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Does someone owe you money in New York? Has someone signed a "Note" or a "promissory note" to pay you but hasn't lived up to their obligations? We can help!

A promissory note is a written promise to pay a specific amount of money to someone at a future time. It's like a legally binding IOU. Promissory notes are often used for personal loans, business transactions, and real estate deals.

When someone breaks a promise to pay a note, it can be both frustrating and financially damaging. In New York, you have a powerful legal tool at your disposal to speed up the process known as "summary judgment in lieu of complaint." This procedure lets you seek a judgment without filing a full, more complicated and expensive lawsuit, saving you both time and money.

The attorneys at Thompson & Skrabanek are highly skilled in this specific procedural process and have a great depth of experience pursuing these kinds of claims and collecting on behalf of our clients.

Contact us at (646) 568-4280 or to get started!

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  • Start the Case Quickly: Instead of filing a detailed complaint, you file a motion for summary judgment directly.

  • Avoid Long Litigation: If the appropriate steps are taken, the court will grant judgment in your favor without a trial.

  • Obtain Quicker Enforcement: Obtain a court order to enforce the promissory note and collect the debt owed to you.


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  • Preparation: We help you gather all the necessary documents, including the original promissory note and any evidence of the breach.

  • Filing: We will submit a motion for summary judgment in lieu of complaint with the court, along with any supporting evidence.

  • Court Review: The court reviews the motion and any opposition from the defendant.

  • Judgment: After the court grants the motion, you receive a judgment that can be enforced against the defendant to compel them to pay.


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  • Hiring an attorney to enforce a breached promissory note using summary judgment in lieu of complaint is typically a highly effective strategy. With our legal expertise, you can navigate the process efficiently and greatly increase your chances of a favorable outcome.

  • If you need help with enforcing a promissory note, contact our experienced attorneys today to discuss your case and explore your legal options.

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