This is the fourth in a series of four letters. When the debtor's attorney contacted me to cease and desist, I worked with her to try to reach a settlement. By now we had spoken on the phone, and I felt comfortable calling her by her first name.
Looking back, I can say I tried every possible angle to collect this debt. If anything, I was over-assertive. The commercial collector who succeeded took a more businesslike approach. No idle threats, just the actual threat of a real lawsuit. Sancho Hernan was the debtor.
February 12, 20—
Josephine James-Chinetti, Esq.
McKenna Rubinowicz & Jackson, LLP
2005 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
Sent via Facsimile and Registered Mail
In our phone call on February 4th, you suggested I contact you if I have any further thoughts or information. I received an e-mail from Sancho Hernan last Friday saying he is at his wits' end with this collection process. Perhaps he sent you a copy.
My only interest in dealing with Lincoln Management is to collect the money we are owed for the consulting services we rendered. As I told you, we have written evaluations of the programs we offered, and I'm attaching a sample with this letter. We also have a contract signed by Pavel Berchanskyj, which I'm sure you've seen.
Officials at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) say their vouchers indicate that our service was completed satisfactorily, and that Lincoln Management has been paid for our work. If I'm not paid, Lincoln will be hearing more from them.
Is there anything you can do to persuade your client to send us a schedule on which they will pay us what they owe us over the next few months? Eliminating the interest and late penalties, the balance is $17,022.01. If you can be of assistance, I'd like very much to hear from you.
Very truly yours,
William S. Frank