Many businesses contract with other companies in order to provide and secure certain goods and services. As is the case with any type of business dealing, business-to-business (B2B) transactions sometimes go unpaid or unfulfilled. When this occurs, one business generally will have a debt to the other business that is often legally enforceable.

Collecting business debts can be a complicated area, and many business owners are reluctant to engage in the types of collection activities that are most likely to obtain results. As a result, it is important for anyone who is attempting to collect on business debts to consult with a Houston B2B business collections attorney to determine what their legal options may be. A lawyer can often help businesses secure payment of their debts more quickly and efficiently than they would be able to on their own.

The Weisblatt Law Firm helps businesses with all matters related to business debt. If you need experienced legal guidance and representation in such matters, call our team for a free consultation. When you become our client, we make sure your financial and legal interests are protected. Call (713) 666-1981 today!

Debts Often Need to Be Validated

How Validation Affects Debt Collection

In some cases, a business may request payment from a debtor who concedes the validity of the debt and simply pays or makes alternate arrangements. In other cases, however, a debt can be challenged, either pursuant to federal law requiring debt collectors to validate debts or in a court proceeding. In these cases, creditors may be required to produce certain documents or other evidence that can establish the validity of a particular business debt. These may include the following:

  • Signed contracts
  • Canceled checks
  • Purchase orders
  • Invoices related to the account in question
  • Account statements
  • Emails.

In addition to the types of evidence listed above, any written correspondence between the two parties can also be used as powerful evidence for debt validation purposes.

During the debt validation process, creditors must cease and desist from all collections activities. Once the debts have been validated, the creditor may resume collections after informing the debtor by mail.

The Weisblatt Law Firm knows how to confidently navigate the multitude of rules and laws governing business-to-business debt and other related issues. Clients’ affairs are safe under the wing of the Weisblatt Law Firm.

Effective Business-to-Business Debt Collection

Ultimately, effective B2B debt collection in any situation requires strict compliance with debt collection practices. Businesses must avoid running afoul of regulations when seeking debt payment. Otherwise, they face statutory and potentially actual damages, whether they decide to use a collection agency or another means of collection.

Contact a Houston B2B Debt Collection Lawyer Today to Schedule a Consultation

Get the Guidance You Deserve

Effective collection of business debts is essential for the success of any business venture. Fortunately for business owners who are experiencing difficulty obtaining payment, the assistance of an experienced attorney can often help induce reluctant debtors to pay. Houston B2B collections lawyer Andrew Weisblatt has been practicing law for over 20 years and is qualified to advise and represent individuals and businesses in a variety of matters related to business law and litigation.

If you have B2B debt collection issues holding you up, contact the Weisblatt Law Firm to discuss your circumstances and learn what can be done. Call (713) 666-1981 for a consultation with the team at the Weisblatt Law Firm or reach us by email or through our online contact form. Learn how we can help today.

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Attorney Andrew Weisblatt

Mr. Weisblatt has practiced continuously since becoming licensed in 1992 and has represented businesses ranging in size from one person start-up ventures to multi-national corporations employing hundreds of people in multiple countries. From 2005 through 2009 Mr. Weisblatt was in-house counsel and chief operating officer of a multi-national corporation in the steel products industry. That in-house position provided valuable insight into how businesses work and what they actually need from their lawyers – both in-house and outside counsel. Attorney Bio