In this video (see Tom’s YouTube video below), we’re going to cover how you can make sure that your business is going to be paid in a timely manner and that you’re going to get the most dollar-for-dollar that you possibly can from your customers.

We’re also going to explain how we’re going to be able to incentivize customers to pay you sooner rather than later, and how the whole system works when you go to court – if you need to, as a last resort.

Now obviously, customers sometimes fall behind, and you may need to send them a “past due” letter. You may wait a certain amount of time, perhaps 60 to 90 days, before you go to an attorney and the attorney may help you say, “Well, we need to send him a demand letter and we need to think about ultimately filing a lawsuit if the amount in question is high enough to make it worthwhile to do so.”

Include an attorney’s fees provision

The problem that clients run into most often is that if you don’t have a written fee agreement with your customer to be able to recover your attorney’s fees and costs, you’re not automatically going to get that recovered.

So you need to have in your contract with your customers an attorney’s fees clause that specifies that in the event that you have to resort to the courts and file a collection action, you are going to be able to recover those attorney’s fees and costs, and you’re not having to pay them out of pocket.

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Client Reviews

6/27/18, FindLaw.com

Rated 5 out of 5

We received a letter from an attorney representing an ex employee from years ago. This letter couldn’t have come at a worse time for our family. Although the ex-employee had no substance in their case and this was mostly a nuisance, we felt very vulnerable and unprepared. I reached out to a few lawyers for a quote and their retainer fees alone were deal breakers. When I reached Thomas Gallagher, he approached my case from a completely different angle and walked me through the many small steps we would take to get through this issue. Within the first conversation I felt like I had a plan of attack, an attorney I could trust, and that our family was protected. Our case ended up never going to court. In fact, Thomas was able to resolve the entire issue within a week. I am extremely happy with the results from this potential lawsuit, but even happier knowing my family and business is now protected by a lawyer than can get the job done.

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