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Skillful Fresno Collections Lawyer Helps Clients Secure Payment

Experienced California advocate assists all types of creditors

Pursuing payment for the goods or services provided by your business should not be the hardest part of your operation. Unfortunately, the competitive marketplace often requires small and large companies to complete transactions with individuals and businesses that fail to honor their obligations. When this occurs, Gates Law Group, A Professional Corporation in Fresno can take effective action to secure the agreed-upon funds. With 39 years of experience, attorney Glen Gates understands California collections law and knows what legal methods are available for clients seeking payment. Whether the situation calls for effective negotiation, a guaranty agreement or a lien, we will work vigorously to close the matter successfully while avoiding undue hassle and expense.

Accomplished firm uses various legal methods to obtain reimbursement

Even when there is no dispute over whether money is owed by a debtor, getting the payment transferred can be a challenge. Whether your situation involves unpaid professional services, bankruptcy, a construction job or some other type of debt, our firm provides a consultation and asserts clients’ rights through various means:

  • Liens — A contractor who seeks to file a mechanics lien must meet specific deadlines and legal standards. For these and other types of liens, we’ll outline the requirements and attach the subject property to help secure payment.
  • Breach of contract actions — Through tough negotiation and litigation when necessary, our firm holds parties to a contract accountable when a breach occurs.
  • Guaranties and promissory notes — We draft enforceable promissory notes and guaranties of payment. These documents can be executed contemporaneously with the promissory note confirming the debtor’s obligation and the guaranty establishing authority to take other property if the debt is not repaid.
  • Bankruptcy litigation — If a person or business that owes you money has sought bankruptcy protection, our firm will represent you in creditors’ meetings and other proceedings so that your rights are not overlooked.
  • Letters of credit — Clear terms are vital when letters of credit are issued by financial institutions and other parties. Should you require assistance with the drafting, review or enforcement of these documents, we can give you knowledgeable guidance.

Delaying reduces your chance to collect the money you are owed and could allow debtors to escape liability completely through a statute of limitations defense.

Contact an effective California collections attorney for a consultation

Gates Law Group, A Professional Corporation represents California clients in collection proceedings and related legal actions. Please call 559-432-9944 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. Our main office is in Fresno, but we also have locations in Paso Robles and Visalia.

COVID-19 Notice

These are unquestionably difficult times. We understand the word "crisis". Usually, people do not come to us just to say hello. They come with their problems and we have to respond quickly. We understand they need help.

The problems do not stop because of the presence of the COVID-19. Assistance from our office will continue. We have the technology available to provide our clients with continued quality legal services in order to protect their interests. We can meet our clients virtually whether by telephone or video. We can meet our clients in person but with special arrangements and implemented safeguards.

In spite of the pandemic, life does not stop. You may continue to have legal needs. Some people will have greater needs than others. We stand ready to help whatever the circumstances.

Your continued faith in us never goes unnoticed.

Allowing us to help you is a privilege we take very seriously. Gates Law Group, A Professional Corporation Tough. Competent. Understanding.

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  • Fresno Office
    2445 Capitol Street
    Suite 160 E
    Fresno, California 93721
    Phone: 559-432-9944
    Fax: 866-740-6678
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