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Hertzmark, Crean & Lahey, LLC. has been offering quality legal representation to clients in Connecticut for over thirty years

Creditor Rights

One of our key areas of practice is creditor's rights. We aggressively pursue the collection of account receivables for a wide variety of clients ranging from private practice physician offices to major state hospitals to national student loan companies. Our main area of concentration in creditor's rights is the collection of debt owed to medical facilities including hospitals and nursing homes. We understand the financial pressure that medical facilities face between private insurance/governmental reimbursement rates and the continuing increased cost of delivering quality medical service. Now, more than ever, it is imperative for these facilities to recover account receivables in a timely and cost-effective way. We have the technology to accept account receivables in electronic and confidential format and to issue a demand letter to the debtor within hours of turnover of the account. We bring suit both in the small claims and Superior Court sessions in almost all Connecticut judicial districts. We have an experienced staff of attorneys who are familiar with private insurance billing, reimbursement and denials; Medicaid and Medicare regulations concerning eligibility and reimbursement; financial assistance guidelines, third party defense claims; joint spousal liability and abandonment/separation claims, and disparate billing claims. Once judgment is obtained, we have a dedicated and experienced staff working with the direction of our attorneys to satisfy the judgment terms through various post-judgment procedures.

Aside from our medical clientele, we also represent many national student loan companies, home improvement contractors, and many large and small businesses in the legal collection of their account receivables. We are able to generate and can electronically transmit remittance reports directly to the client. Our attorneys and our staff will thoroughly explain the legal collection process to you and will provide constant updates regarding the status of your case. Our rates are extremely competitive and our level of service is beyond compare.

Real Estate

Hertzmark, Crean & Lahey, LLP. also provides representation in both the purchase and sale of residential and commercial properties. Our experienced staff of attorneys and paralegals work closely with our clients to insure that, from the execution of the sales agreement, that the client's interests are well served. We will be in constant communication with agents, opposing counsel and lenders in order to make sure that all conditions of the contract and mortgage commitment have been satisfied in order to bring the closing to fruition.

Hertzmark, Crean & Lahey, LLP. also provides legal representation to both residential and commercial landlords and tenants. We offer lease drafting/review, representation in summary process actions ranging from non-payment of rent to serious nuisance actions, we pursue rental arrearage and property damage collection actions. We also represent tenants in security deposit collection actions.

Estate Planning

Our firm also provides estate planning advice from the formation of simple wills to complex living trusts. We will meet extensively with the client to determine, based on his or her assets, what the best estate planning mechanism is that should be employed. We also prepare advance health care directives, powers of attorney and applications for both voluntary and involuntary conservatorships. We represent fiduciaries and executors in the administration of estates through the probate court system from application to inventory filings to final accountings.

Business Transactions

Hertzmark, Crean & Lahey, LLP. can provide representation in the formation and or dissolution of stock/nonstock corporations as well as limited liability companies. We draft operating agreements, bylaws, articles of incorporation and prepare and file all of the required paperwork with the Secretary of State's office. We have represented both for profit and nonprofit companies in commercial loan closings. We offer very reasonable rates to our established business clientele in the prosecution or defense of civil lawsuits or civil arbitration matters.

Practice Areas

Real Estate
Estate Planning
Business Law