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  • September 13
  • 1:00 - 2:05 pm EST

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Pre-Suit Collection Strategies

September 13

Understand how to perform the necessary initial steps when credit is extended in order to increase the likelihood of successful collections later.

All too often, the difficulties faced by businesses in collecting commercial debts result from insufficient planning before credit is extended. Creditors who fail to understand the nature of the business entities to which they are selling goods and services and the persons and assets behind those entities may be in for some hard lessons once an account becomes delinquent. These situations worsen if the creditor fails to select legal counsel with particular experience in obtaining judgments and penetrating business entities determined not to pay. This course will assist business owners, financial officers, and credit managers with the development of effective credit applications and procedures, and to understand the particular risks of extending credit to corporations, limited liability companies, and partnership entities. Methods to minimize those risks and how to plan and implement an effective collection strategy when an account becomes overdue will also be reviewed while emphasizing cost-effective collection planning and risky practices to be avoided.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to review and assemble critical customer information before extending credit.
  • You will be able to discuss best practices for managing a credit relationship.
  • You will be able to explain how to develop an effective litigation strategy.
  • You will be able to recognize potential pitfalls on the route to collection.

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Agenda

Assessing and Minimizing Credit Risk
  • Critical Information to Learn About the Customer and Its Assets
  • Development of an Effective Credit Application
  • Benefits of a Security Interest, Guaranty, and Letter of Credit
  • Special Protection for Sellers of Inventory
Managing Credit Relationships
  • Monitor Performance Systematically
  • Communicate Early and Persistently
  • Consider the Bankruptcy Preference Period
  • Litigate Strategically
Planning an Effective Collection Strategy
  • Know When to File Suit
  • Identify the Defendants
  • Consider the End Game
  • Money Judgment vs. Enforcement of Property Rights
  • Piercing and Reverse-Piercing of the Corporate Veil
Fair Debt Collection Practices
  • Scope of Applicable Laws
  • Required Notices
  • Prohibited Practices
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  • AK CLE 1.0
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.0 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.1
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.1 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.0 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.0 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.0 CLE credit(s).
     
  • GA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.0
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.0 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • IN CLE 1.1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Indiana Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 1.1 hours of Distance Education credit.
     
  • MN CLE 1.0 (Pending)
     
  • This program has been submitted to the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education. Approval pending.
     
  • MO CLE 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the Missouri Bar for 1.3 hours of CLE.
     
  • MS CLE 1.1 (Pending)
     
  • This program has been submitted to the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Approval pending.
     
  • NC CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • ND CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been reviewed by the North Dakota Commission for Continuing Legal Education and approved for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.0
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 60 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.3 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • OH CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE credit hours. Please note: In order to receive OH CLE credit for this audio conference you MUST use the streaming option and enable and complete the required progress checks. This course is considered Self-Study. No more than twelve (12) hours of self-study CLE credit for any biennial reporting period may be earned by an Attorney or Judge under Regulation 409.2.
     
  • PA CLE 1.0
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.08
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.08 hours of credit.
     
  • VA CLE 1.0 (Pending)
     
  • This program has been submitted to the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 CLE credit hours.
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 hours of Law & Legal Procedure credit.
     
  • WI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.0 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.3 MCLE hours.
     
  • CPE 1.2 including Business Law 1.2
     
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 1.2 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Business Law for 1.2 hours. Prerequisite: . Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.
     

OnDemand Course

This course was last revised on October 11, 2018.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for presidents, vice presidents, loan officers, loan department personnel, branch managers, credit and collections managers, real estate professionals, controllers, attorneys, and accountants.

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Faculty

Robert W. Pontz

Robert W. Pontz

Brubaker Connaughton Goss & Lucarelli

  • Founding member of the law firm of Brubaker Connaughton Goss & Lucarelli, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Practice emphasizes commercial collection, representation of creditor interests in commercial litigation and bankruptcy proceedings, and business counseling
  • Frequent local and regional speaker at programs covering advanced collection topics and commercial bankruptcy
  • Admitted in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and federal courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania
  • Active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and Eastern and Middle District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conferences
  • Named a Select Lawyer in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law by Susquehanna Style magazine
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Washington and Lee School of Law; B.A. degree, with honors, majoring in history, College of William and Mary
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