Author: KWA

Debt Collection Law Firms Essential?

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By: Keith D. Weiner, Owner/Attorney Keith D. Weiner and Associates
Cleveland, Ohio

Yes we are.  I am sure some may like to debate the point and I would welcome that opportunity.  Other than needing food, water and shelter, nothing is truly essential.  So, for those who have doubts that we are essential keep an open mind and read on to find out why.  Read more

KWA Honored With National Award

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We are grateful and excited to share that Keith D. Weiner & Associates, Co. L.P.A. has been awarded the 2019 Community Service Award by the National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) for its commitment to giving back to the communities in which its offices are located.  KWA Charity Committee members work tirelessly throughout each year to plan and execute charity events.  Likewise, firm employees continuously demonstrate their dedication to improving their communities with more than 85 per cent of employees participating in firm-sponsored charity efforts. Read more

Join KWA at the Fall NCBA Conference

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Keith Weiner will be on a panel at the Fall NCBA conference discussing the challenges of handling growing auto deficiency portfolios. Discussion will include onboarding through liquidation on the 3 states the Firm serves (OH, KY, WI). Other panelists, Brian Winn and Dan Consuegra will cover California and Florida respectively. Tom Balcerzak from AACA will be the moderator.

Stacie Hackel Snow and Michael Lewis will be also be presenting at the Fall NCBA conference. Their presentation, “ABC’s of Student Loan Collections” will be a comprehensive overview of valuable information on best collection practices along with key compliance considerations.

If you are attending NCBA, please join them. If not, what are you waiting for?! Sign up now!

KWA Seeks Nomination for NCBA Community Service Award

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Since 1985, Keith D. Weiner & Associates Co. LPA (KWA) has operated on the premise that the people at KWA make the difference when it comes to providing its clients with quality service, and inspiring client trust and confidence.  Likewise, KWA also believes its people can make a difference through their charitable works in the communities where the firm’s offices are located. Read more

KWA has a new HR manager

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KWA is pleased to announce the hiring of its new HR Manager, Brad Hanson. Our search took over 4 months as we interviewed several qualified candidates. Brad stood out based upon his prior experience at CommutAir where he was employed as an HRIS Administrator and an HR Generalist and by virtue of his strong background in computer software, and familiarity with ADP software and processes. Brad is also attending evening classes for his Master’s in Business Administration with a focus on Human Resources Management at John Carroll University. Read more

KWA volunteers at NARCA 2017 Summer Litigation Boot Camp

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On June 23, 2017, Michael Berkowitz, who is KWA’s managing collection attorney, volunteered his time at the NARCA 2017 Summer Litigation Boot Camp sponsored by the National Creditor’s Bar Association/NARCA to discuss the business records exception to Ohio’s Hearsay rule, specifically, Ohio Evidentiary Rule 803(6). Read more

Cleveland Marshall Alumni Association Community Outreach

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On June 24, 2017, the Firm’s principal, Keith Weiner, volunteered along with other Cleveland Marshall graduates to provide legal advice and counsel to individuals and families living in the City of Cleveland.  The event was sponsored by the Social Outreach Committee of the Cleveland Marshall Law Alumni Association and the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.  Marshall Grads with experience in numerous legal areas, such as landlord-tenant or domestic relations, were on hand to provide advice and counsel and in some cases accept pro-bono referrals.  Keith Weiner was able to help a few folks with debtor/creditor issues.  The event was organized by Cleveland Magistrate Pablo Castro who serves as the Chair Person of the Social Outreach Committee.  All in all it was a great event.  The Cleveland residents who received counsel were very appreciative and the Cleveland Marshall graduates receive the reward of helping others.

2014 Guide to Collection Law Seminar

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KWA’s own Scott Paris will be presenting at the National Business Institute’s 2014 Guide to Collection Law Seminar. Scott will be conducting two sessions: The Telephone Consumer Protection Act Compliance; and Collecting Through the Bankruptcy Process. This seminar will be held on May 5, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Independence, Ohio. Information on registration and/or purchase of written materials can be found at:

http://www.866seminars.com/Training-Seminar/2014-Guide-to-Collection-Law/619033/seminar_details.aspx?city=Independence&state=OH