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Collection Law

Need experienced debt collection attorneys in North Carolina, well-versed in the legal process of collecting past due sums, pre-judgment and post-judgment? We deal primarily with creditors in commercial collection matters, but are also experienced in consumer collections. In addition to civil litigation to collect past due accounts, we pursue creditors’ rights in the state’s three bankruptcy courts. Nan Hannah and Chad Cochran are admitted to practice before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and Nan is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Nan Hannah and Chad Cochran serve as court-appointed receivers.

Commercial Collections

Get legal advice from HSC attorneys on commercial credit matters, from the drafting or updating of credit documents such as credit applications and guaranties, through the litigation necessary to obtain a judgment and into and through pre-judgment, and post-judgment collection process.

We are dogged in our pursuit of recovery of past due balances owed to our clients.

At HSC, we are always mindful of the cost-to-benefit analysis when it comes to how much is owed and what it will cost to collect the debt.

Counseling you on options, working with you to determine the best course of action, and communicating with you throughout the process, the attorneys at HSC collaborate with you to achieve the best result possible.

Consumer Debt Collections

Work with our team of skilled and experienced attorneys at Hannah Sheridan and Cochran, who offer comprehensive legal services for clients, including consumer debt collection pursuant to federal and state consumer protection statutes. We serve national, regional, and local creditors.

We understand that debt collection can be difficult and challenging, fraught with complex laws that protect debtors and can potentially result in sanctions against the creditor. HSC will guide you through the course of your collection process by providing you with expert legal advice and aggressive, personalized representation.

Post-Judgment Collections

Obtaining a money judgment, where a court determines a legal liability exists, may only be half the battle. Despite obtaining a judgment, you may find it challenging to collect on it because the debtor has limited assets or income. Seek help from HSC attorneys, well-versed in the post-judgment collection process.

HSC attorneys have successfully litigated complex fraudulent transfer proceedings involving multiple corporate entities, that were designed to hide funds that rightfully belonged to our clients.

We work with court clerks and county sheriffs to locate and sell property to collect a judgment. Other times, we find ourselves examining a judgment debtor under oath in a process known as a “Supplemental Examination” as a means of identifying assets and breaking through any scheme designed to hide assets from creditors.

For post-judgment collections, we domesticate foreign (out of state) judgments and are tenacious in collecting on money judgments issued by a court.

We strive to keep you informed of the post-judgment collection process so you can make decisions that best serve your situation.

Creditors’ Rights in Bankruptcy and Receivership

Work with the experienced attorneys of HSC who represent secured and unsecured creditors, defending preference claims and handling litigation in the bankruptcy context. We are admitted to practice in the federal bankruptcy courts for all three districts in North Carolina and handle appeals from decisions made by those courts.

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