Commercial Collections

What is a commercial claim?  

The definition of a commercial claim is:  A claim which arises from an obligation to pay for goods sold or leased, services rendered, or monies loaned for use, in the conduct of a business or profession.


Search for a Commercial Collection Attorney

Simply click on a state in the map below to display a list of NL attorney members that handle commercial collections for that state.    

For personal introductions to any of the firms you find listed, contact us 800.227.1675 or email  Our staff will work with you to ensure that the attorney selected is the most experienced and qualified to meet your specific litigation needs.  

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Industry related resources:

Bankruptcy Court Information 

CLLA Operative Guides provided by the Commercial Law League of America (CLLA)

Commercial Collection Guidelines for Credit Grantors – provided by International Association of Commercial Collectors Inc. (IACC)

International Statue of Limitations

State Creditor Bar Associations

Suit & Service Costs by State

Summary of Collection Laws - reviewed & updated by NL Attorney members

Terminology - useful industry specific terms and definitions

When a Claim Goes to Court - provided by Commercial Collection Agencies of America 

White papers -  state-specific information is provided by NL and our authors for the benefit of creditors, collection agencies, debt buyers and NL attorney members who are looking for and working with U.S. attorneys.


List of Commercial Collection Associations

ACA International (ACA)

ACA brings together third-party collection agencies, law firms, asset buying companies, creditors and vendor affiliates.

Commercial Law League of America (CLLA)

CLLA is an organization of attorneys and other experts in credit and finance actively engaged in the field of commercial law, bankruptcy and insolvency.

Commercial Collection Agencies of America

Commercial Collection Agencies of America is an association of commercial collection agencies, creditors' rights attorneys and law list publishers whose experience, expertise, ethics and education work to elevate the standards of the commercial debt collection industry.

International Association of Commercial Collectors Inc. (IACC)

Made up of commercial collection agency, law firm, law list and vendor members, the International Association of Commercial Collectors, Inc. (IACC)is the world’s largest international trade association for commercial debt collection professionals.