What is the promissory note for? A loan? A purchase? A personal injury settlement? It makes a difference with respect to the type of attorney you need.
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You need a business attorney to review the lending instruments. If the promissory note is typical, it gives you the right to accellerate the full principal balance due in the event of a default in payment.
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