By Joshua Wurtzel (July 26, 2022, 5:39 PM EDT) — You’ve done the work and sent the bill, but haven’t been paid. What do you do?
This is unfortunately a question that lawyers, from solo practitioners to BigLaw partners, confront all too often. But most lawyers struggle with the answer. And even worse, many end up doing nothing — leaving significant receivables on the table from clients who have the ability to pay.
Struggle no longer. Here, I offer some recommendations on how to deal with a nonpaying client. The article focuses on the law on account stated in New York. These principles and advice are generally applicable in most U.S….