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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 75 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

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. 

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Jonathan Goodgold

Maitlin Maitlin Goodgold Brass & Bennett

Jonathan S. Goodgold, Esq. is a Managing Partner at Maitlin Maitlin Goodgold Brass & Bennett. Jonathan had his own law firm for over seven years focusing on employment and collection law matters, as well as all aspects of civil litigation. 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 is an active networker and involved in several networking groups. 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 graduated Binghamton University, State University of New York, magna cum laude and with the distinctions of graduating Phi Beta Kappa 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.


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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