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Cohen and Slamowitz, LLP

New York Debt Collection Defense

Have you received a letter, phone call, or lawsuit from the law firm of Cohen and Slamowitz, LLP in connection with an old credit card, medical, or student loan debt? Have their debt collectors frozen your bank account, or did a Marshal garnish your wages?

You have rights! Defenses to your debt may exist, and you may be able to fight, discharge, or even the settle the debt at a reduced amount in monthly payments.

At the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg, PLLC, our lawyers help people resolve their debts. 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 legal options, which may include debt defense, debt disputing, debt settlement, and bankruptcy.

Background Information on Cohen and Slamowitz, LLP

Cohen and Slamowitz, LLP is a debt-collection law firm located at 199 Crossways Park Drive Woodbury, NY 11797-2016. Every year, Cohen and Slamowitz, LLP represents debt buyers and other debt-collection companies, such as Midland Funding LLC d/b/a Midland Funding of Delaware LLC.

Federal Cases Against Cohen and Slamowitz, LLP

In Ellis v. Cohen and Slamowitz, LLP, 701 F. Supp.2d 215 (N.D.N.Y. 2010), the Northern District of New York held that Cohen and Slamowitz was in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act of 1977 (FDCPA), because it conducted a deceptive or misleading collection practice by falsely threatening litigation without the intention or authority to do so.

In Hess v. Cohen and Slamowitz, LLP, 637 F.3d 117 (2d. Cir. 2011), a lawsuit was brought against Cohen and Slamowitz, again for a violation of the FDCPA. In that case the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that because Cohen and Slamowitz brought the action in a court that lacked jurisdiction to hear suit, the firm violated FDCPA's venue provisions.

Cases Represented by the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg*

­­In Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC. v. E.C., 12/022399, the Defendant was sued by Cohen and Slamowitz for a debt owed in the amount of $8,600. After representation by our firm, we settled with Cohen and Slamowitz for total amount of $2,500.

In Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., v. S.E., 12/063625, the Defendant was sued by Cohen and Slamowitz for a debt owed in the amount of $6,200. After representation by our firm, we settled with Cohen and Slamowitz for total amount of $3,100.

In Midland Funding LLC, v. Y.F., 12/002398, the Defendant was sued by Cohen and Slamowitz for a debt owed in the amount of almost $10,000. After representation by our firm, we settled with Cohen and Slamowitz for total amount of $4,500.

On behalf of our Client's, our lawyers have fought and resolved many cases with the debt collectors and attorneys at Cohen and Slamowitz. Where appropriate, you may be able to resolve your debt within the realm of a settlement at a reduced amount. Some client's matters result in quite a substantial savings compared to the actual balance.

You may have strong defenses to your debt. You have rights that protect you from wrongful debt collection practices under both state and federal law. Under Federal Law, consumers have strong rights under the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act of 1977 (FDCPA), and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). 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 achieve a resolution.

List of the debt buyers, that Cohen and Slamowitz law firm may have brought a lawsuit on behalf of:

Citibank, N.A.; Capital One Bank (USA), N.A.; Midland Funding LLC d/b/a Midland Funding of Delaware LLC; Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC; Empire Portfolios, Inc.; and Great Seneca Financial Corp.

*Each case is unique. Prior results do not guarantee future performance. Speak to an attorney to learn more.

If you're being faced with a debt collection matter with Cohen and Slamowitz, call our office for a free evaluation.

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