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Litigation is not just an art; it can be an expensive art with drastic consequences. At Makower Abbate Guerra Wegner Vollmer PLLC, we do not litigate as a knee-jerk reaction, but only do so as necessary, and then with an eye to getting you the most favorable results as quickly as possible.

In the context of collecting unpaid assessments for our association clients, even though most litigation is pursued with an eye towards making the delinquent party reimburse our client for all of the costs and fees of collection, the truth is that some defendants turn out to be “judgment-proof,” meaning that a bankruptcy or plain lack of resources will make it impossible to collect the damages awarded by the court. To avoid unprofitable litigation for our association clients, the firm has developed a probability of collection method, which is designed to analyze whether litigation would present a high probability of collection, and steer those cases presenting a low probability of collection to other means besides litigation (such as foreclosure by advertisement).

When litigation becomes a necessity, however, your interests are best represented by a firm like Makower Abbate Guerra Wegner Vollmer PLLC, which recognizes that litigation is most effective when it is swift and decisive. You will find many lawyers who pride themselves on being called “litigators,” when in fact they talk a good game right up to the courthouse steps, and then sell their clients’ interests short in order to settle and avoid a trial for which they are unprepared. At Makower Abbate Guerra Wegner Vollmer PLLC, we believe the term “trial lawyers” is vastly superior to “litigators” because when your attorney is prepared to fight for your rights in court, those rights are much better protected. While we never walk away from a good settlement, good settlements come more often when your opponents know you are not afraid of the battle.

Nat Abbate has devoted his entire career to the field of litigation, and has many impressive victories in trial and appellate courts. As the head of the firm’s litigation efforts, he strives to bring the firm’s clients the biggest reward for their litigation dollar, all the while recognizing that no verdict is a success if it drains the client’s resources and energy.  The firm's associates carry on this philosophy and zealously deliver our clients litigation services at low cost without cutting a single corner.

You can expect your litigation needs to be met at Makower Abbate Guerra Wegner Vollmer PLLC with sensitivity and candor, and with an eye towards common sense and results.




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