Principles

This is what you expect. This is what we do.

  • Investigate, integrate and communicate accurate and actionable information real-time

  • Identify affordable and sustainable payment that pays off in shortest time possible

  • Collect in a compliant and respectful manner

  • Achieve exceptional recovery results and exceed client expectations

  • Promote and protect our Client’s reputation for fairness and honesty

  • Ensure and safeguard data and privacy

Team

Our team of experienced staff exhausts all avenues for voluntary recovery before qualifying the account for legal and will do so only with client approval. If the account requires further action, we are well equipped to initiate legal proceedings and will send appropriate legal notices, file lawsuits, move for judgment and execute post-judgment remedies so as to maximize asset recovery quickly and efficiently. In addition, our Firm can substitute in as Counsel of Record and continue working toward resolution of prior unresolved legal accounts upon a client’s request.

  • Experience

    • Our team has an average of 12 years of industry experience per person

    • We have been providing excellent recovery services since 2009

  • Compliance

    • The Firm has memberships with national, state and local organizations such as ACA, NCBA, Ohio Bursar’s Association, among others. Staff actively participate in these organizations and attend state and national conferences.

    • Our Internal Compliance Review process has been tested and endorsed/modeled after the ACA recommended structures.

    • The trust that is repeatedly placed on us by our clients is built on the Firm’s significant investment in hiring, training, staff development, protection of data and privacy & compliance safeguards.

  • Performance

    • We believe that true performance is measured in Opportunity Cost for each Account Receivable dollar placed.

 

In addition to providing positive opportunity cost, we study custom-made partner scorecards to ensure we deliver to your expectations.

 

Leadership

Robert Schuerger, leads an engaged and highly effective workforce that delivers compliant and consumer-focused services in the highly regulated and challenging debt collection industry. Within this industry, Schuerger also has earned a respected reputation from his peers as an industry leader. He was nominated and won the 2017 HUBZone Owner of the Year Award. He is a frequently requested speaker on legal collections and related topics. Additionally, he actively promotes business development, government relations and international partnerships.  

Education

Capital University

· J.D. 2006

The Ohio State University
· B.A. Political Science  2001
· B.A. History   2001

Professional Associations

· Ohio Bar Association
· Columbus Bar Association
· Ohio Athletic Commission, Chairman
· Columbus Council of World Affairs

Bar Admissions

· Ohio
· US District Court- Southern District of Ohio
· US District Court- Eastern District of Michigan

Principal and Attorney at Law

Robert A. Schuerger II

James Sisto is an accomplished and results driven lawyer, business executive and government leader. As Schuerger Law’s Chief Legal Officer he shares his top-tier law experience and C-suite level management and operations background to guide the Firm. His current practice includes commercial and corporate law, debt recovery, governmental contracting, international transactions and asset management.

Prior to joining Schuerger Law, Jaime was practicing with a law firm specializing in technology, privacy and financial services law. He was selected in recent years to provide transitional executive and legal leadership while developing strategic plans for two companies undergoing corporate restructuring. Jaime has served as President, COO and General Counsel for a diversified small business specializing in government contracting, international asset recovery, collections and distressed property redevelopment.  He has conducted numerous CLE programs on international business, commercial transactions and sales law in addition to holding leadership positions in the Columbus and Ohio State Bar Associations. Jaime has been appointed by successive Secretaries of Commerce since 1990 to the District Export Councils for both the northern and southern districts in Ohio and he currently serves as Columbus Sub-Council Chairman of the Southern Ohio District Export Council. Among various community positions, Jaime is a past Board Chairman and current Board Member of Greater Columbus Sister Cities International, Inc., Board Member of Arab Student Aid International Foundation, is a Rotarian and a member of the Columbus Italian Club.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center

· LL.M. International & Comparative Law  1988

Capital University Law School
· J.D. 1984

Ohio Wesleyan University

· B.A. Economics, English  1981

Professional Associations

· Federal Bar Association

· American Bar Association
· Ohio State Bar Association
· Pennsylvania Bar Association
· U.S. Department of Commerce- District Export Council

· Greater Columbus International Sister Cities, Inc

· Arab Student Aid International

Bar Admissions

· Ohio
· Pennsylvania
· Federal District Court- Southern District of Ohio

· Federal District Court- Western District of Pennsylvania

· Federal District Court- Eastern District of Michigan

· Federal District Court- District of Columbia

Chief Legal Officer

James "Jaime" Sisto

Thomas Sooy’s experience as a tax and real estate attorney provide the Firm with both creditor and homeowner perspectives. He currently leads the legal team on one of the Firm’s federal contracts for debt recovery in Michigan. He is licensed to practice in Ohio, Michigan and New York.

Before joining Schuerger Law as Of Counsel in July 2015, Tom spent over 3.5 years as a solo practitioner in Worthington, Ohio. His practice consists of real estate in the context of foreclosure defense and taxation.

Education

Capital University Law School
· J.D. 2011

The Ohio State University

· B.A. Science in Education  2008

Professional Associations

· Ohio State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

· Ohio
· Michigan
· New York

· US Tax Court

· Federal District Court- Eastern District of Michigan

· Federal District Court- Southern District of Ohio

Attorney at Law

Thomas L. Sooy

John O. Postl

John Postl has 23 years of experience in civil litigation practice with a concentration in both commercial and consumer collections including representing judgment creditors in the enforcement of Massachusetts and foreign judgments.  He has real estate litigation practice that includes landlord representation in evictions and landlord/tenant matters. 

Education

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA

· J.D. Cum Laude 1994

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
· B.A. Economics and Geography 1987

Professional Associations

· Executive Committee Member & Webmaster Boston American Inn of Court
· Executive Counsel Member (Creditor's Rights Section) Commercial Law League of America 
· Member National Marketing Committee

Bar Admissions

· Massachusetts
· New York
· US District Court- District of Massachusetts

· US District Court- Eastern District of New York

· US Supreme Court

Attorney at Law

John O. Postl

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Mr. O'Brien was awarded his Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University in 1990 and Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1987, graduating Summa Cum Laude.  He practices in the areas of Employee Benefits, Labor, ERISA, Estate & Wills, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Civil Litigation.  A significant part of his practice involves collection and recovery actions against employers for failure to pay fringe benefits and against individuals for overpayment of benefits, ineligibility for benefits, and medical subrogation.  He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations and admitted to practice before Pennsylvania state courts; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, and United States Tax Court. 

Education

Wake Forest University JD 1990

University of Pittsburg  BS, Business Administration 1987

Professional Associations

· Allegheny County Bar Association
· Pennsylvania Bar Association
· American Bar Association

· International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Bar Admissions

· Pennsylvania Supreme Court
· US District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
· US Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit

· US Tax Court

· US Supreme Court

Attorney at Law

Stephen J. O'Brien

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Mr. Grady’s experience in creditors’ rights has spanned almost 20 years, both before and after law school.  Prior to law school, from 2002 to 2008, he served as a legal assistant for two law firms in Houston, Texas representing lenders on residential home loan closings.  During law school, he gained collections experience as a summer law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Texas, working with the Financial Litigation Unit (FLU).  

After law school, at an insurance defense firm, Sheehy, Ware, & Pappas, P.C., in Houston, Texas he carved out a niche as a collections expert, after successfully managing a docket of commercial collection actions on behalf of Amegy Bank. He eventually gained enough experience in different areas of creditor’s rights practice to become Board Certified in Creditor’s Rights Law by the American Board of Certification (ABC).  In December 2018, he started to devote his time exclusively to collections and creditor’s rights practice in Houston, Texas. 

Education

South Texas College of Law JD 2010

University of Texas BA, Political Science 2000

Professional Associations

· Korean American Bar Association of Texas (Founding Member & President)

· Commercial Law League of America 

Bar Admissions

· State Bar of Texas
· US District Courts – Districts of Southern, Northern, Eastern & Western Texas
· US District Bankruptcy Courts – Districts of Southern, Northern, Eastern & Western 

Attorney at Law

Shawn M. Grady

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Yahira Caro-Bergner has sixteen years of experience assisting clients in general corporate matters, commercial lending, real estate law, notarial services, last wills and testaments, estate administration, contract negotiation and drafting,  intellectual property law, labor and employment law, civil and commercial litigation and other civil matters.  She brings to the table her extensive background as an editor and journalist; a testament to her impeccable research and writing skills in both English and Spanish.  In addition, Mrs. Caro is known to her peers by her assertive personality, articulate public speaking and excellent people skills.

 

Mrs. Caro was Managing Editor of respected local business newspaper Caribbean Business (2003-2004), Editor of former Vida Actual weekly newspaper (2000-2002) and Editor of Que Pasa!, Puerto Rico's signature tourist guide (1998-2004).  Prior to founding Integrated Legal Solutions, P.S.C. in 2007, Mrs. Caro was a third year Associate in Ferraiuoli Torres Marchand & Rovira, P.S.C. (now Ferraiuoli, LLC) and previously worked as Staff Attorney in the Litigation Department of Martinez Odell & Calabria.

She is a Notary Public and a Mediator licensed by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court Alternate Dispute Resolution Methods Bureau. 

Education

University of Puerto Rico JD 2004

University of Puerto Rico BA, Public Communications 1996

Professional Associations

· Puerto Rico Bar Association
· Hispanic National Bar Association 
· American Bar Association

Bar Admissions

· Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
· US District Court – District of Puerto Rico

Attorney at Law

Yahira Caro

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Ms. Christy began her legal career as a law clerk to the Hon. Frederick J. Scullin, Jr., N.D.N.Y. The cases she handled as a law clerk included debt collection matters, mostly concerning the FDCPA and other federal statutes. She subsequently worked as an associate at a small firm for eighteen months, where she focused primarily on federal litigation. For the past twenty-four years, she practiced as a solo practitioner and contract attorney, representing both non-lawyer clients in various matters and working for other attorneys in an “of counsel” capacity. In the latter regard, she has primarily assisted the attorneys with litigation matters in both state and federal court, principally in the areas of research and writing and a portion include debt collection matters.  

Education

Saint Lawrence University BS, Biology 1980

Syracuse University College of Law JD 1985

Professional Associations

· New York State Bar Association

· Onondaga Bar Association

· LPGA Amateur Golf Association CNY

· Syracuse University Oratorio Society

· Mensa

Bar Admissions

· State Bar of New York

· US District Courts – District of Northern New York

· US Supreme Court

Attorney at Law

Nancy J. Christy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Representations

Attorneys in this Firm have participated in the following matters:

  • Represented a publicly traded multi-national company with licensing and joint venture agreements for the U.S.- based development of advanced technology in diesel engine production.

  • Represented an internet technology start-up regarding the sourcing of offshore venture financing and corporate matters.

  • Represented a client in the securing of contracts with the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) and Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI), the official export credit agency of Japan, for international loan restructuring and debt collection.

  • Negotiated and documented joint operating agreement with publicly traded manufacturer in the transportation industry.

  • Advised and represented clients before trade and regulatory agencies including matters of export licensing, import regulations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Office of Foreign Asset Control and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

  • Represented a publicly traded multi-national company with licensing and joint venture agreements for the U.S.- based development of advanced technology in diesel engine production.

  • Represented an internet technology start-up regarding the sourcing of offshore venture financing and corporate matters.

  • Represented a client in the securing of contracts with the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) and Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI), the official export credit agency of Japan, for international loan restructuring and debt collection.

  • Negotiated and documented joint operating agreement with publicly traded manufacturer in the transportation industry.

  • Advised and represented clients before trade and regulatory agencies including matters of export licensing, import regulations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Office of Foreign Asset Control and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

  • Represented an industrial manufacturing joint venture in the selection of North American manufacturing sites and negotiation of state and local incentives worth an estimated $30 million including bond financing.

  • Represented a national insurance company in the selection of American call center and   corporate headquarter locations including negotiating and securing multi-state incentive offers and awards.

  • Represented a European-based technology company in the selection of North American headquarters location and the negotiation of incentives and corporate matters.

  • Represented a U.S.-based composite materials company with selection of North American operations locations and the negotiation of incentives.

  • Managed entity formations, corporate formalities, investor relations and HR incidents.

  • Negotiated and documented joint operating agreement with publicly traded manufacturer in the transportation industry.

  • Successfully managed the defense of claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.

  • Successfully led effort to gain General Service Administration schedule contract and award of GSA schedule contracts with various federal agencies.

  • Successfully negotiated and documented multiple prime, sub-contractor and teaming agreements for State and U.S. federal agency contracts.

  • Successfully negotiated and documented unique protocols and agreements with State, County and local government agencies allowing for the remediation and redevelopment of a former licensed solid waste facility into a recreational use.

  • Managed legal counsel and lobbyists in various disciplines including litigation, real estate development, acquisition due diligence and state/federal government contracting.

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