Daniel Schlanger | Manhattan Consumer Protection Lawyer
At Schlanger & Schlanger, our passion is consumer protection law. Our advocacy on behalf of consumers with debt and credit related problems takes many forms: Whether we are defending collection lawsuits, bringing actions again abusive debt collectors, challenging the dishonest practices of auto dealers and financing companies, or helping consumers get a fresh start under the bankruptcy code, there is one constant: we are always working to level the playing field.
We litigate regularly against New York’s high volume debt buyers and debt collection law firms, including, for example, Midland Funding; NCO Financial; LR Credit; Asset Acceptance; Cohen & Slamowitz; Rubin & Rothman; Pressler & Pressler; Forster & Garbus, and Malen & Associates.
We adapt our strategy based on each client’s unique situation, developing an approach appropriate to each consumer’s unique circumstances. At times, this leads to filing lawsuits on behalf of consumers who have been defrauded or harassed, other times it means defending lawsuits that credit card companies or debt collectors have filed against our clients; still other times out of court negotiations will be the most appropriate way forward. Filing for bankruptcy will be unnecessary or inappropriate some of our clients but will be the best way forward for others. We handle many cases as individual actions, while others are better handled as class actions.
Our clients count on us not only to understand the law and facts of the case, but also to understand their personal circumstances and goals.
If you have debt or credit related problems, or are the victim of auto fraud, we can help.
Member, New York City Bar Association, 2009-Current
Member, Westchester County Bar Association, 2008-Current
Member, Ohio State Bar, 2007-Current
Member, National Association of Consumer Advocates, 2007-Current
Member, New York State Bar, 2006-Current
Types of Consumer Protection Cases We Work On:
Collection Defense: We represent individuals who are being sued by credit card companies, debt collectors, and other creditors.
Suing Debt Collectors and Debt Collection Law Firms For Unfair Practices: We regularly bring lawsuits under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 USC 1692, et seq. (FDCPA) against debt buyers, collection lawyers and others who treat consumers unfairly or engage in deceptive practices.
Suing Auto Dealers and Auto Finance Companies For Deceptive Practices (Auto Fraud): We regularly represent consumers who have been ripped off by auto dealers and financing companies, bringing suit under the Truth In Lending Act and other consumer protection statutes. Our focus is on fraud in auto financing (including dealer document forgery, undisclosed fees and other bogus charges), and cases involving undisclosed damage to vehicles.
Negotiating With Creditors: We regularly negotiate legally binding out-of-court settlements with debt collectors and other creditors. Although every case is different and past results are no guarantee, we regularly achieve significant savings for our clients.
Consumer Bankruptcy: Schlanger & Schlanger regularly helps consumers get a fresh start through bankruptcy protection.
|Honors & Awards:|
Harvard Law School: Cum Laude; Dean's Award For Community Service
Carleton College: Magna Cum Laude; Dean's List 1990-1994; Phi Beta Kappa
343 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
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