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Issues that we see frequently with business contracts: Main issue is when folks try to draft their own contracts: Example 1 - $120k promissory note – lender used a form note and borrower crossed off all of the important language (acceleration clause, attorney’s fees). Lender was embarrassed to call an attorney because he was friends with the borrower. BIG MISTAKE;…Read More

In the simplest form, Asset Protection works by limiting or even removing access to the assets from the legal system, courts and potential creditors.  This can be done in two ways: The first is to keep the assets in the United States and attempt to limit access to those assets by putting them inside of a legal structure like an…Read More

Matthews Law Firm recently succeeded in satisfying a large judgment for one of its corporate clients. Specifically, we were able to obtain the identity of the Judgment Debtor’s largest customer and legally compelled the customer to pay overall accounts receivable owed to the Judgment Debtor until the Judgment was fully paid.Read More

Working with his trial counsel and using several pre-judgment attachment enforcement methods, we recently assisted one of the founding shareholders of a successful private company attach over $1.3 million from his former company before trial. Our client shareholder later prevailed at trial and, with the $1.3 million already attached, was able to secure a very favorable settlement from the company…Read More

Our client was owed approximately $1.3 million by one of its customers who, before we were retained, had been making one excuse after another for non-payment. Once we became involved, our client’s customer almost immediately committed to a payment plan and paid the balance in full within 45 days. This was accomplished without the filing of a lawsuit.Read More

On January 12, 2019, attorney Art Matthews presented a seminar on Judgment Collections Practice on behalf of the Orange County Bar Association. Mr. Matthews provided an overview of California’s Enforcement of Judgments law and discussed various collection techniques that creditors can utilize to collect monies owed to them.Read More

We were recently retained by a client that places high-level tech workers. Our client was owed nearly $100,000 by one of its customers who had moved its operations overseas. We stepped in and using our 25+ years of commercial collections experience, helped the client collect the entire balance owed in only 30 or so days. This was accomplished without the…Read More

We recently helped an engineering client collect a seven figure delinquent account without even having to file suit. If you are interested in finding out how we can help collect your delinquent accounts quickly and efficiently, please contact us at [number].Read More

Through the use of various judgment enforcement techniques, including real property sales, a receivership, and various bank and accounts receivable levies, we recently collected the full amount owing (approx. $6.6 million) on a judgment in favor of one of our clients. The firm utilized its over 25 years in commercial collections practice to apply pressure on multiple fronts so that…Read More

In one recent case that went to trial, we represented a manufacturer based in Hong Kong. In Kembo Knitting Factory, Ltd. v. J.T. Intimates, Inc., Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. BC477317, our client filed a case against a former distributor that had failed to pay more than $140,000 due and owing. The distributor filed a cross complaint that…Read More

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