Our Legal Services

Debt Collection

We believe that getting paid for your work and/or services is non-negotiable. The lifeline of any business is cash flow and we ensure our clients are protected in this regard. It sets a bad precedent for your client’s and competitors if you ignore the sums you are owed.

We represent local and international companies, professionals and independent contractors seeking to collect on their unpaid accounts. We can even assist foreign companies and individuals from the rest of Canada and internationally recognize their judgments from abroad and enforce them in the province of Quebec.

Before accepting any mandate we will examine the facts of your case, outline the costs of the collection process and inform the client on the appropriate steps to be taken. We work with the bailiff, private investigator if need be and other professionals to ensure the advancement of your file. We have a vast network of experts whom assist us with the collection process when needed.

Before initiating a lawsuit it is a general rule that the creditor must send a formal letter of demand to claim the sums due. Once you or your company retain our services we undertake this preliminary step to collect the sums in the quickest fashion possible.

If the debtor refuses to pay, we then canvass litigation before the appropriate Court always bearing in mind our client’s economic situation. It is important for the creditor to realize that as a general rule according to the civil law they have three years to take legal action.

Costs of the process:

In general we will handle collection files on a percentage basis and we will receive payment once we collect from the opposite party or the court awards judgment. The client is always responsible for the court costs which are explained in detail beforehand and we charge a flat fee for the letter of demand. With our flat fee and percentage model the client always ensures that they control their own costs when opening a file with.

If you are interested in collecting sums owed to you please call 514 538-6966 or email info@eidelmannlaw.ca to start the process.

Case Studies:

  • A large corporation from New Jersey which manufactures chemicals hired our services to collect from a Quebec company which was on the verge of bankruptcy. Despite the poor economic situation of the debtor, we managed to receive a substantial settlement for our client without going to Court.
  • One of our clients did some renovations on the home of a couple living in Montreal. The couple was to be reimbursed by the City which was then to be paid to our client. In this case the couple refused to pay my client despite the completion of the work. We undertook legal proceedings and our client was paid within 30 days.
  • One of our clients a Quebec engineering firm which performed Phase I and Phase II soil tests for the benefit of a potential purchaser hired us to ensure their invoices were paid. Despite completing their mandate our client was not paid due to absolutely no fault of their own. Despite our letter of demand the debtor’s refused to pay and now the case is pending in Court.