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STERN & STERN, P.C., is a highly experienced collections-dedicated law firm equipped with leading technologies for improving success in debt recovery. The main benefit of hiring us to recover your debt is that we can seamlessly transition you to full legal recourse should the need arise.

The initial phase in which the debtors address, place of business and asset information is verified is critical in the collection of accounts placed. If all information can be confirmed the percentage of collection dramatically increases. This is why we utilize reliable databases such as the Department of Motor Vehicles as well as three of the major credit reporting companies. Our firm provides end-to-end collections coverage and enforcement throughout New York State with a knowledgeable, full-service team of collectors, skip tracers and attorneys — and we diligently keep them current on all Fair Debt Collection Rules.

Our advanced automated collection system, Collection Master, not only provides the staff with a daily case tickler, but also monitors individual performance. In addition, Collection Master alerts us when matching debtor accounts are found (where the defendant may have been sued by another creditor, or if there is a duplicate file) and compiles unlimited customized reports for ensuring timeliness, accountability and, above all, quality, in all we do for you.

In regard to processing claims, our robust system can scan new case information or accept digital transfers. We then provide clients with direct, immediate and secure access to the status of any file, ensuring unparalleled insight and control across all facets of the collection process. We run case information through 14 major banks in search of assets to restrain, as well as through the job databases of New York City and New York State in order to place wage garnishments.

From commencement to recovery, and any step in between — including filing and enforcing a suit — Stern & Stern, P.C., deploys advanced technologies to provide the most complete collection service available today and, most importantly, secure the highest percentage of collected debt.

our philosophy

At Stern & Stern, we hire the most experienced professionals, equip them with automated technologies, and support them with expert personnel and resources. The result: a formidable and successful debt recovery resource unlike any other. It is for this reason that such prestigious clients as Cornell Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Citibank, Popular Community Bank as well as numerous other hospitals, financial companies and lending institutions all rely on Stern & Stern for the collection of their consumer and commercial debt. Through thorough investigation, technology, and swift and seamless legal action, we process and enforce our clients’ Creditors Rights to the full extent of the law. Perhaps it’s time your company turned to Stern & Stern, as well.

Stern & Stern on bankruptcy

As an ancillary legal service, Stern & Stern also represents our clients’ creditors rights during all phases of bankruptcy proceedings — from first meetings straight through to extensive litigation, covering such areas as relief of the stay as well as objections to discharge.

Stern & Stern’s areas of coverage

Complete coverage throughout New York State.

Stern & Stern on compliance

Complete knowledge of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and compliance with the recently established CFPB (Consumer Federal Protection Bureau).

Kenneth D. Stern, Esq.
Senior Partner

With extensive experience in Collections, Accounts Receivable Management and Creditor Rights, Ken has been practicing law since 1989. With over 20 years working in the field of debt collections and creditor rights, Ken has recovered millions of dollars owed to Fortune 500 companies, major banks and hospitals as well as several nationwide corporations. Ken also specializes in representing small to mid-size businesses & medical groups helping them recover debts and accounts receivables owed to them from vendors, contractors, clients, patients and tenants. Ken is deeply committed to representing his client’s interests in the most ethical, professional, results-driven and cost-effective manner.


Ken received his B.S. from Hobart College in Geneva, NY in 1984 and his J.D. from the Brooklyn Law School in 1991. He was admitted to practice law the State of New York in 1992, in the State of New Jersey in 1991. He was Admitted to United States Federal District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and Federal District Courts of New Jersey.

Areas of Practice:

Preparation of pleadings and memoranda, investigation and preparation of commercial and collection claims, litigation, bankruptcy, debt purchase and sale.

Professional Affiliations:
  • N.Y. State Bar Association
  • Commercial Lawyers Conference
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys
  • Member of Strathmore Who's Who
  • Speaker and Lecturer for National Business Institute on the Topic of Debt Collection and the Fair Debt Collection and Practices Act
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3002 Merrick Road,
Bellmore, NY 11710,
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STERN & STERN, P.C., is a highly experienced New York State collections- dedicated law firm equipped with state-of-the-art technologies for improving success in debt recovery.

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