Infringement Attorney

Mr. Wohlsifer has defended more than 150 BitTorrent cases in Florida.

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About Billy Wohlsifer

William Richard Wohlsifer (“Billy”) received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Central Florida in 1991, and Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from St. Thomas University School of Law in 1996, where he graduated in the top 10% of his class. Billy currently works at William R. Wohlsifer, PLLC.

William R. Wohlsifer, PLLC, practices debt collection, copyright and trademark litigation, and mediation throughout the State of Florida.

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We are now accepting representation on behalf of Internet subscribers in defense of cases filed by Strike 3 Holdings, LLC. If you received a NOTICE OF SUBPOENA issued from the Miami-Dade County Court or a NOTICE OF LAWSUIT filed or to be filed in Florida’s Southern, Middle or Northern District federal courts, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] for a free consultation.

Mr. Wohlsifer has defended more than 100 BitTorrent cases in Florida, filed by plaintiffs targeting individuals as “John Doe” or by their Internet Protocol (IP) Address, under the threat of subpoena. They refer to these Internet subscribers as “defendants;” we refer to the plaintiffs as “Trolls.”

Florida Commercial Debt Collection Attorney

Are You Writing Off Debt?

William R. Wohlsifer, PA, is a law firm that provides commercial debt collection representing businesses located throughout the United States against debtors that live or work in Florida. We only practice business litigation. That is business-against-business, business-against-person, and person-against-business collection cases. We do not accept person-against-person cases. As your debt collection attorney we tenaciously strive to collect every unpaid liability that we accept in Florida. Our successes are the result of not giving up on the hard cases.

Our Collection Process

This firm’s debt collection process begins with the serving of a demand package.

The demand package includes a demand letter, selected documents that support your claim for money owed and due, a certain demand for payment, a stated deadline upon which a lawsuit will be filed if the debt is not resolved, and notice of any legal rights the debtor may be entitled to receive under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). William R. Wohlsifer, PA does not use a standard form demand letter.

Creditor’s Rights

We provide collection services for the following debts:

  • Notes payable
  • Personal guarantee enforcement
  • Bank loans secured by inventory or equipment
  • Defaulted mortgages
  • Outstanding credit card balances
  • Delinquent accounts receivable
  • Delinquent homeowners’ association fees
  • Worthless checks
  • Unpaid judgments
  • Deficiency judgments
  • Royalties due under licensing agreements
  • Out-of-state (foreign) judgments & many more…

Commercial Litigation

Almost every aspect of business is impacted by what is generally referred to as “Commercial Litigation” or “Business Litigation.” It is difficult or impossible to define the total scope of Commercial Litigation, since the scope of legal involvement of business is virtually limitless, encompassing everything from an individual conducting an ordinary transaction to disputed complex commercial matters involving multiple parties crossing over various areas of law.

Post-Judgment Execution

Judgment Liens

If a debt collection case is not settled during the course of a lawsuit, the lawsuit results in a money judgment in your favor, and the debtor fails to pay the judgment in full, William R. Wohlsifer, PA, can pursue judgment enforcement and execution. Typically, the first step is to record the money judgment in the county, or counties where the judgment debtor owns real property or conducts business, to create a lien that can be executed or foreclosed upon in that county.

Foreign Judgments

A “foreign judgment” refers to a money judgment obtained in any state or federal court outside of Florida. A foreign judgment must be domesticated through a Florida court proceeding before it can be executed in Florida. Our judgment domestication practice begins with the filing of a legal action for domestication of your out-of-state judgment in a state or federal court situated in a Florida county where the judgment debtor owns real property, personal property, or conducts business. A successful outcome will create a lien that can be enforced or foreclosed upon through the Florida court system. If the foreign judgment debtor does not respond to the initial domestication process, the clerk of court will enter the judgment into the public record. However, if the foreign-judgment debtor objects to an action for domestication, or challenges the judgment’s validity, the domestication action is no longer primarily procedural, but becomes an adversarial proceeding and subject to full adjudication in a Florida court, or competent Jurisdiction.

Student Loan Defaults

It may have been no surprise to private lenders, banks and other lending institutions, when the Department of Education announced that one in seven borrowers have defaulted on their federal student loans within the first two to three years of repayment.

Private lenders concerned about these default rates can seek consultation on William R. Wohlsifer, PA ‘s student loan collection processes. It is imperative to promptly consult with an attorney about private student loans that are in default,  because of the five-year statute of limitations in which a creditor may file suit in Florida.

Contingent Fee vs. Hourly Fee

We are frequently asked which is better; a contingent or an hourly fee? Each has advantages and disadvantages. There can be no certainty of how much legal work is necessary, how long it will take or whether it is economically justifiable to incur legal fees. Some debtors file bankruptcy, become insolvent, die, disappear or conceal assets. Others settle quickly. Winning cases is generally far easier than collecting the money.


Read Mr. Wohlsifer’s 2013 Internet Law publication:
Certifying’ Documents via Third-Party Software: Binding on the Court?, Wohlsifer, W., & Thomas, T., The Computer & Internet Lawyer, Volume 31, No. 2, p. 10 (Feb 2014). Wolters Kluwer Law & Business.

Read Mr. Wohlsifer’s ground-breaking 2001 Internet Law publication:
Proving Publication in Cyberspace, Wohlsifer, W., E-Commerce Law, Aspen Law and Business, New York, NY (Oct. 2001).

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Contact William R. Wohlsifer, PLLC,  for a free consultation about our COMMERCIAL DEBT COLLECTION practice. We pursue debt recovery to the fullest extent of Florida civil law, including contempt of court, when appropriate. We invoke all reasonably available collection remedies to recover money due our clients, whether by wage garnishment, bank and brokerage account garnishment, levy and execution of personal property, foreclosure of real property, etc.

We are not a collection agency; we file lawsuits. Our law practice focuses on commercial debt collection practices for out-of-state creditors and plaintiffs in pursuit of collecting money due from Florida residents and Florida businesses. No recovery, no fee; client pays costs.

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