Often times, when people are contacted by a collection agency, they panic and feel stressed. This is because they do not understand their rights when dealing with collection agencies and do not know how to negotiate or dispute the debt being pursued by a collection agency. They also feel intimidated and harassed by some of the questionable tactics the collection agency may use to recover the debt.
This course is a complete guide to dealing and negotiating with collection agencies in Ontario. It is designed for people with no legal background. In four easy steps, this course explains the whole process of dealing with collection agencies in Ontario from receiving the first call to resolving the entire dispute. The course also attempts to level the playing field by explaining to everyday people the leverage they may have in negotiating with collection agencies - this insider information is usually limited to legal professionals who provide services in the debt collection area.
Amer Mushtaq is a Toronto-based lawyer with nearly a decade of legal experience. He is the founder of You Counsel, YouCounselforums and Formative LLP. Previously, Amer has worked at one of the top National firms in Canada. In his legal career, Amer has worked for and against some of the top lawyers in the country.
Amer is also a passionate legal educator with strong teaching credentials. He is a faculty member of Osgoode Hall Law School's Professional Development course on small claims court procedures, which is attended by lawyers, paralegals and law clerks.
Amer is also a former adjunct professor at Seneca College where he taught a legal course to post-graduate students. He has also spoken as a guest lecturer at University of Western Ontario Law School, and has presented at numerous conferences at Ontario Bar Association, Law Society of Upper Canada, and the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers.
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