Litigation & Defense

Helping You Manage Your Contested Complex Legal and Business Recovery Matters

We understand the importance of a strong collection and litigation partner in order to maximize the return on your investment recovery. That's why we've assembled a team of experienced creditors' rights litigation attorneys and support staff, with the knowledge and courtroom insights to provide you with the leadership you've come to expect from your litigation and defense partner. With more than 85 years of experience representing the rights of companies and creditors, our personal attention to legal matters and streamlined processes helps you reach your goals in the most cost effective manner possible. We don't hesitate to make the hard decisions on your behalf, including advocating settlement when the costs outweigh the results, and will often suggest alternatives that may be more advantageous to your organization, as our goal is to obtain timely, bottom-line resolution while minimizing your exposure and liability.

Our decades of knowledge and experience in creditors' rights allow us to represent you as plaintiffs or defendants in litigation, as well as to offer advice on other business-related issues. We fully understand the financial issues at hand and apply our extensive trial and appellate court experience to your particular situation. We demonstrate tenacity to stay with each case until the proper conclusion, through every stage, including pretrial discovery, trial judgment and collection. We counsel you in accordance with what is appropriate with each case including settlement, if warranted as a resolution, and will keep you informed, discussing options along the way.

Our legal representation includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Compliance/Defense Litigation

  • Consumer Leasing Act 
  • Consumer Sales Protection Act
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • Lending Issues Compliance
  • Public Utilities Litigation
  • Truth in Lending
  • International Recovery

Collateral/Monetary Recovery

  • Replevins
  • Seizures & Forfeitures
  • Jury Litigation
  • Federal Court Representation
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Ship Foreclosures
  • Insurance Subrogation
  • Trade Finance Issues

Real Estate Default

  • Contested Transactions
  • Contractual Litigation
  • Deed Preparation
  • Commercial & Consumer Foreclosures 
  • Negotiations & Purchase Agreements
  • Receiver Activities


  • Breach of Contract Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution 
  • Drafting & Negotiations
  • Loan Document Review/Workouts
  • Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration 

Clients Love Our Streamlined Approach

In managing your work, we pride ourselves in a process that is extremely efficient and cost effective for you. Upon receipt of a case, an experienced Partner reviews the matter to determine the appropriate Weltman resources and expertise that should be assigned. We find practical solutions, including settlement as a resolution, both before and after obtaining judgment, making sure options are discussed and recommendations are made on the best way to proceed.

Drawing On Our Vast Network of Experienced Attorneys, We Are Able to Keep Most Litigation Matters In-House

Supporting our litigation attorneys is a specialty department staff, seamlessly working together on your behalf in generating favorable results. Our bankruptcy, foreclosure, probate and complex collections teams provide valuable expertise in each of these areas. Our offices are strategically located to offer you cost-effective, direct legal representation in our footprint states. For matters outside our direct representation, we have established a network of competent, ethical and proven attorneys. We work as co-council, staying actively involved with each local attorney to ensure that all cases are handled and reported effectively, providing you a consistent superior level of service and accountability in every state.

Sometimes We May Suggest Different Options

Because we respect you and your business needs, we feel it is important at times to inform you that we may have a different approach or recommendation. Rather than just processing your cases without looking at alternatives, we often come up with ideas you may not have considered. We leverage our years of practice to formulate a plan for the best way to proceed, always with your business interests in mind. Don't be surprised if we call you to suggest alternatives that may be more cost effective to your organization, following an agreed upon approach to our practice areas.

When It Comes to Litigation and Defense, We Get It

We know how important it is for you to manage your business litigation, defense and recovery needs. At Weltman, our goal is simple - to offer each client a thorough, focused and highly effective recovery strategy while minimizing exposure and liability on compliance and defense litigation, contracts, collateral and money recovery and real estate transactions.

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Stuart A. Best, Esq.

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