Experienced creditor bankruptcy lawyer in Fairfax County
We have been assisting creditor clients in bankruptcy matters for more than 25 years. We take pride in helping clients accomplish their goals in a cost-effective and efficient manner. We represent:
If you are a creditor who is trying to collect on an outstanding debt, we can help you find ways to accomplish this goal. Mr. Vogelman and his associates use all available tools to collect. We explore opportunities from negotiating with the individual or company that owes you money, to suing and collecting on the resulting judgment.
Secured creditors can collect on liens that give them the right to reclaim collateral held in trust against the loan. Typically, those rights are created by or described in—
- A security agreement on personal property
- A deed of trust on real property
- A judgment lien
As a secured creditor, you have the best chance of getting relief from an automatic stay. Relief from an automatic stay prevents a decline in the equity available to secure a claim. You need an astute lawyer well-versed in creditors' rights to protect the equity in your claim. We know bankruptcy law from all perspectives and can achieve the best possible protection for your situation.
Jeffrey Vogelman has a history of representing secured lenders, equipment lessors, and commercial landlords in bankruptcy proceedings and in complex restructurings—out-of-court workouts. Whether and to what extent a lessor will receive delinquent payments and/or will have the lease terminated by the debtor often depends on whether the lease arrangement is considered important to the reorganization process. Choosing an attorney with a thorough understanding of the bankruptcy process can make the difference between losing out completely in a bankruptcy and being treated fairly during the proceedings. We have a complete understanding of the process and the drive to fight for our clients.
The U.S. Bankruptcy Code establishes a detailed priority system for payment of claims. Non-secured creditors rank lowest in priority and are generally paid after the secured and other priority unsecured creditors. Unsecured creditors may initiate legal actions against those who owe them money on accounts. They are at a disadvantage when compared to secured creditors because they must, in most cases, obtain a court determination that they are legally entitled to the amount of money they claim. After obtaining a judgment by the court, an unsecured creditor may then apply the collection procedures authorized by law. The assistance of savvy legal counsel is the best approach to recouping on unsecured debts.
Exceptional service, exceptional value
In Northern Virginia, clients rely on the talents of skilled attorneys Jeffrey A. Vogelman, James D. Turner, and associates for quality service at reasonable rates. We serve individuals and businesses throughout the area, including communities in Fairfax and Prince William counties. Call us at (703) 836-3400 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to discussing your case with you.