Vann Attorneys Webinar: How To Protect Your Business In a Tightening Economy

We will discuss how to protect your business cash flow, accounts receivable and contracts during a tightening economy. We will look at options and suggestions for businesses as the economy appears to be getting tighter with cash flow and bank lending. We will review what you need to look for as cash flow tightens with your customer.

Webinar: Legal Tips for Collecting Accounts Receivable in 2023 Economy

Will the 2023 economy make your commercial collection efforts more difficult? What legal tips are available to help your organization’s accounts receivables? We discussed current economic commercial trends and how they are impacting accounts receivables. James Vann also discussed tips for collecting in light of the 2023 economy.

Webinar: Tips for Collecting Commercial Past Due Accounts in a Changing Economy

Does your organization struggle with collecting commercial past due accounts? Has the changing economy made your collection efforts more difficult? As interest rates go up and the market becomes increasingly volatile, tried and true techniques in collecting commercial accounts are vital. Attorney James Vann discussed methods, tips and suggestions to strengthen your collection efforts. We also shared proven techniques and tips from experienced credit professionals.

Webinar: Creditor’s Rights in 2022

As a business creditor, how do you protect yourself for re-payment? What protections are allowed? Can you charge finance charges, when and how much? What documents help you the most? We looked at a variety of situations for best practices and protection.

Webinar: When Should I Hire an Attorney to Collect From My Customer?

We will discuss many topics regarding when to hire an attorney to collect from your customer. When should you hire an attorney fro a breach for nonpayment? What services should you request? What options do you have? What about arbitration/mediation clauses? what amount should be at issue to justify hiring an attorney? What type of attorney should you look for? We’ll discuss these topics and more during this fast-paced webinar.

Webinar: Enforcing a Judgment When the Debtor Lives in Another State

We will discuss how to proceed with collecting a judgment when the debtor lives in another state. We will look at transferring the judgment to another state and what is required to enforce the judgment. We will look at the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act and its provisions to enforce a judgment.

Initiating the Post-Judgment Collections Process

Once a lawsuit is over and judgment has been entered, North Carolina law requires a creditor to take additional steps to begin the process of attempting to collect the judgment. Knowing how to navigate the particulars of this process can improve a creditor’s chances of recovering money from the judgment debtor.

Statutes of Limitations on Promissory Notes in North Carolina

A dispute that often arises in litigation seeking to recover money pursuant to a promissory note is whether the statute of limitations has expired. The reason that disputes tend to arise in this area is that it is somewhat of a complex analysis which is impacted by multiple factors. The North Carolina Court of Appeals just addressed an issue of first impression with regard to the statute of limitations as applied to promissory notes. This issue is: whether the statute of limitations on a promissory note begins to run on the date the note is signed or the date appearing on the face of the note?

Webinar: How to Spot and Resolve Payment Scams

Payment scams are on the rise. Customers are trying to order and pay for goods and materials by phone using credit cards, debit cards and other forms of payment. How do you spot fraudulent transactions? How do you resolve the potential fraud?

Enforcing Security Interests Under the Uniform Commercial Code

Taking a security interest in a debtor’s collateral is a way to keep pressure on the debtor to make consistent, timely payments. A security interest is simply a lien on assets given to secure an obligation. The power of a creditor’s interest is in the creditor’s ability to enforce the interest by repossessing the collateral upon default.

Webinar: Business Credit in Today’s Economy

We discussed the formation of business contracts, how to increase profitability for the company, key terms and conditions for businesses today and how to protect yourself in a fast paced economy. We discussed these topics and more during this fast-paced webinar.

Podcast: Executing on a Judgment Against an Individual Debtor

In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss the process of executing on a judgment against an individual debtor. James and Ian explain the individual debtor’s right to claim certain exemptions as well as other important considerations when executing on a judgment against an individual.

A Customer Filed for Bankruptcy – Now What?

There are several types of bankruptcies, and they offer different protections for debtors and different outcomes for creditors. Understanding which type of bankruptcy has been filed and whether there are assets and possible payments to creditors can help a creditor determine the amount of resources to expend on monitoring and participating in the bankruptcy.

Webinar: Best Practices in Commercial Collection Efforts

What are best practices in commercial collection efforts? What should I say and what should I not say? How should I communicate with our customer? How do I know how many times to call the customer? May I send an email to our delinquent customer with details of the past due account? Can I send the customer a text? We discussed these topics and more during this fast-paced webinar.

Podcast: Trial and Judgments

In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson bench trials, jury trials, and the basics of judgments.

Podcast: What Happens After Service? Part II

In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss what contested litigation looks like in the event a Defendant answers a lawsuit you have filed against them.

Podcast: What Happens After Service? Part I

In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss the process of obtaining a default judgment when the Defendant does not answer a lawsuit.

Prejudgment Attachment: When and How Can a Creditor Obtain an Attachment Order?

The typical collections process when we receive a new file includes sending a demand letter, filing a lawsuit, obtaining a judgment, and then beginning post-judgment execution against the debtor’s assets. The process can take several months to more than a year to get to the point where assets can be seized. In some cases, this lengthy process can be devastating to the ability to collect the debt. North Carolina law offers some prejudgment options that can be utilized immediately under the right circumstances. Among these is a prejudgment remedy known as attachment.

Podcast: Demand Letters: Waste of Money or Critical Part of the Process?

In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson dive into issues surrounding the use of demand letters. Topics include what information is contained in a demand letter, the legal significance, or lack thereof, of demand letters, and how to deal with responses to demand letters.