When someone owes you money, you have the legitimate right to receive what you are owed. Unfortunately, there may be times when the collection of debt is not as simple as you would hope.


When customers or business contacts disregard your requests for payment, you must collect your money without engaging in unfair debt collection practices. As tempting as it might be to go after your assets by whatever means at your disposal, you can get yourself in worse trouble if you are not careful.

These situations can be difficult to navigate, which is why it pays to have an experienced advocate by your side. A competent debt collection lawyer can help you understand your options clearly so you can make the best decisions for your business.

Rather than risking further loss and the possibility of liability, it pays to get help from a business lawyer who understands your needs and the right way to meet them.



Dispute resolution with Arbitrator.

Small Claims Court

Disputes with $2,000 – $75,000 in damages.

Municipal Court

Disputes with $75,000+ in damages.


At Northwest Business Law Group, we make it a priority to listen to our clients so that we can help them achieve optimal results. Whether you need to file a lawsuit to enforce your rights or enforce a judgment, our experienced and compassionate counsel will stand by your side. We will listen carefully to your needs and objectives related to collections and assets recovery, then work with you to help you find the best possible outcome.


Eric Helmy

Business Litigation Attorney


  • 100% Satisfaction with Communication
         Eric helped represent me with a very large lawsuit that was brought against me. 100% satisfaction with communication. It was timely; it was appropriate; it was insightful, thoughtful. From beginning to end, it was very clear that my legal counsel, Eric Helmy was by far the better warrior, so to speak, the intellectually, strategically, and we clearly outthought the opposition from beginning to end, and I don’t think they knew what hit them. The opposition didn’t have any choice but to really retreat and drop the suit, so I was very satisfied.
    Aloysius Fobia, M.D. Physician in Portland, Oregon
  • He'll Respond to Me When I Need Him.
         …I believe my law case never would have got off the ground without Eric’s attention to what was happening to me. I’m an excavator, in the tough times that have come along, there’s been several instances where the big developers think they’re not going to pay me, and I feel like they’re trying to [take advantage of] me. I can call Eric,…and he’ll come down and go sit in a meeting with me and all these big developers are writing checks before we’re getting up and leaving. …It’s nice to know that I have him on retainer, and he’ll respond for me when I need him. That’s the personal service you’ll get with him…
    Brad Bartlett Bartlett Excavation & Construction, LLC
  • We Left With Important Information and a Plan
         Our first meeting with Eric was very helpful. We left with important information and a plan, and now we have our own corporation! Eric was invaluable in the writing of our bylaws and in advising our business setup. He also had great insights into owning a business in the Northwest. Having him on our company’s side makes us feel ready for the legal hurdles we will face as our business grows.
    Jaclyn Stewart CEO of Jurevicious Studios
  • We are Very Pleased
         …We’ve worked with Eric on two different contract matters and [have] been very, very pleased with his advice and all the support he’s provided to members of our organization…We were really, really pleased with the quality of work Eric delivered, all the due diligence he performed, the advice he gave to the members of our staff…We would certainly recommend Eric, and we would hope to work with him again.
    Alice Forbes