even go so far as to sue on these discharged debts or garnish wages and bank accounts. The Bankruptcy Code provides continuing protection from creditors in the form of a discharge injunction. What Actions from Creditors Are Prohibited?

How a Skilled Collections Lawyer Improves Your Odds of Commercial Debt Recovery

Collections Law

What About Out-of-State Creditors? However, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, this is not an automatic process, and therefore, foreign judgment creditors must first domesticate their judgments so they may be enforced in Massachusetts. If you and our collection lawyers choose domestication of the foreign judgment by litigation, our skilled and aggressive judgment enforcement attorneys may decide to seek pre-judgment security to help secure payment of your foreign judgment.

Why People Resist Bankruptcy

Sawin & Shea

If you’re already a homeowner when you file for bankruptcy, talk to your bankruptcy lawyer about using a homestead exemption to keep your house. High-Pressure Tactics from Creditors. Finally, we’d like to address fears that arise from creditor harassment.

How a Skilled Collections Lawyer Improves Your Odds of Commercial Debt Recovery

Collections Law

What About Out-of-State Creditors? However, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, this is not an automatic process, and therefore, foreign judgment creditors must first domesticate their judgments so they may be enforced in Massachusetts. If you and our collection lawyers choose domestication of the foreign judgment by litigation, our skilled and aggressive judgment enforcement attorneys may decide to seek pre-judgment security to help secure payment of your foreign judgment.

Soon, Debt Collectors Can Contact You on Social Media

Sawin & Shea

The new rule also loosens the restrictions on how often creditors can contact you. Will Creditors Really Contact Me On Social Media? It’s well known that debt collectors, lawyers, the IRS, and the Social Security Administration look people up on social media during investigations.

Filing Taxes After Filing for Bankruptcy

Sawin & Shea

Filing your taxes after filing for bankruptcy is not as complicated as it may seem, and if you are still confused after doing some research, you can always reach out to a bankruptcy lawyer.