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Collection Law and Practice from Start to Finish

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Produced on June 16, 2018

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Course Information

Time 1h 15m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Litigation Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Course Description

What is collection law? Is it the most important area of law that affects businesses? Despite chuckles from most attorneys and anyone else reading this description, one can make a cogent argument that this rhetorical question needs to be answered in the affirmative. This seminar will outline collection practice in general and the various issues facing collection law practitioners as well as discuss the myriad of ethical issues and entanglements that could ensnare even the most seasoned practitioner. What Rules of Professional Conduct (RPCs) apply to collection law and collection law practitioners? When does the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) apply? When is a “debt” really a debt? When is a “debt collector” really a debt collector? The definitions in the FDCPA may surprise you.

This course, presented by Jonathan Goodgold, Esq., of The Beinhaker Law Firm, LLC, who handles the firm collection practice, will review the steps necessary for operating and managing a collection practice and provide practical guidance in the navigating the ethical minefield in collection law.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand what a collection practice needs to survive and thrive
  2. Understand the definitions of the FDCPA and assess how the law applies to everyday practice
  3. Explore recent developments and their impact on the field and your practice
  4. Provide practical guidance to how social media and other new technologies impact or will impact collection law

This course originally appeared as a part of our June 2018 Bridge the Gap Event. 

Credit Information

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Jonathan Goodgold

Maitlin Maitlin Goodgold Brass & Bennett

Jonathan S. Goodgold, Esq. is the Managing Member of Maitlin Maitlin Goodgold Brass & Bennett since its founding. In addition to managing the firm and actively promoting the firm as a whole and the attorneys within it, Jonathan is an active networker and speaker. He previously has written for the New Jersey Law Journal on employment law matters and has been a repeat speaker for the National Business Institute and Lawline on topics concerning collection law. 

Jonathan is a business lawyer through and through and is a go to resource for other law firms and business owners. Leading the firm’s collection work in all areas and industries allows Jonathan to directly counsel business owners and their operations personnel on the most important item of business, the bottom line. He has counseled clients and negotiated and litigated on their behalf in order for their accounts receivables to become accounts payable. In addition, he regularly counsels clients and litigates on behalf of his clients with respect to employment law and contractual matters.

Jonathan had his own law firm for over seven years focusing on civil litigation, and employment and collection law matters. Prior to having his own practice, Jonathan practiced at a leading labor and employment law firm in New Jersey and a civil litigation firm in Hackensack, New Jersey. 

Jonathan graduated Binghamton University, State University of New York, magna cum laude and with the distinctions of graduating Phi Beta Kappa and with Honors in History. Jonathan earned his law degree (JD) from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and then clerked for the Honorable W. Hunt Dumont in the Superior Court of New Jersey.

He resides in West Caldwell with his wife and three children.


Ralph P.

Interesting topic with lively presenter.

George B.

Excellent job! Thank you.

Jason M.

This was an excellent course. It can be hard to be engaging with a relatively dry subject matter like this. The presenter did a great job explaining this in a way that held me attention.

Michael L.

Good presentation and ideas well organized .

David Z.

kinda funny, entertaining

Al Z. L.

Good course

Charles W.

Very useful information.

Julie A. B.

Informative material knowledgeably delivered.

Mark G.

Excellent presentation!

Carol C.

Very good basics course. Dry material, but instructor was knowledgeable and hilarious.

David C.

Very informative

Ivan K.

Good Course, very practical

Iris G.

Very interesting. I actually relistened to parts of it.

Louis D.

Very useful course.

Derrick T.

Clear and easy to follow for those who are not familiar with debt collection.

Charles B.


Ira D.

Very good

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