Judgment Enforcement in Tennessee: Techniques, Common Roadblocks, and Advanced Strategies - CD
Presented by David M. Anthony of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC.
Obtaining a judgment for your client is one accomplishment, but unless the client is able to enforce the judgment, it is not a meaningful one.
The first step in the process is to determine what assets -- bank accounts, real property, or personal property -- the judgment debtor has. The next step is to determine how to get to those assets. It may be that a repayment agreement can be worked out with the debtor. If not, Tennessee law has several methods for enforcing judgments, including wage garnishment, executions, and bank levies.
There is an old saying that goes "This judgment isn’t worth the paper it’s written on." This saying could have been coined by an unhappy client, frustrated by a lawyer’s inability to turn a judgment into money in hand, particularly if the impasse follows long and expensive litigation. Nothing brings a bigger smile to a client’s face than a letter with full payment enclosed.
In order to best serve your clients, it's crucial for you to be up-to-date on the latest enforcement techniques as well as common roadblocks you may face along the way.
In just one hour, you'll gain new insights and guidance on:
- The post-judgment, pre-collection, stay
- The post-judgment stay
- Prejudgment information gathering during this stay period
- Advanced strategies to prepare for collections: Judgment liens and fraudulent conveyances
- Tools available in the collection process
- Voluntary collections: Installment and lump-sum payments
- Involuntary collection actions against known assets: Wage garnishment, levies, and writs of execution/sheriff’s sales
- Discovering assets
- Involuntary collection actions against unknown assets
- Roadblocks you’ll face in the collections process
- Debtors with no assets
- Out-of-state debtors
Order this must-attend event risk free, and get up-to-date on judgment enforcement in Tennessee.
About your presenter:
David M. Anthony concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, construction and lien litigation. Mr. Anthony represents clients throughout middle Tennessee in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts. He also has significant experience representing financial institutions and other creditors in all aspects of the litigation process.