Medford, NJ asked in Business Law for New Jersey

Q: What should be my steps in recovering money from a "mom and pop owner" who sold his shop to someone else?

For about two years I was providing services to a "mom and pop" business. It was sold and the new owner continued using my services for about year and half. Last month he sold the business to someone else, who will not be utilizing my services. The last invoice has not been payed (typically it was within a week) and according to the new owner, the owner that owes the balance is on extended vacation. What are my options in regard to collecting the last invoice? Who would be technically responsible for the balance at this point? Should I file a lien against the business?

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  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: A lot would depend on the words in the contract for services you signed with the owners as to what you can and cannot do No contract and you may be out of luck.

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