Attorneys Should Embrace Debt Collector Rules

In a letter to the New York Law Journal published on January 8, 2013, MFY staff attorney Ariana Lindermayer responds to a recent article that heralded a federal court decision (Berman v. New York City) that struck down a NewYork City law requiring all debt collectors, including debt collection attorneys, to be licensed. Ms. Lindermayer explains that collecting debts is distinct from practicing law, and there is a great need for debt collection attorneys to be regulated, based on their history of abusing consumers.