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Helping You Manage Your Consumer Collection Matters

Weltman, Weinberg and Reis Co., LPA (WWR), the nation’s largest creditors' rights law firm, was founded over 80 years ago to provide comprehensive collection services to our clients. Not only have we established ourselves as a recognized leader in our industry, we have also built a technology platform and service model to handle any type of collection matter. We represent clients of all sizes, from the world’s largest financial institutions to small consumer matters, all with one simple goal – to leverage our experience and expertise in proving you a reliable and consistent recovery to fit the needs of your organization.

Although we offer many custom programs, one of our strengths is to match the requirements of our clients, whether that be in the intake of information, account tracking and reporting, or specialized funds management and accounting procedures. We partner with each client to meet the specific business objectives and strategies for each portfolio and then design a program in skip tracing, asset searches, credit bureau checks, early out programs, collateral recovery, auditing, file reporting and accounting procedures. We maintain a state of the art collection operation directly representing clients in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania, in conjunction with our WWR National Litigation Networks of qualified attorneys, integrating the filing of legal action with our collection activity anywhere a debtor or debtor’s assets may be located. This allows our clients a single source attractive alternative to using multiple law firms throughout the country.

WWR has created specialty groups of attorneys in addressing the needs of our clients, to handle matters beyond traditional retail collections.  Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA provides comprehensive consumer and commercial/complex collections services including, but not limited to the following areas:

Consumer/Retail Collections

  • Skip Tracing
     
  • Asset Searches
     
  • Early Out/Cure Programs
     
  • Pre-suit Collections
     
  • Collateral Recovery
     
  • First Party Collections
     
  • Demand Letter Program
     
  • Predictive Dailer Contacts

Legal Action Recovery

  • Demand Letter Program
     
  • Immediate Suit Program
     
  • Post–Judgment Executions
     
  • Wage Garnishments
     
  • Bank Attachments
     
  • Filing & Renewal of Judgment Liens
     
  • Debtor’s Exams
     
  • Creditor’s Bills

Probate

  • File Claims to the Estate
     
  • Negotiate Payments/Settlements
     
  • Asset/Property Ownership Searches
     
  • Pursue Actions for Disallowed Claims
     
  • Fraudulent Transfers
     
  • Credit Card Fraud After Death
     
  • Date-of-Death Notification

Collection Mentality Second to None

For over 80 years, WWR has built it's reputation and extensive client base on a focused commitment to collections excellence. Whether the Firm is following FDCPA guidelines, maintaining security requirements, or reaching and exceeding client call center expectations, our teams are committed to working hard in recovering your debtor matters. Our strength lies in a tenacity to stay with each file and manage all the aspects of the collection process on your behalf.

At WWR, When It Comes to Collections, We Get It.

We know how important it is for you to manage your business collection needs. At WWR, our goal is simple – to offer each client a thorough, focused and highly effective recovery strategy while minimizing exposure in the pursuit of complete collection recovery. We are confident that our customized programs, operational workflows and reporting procedures will meet your expectations.

Learn More About Our Specialty Collection Groups

  • Collateral Recovery/Replevins Group
     
  • Community Bank Group
     
  • Credit Union Group
     
  • Debt Buyers Group
     
  • Government Collections Group
     
  • Healthcare Collections Group
     
  • Probate Recovery Group
     
  • Student Loan Recovery Group
     
  • Subrogation Group
     
  • Utility Collections & Damage Claims Group

 
 
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

Contracts Must Be Clear When Adding Percentage-Based Collection Fees to Delinquent Student Accounts
Sharon Pietras, March 31, 2014
Each school has an obligation to honor the terms set forth in their enrollment contracts with students, particularly when it comes to adding collection fees to delinquent accounts. Although the school, as an original creditor, may not be subject to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA),...

Revisiting & Updating Your Notice of Sale Procedures
John B. C. Porter, March 28, 2014
By now your credit union has undoubtedly been warned about the perils of failing to strictly comply with the form and content of Notices of Sale as it relates to repossessed collateral on which your credit union wishes to collect a deficiency balance. Too many credit unions have been sued, often in...

Outsourcing: The Why and How
Jill Keck, March 27, 2014
Although some would argue to the contrary, between reductions in workforce, drive for efficiency, rising costs and increased competition, utilities no longer have a guaranteed rate of return. Utilities are further challenged by regulatory hurdles and political roadblocks. All of these factors have...

Vendor Management, Business Associates and the HIPAA Privacy Rule
Jason K. Wright, March 06, 2014
Ever since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enacted, health care providers have developed policies and procedures to ensure their compliance in different ways - asking new patients to sign disclosures and requiring releases to be signed whenever records...

CFPB Seeks to Protect Service Members from Payday Lenders
David Brown, December 20, 2013
CFPB Seeks to Protect Service Members from Payday Lenders In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) and, among other things, tasked the CFPB with supervising payday lenders at the federal level. This...

Effective Vendor Management
David A. Wolfe, December 20, 2013
Effective Vendor Management As credit unions increase reliance on third-party vendors to perform necessary functions, it is increasingly important to establish best practices for governing these outsourcing arrangements. While credit unions derive many benefits from obtaining subject matter...

Sale of Bad Debt by Utility Companies: Proceed with Care
Hannah F.G. Singerman, December 18, 2013
Selling uncollectable or "bad" debt has become a new and exciting prospect for many utility companies. Sale of such debt can free-up workers, provide instant income for the company, and create more financial certainty. It could also, in theory, alleviate the need for controversial rules...

The Role of the CFPB Ombudsman’s Office
Sara Donnersbach, December 13, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Ombudsman’s Office was established by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act), which created the CFPB. The CFPB Ombudsman’s Office is an independent, impartial, and confidential resource to...

The Use of Electronic Notes in Ohio
Stephen Franks, November 08, 2013
In 2000, Ohio enacted the Ohio Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (UETA) which was codified by Ohio Revised Code Chapter 1306. Pursuant to the act, Ohio recognized the use and enforceability of electronic documents and contracts.

Successor Liability: In Light of Recent Case law-Not Much Help to Creditor’s in Ohio
Hannah F.G. Singerman, September 30, 2013
Often commercial creditor’s find that during the process of collecting debtors from a failing corporation, said corporation ceases to exist and a new entity takes its place. The question becomes can this new entity be liable for the old entities’ debts? In Ohio, successor liability...

What You Need To Know About The Proposed Marketplace Fairness Act
Thomas Kendall, September 30, 2013
You may have heard about recent efforts to pass Federal legislation known as the “Internet sales tax” or “Amazon tax.” This proposed legislation is formally known as the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 (“the MFA”). If enacted, the MFA’s impact would...

Utility Collection and the Business Records Rule: What You Need to Know
Amanda R. Yurechko, September 26, 2013
In a perfect world, when you go to trial on a utility collection matter, be it a claim for unpaid utility service or damage to the utilities property, the witnesses you bring to testify at the trial would have personal knowledge of the transaction. For example, they were the representative who set...

Watching the Consumer Watchdog
Jennifer Monty Rieker, September 26, 2013
In late August, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a report highlighting its activities from November 2012 through June 2013. As part of a series of Supervisory Highlights, the report discusses its activities and findings.