Handling Commercial Litigation And Creditor’s Rights
In today’s economic climate, it is vital for businesses to take the necessary steps to protect their bottom lines and their continued viability. A serious business dispute has the potential to undermine a company. Similarly, when a company does not receive payment for the products or services it provides, that company’s operations may be put in jeopardy.
At the Law Office of Mark R. Mitchell, P.C., we understand the needs of Michigan businesses. We represent business owners throughout the state in litigation and in collection matters. At all times, we seek to provide efficient, cost-effective services that further your business goals.
Commercial Litigation Services
Lengthy litigation can endanger the future of a company. That is why we do our best to find intelligent, strategic solutions to business disputes and do so in an efficient manner. Our goal is to allow you to continue running your business while we resolve the legal matter. Some of the commercial litigation issues we handle include:
- Breach of contract
- Noncompete litigation
- Insurance disputes
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Partnership disputes
- Business dissolution
Many commercial cases settle without the necessity of a trial. Settlement is brought about through skilled negotiation. Attorney Mark R. Mitchell is a proven negotiator and will work hard to fairly resolve disputes out of court. If, however, a trial is necessary, you can rely on Mr. Mitchell to effectively present your case to a judge or jury.
Comprehensive Services For Business Creditors
When you provide a good or service, you are entitled to be paid. The same is true if you have provided a loan to a person or business. If you have a debtor who will not pay, you need a lawyer who knows the complex laws and rules related to collections in Michigan.
We handle creditor collections in an aggressive, practical way. We make every effort to get results. We will thoroughly investigate the situation and help you implement a strategy designed to secure a positive outcome. With more than 25 years of legal experience, our founding attorney, Mark R. Mitchell, provides a broad range of services for creditors, including:
- Debtor location and skip tracing
- Debtor examinations and asset location
- Security interest enforcement and mortgage foreclosure
- Garnishment and property seizures
- Judgment lien enforcement
- Workouts and payment plans
- Proof of secured or unsecured claims in bankruptcy
We concentrate on reaching assets that can meet your claims. Whether you are a national corporation financing businesses in Michigan or a local business that has been asked too often to function as your customers’ bank, we will do all we can to help you collect the money you are owed.
Preparing For The Debt Collection Process
As a creditor, you want prompt turnover of delinquent accounts. You can ensure this by keeping a well-documented collection file with information on the customer in question and sharing that information with us. Open communication with us is essential to the collection process.
In addition to basic information such as your debtor’s address and telephone number(s), the following documents are of great assistance in collections cases:
- Credit applications or equivalent documents
- Promissory note, if the debtor has a payment plan or requested your forbearance
- Names, addresses, phone numbers and any related information of any co-signers or guarantors of the debt
- Memos of your previous debt collection efforts
- Contracts, purchase orders and delivery receipts
- Security agreements
The exact documents needed will be different in every case, but a file with this type of information is a very useful tool in debt collection efforts.
For more information, please view our checklist of documents to assist in collecting from debtors, and fill out our debtor information form and send it to us for review.
Contact An Experienced Michigan Business Attorney
For additional information about our business dispute resolution and collections experience, and to see if certain strategies make sense for your problems, call 231-577-4950 or toll-free at 866-906-3736. You can also contact us online.