Debt Collection From Start to Finish in Pennsylvania


Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. Partner Nicholas Krawec Presents Seminar on
“Debt Collection From Start to Finish in Pennsylvania”

Pre-lawsuit collection strategies a focus of presentation

Attorney Nicholas Krawec , a partner in Bernstein-Burkley, P.C., was a featured speaker at a seminar entitled “Debt Collection From Start to Finish in Pennsylvania” on September 9, 2003, at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh.

Sponsored by the National Business Institute, the seminar was designed for attorneys, collections practitioners, bankers, commercial lending officers, credit managers and other professionals who deal with collections on a daily basis.

“The seminar focused on the practical aspects of preventing non-payment as well as what you can do to protect yourself when non-payment does occur,” says Krawec. “Participants learned the rules they need to adhere to in order to stay in compliance with federal law. In addition, the seminar covered how to file a lawsuit and collect a judgment should preventative strategies fail, along with the steps they can take in the event of a bankruptcy.”

Krawec concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial law, collection law and creditors’ rights. He is a creditors’ rights specialist certified by the American Board of Certification and frequently speaks to professional groups on collections and collection related topics. Krawec is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association (member, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section) and the Commercial Law League of America (member, Creditors’ Rights Section). He is admitted to the practice of law in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Ohio.

Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. is a family-owned and managed law firm in Pittsburgh, with a 35-year history of providing expert counsel in the areas of Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy, Retail and Commercial Collections, Lease Enforcement, and Mortgage Foreclosure. In addition, the firm represents clients in the areas of Banking, Administrative, Real Estate, Civil, Business and Appellate law. The firm serves clients throughout the country.

The Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board approved the seminar for a total of 6.0 Continuing Legal Education hours, including 5.0 hours of substantive law practice and procedure CLE credit and 1.0 hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit. The Institute of Certified Bankers approved the seminar for 7.25 CLBB continuing education credits.

For more information or to register for the seminar, contact the National Business Institute at 800-930-6182 or at . Krawec can be reached at 412-456-8103.

For further information contact Celia Rocks, Rocks-DeHart Public Relations, at 412-784-8811 or


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