Areas of Practice
Our litigation attorneys handle all aspects of commercial litigation for businesses and lenders in all state and federal courts in Georgia. Our attorneys have a broad range of experience in resolving contract breaches, fraud actions, receiverships, landlord/tenant disputes, personal property foreclosures, post-judgment collections, business divorces and other related actions. The litigation attorneys also work with our Real Estate, Lending and Transaction attorneys in litigation involving real property, including foreclosures, confirmations, actions to quiet title and condemnation actions.
The firm provides aggressive, yet professional representation in court and arbitration tribunals, and our attorneys are experienced in the effective negotiation and enforcement of settlements through mediation. Our approach ensures that our clients receive results effectively, quickly and economically.
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CREDITORS' RIGHTS AND COLLECTIONS
Kaplan, Bogue & Cooper's Commercial Collections Department provides comprehensive, attorney-managed debt recovery services to our clients, which range from some of the nation's largest financial institutions to some of the smallest financial institutions and businesses. Our thorough understanding of the law, business, and the collections process, makes us much more than collectors. We are negotiators, investigators, collectors and litigators that have a proven track record for our clients.
We collaborate with each client and devise a collection strategy tailored to each client’s unique recovery objectives. Our attorneys selectively employ a range of collections tools to effectively achieve the desired outcome, including demand letters, pre-suit collections, credit bureau reviews, litigation, garnishment, skip tracing, asset searches, post-judgment collections and collateral recovery.
Our collections department maintains policies and practices compliant with all applicable federal and state governing laws and regulations, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Particularly important in today’s regulatory environment, Kaplan Bogue & Cooper’s Collections Department regularly tailors its practices and procedures to implement the specific compliance requirements of its clients. Our ultimate goal is to eliminate client regulatory risk by providing comprehensive attorney-managed compliance procedures at each stage of the recovery process.
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Combining substantial experience with original thinking, Howick, Westfall & Kaplan's bankruptcy attorneys have forged a national reputation. Our organization, experience and technological capabilities enable us to handle a large volume of consumer bankruptcy cases efficiently and cost-effectively.
The firm has significant experience in many industries and businesses, including lending, automobile floor planning, real estate development and manufacturing. We have also represented secured and unsecured creditors and trustees.
Our bankruptcy attorneys are also litigators, appearing in State and Federal Courts throughout Georgia. Many bankruptcy cases involve a real estate component. In such situations, our bankruptcy lawyers work with the Real Estate, Lending and Transaction Group to formulate a lending or restructuring platform that benefits our clients. Additionally, our bankruptcy and litigation attorneys work together on receivership matters. For instance, Susan Howick (Litigation) has been appointed as a Receiver by Superior Courts of Georgia.
Our firm is usually retained by financial institutions (large and small) to represent their interests in bankruptcy cases throughout Georgia and the southeastern United States. We do not represent individuals in consumer bankruptcy cases due to our primary practice of representing financial institutions.
For additional information, please contact our Bankruptcy Group now.
BUSINESS FORMATION AND GOVERNANCE
The attorneys in our Business Formations & Governance Group work closely with our clients and their accountants to assist start-up companies and established businesses in all facets of corporate law, from selection of entity type to formation operation and governance. With the input of the client’s tax and accounting advisors, we work with clients in Atlanta and throughout the State of Georgia to establish a foundation on which the client can build and grow its business. Our attorneys are also often called on to assist clients with succession planning and the implementation of exit strategies.
Starting a business requires thorough planning and a well-developed strategy. Kaplan, Bogue & Cooper, P.C. provides strategic legal guidance at every step of the formation process to help you choose a business entity and structure that will satisfy your goals. During all phases of a business lifecycle, we provide continuous advice and guidance to help you govern your company properly, achieve business objectives, and protect your assets. Our attorneys assist with the drafting and negotiation of agreements relevant to the governance and succession plans of the company.
For more information please contact our Business Formation Group now.
REAL ESTATE AND LENDING TRANSACTIONS
Our real estate, lending & transaction attorneys focuses on structuring and closing commercial lending transactions. We provide exemplary closing services as lender’s counsel to owners, developers, builders and financial institutions. Our services include negotiation and documentation of forbearance, modification, workout, real property foreclosure, and confirmation actions, as well as borrower representation in all state and federal courts in Georgia. In addition, we represent clients in receiverships and other equitable remedies frequently brought by lenders. These attorneys also have extensive experience in preparing and reviewing commercial leases as well as a variety of corporate and partnership transaction matters, including corporate formations and the negotiation and drafting of stock sale purchase transactions.
In addition to the above matters, these attorneys also have extensive experience in a wide variety of secured or asset based lending, consumer credit compliance matters, bank and regulatory matters and specialized lending transactions involving transportation and rolling stock.
Our real estate, lending & transaction attorneys works in conjunction with, and provides valuable support to, our Litigation and Bankruptcy attorneys in order to meet the needs of our individual clients, including real estate litigation, bankruptcy issues and post-divorce asset transfers.
For additional information, please contact the Real Estate, Lending & Transactions attorneys at our firm now.
Kaplan, Bogue & Cooper, P.C. is an approved title agent writing commercial title policies for national title insurers. This added competency allows the firm to provide an additional service to its clients that other firms farm out to third party vendors, providing an additional integrated service that helps minimize disruption in complicated commercial real estate transactions.
For more information please contact our Commercial Title Group now.