Live Video Rebroadcast CLE Seminar
Collection Law: Debtors, Assets & Judgments
July 10, 2013
This CLE class will cover the procedures for legally collecting a winning judgment against a bad debt. Additionally, the class will discuss recovery actions and compliance with governing collection guidelines.
By attending this class attorneys will be better equipped to maximize their chances to recover.
- Finding Debtors and Their Assets
- Obtaining a Judgment
- Collecting a Judgment
- What are the creditor's rights when a debtor files for bankruptcy
Attorney Melissa A. Jones
Frantz Ward L.L.P. – Cleveland, OH
Melissa A. Jones is an attorney with the Cleveland, Ohio law firm of Frantz Ward LLP, where her practice focuses on creditors' rights and collection laws. Ms. Jones has extensive experience in all phases of commercial credit management, collection and judgment execution, including establishing credit policies and procedures, drafting credit agreements, perfecting and enforcing security interests and lien rights, negotiating effective payment plans, negotiating and litigating debt, obtaining judgments, filing and foreclosing judgment liens and locating, seizing and garnishing assets. She also represents manufacturers, suppliers, subcontractors, contractors and owners in construction collection disputes, including mechanic's lien claims, public work attested account claims and performance and payment bond claims. Ms. Jones earned her B.A. degree from The Ohio State University in 1996 and her J.D. degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2002. She is a frequent lecturer on all aspects of collection laws and procedures.
Attorney Matthew H. Matheney
Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan – Cleveland, OH
Matt began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Marilyn Shea-Stonum, at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio and has extensive experience representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings throughout the country. Matt has also assisted in the Chapter 11 debtor representation of companies and has spoken on recent changes to the Bankruptcy Code. Matt serves as general counsel to two Northeast Ohio manufacturers. By working with the various practice groups at the firm, Matt is able to counsel clients on the full spectrum of legal issues, from employment matters to sales, construction or commercial litigation issues. Simply put, Matt's ability to serve as general counsel provides the client with a lower cost solution by streamlining the process of meeting the client's legal needs. In addition to his bankruptcy practice, Matt practices in the areas of debtor and creditor's rights, commercial lending, commercial litigation and banking law. Matt has experience counseling both debtors and creditors regarding workouts, foreclosures, and the defense and prosecution of claims. Matt's commercial lending and banking law experience includes asset based lending transactions, corporate finance, and assistance with mergers and acquisitions of privately held companies. Prior to the practice of law, Matt served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and was called to active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. He obtained his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, cum laude, in 1998, and his B.A. from the College of Wooster in 1995.
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Approved CLE Credit Hours
CA 3, FL 3.5, GA 3, NV 3
Application will be made for any State not listed if a registered attendee is requesting credit in that State. See our Satisfaction Guaranteed
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