Harris Beach is a large firm that practices in New York, New Jersey, and
Connecticut. It has offices in major cities including New York City, Newark,
and New Haven. The firm provides legal services in a variety of areas
including business and commercial litigation, business transactions, consumer
debt collection, environmental law, commercial real estate development,
and construction law. It also specializes in foreclosures, health services,
insurance litigation product liability defense, intellectual law, international
law, labor and employment law, legislation and government relations, personal
legal services, and public finance law and economic development.
The firm has a large collections practice that is experienced in handling
complex collection matters for clients including credit unions, banks,
and insurance funds. They participate in every facet of the collections
process. Once a judgment is entered against a consumer, the firm will
locate assets through credit reports, employment searches, and subpoenas
for seizure or garnishment. Additionally, the firm will seek a finding
of contempt if the debtor does not respond to information subpoenas. They
have specifically handled many private student loan lawsuits against consumers.
James A. Spitz has been CEO of Harris Beach since 2005. He primarily counsels
clients in areas of employee relations and labor law. He is admitted to
practice before the United States District Court for the Northern and
Western Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for
the Second Circuit.
The firm’s collections team is comprised of attorneys, collectors,
and support personnel. It is led by David Capriotti, who is the managing
partner of the firm’s Syracuse Office. Before joining the firm,
Mr. Capriotti was a partner in the Syracuse based law firm Martin, Martin,
&Woodward, LLC., which merged with Harris Beach in 2004. Mr. Capriotti
is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the
Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of New York, as well
as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
The team is comprised of six attorneys including Mary Connors, Anthony
Fiumara, Kelly Griffith, Eric Lindenman, and Kevin Tompsett. They specialize
in a vast array of debt collection including purchased debt, credit cards,
student loans, foreclosures, medical and municipal debt, bankruptcies,
mechanic liens, and estate claims. It also handles matters of bank debt,
promissory notes, lines of credit, overdrafts, defaulted collections,
defaulted leases, and insurance premiums.