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Firm Profile

We are a full-service commercial law firm established in 1995. We are devoted to providing our clients with the highest level of legal services in the areas of retail and commercial debt collection, bankruptcy, foreclosure, eviction, and secured creditor representation throughout the state of New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

We are committed to using a combination of a highly trained staff and the latest technology to ensure that all matters are handled efficiently and effectively.

Sklar Law, LLC represents clients ranging in size from large national corporations to small local retail stores and individuals in the following areas:

We diligently pursue collection of past due retail and commercial accounts. In addition to claims placed for litigation, our collection department handles pre-litigation collections and post-judgment executions.

We attend 341 meetings, prepare and file proof of claim forms, prosecute and defend preference actions, handle adversary complaints and objections to discharge, and prosecute motions to lift automatic stay. We also represent select clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 filings.

We perform services necessary to give our client title to the property, including title work, notices, pleadings, and foreclosure sales.

We assert the rights of creditors to obtain possession of their collateral in cases where the debtor conceals or transfers the personal property.

We represent property and casualty insurance carriers in the prosecution of their contractual subrogation rights against responsible parties in both state and federal court.

We represent commercial and residential landlords in the eviction of delinquent tenants to obtain both possession of the premises and collection of outstanding rent and damages.

Clients

Sklar Law, LLC is pleased to represent many clients and companies:

  • Carvant Financial LLC
  • City Select Auto Sales
  • Corsa Management
  • Freedom Mortgage Corporation
  • Hann Financial Services Corp
  • Hunter Warfield, Inc
  • Ivy Hill Park Apartments
  • Kennedy Health Systems
  • Rancocas Anesthesiology, P.A.

Testimonials

CLIENTS

“The nature of any business, unfortunately, leads to a percentage of bad debts. Hann typically assigns files to Mr. Sklar to collect balances that Hann was unable to resolve internally. Mr. Sklar is able to obtain judgment on our behalf and collect on balances that Hann otherwise would have had to write off to bad debt. The results seem effortless from our perspective, which is wholly due to Mr. Sklar's ability to argue on our behalf.

I highly recommend Mr. Sklar, and his professional office, to anyone.”

Carol E., Hann Financial Services Corporation

Memberships

Professional Organizations

  • Commercial Law League of America
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys
  • New Jersey and Philadelphia Bar Associations
  • New Jersey Creditors Association
  • South Jersey Bankruptcy Trustees Association

Law List Memberships

  • American Lawyer’s Quarterly
  • Commercial Bar
  • General Bar
  • The Forwarder’s List
  • The National List

 

FAQs

1. How do I place my claim with Sklar Law, LLC?

You can place your claim with us in several ways. One way is to simply complete the claim placement form on this website, and we will contact you to review your claim. You may also email us with the pertinent information. If you prefer, you may always phone or fax us with your claim details. In all cases, we will perform a conflicts check to make sure we can handle your claim and will then contact you to discuss the terms of our representation.

2. How long will it take to collect my claim?

This will depend on whether it is necessary to file a lawsuit to enforce collection. We generally recommend filing suit if your debtor will not resolve the claim amicably at the outset of our collection efforts. With the recent budget cuts, many New Jersey Courts suffer from staffing shortages that delay the processing of routine paperwork in both contested and uncontested cases. Contested lawsuits are typically resolved in 6–18 months or less, depending on whether the matter is heard in Special Civil Part (for balances less than $15,000) or Superior Court (for balances in excess of $15,000).

3. Can I recover my attorney’s fees from the debtor?

You may be able to recover reasonable attorney’s fees as determined by the court if you have a written agreement signed by your debtor that contains a provision allowing either one or both parties to recover attorney’s fees in the event suit is filed to enforce the agreement. In a contested case, you can recover your fees only if the court determines that you are the prevailing party. Unless there is a statute providing for the recovery of attorney’s fees in your specific type of case, you will not be able to recover attorney’s fees without a signed contract providing for them.

4. Can I recover interest and court costs from the debtor?

If you are the prevailing party, then you may receive an award of certain costs that are considered to be legally recoverable (filing fees, service of process, etc.). Not all costs that you may incur are recoverable through the courts. Interest is also recoverable, provided that your damages are certain or capable of being made certain by calculation and you have a written agreement that allows for interest.

5. What happens if the debtor files for bankruptcy protection?

In the event of a bankruptcy filing, federal bankruptcy law mandates that all collection activity must immediately cease. If there are assets in the bankruptcy estate of the debtor, a creditor may file a proof of claim with the court in which the bankruptcy is pending.

There may be other actions to be taken in the bankruptcy proceedings depending on the type of bankruptcy filed, and whether you as the creditor, are secured or unsecured. We are available for consultation to determine what steps, if any, may be appropriate in your particular circumstances.

6. Does your firm collect in other states?

We do accept claims for collection where the debtor is located outside of New Jersey. We also personally handle matters in which the debtor is located in Pennsylvania.

In the event that we are unable to collect the obligation ourselves, we know attorneys throughout the U.S. and abroad, through our membership in the Commercial Law League of America and other organizations, to whom your matter could be referred for collection. Should it be necessary to forward your matter to out-of-state counsel, we will monitor the handling of your claim by the receiving attorney.

7. What areas of New Jersey and Pennsylvania do Sklar Law, LLC cover?

We cover the entire state of New Jersey and all of Southeastern Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, and Montgomery counties.

8. Do you domesticate and collect judgments?

Yes. We can turn your foreign judgment into a New Jersey sister state judgment and enforce that judgment here. We can also take your New Jersey judgment and have it domesticated and enforced in another state through our long-standing relationships with other attorneys all over the U.S.

9. Are my collection claims bonded when we place them with your firm?

Your claim can be bonded if forwarded to our office over one of the law lists to which we subscribe, a list of which can be found on our website.