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Levy & Partners Litigation Practice Areas

A portion of our litigation practice consists of handling of sophisticated business disputes. We represent clients in litigation involving public and closely held corporations, partnerships and corporate officers, directors and shareholders. Those disputes include counseling, pre-litigation settlement and trial of all varieties of commercial issues such as breach of contract, breach of warranty, business dissolutions, shareholder appraisal rights, bankruptcy-related disputes and a variety of business torts. Some examples include tortious interference with a contract or business, negligent misrepresentation, fraud in the inducement of a contract, and breach of fiduciary duty. We pursue and defend commercial litigation cases as traditional as the sale of goods under the uniform commercial code and as complex as the theft of internet passwords and domain names.

What does litigation mean?

Litigation refers to a case that is resolved through the use of the court process, rather than any of the out of court processes.  However, Litigation does not always end in trial. Many parties are able to resolve their cases without the need for a trial, with the assistance of attorneys who act as dispute resolution consultants or settlement counsel, and who can work cooperatively even in a litigated case to reach settlement by agreement.

Finding attorneys who are not just litigators, but who are experienced in settlement techniques that can be applied in a litigated case, can be helpful in quickly and cost effectively resolving your case without the need for trial.

What is Commercial Litigation?

Commercial litigation is the same as litigation but involves legal disputes between businesses and/or individual people in matters pertaining to areas such as:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution methods, such as Arbitration and Mediation
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Business Torts
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Contract and Anti-Trust Litigation
  • Dealer Termination
  • Debtor/Creditor Disputes
  • Dissolution of Business
  • Commercial Employment Disputes
  • Fraud
  • Indemnification and Breach of Commercial Contract
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC) Member Disputes
  • Merger and Acquisition Litigation (including bank and bank holding company acquisitions)
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Secure Transactions
  • Securities Litigation
  • Shareholder Disputes and Derivative Actions
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition

Types of Litigation

Real Estate Litigation

Our firm takes a direct approach in resolving real estate disputes in order to obtain results in an efficient matter thereby saving both time and money. If you are experiencing a real estate dispute, contact us today for a free consultation and put our experience to work for you.

Contract Litigation

The commercial litigation attorneys at Levy & Partners know that when a breach of contract occurs immediate and strategic action is needed to mitigate the impact of the broken contract. Contact us to make sure that you are represented in any contract litigation case.

Class Action

All kinds of injuries are grounds for a class-action lawsuit. Frequently, they involve defective products such as cars, pharmaceutical drugs, or medical devices. Consumer and security fraud, as well as corporate misconduct. If you’ve suffered an injury of this sort, contact us.

Foreclosure Defense

Levy & Partners provide legal representation for individuals and companies that have been served with a foreclosure lawsuit. Contact us now if you were served with foreclosure papers or are expecting to receive foreclosure papers so we can promptly assist you.

Commercial Litigation

When matters become highly contentious between two or more businesses or corporations and one company takes legal action against the other, a qualified attorney can also help by giving you timely advice that can save you from costly litigation.

Partnership/Shareholder Disputes

If you believe you have a claim arising from a shareholder or partnership dispute, Levy & Partners may be able to help. We represent clients on a contingency-fee-basis, which means you do not pay any legal fees unless there is a recovery in your case.

Personal Injury Claims

We provide aggressive legal representation on a contingency fee basis, which means no fees or costs are owed unless our law firm recovers money for you. If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of others, please contact our office today for a free consultation.

COLLECTIONS

Levy & Partners handle all types of consumer and commercial debts placed for collection. We are typically retained to collect commercial litigation judgments, lease deficiencies, automobile deficiencies, and more. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

We highly recommend Levy & Partners! Their experience coupled with the fact that they don’t beat around the bush is refreshing, to say the least. I truly enjoy working with them.

Joseph M.

CEO

Real Estate Litigation

Levy & Partners handles various types of real estate disputes. Our real estate litigation department routinely handle real estate litigation, whether involving residential, commercial, industrial, office, mobile home, retail, or warehouse properties in disputes, including those involving breach of contract, negligence, rescission or reformation of contract, specific performance, nuisance, partition, constructive trusts, quiet title, slander of title, fraud based upon non-disclosure or misrepresentation, recording of documents that cloud title such as lis pendens, options to purchase, rights of first refusal, escrow disputes, easements, boundary lines, adjacent property, common walls, encroachments, foreclosures, title issues and litigation. Our Firm takes a direct approach in resolving real estate disputes in order to obtain results in an efficient matter thereby saving both time and money.

If you are experiencing a real estate dispute, contact us today for a free consultation and put our experience to work for you.

What is real estate?

Real estate refers to property which can be land or buildings or anything attached to that land. Real Estate is often called called real property. For most consumers, real estate consists of their home and the lot surrounding it. Commercial real estate may include retail stores, warehouses, factories, restaurants, and other facilities. In addition to buildings and equipment, resources existing on (or under) the land, including minerals and gas, are part of real estate. Some of these components of real estate can be sold separately.

What are deeds for?

Deeds document and show the transfer or real estate ownership. A warranty deed, quit claim deed and grant deed are examples of deeds. A deed contains the names of the old and new owners and a legal description of the property and is signed by the person transferring the property.

What is a disclosure statement?

A disclosure statement is a form some states require a property seller to complete and provide to the buyer, disclosing certain defects and other information about the property. Check your state’s law as the disclosure statement requirements can by state.

What are some typical restrictions imposed on property owners?

Real estate owners can’t do whatever they want on their property, they must adhere to both state and federal law. Federal laws provide environmental restrictions, while state laws regulate local ordinances (ex. noise), zoning rules, boundary lines and more…
Private agreements and other restrictions may also control property use (ex. restrictive covenants).

When should we involve a lawyer regarding our real estate?

In our opinion a lawyer should be brought into the transactions as soon as possible, preferably before contract for sale and purchase is signed, so the attorney can over with his client the terms and conditions to make sure that the client is in agreement with what the written words in the contract say.

We highly recommend Levy & Partners! Their experience coupled with the fact that they don’t beat around the bush is refreshing, to say the least. I truly enjoy working with them.

Joseph M.

CEO

Commercial Litigation

 Commercial business litigation simply refers to any type of legal conflict relating to business issues. When matters become highly contentious between two or more businesses or corporations and one company takes legal action against the other, it is referred to as commercial litigation. Commercial litigation is a broad term that refers to all business conflicts, whereas business law itself is distinct in that it also covers the drafting of contracts and agreements (matters that may one day lead to a dispute). In simple terms, commercial litigation typically involves one or more businesses locked in a dispute over money or some other type of property. Common examples of commercial litigation include the following:

What is an example of commercial litigation?
  • Breach of Contract –A breach of contract can involve purchases and sales of securities, real estate transactions, agreements to provide goods or services, or mergers and acquisitions.
  • Employment Disputes – Disputes over health and pension benefits, overtime, age, race, gender or religious discrimination, all of these would fall under the category of employment disputes.
  • Tortious Interference with Contract –This occurs when a third party successfully interferes with or otherwise prevents the performance of an agreement between two parties.
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty – iduciary duty is an obligation to act in the best interests of another party or entity. For example, a corporation’s board member will have a certain fiduciary duty to the shareholders, while a trustee has a legal obligation to the beneficiaries of an estate. It’s not uncommon for people in a position of trust such as corporate officers, directors, agents, trustees or partners to violate that trust and their fiduciary duty to the company they were working for or with.
  • Fraud and Deceptive Trade Practices – Any type of fraudulent activities and misrepresentations in business transactions.
  • Disputes Over Non-Compete Clauses – These disputes involve non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements by former business associates, owners and employees. When there is a breach in one of these clauses, it may result in a lawsuit that includes a request for emergency relief by means of a pre-trial injunction or a restraining order.
  • Antitrust Violations – Antitrust violations cover price discrimination, price fixing conspiracies, monopolizing a market, and conspiracies to allocate customers, or divide territories or otherwise control and prevent fair competition in the marketplace.
  • Violating Intellectual Property Laws – Violations against intellectual property laws including: patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, service marks and also trade secrets.
  • Debt Collection – Collecting various types of debts such as guaranty agreements, promissory notes, and mortgages and deeds of trust.

Other types of commercial litigation include: partnership disputes, Civil RICO, ERISA, business dissolution, class actions, franchise issues, and shareholder issues among others.

Why Hire a Commercial Litigation Lawyer?

Commercial litigation is very specialized and often complex. Commercial litigation can also cover a wide variety of civil and criminal law matters on both state and federal levels. An experienced attorney can advise you of your legal rights and obligations to help save you money and legal hassles down the road. A qualified attorney can also help by giving you timely advice that can save you from costly litigation.

What is Involved When Litigating a Commercial Litigation / Business Issue?

While each commercial litigation issue varies, in general, commercial litigation follows all the steps involved in a civil lawsuit-getting an attorney, filing motions, engaging in settlement negotiations, trial, and possibly appeal.

What is a Breach of Contract?

A breach of contract is a failure to fulfill the duties under the contract terms. A contract can be breached in the following ways: one party does not perform as promised; one party does something that makes it impossible for the other party to perform the duties under the contract; or one party makes it clear that they do not intend to perform the contract duties.

We highly recommend Levy & Partners! Their experience coupled with the fact that they don’t beat around the bush is refreshing, to say the least. I truly enjoy working with them.

Joseph M.

CEO

Contract Litigation

A contract (implied, oral or written) is a legally enforceable agreement between two parties. A valid contract includes an agreement on the terms and conditions, the intention of the parties forming the contract, and the contract is supported by consideration.

A breach of a business contract can have a serious impact on the company’s current and future operation. For most businesses, their operation is only as strong as the agreements it has made with other vendors, businesses and individuals. When one party to the contract fails to honor his or her obligations (breach of contract) it can be devastating and costly for the business.

The commercial litigation attorneys at Levy & Partners know that when a breach of contract occurs immediate and strategic action is needed to mitigate the impact of the broken contract. We have represented multinational corporations, professionals, entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized businesses in crafting, revising and providing advice regarding the agreement process. When and where possible our goal is to proactively mitigate the risk of future business disputes through the creation of comprehensive business agreements and in a situation where it is too late for proactive legal counsel, we are ready to assist and litigate if necessary.

What happens when there is a breach of contract?
  • One party does not perform as he or she promised
  • One party makes it clear he or she has no intention to fulfill their end of the contract
  • One party does something to prohibit the other from performing the duties he or she promised
What kind of breach of contract disputes has Levy & Partners helped resolve?
  • Contract interpretation
  • Employment disputes
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Enforcement of contracts
  • Partnership disputes
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC ) member disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Vendor contracts
  • Other business contract disputes
Who can file a breach of contract lawsuit?

Both individuals and businesses can file claims to resolve breached contracts. Whether you’re a business owner, service provider, commercial tenant, or an employee, you have the right to file a claim when another professional or business has broken your contract.

We highly recommend Levy & Partners! Their experience coupled with the fact that they don’t beat around the bush is refreshing, to say the least. I truly enjoy working with them.

Joseph M.

CEO

Partnership/Shareholder Disputes

The attorneys in Levy & Partners have a proven track record of helping clients obtain significant recoveries in shareholder and partnership disputes.

We frequently represent clients in shareholder derivative litigation, including minority owners that have been victimized by shareholder oppression. We are experienced at navigating the complex issues involved in disputes between business owners, partners, and shareholders. We understand that no business operates flawlessly and that disputes arise, transactions go wrong and ethical issues can occur. We understand how conflict, emotion and tension can affect businesses, partnerships with family and friends, etc. Then on top of that, add the possibility of complex legal complications. Often however, the best way to prevent a shareholder dispute or partner dispute is to prevent it from happening in the first place, by establishing shareholder and partnership agreements and operating agreements that clearly explain what happens when a business issue arises.

If you believe you have a claim arising from a shareholder or partnership dispute, Levy & Partners may be able to help. We represent clients on a contingency-fee basis, which means you do not pay any legal fees unless there is a recovery in your case.

Business Partnership Litigation vs Negotiated Settlement - Which is More Cost Effective?

This question doesn’t always have the same answer but in the majority of situations, it is safe to say that it is more cost-effective during a business partnership dispute, especially if the dispute is serious, to choose litigation over negotiating a settlement.

What is an early warning sign that a partnership or shareholder dispute is approaching?

Your partner is denying you access to the books and records. Typically, shareholder “lock-outs” are preceded by a lock-out from the books and records.

Should My Shareholder And Partnership Lawyer Hire A Forensic Accountant During My Partnership Dispute?

Most likely yes. Forensic accounting relates to an assessment and review of the books and records of your company. During the early stages of litigation and especially during the discovery process, a forensic accountant may assist your lawyer in obtaining documents and accounting information that may identify fraud and the misappropriation of funds by your partners.

We highly recommend Levy & Partners! Their experience coupled with the fact that they don’t beat around the bush is refreshing, to say the least. I truly enjoy working with them.

Joseph M.

CEO

Class Action

Class Actions allow for a large group of people who have been injured or suffered losses from the same party to receive compensation. The people who bring a class-action case are often called “class representatives” or “named plaintiffs,” and their names are listed in the title of the case. They sue on behalf of themselves and other people who have similar claims, called the “class” or “class members.”

Class actions may be brought in state or federal court and may involve class members in one state, several states or throughout the country. Class action cases help to further the goals of consumer protection and protect the rights of consumers. For example, if an individual consumer suffers a loss of $50 or $100, the consumer is unlikely to sue to recover such a small sum. Class actions permit consumers to pool legal claims that might be uneconomical and unrealistic to litigate individually.

A class action is a critical deterrent to the future misconduct of defendants (the persons or corporations being sued) and others in the same industry. While successful class actions may bring only small recoveries to each individual class member, when all class members’ recoveries are combined, the total amount recovered may be substantial-perhaps even millions of dollars. Such an award becomes a tremendous incentive for businesses and individuals to adopt more ethical practices.

In class action suits, class members and their consumer class action lawyers often act as “private lawyers general” to enforce laws to protect the public at large by obtaining court orders leading to significant changes in wrongful practices and requiring disgorgement of illegal profits.

What is a class action lawsuit?

When a large group of people experience the same or similar injuries from a product, service, or action, they can come together as one entity to sue the defendant in a class action lawsuit. In these cases, the defendant is usually a company or corporation. One lawsuit is filed on behalf of everyone in the group, all claims are tried in a single court, and all members receive compensation, regardless of the degree of harm they suffered.

All kinds of injuries are grounds for a class action lawsuit. Frequently, they involve defective products such as cars, pharmaceutical drugs, or medical devices. Consumer and security fraud, as well as corporate misconduct, are also grounds for class action lawsuits.

If you’ve suffered an injury of this sort, it may seem relatively minor. Filing an individual suit may not seem financially worthwhile. However, when considered as a group, these kinds of cases increase in value and viability.

What are the advantages of joining a class action lawsuit?

If you have limited time and financial resources, a class action lawsuit may be the only viable way to receive the compensation you deserve.

Here are some advantages of joining a class action lawsuit:

  • No lawyer fees.
  • If the case is successful, attorneys are usually paid out of the recoveries.
  • Efficiency.
  • One court, one judge, one decision. The process is streamlined and far less stressful to you.
  • Opportunity to recover small damages .
  • It may not pay to hire a lawyer and go to court for minor damages, even if you suffered. But in class actions, the brunt of responsibilities is off your shoulders, and you only stand to benefit.
  • Uniform judgments and compensation.
  • When a defendant faces multiple lawsuits, the outcome of one lawsuit may affect another, and plaintiffs who file earlier may receive more compensation. Class actions provide a common standard.

You don’t need to stand alone. Bolster your case with an experienced attorney and other people who have experienced similar harm.

How do class action lawsuits get started?

It only takes a single individual to contact an attorney and initiate a class action lawsuit on behalf of all who were harmed. Often, once the suit has been started, more people join to form a substantial group.

In some cases, the law may require a minimum number of members for class actions. In general, 50 members is almost always considered enough. However, this is by no means a hard and fast rule. The only way to know for certain whether your situation will stand in court as a class action lawsuit is to move forward with the process. The first step is to contact a Morgan & Morgan attorney for a free case assessment.

Does joining a class action lawsuit cost me anything?

No. You do not have to pay a dime to join a class-action lawsuit. If the suit is successful, lawyer fees are typically taken off the top of any recoveries. The only thing you give up when you join a class action is the right to file an individual suit against the defendant.

We highly recommend Levy & Partners! Their experience coupled with the fact that they don’t beat around the bush is refreshing, to say the least. I truly enjoy working with them.

Joseph M.

CEO

Personal Injury Claims

Our clients contact us feeling frustrated and confused about their rights after suffering an injury from a car accident, boat accident, brain injury defective medical device, defective product, dog bite, drunk driving victim, fire and burn injury, motorcycle accident, nursing home abuse, slip and fall, truck accident, wrongful death, or some other negligent act. As if being injured isn’t enough, our clients then have to deal with insurance companies that don’t treat them fairly. When you hire Levy & Partners, we take over the job of presenting your claim to the insurance companies, we refer you to doctors to care for your injuries, and fight to get you the financial compensation you deserve. We believe that injured people and their families should have access to the same quality legal representation that large insurance companies get from their lawyers. As a result of our thousands of cases fighting against insurance companies, you can be confident that we have the experience to fight your personal injury case.

We provide aggressive legal representation on a contingency fee basis, which means no fees or costs are owed unless our law firm recovers money for you. If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of others, please contact our office today for a free consultation.

Can I still pursue compensation if I was partially at fault for my injuries?

It depends on your jurisdiction. In a few areas, individuals cannot recover compensation if their negligence partially contributed to their injuries. However, most jurisdictions maintain that victims can still receive compensation if they were partially at fault for their injuries. In these cases, the amount of compensation awarded to the victim may be decreased in accordance with the victim’s degree of negligence.

Should I sign a release?

Before signing anything, be sure to contact a personal injury lawyer to ensure your rights are protected. If you sign a release, you may be unable to recover future damages. In some instances, the insurer may offer an early settlement, which may not fully compensate the victim, as he or she may still be unaware of the extent and future costs of their injuries.

What are compensatory damages?

When you win a lawsuit, a judge or jury often issues a monetary award in the form of compensatory damages. These damages are intended to replace what was lost and nothing more. In order to receive compensatory damages, you must prove that you have suffered a loss that can be monetarily assessed and measured by a judge or jury.

But your loss doesn’t have to be monetary in order to receive repayment. Nearly any kind of cost can be repaid through compensatory damages. Compensatory damages are often awarded in cases of physical injury, in which medical bills and missed time at work can be repaid. But courts will often weigh many kinds of injury that aren’t as straightforward, such as emotional distress.

What is negligence?

To have a viable personal injury claim, the victim must have been injured from the negligence of another individual or entity. Negligence occurs when an individual fails to exercise a reasonable standard of care for the safety of others. If a person fails to act as a reasonable person would, he or she may be liable for any resulting damages.

We highly recommend Levy & Partners! Their experience coupled with the fact that they don’t beat around the bush is refreshing, to say the least. I truly enjoy working with them.

Joseph M.

CEO

Foreclosure Defense

Levy & Partners provide legal representation for individuals and companies that have been served with a foreclosure lawsuit. There are many circumstances where our attorneys may be able to defend your property rights and delay or prevent the bank from seizing your most precious asset, your home or commercial property. We review everything from the mortgage documents, the note, the bank disclosures, to the manner in which you were served, in order to create a specifically tailored plan for your defense. We evaluate each client’s individual circumstances to determine an effective plan of action. Property owners who need additional time to arrange a workout, refinancing, or a private sale, often benefit from fighting foreclosure.

No borrower or homeowner should endure foreclosure proceedings without the assistance of experienced attorneys. In addition, it is now illegal in Florida for anyone else except for an attorney to negotiate a loan modification with your Lender. If your bank is threatening to foreclose, or even if you’ve already had papers filed against you, it may not be too late to save your property. Homeowners have rights and unless they invoke such rights, they won’t be able to mount the best possible legal defense to save their home or property. Homeowners should also beware of lenders that continue to negotiate with a borrower while they also proceed with their foreclosure action. Many homeowners fail to defend against their lender’s foreclosure actions based on false representations and false hopes that their lenders will work with them.

Once you’ve been served with court papers, you have only a few days to fight back and stop your home from being sold out from under you. The longer you wait, the harder and more expensive your fight will be. That being said, even if your sale date is just days away, in some cases it is still possible to stop the sale and keep you in your home. Ultimately, we highly recommend you contact us as early as possible in the process.

In addition, many foreclosure defense law firms do not all of the necessary services and experience to completely defend your foreclosure. Since the Firm practices both in foreclosure defense, loan modification and bankruptcy, we can combine the three strategies to best achieve your objectives and keep you out of foreclosure for the longest possible period. Law Firms who only practice in one or two of these three areas are not able to fully provide you with the complete solution necessary to handle your case from beginning to end.

Contact us now if you were served with foreclosure papers or are expecting to receiving foreclosure papers so we can promptly assist you.

What is Mortgage Modification

Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of mortgage modifications. We aggressively represent many clients who need mortgage modifications. We have been able to successfully procure various types of mortgage modifications for our clients including, but not limited to:

  • Reducing or modifying the interest rate
  • Extending the term of the loan
  • Reducing the principal balance and monthly payment
  • Changing the monthly payments
  • Combining any of the above

Our attorneys conduct a comprehensive consultation with you and assist our clients to demonstrate to lenders that their case is worthy of modification. Also, our attorneys and skilled staff will work with clients on gathering financial documentation from the client so that the most compelling case for modification is presented to the lender. Our attorneys also negotiate with lenders and strive to obtain the best possible modification for our clients. The process can take between 40-120 days to complete.

Beware of any non-attorney who claims they can assist you in modifying your mortgage. The Foreclosure Rescue Act, Section 501.1377, Florida Statutes, went into effect October 1, 2008 and imposed restrictions on non-lawyer loan modifiers offering to protect distressed homeowners. Only a lawyer licensed in Florida can modify your loan. Non-lawyers are prohibited from doing so.

In addition to mortgage modifications, our attorneys have negotiated repayment plans which spread out the past-due amounts over a specified period of time, and forbearance arrangements where lenders agree to reduce monthly payments for a short period of time during a temporary financial hardship. We have also facilitated short sale transactions for clients looking to sell their property. An important part of our approach to mortgage modifications is our ability to vigorously defend a foreclosure action on behalf of our clients while simultaneously seeking a loan modification or short sale approval. This component is extremely important as merely pursing a short sale or loan modification without defending a foreclosure that has been filed could leave a borrower in a compromising predicament.

Contact us today so that we can determine the best option for you.

What is Foreclosure?

Foreclosure is a civil action where a lender brings a lawsuit against a borrower to terminate the borrower’s rights to a piece of property and force it to be sold. The lender will receive money from the sale in order of priority along with claims from other parties.

What are My Options if I Have Stopped Making Payments or I am Behind in Payments?

A knowledgeable foreclosure defense attorney, such as the ones at the Levy & Partners, can offer several different types of options if you are in this situation. Some of the options include assisting you to:

  • Stay in your home without having to pay on the mortgage;
  • Keep collecting rent or other income on the property;
  • Negotiate a short sale, loan modification or deed-in-lieu with the lender;
  • Sell the property at market value; and/or
  • File for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13.
What Happens After I Have Been Served With a Foreclosure Lawsuit?

In Florida, you have only 20 days after you have been served with a foreclosure lawsuit to file your response with the court. However, even if the 20-day period has passed and a default judgment has already been entered against you, you might still have options that you can pursue. It is very important that you call us or another foreclosure defense lawyer if more than 20 days have transpired since you were served with a foreclosure lawsuit.

Why not Just let the Bank Foreclose and Walk Away?

In addition to issues regarding taxes and your credit, walking away from a mortgaged property could result in the lender obtaining a deficiency judgment against you. This happens when the property sells at a foreclosure sale for less than what you owe on it. It is still highly advisable to hire a qualified foreclosure defense attorney even if you plan to walk away.

We highly recommend Levy & Partners! Their experience coupled with the fact that they don’t beat around the bush is refreshing, to say the least. I truly enjoy working with them.

Joseph M.

CEO

Collections

In many cases, obtaining a judgment against your opponent is only the first step in collecting the money that is owed to you. Since the State of Florida has some of the strongest debtor protections in the United States, collecting your judgment can be a complicated process. Levy & Partners handle all types of consumer and commercial debts placed for collection. We are typically retained to collect commercial litigation judgments, lease deficiencies, automobile deficiencies, overdrafts and bad checks, insurance premiums, transportation invoices and bills of lading, medical bills, and attorneys’ fees. We enforce retail and commercial debts, including personal guaranties and suretyships.

How can Levy & Partners help with Judgment Domestication?

Our attorneys have experience in the domestication of out-of-state and out-of-country foreign judgments. We are retained by out-of-state individuals, companies and law firms to domesticate out-of-state judgments from state and federal courts. We are able to litigate post-judgment issues, and we are qualified to represent creditors seeking post-judgment enforcement of state court judgments. Our offices are equipped with the latest technology. The bulk of our communications are by email, and our software allows us to quickly provide scanned copies of key documents, including pleadings, judgments, and writs.

How can Levy & Partners help with debt enforcement?

The Firm’s experienced attorneys are devoted to the collection of debts from those individuals and companies that refuse to voluntarily pay for debts they have incurred. We enforce both consumer and commercial debt.. We are able to assist automobile finance lenders, business equipment lessors, banking and other financial institutions, receivers and other court appointed persons, as well as large national corporations. We cover the entire State of Florida, so no matter where your debtor is domiciled, we have attorneys that are prepared to litigate the matter and bring it to a resolution.

What types of debts are covered?

Your credit card debt, auto loans, medical bills, student loans, mortgage, and other household debts are covered. Business debts are not.

Can debt collectors contact me any time or any place?

No. Debt collectors can’t contact you at inconvenient times or places. They can’t contact you before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m., unless you agree to it. They also can’t contact you at work if they’re told you’re not allowed to get calls there.

How can I stop a debt collector from contacting me?

Send a letter by mail asking for contact to stop (make yourself a copy before you do). You might want to send it by certified mail and pay for a “return receipt” so you have a record the collector received it. Once the collector gets your letter, it can only contact you to confirm it will stop contacting you, or to tell you a specific action, like filing a lawsuit, will be taken. If you are represented by an attorney, and inform the collector, the collector must communicate with your attorney, not you, unless the attorney fails to respond within a reasonable period of time to the communication from the debt collector.

You might want to talk to the collector at least once, even if you don’t think you owe the debt or can’t repay it immediately. That way you can confirm whether it’s really your debt. If it is your debt, you can find out from the collector more information about it. In talking with a debt collector, be careful about sharing your personal or financial information, especially if you’re not already familiar with the collector.

Can a debt collector contact anyone else about my debt?

A debt collector generally can’t discuss your debt with anyone but you or your spouse. If an attorney is representing you, the debt collector has to contact the attorney. A collector can contact other people to find out your address, your home phone number, and where you work, but usually can’t contact them more than once.

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