Testimonials

Read What Many Clients Are Saying

I measure success one client at a time and am always gratified when clients express their satisfaction.  Here are some comments clients have made.  Please note that each case presents different facts and circumstances, and future results may vary. 

“Jonathan took care of us as if this was his company.”  
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Hi, this is Mark Schwartz. I’m the president of New York Water Management.

We’re a real estate management consultant firm in New York and New Jersey incorporated in 1998.

We primarily specialize in the reduction of water sewer and real estate tax bills for multi-family apartment buildings in New York City.

Our fee is based on a percentage of the money saved, and rather infrequently, believe it or not, our clients do not pay us.

We estimated approximately a 97%

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Mark Schwartz    Hackensack, NJ    President    New York Water Management Co., Utility Auditing Service   
“Jonathan took care of us as if this was his company.”  
Mark Schwartz    Hackensack, NJ    President    New York Water Management Co., Utility Auditing Service   
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Hi, this is Mark Schwartz. I’m the president of New York Water Management.

We’re a real estate management consultant firm in New York and New Jersey incorporated in 1998.

We primarily specialize in the reduction of water sewer and real estate tax bills for multi-family apartment buildings in New York City.

Our fee is based on a percentage of the money saved, and rather infrequently, believe it or not, our clients do not pay us.

We estimated approximately a 97% collection rate, and while many people would be happy with that, we felt that we performed a service we deserve to get paid.

Beginning approximately fifteen years ago, we looked for a lawyer who would specialize in collections and all other types of legal matters that could help us in a wide variety of services that would pertain to the type of business we run.

And we met Jonathan Bender, and at first, we thought that Jonathan Bender’s location in Cherry Hill, New Jersey would be a detriment, but wherever we needed him, Jon was there.

Flash-forward years later, of course with remote work, that is neither an issue nor a hindrance.

Over the numerous, numerous cases that Jon did for us, maybe three to four dozen, there were a few things that stood out about Jonathan.

One, of course, his ethics. Ethics could not be topped no matter what.

Two, his hard work. Night, day, weekend he was there. There was never a deadline that was missed because it was just too hard, just too close, just too quick.

Another issue that stood out was, what I felt was, Jonathan took care of us as if this was his company.

That is of course something you look forward to seeing in people but something that you rarely do.

And we felt that Jonathan wanted to understand the business; he wanted to know the business in order for him to fight for the business.

There was one particular case, of many, that stood out, but one that particularly stood out is a case that after working with different types of lawyers, they would have bailed and Jonathan didn’t.

It was a case about a building in Harlem where they owed us $172,000.

We got approximately several hundred thousand dollars off their water bill. We killed it for them! And then we go to get paid… silence. Silence: no you didn’t do it, you don’t deserve it, you shouldn’t get it.

We said you know what? This needs Jonathan Bender. We gave the case to Jonathan Bender and then the seller immediately went and tried to sell the building.

Jonathan jumped through hoops to get a prejudgment attachment to prevent the sale of the property.

Well all of the sudden, the buyer - or the seller I should say - came back and said Woah! Woah! Woah! I want to settle.”

We settled on $100,000 we got back 75 of it. We said 75 is nice but we want our 100 grand, which was already reduced from $172,000. So the seller sure enough declared bankruptcy.

We scheduled a Sheriff Sale when that bankruptcy was done in order to overcome it. We got the bankruptcy dismissed. Jonathan jumped in and got it dismissed.

Sure enough, he declared it bankruptcy again. Jonathan went to fight that as well. He offered us $40,000 now because now that 25 was off the table, and we went out and we got a total of $115,000. Out of $172,000, that’s great in the collections world!

But most importantly, after two separate bankruptcies, we all know most lawyers would have run for the hills, but Jonathan Bender stood there got it done as if it was his building.

And that is why we recommend Jonathan Bender.

“Mr. Bender gave me peace of mind and it saved me a lot of my time.”  
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Hello, my name is Anna, and I am the owner of a placement agency in Howell. We find people jobs.

As a placement agency, we sometimes have difficulty collecting fees from our clients, and normally I can take care of this myself, as we operate as a friendly and neighborly office.

However, there was one particular situation when a client of ours did not pay us a fee because they believed they do not owe us a fee, although we

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Anna Santucci    Howell, NJ    President    ABS Human Resources Corp., Employment Agency (Staffing & Recruitment)   
“Mr. Bender gave me peace of mind and it saved me a lot of my time.”  
Anna Santucci    Howell, NJ    President    ABS Human Resources Corp., Employment Agency (Staffing & Recruitment)   
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Hello, my name is Anna, and I am the owner of a placement agency in Howell. We find people jobs.

As a placement agency, we sometimes have difficulty collecting fees from our clients, and normally I can take care of this myself, as we operate as a friendly and neighborly office.

However, there was one particular situation when a client of ours did not pay us a fee because they believed they do not owe us a fee, although we had every reason to believe that the fee was owed to us because we did find and place a person there.

The client initially tried to rebuff us verbally, and afterward started ignoring us altogether. We felt completely out of our element.

That is when I reached out to my contacts and they highly recommended Jonathan Bender to represent us.

This case took a lot of my time and emotional strength because I could not believe just how the client was refusing to pay although the proof stared them in the face.

What happened was that once we gave over the file to Mr. Bender, this gave me peace of mind and it saved me a lot of my time.

Mr. Bender kept me informed throughout the case, he updated me every single time of any developments, he returned my calls immediately. I always felt that I knew exactly what was happening and not at one moment did I feel that I was falling through the cracks.

We have recovered exactly the amount of money we were hoping to recover.

If ever I have a collections issue in the future, although I hope not to ever have a collections issue, I am fully confident I will be returning to Mr. Bender based on his style of work, his competence, and his ability to deliver very quick results.

“Mr. Bender was able to pierce the corporate veil and get results.”  
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Hello, this is Jerry Abramson. I wanna tell a little story.

We are in the meat business as well as the food manufacturing and distribution business.

We happen to have some clients going back several years ago that owed us a tremendous amount of money, tens of thousands of dollars, promising us that they would pay it off after one year.

That did not work.

We had gotten in touch with the law firm of Jonathan Bender.

Jonathan took on

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Jerry Abramson    Bronx, NY    Vice President    West Side Foods, Inc., Meat Supplier   
“Mr. Bender was able to pierce the corporate veil and get results.”  
Jerry Abramson    Bronx, NY    Vice President    West Side Foods, Inc., Meat Supplier   
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Hello, this is Jerry Abramson. I wanna tell a little story.

We are in the meat business as well as the food manufacturing and distribution business.

We happen to have some clients going back several years ago that owed us a tremendous amount of money, tens of thousands of dollars, promising us that they would pay it off after one year.

That did not work.

We had gotten in touch with the law firm of Jonathan Bender.

Jonathan took on the case. And basically very tenacious, very exacting, he kept us abreast the entire time.

He actually got a judgment from the Bronx Court to go after these people. The judgment was a very good judgment. However, we found that they changed some corporate names.

He was able to pierce the corporate veil and get results. He not only got us fully paid but also got interest and other penalties that were associated with the case.

We thank Jonathan Bender for excellent, excellent results. And we will continue to use him for our businesses.

“Jon was able to recover the full principal with interest and a portion of the legal fees.”  
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Hello, my name is Jing Chen. I am the VP of Harten Corporation. We’re a raw herbal materials supplier to factories that make nutritional supplements.

A couple of years ago we had a client who owed us over $28,000, and after multiple failed attempts to collect the money by ourselves, we asked Mr. Jonathan Bender for help.

After reviewing the provided documents, he noticed that the company was using multiple similarly-named entities to shield assets and get away from their

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Jing Chen    Fairfield, NJ    Vice President    Harten Corporation, Herbal Materials Supplier   
“Jon was able to recover the full principal with interest and a portion of the legal fees.”  
Jing Chen    Fairfield, NJ    Vice President    Harten Corporation, Herbal Materials Supplier   
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Hello, my name is Jing Chen. I am the VP of Harten Corporation. We’re a raw herbal materials supplier to factories that make nutritional supplements.

A couple of years ago we had a client who owed us over $28,000, and after multiple failed attempts to collect the money by ourselves, we asked Mr. Jonathan Bender for help.

After reviewing the provided documents, he noticed that the company was using multiple similarly-named entities to shield assets and get away from their liabilities.

He went after them with a lawsuit, named the owner and the related entities, and the debtor asked to settle, and Jon was able to recover the full principal with interest and a portion of the legal fees, which ended up over $34,000.

Through the process, we were very impressed with Jon’s ability to promptly return our phone calls, listening to the problems, and being very detail-oriented with researching and looking through the information, and how hard he went after customers for a full recovery.

We would love to work with Jon again, should the needs arise, and we would love to recommend him to anyone who has similar needs.

“Jon showed measurable results in collecting money for our company.”  
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Hi, my name is Robert Klepak.

I have worked in the litigation and tech collection industry, both on the consumer and commercial side, for over twenty years.

While I was the director of legal recovery for CAN Capital Inc., a finance company in Kennesaw, Georgia, specializing in loans for small to medium-sized businesses, I was responsible for hiring outside counsel in several states outside of Georgia.

In doing so, I had the good fortune to refer several cases to Jon

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Robert Klepak    Kennesaw, GA    Manager    CAN Capital, Inc., Collection & Litigation Department   
“Jon showed measurable results in collecting money for our company.”  
Robert Klepak    Kennesaw, GA    Manager    CAN Capital, Inc., Collection & Litigation Department   
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Hi, my name is Robert Klepak.

I have worked in the litigation and tech collection industry, both on the consumer and commercial side, for over twenty years.

While I was the director of legal recovery for CAN Capital Inc., a finance company in Kennesaw, Georgia, specializing in loans for small to medium-sized businesses, I was responsible for hiring outside counsel in several states outside of Georgia.

In doing so, I had the good fortune to refer several cases to Jon Bender, a sole practitioner in New Jersey.

Jon is very skilled and knowledgeable in collection law.

As a creditor, it was very important to find a lawyer who could represent our company with distinction, since our brand was very important to us.

Jon understood the nature of our business product and described it very well in the lawsuits that he filed with the court.

Additionally, Jon was extremely responsive to our needs as a client and was very prompt in providing updates about case statuses.

He showed measurable results in collecting money for our company.

Jon is very thorough in making sure all avenues of the collection have been utilized in order to recover money for his clients.

On more than one occasion, Jon offered us insight that a commercial debtor had claimed to have gone out of business when in actuality, the corporation simply reincorporated using a strawman.

He saw through that and identified the principal as the actual owner, and included counsel against the new corporation, an alleged fraudulent transfers, and civil conspiracy, as well as the successor in interest liability.

Ultimately, we settled the case and recovered a significant portion of that debt in a lump sum.

We were very happy with the result and continued sending more cases his way.

To this day, I still stay in contact with Mr. Bender, as he is a trusted partner in business.

If you are a creditor or represent creditors, please consider Jon Bender, P.C. for all of your collections needs.

If you’re ready to join the list of satisfied collection clients, the first step is to contact me. You can call, or ask me to review your claim free of charge with this quick, easy, and confidential form (click the red FREE Claim Evaluation button above). I will normally respond within one business day.