Credit Repair: A Primer for Lawyers

(486 Ratings)

Produced on: May 23, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Having a strong credit score is more important than ever. Regardless of whether your clients need credit to finance a car, obtain a mortgage, or qualify for employment with fiduciary responsibilities, it is important to make sure that the credit bureaus are accurately reflecting their credit history.

This course, taught by NYC debt relief attorney Simon Goldenberg, will provide an overview of the process to submit credit disputes, a discussion of identity theft remedies, and an outline of the laws that govern the conduct of credit data furnishers and credit repair companies.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify the various credit information aggregators, including consumer credit bureaus such as Experian, Equifax, Transunion, and commercial credit bureaus such as Experian, Dunn & Bradstreet, and Chexsystems
  2. Understand how to obtain and analyze a detailed free credit report and dispute inaccurate credit information
  3. Assess the need for credit correction vs. credit repair
  4. Discuss the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Credit Repair Organization Act, the advance fee prohibition, and hot topics in credit repair


Simon Goldenberg

Law Office of Simon Goldenberg PLLC

Attorney Simon Goldenberg is passionate about consumer advocacy and concentrates his practice in the following areas:

  • Debt resolution

  • Lawsuit defense for credit cards & student loans

  • Debt collection harassment

  • Business Debt Relief

  • Consumer Bankruptcy

Attorney Goldenberg has also completed training in the field of Credit Scoring and Credit Restoration. Mr. Goldenberg's wide range of knowledge on credit issues enables him to search for nuances in credit law to provide clients with the high level of representation that they require. Mr. Goldenberg is a graduate of Hofstra University School of Law and is admitted to practice in the State Courts of New York and New Jersey, as well as the Federal Courts in the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, and District of New Jersey.


Superlawyers has selected Simon Goldenberg as a "Rising Star in New York" for the years of 2014, 2015, and 2016 for his contributions to consumer law. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Through, Simon Goldenberg has been honored to be conferred with the Client Choice Award for Bankruptcy and Debt Settlement for the years of 2013 through 2016. The American Society of Legal Advocates has conferred the designation of "Top 40 Under 40 Bankruptcy Lawyers" for 2015 to Simon Goldenberg. Martindale-Hubbell and has recognized Attorney Goldenberg with a Client Distinction Award for providing excellent quality of service and communications with our client's.


Marion D.

Very easy to follow with very useful information.

James A.

very helpful as a basic course

Theresa H.

Very knowledgeable

Eduardo L.


Cindy C.

Excellent speaker. Very good content. I will look for more of Scott's presentations.

Brian B.

The lecture was informative

joseph m.

Very knowledgeable

Thomas B.

Informative, not just professionally, but personally.

Jennifer I.

Very good program including informative materials and many useful tips on an important subject.

Thomas W.

The presenter was FANTASTIC. Moved fast and didn't waste words or add meaningless metaphors or war stories (Kulkin is terrible in comparison).

Diana M.

This attorney is fabulous in every way! Great public speaker and holds your attention every single minute! (He would have been a fantastic trial litigator too!) He is extremely bright and articulate. Thank you! (Only problem was not being able to see the example credit reports on screen when he spoke about them).

Thom G.

Great information and tips!

Nicholas K.

Excellent job of covering the material in 60 minutes- great pace!!

Robert D.

outstanding presenter

John N.

excellent course

Karen M R.

Excellent presentation and outline

Karen N.

Very relevant and useful subject-matter!

Bruce R.

Very clear presentation with useful information

Martin W.

Good basic overview.

Judith T.

Excellent presenter and presentation. I would watch him again regardless of subject.


Very informative

Daniel D.

Learned a few new things!

Orlando V.

Excellent presentation, highlighted the important parts clearly.

Linda B.

Speaker very good

Marjorie Z.

These are among the best materials I've seen - very practical and helpful

Charles J.

Well-organized, thoughtful, jam-packed with information. One of the better CLE presentations I have seen on LawLine.

C. T. A.

Clearly, the presenter was on top of his subject and had a passion for it.

Mitzi G.

Good course!

Teige W.

One of the best CLE's I've taken-- lots of information, great presentation skills by Mr. Goldenberg.

Karen S.

Excellent, clear & concise presentation and materials on "credit correction".

Kathleen P.

Nicely pithy!

Holly T.

Great speaker!!

J Gregory F.

nice info

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