Some of the largest names in financial services routinely trust Harris Beach for their collection challenges. Our Collections team’s extensive experience in all areas of retail, consumer, commercial and subrogation collections has helped us earn a reputation for aggressively and efficiently obtaining and collecting on judgments for the creditors we represent.
With offices spanning New York state from Western New York to the tri-state region, we have the extended reach to handle our clients’ collection matters from a regional, rather than an outsourced, platform. Collections is a key component of our Financial Restructuring, Bankruptcy, and Creditor Rights’ practice, and our knowledge of bankruptcy gives us an edge in negotiations and allows us to better advise our clients regarding their rights as creditors.
Our Collections team is comprised of attorneys, collectors, and support personnel with an average of 20 years of collection experience. The team is led by a senior-level financial executive who was previously CEO of a major upstate New York collection agency, an organization he positioned for sale through solid operations and integrity-based sales practices. Harris Beach is accredited through The National List of Attorneys, which provides attorney referrals for the credit and collections industry, and is a member of the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys.
With our years of experience and legal resources, we know how to handle unusually complicated collection matters involving debtors who have transferred assets or have created successor entities in an attempt to avoid judgments. Our team of attorneys, collectors, legal assistants, and skip tracers utilize highly-specialized collection and litigation techniques to maximize recovery.
Harris Beach provides comprehensive collection of secured and unsecured debt, legal, and collateral recovery services to financial institutions, governmental agencies, and businesses with retail and commercial accounts. We work closely with clients and leverage the latest technology to effectively help them reduce delinquency, minimize losses, increase recovery, and improve their cash flow.
Our collections experience includes purchased debt, credit cards, student loans, foreclosures, replevins, medical and municipal debt, bankruptcies, mechanics liens, and estate claims. We also handle a broad range of unsecured debt including retail installment contracts, all matters of bank debt, promissory notes, lines of credit, overdrafts, defaulted collections, defaulted leases, and insurance premiums.
Harris Beach’s Collections department utilizes Collect Max™ software. This uniquely flexible, user-friendly collections software allows us to develop a client-specific collection process which automates and streamlines the workflow and maintains all of the information we need on any given collection file. We also ensure the confidentiality of all client information through extensive administrative, physical, and technical controls and procedures. Harris Beach has invested heavily in technology throughout the firm, as we believe technology is a key differentiator which fosters increased productivity
We employ controls, such as segregation of data and least privilege access standards, to protect the confidentiality of information we receive from clients and to prevent unauthorized exchange of information from one client to another organization doing business with Harris Beach. Additionally, the firm has specific policies and standards for risk management, IT systems security, logical access control, data protection, facilities security, personnel security, threat management, IT asset management, disaster recovery and business continuity. As noted on our web site, Harris Beach is also in compliance with Safe Harbor guidelines.