Columbus, OH asked in Real Estate Law, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Collections for Ohio

Q: Can I contact an LLC's bank contacts, employers, etc informing them of a debt that is owed to me?

I am owed over 100K from a business partner (have note) and a collection agency has unsuccessfully tried to get the money for me. The note is in an LLC's name... not my partner's personally. The collection agency asked for $1600 to secure an attorney but now is telling me months later that an attorney was never found. Is this a hopeless case? I don't have thousands of dollars to try and collect. But I want it public record they owe the money. Again, this technically a business that owes me money.

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If you make those contacts, then the LLC and its owners could sue you for slander, interference with business, and probably other claims that an attorney will include. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local attorney who can advise you on collecting your debt without getting into trouble. If the debt is $100K, and the LLC has assets to pay that amount, then you should be prepared to pay an attorney yourself to sue the LLC to collect on the note.

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