I am an owner of a service business in NYC area. I am facing a potential of not being paid the final couple of bills submitted to the paying agency for payment and would like to learn what can be done about it. Thank you in advance.
If the amount in dispute is small enough, you could file a complaint in small claims court. If the amount is larger, you may want to hire an attorney to help you.
Your lawyer's likely first step (after determining that you were entitled to payment under the terms of a written agreement) will be to write a demand letter.
A letter from a lawyer makes for a credible threat that you're ready to sue. Often, that's all it takes to get someone to do the right thing. But if the agency doesn't respond to the letter, you'll have to decide then whether it's worth the expense and hassle of filing the lawsuit.
If you do not get paid you can bring an action for breach of contract to recover amounts owed. If the amount is under $5000.00 and you are not a corporation you can bring a suit by yourself in Small Claims court. Otherwise, you will need an attorney to pursue this on your behalf.
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