Are there really ethics in collections? This rhetorical question sometimes leads to a chuckle from lawyers and non-lawyers alike. However, as with any field of law, collections law is fraught with a 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’s collection practice, reviews the professional code of conduct, the FDCPA, and recent developments in the field, and provides practical guidance in navigating the ethical minefields in collection law.
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.
Not an area that I practice in, but there is usable information for any attorney in this program.
The best part was after reading from the law when the presenter gave a practical real world meaning of the rule in practice. I could read the law from the slides myself but the "in the trenches" view from the presenter is what made this valuable.
Very informative and enjoyable without being overly technical. Speaker avoided talking about himself and his practice and stuck to the topic. Nicely done.
Detailed and informative!
very well organized
Good overview of this topic.
very good program, well spoken, right to the point
Very interesting seminar. Great presenter. Provided a good deal of useful information.
Presenter was very personable and knowledgeable.
You set an excellent example for the profession and ate a very effective communicator.
The presenter was very helpful in the use of cases, citations and resources. It is one thing to have an general understanding of a rule, but far more impactful to cite it directly.
90 minute seminar on first try - good job!
Well formulated presentation and slides (Reg/Statute - My Take) for the subject area.
Good presentation. Provided information and meaningful background.
Surprisingly interesting! Well done!
Outstanding CLE. Speaker was exactly what I was looking for on the subject.
Very current presentation on a tricky area of the law.
one of your better speakers - good presentation and materials and he definitely knows his stuff
Loved the presenter’s passion for the subject!
Don't change a thing.
Thought this would be a dry and unfeeling area of law, but the speaker made it interesting and humane.
Excellent presentation. Very helpful.
Presenter REALLY knows the subject matter. Excellent.
very well done; very informative
straightforward, good presenter.
Enjoyed the portion about collection of attorneys' fees
Attorney Goodgold knows what he's talking about! Explains debt collection very well.
Surprisingly interesting program for a topic I think of as rather dry.