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Have you been contacted by the law firm of Mel S. Harris & Associates in connection with an old credit card debt? Have their lawyers attempted to serve you with a lawsuit? Is your bank account frozen, or have you received a garnishment notice?

The lawyers at Mel S. Harris represent numerous creditors and debt buyers by bringing debt collection lawsuits against individuals in New York. They have brought thousands of lawsuits, in which they obtain many judgment by "default", because the defendant did not respont. Many of our client's report to us that a judgment was entered against them by Mel S. Harris without them receiving any notice of the lawsuit. This deprived them of their ability to defend themselved in the lawsuit.

At the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg PLLC, our experienced debt defense lawyers understand how to use consumer laws in favor of our client's. We defend consumers from debt collection lawsuits and protect them from unlawful collection activity. Even if your wages are being garnished, or your bank account is frozen, it may not be too late to get help. We are a debt relief law firm, and can advise you as to all options, which may include lawsuit defense, debt disputing, debt settlement, and bankruptcy.


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Background Information on Mel S. Harris & Associates, LLC

As of September 2015, the law firm of Mel S. Harris has ceased to function. However, many of their files are being maintained by Stephen Einstein and Associates. It is believed that the senior partner(s) at Mel Harris retired and have transitioned their debt collection practice to Stephen Einstein, which has been practicing in the same realm for several years.

Mel S. Harris & Associates, LLC is a debt-collection law firm located at 116 John Street, Suite 1510, New York, New York 10038. Every year, Mel S. Harris & Associates, LLC represents debt buyers, such as LR Credit, in thousands of debt collection lawsuits against consumers.

Mel S. Harris & Associates, LLC has been named in a class action lawsuit in connection to allegedly obtaining default judgments without properly serving the Defendant with the required lawsuit documents. This is typically referred to in New York as "Sewer Service", where the process server does not actually serve the Defendant, but rather drops the documents elsewhere, possibly in the sewer.

The debt buyer, Leucadia National, and it's shell companies, LR Credit, filed over 100,000 lawsuits since 2006 to collect on the purchased debt. In almost every lawsuit, Mel S. Harris & Associates represented LR Credit, and they regularly hired the same process server. Allegations were also made that a single employee at the law firm of Mel S. Harris signed over 40,000 affidavits stating the debts were valid.

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Successful Settlement Examples with Mel S. Harris

  1. In MKM Acquisitions LLC v. JV, the attorneys at Mel S. Harris brought a lawsuit on behalf of a debt-buyer to collect on an alleged balance of approximately$6200, and a judgment was entered thereto. The defendant learned about the judgment only when his bank account was restrained by a New York City Marshal and shortly thereafter retained the services of our law firm. Through the efforts of our debt defense lawyers, the judgment was vacated, and the bank account was released, without any payment being made by our client towards the alleged debt.
  2. In an action brought by Mel S. Harris & Associates, LLC on behalf of LVNV Funding, LLC, the Plaintiff argued that our client owed a debt in the amount of$2,110.16. After zealous representation by our firm, LVNV Funding, LLC agreed to discontinue the action with prejudice, and without any payment by the client towards the debt.
  3. In LR Credit 10, LLC v. E.Y., the Defendant was sued by Mel S. Harris & Associates, LLC for a debt owed in the amount of $8,737.60, the client’s bank account was frozen and judgment was entered in civil court. Through the assistance of our debt relief lawyers, the judgment was settled for $2,500.00, which amounts to less than 29% percent of the total outstanding balance and a debt forgiveness of $6,237.60, and the client’s bank account was released.
  4. In LR Credit 12, LLC v. P.P., the Defendant was sued by Mel S. Harris & Associates, LLC for an alleged debt in the amount of $11,990.20, and a judgment was entered by default. Through the assistance or our law firm, the judgment was settled with Mel S. Harris & Associates, LLC for $4,500.00, which amounts to a reduction of over 60% of the total outstanding balance, netting a savings of nearly $7,500.
  5. In LR Credit 15, LLC v. I.P., the Defendant was sued by Mel S. Harris & Associates, LLC for a debt owed in the amount of $2,511.53 and a default judgment was entered by the court. After representation by our lawyers, the judgment was settled with Mel S. Harris & Associates, LLC for $800.00, which is less than 32% percent of the outstanding balance and a forgiveness of $1,711.53.
  6. In LR Credit 10, LLC v. C.A., the Defendant was sued by Mel S. Harris & Associates, LLC for a debt owed in the amount of $11,599.62 and judgment was entered in civil court. Through the assistance of our debt relief lawyers, the judgment was settled for $4,725.00, which amounts to less than 41% percent of the total outstanding balance and a debt forgiveness of $6,874.62.
  7. In LR Credit 19, LLC v. T.C., the Defendant was sued by Mel S. Harris & Associates, LLC for a debt owed in the amount of $4,541.94 and a default judgment was entered. Through the negotiations of our attorneys, the judgment was settled with Mel S. Harris & Associates, LLC for $1,250.00, which is less than 28% percent of the total balance and a debt reduction of $3,291.94.

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You have defenses to your debt. You have rights that protect you from wrongful debt collection practices under state and federal law. In New York City, consumers are entitled to additional protections under the New York administrative code. Our New York Debt Lawyers are well versed in the nuances of debt collection laws, and can advocate to help you get the best results. Whether you require bankruptcy, defense, dispute, or settlement, our debt consolidation lawyers can help you achieve your goals for debt relief.

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List of the debt buyer LR Credit shell companies that Mel S. Harris law firm may have brought a lawsuit: LR Credit 1, LLC, LR Credit 2, LLC, LR Credit 3, LLC, LR Credit 4, LLC, LR Credit 5, LLC, LR Credit 6, LLC, LR Credit 7, LLC, LR Credit 8, LLC, LR Credit 9, LLC, LR Credit 10, LLC, LR Credit 11

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