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 A. Schuerger II

Principal and Attorney at Law

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

James "Jaime" Sisto

Chief Legal Officer and Attorney at Law

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

· Massachusetts

· 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

· Federal District Court- Northern District of Indiana

Thomas L. Sooy

Attorney at Law

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

· Federal District Court- Northern District of Ohio

John O. Postl

John O. Postl

Attorney at Law

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

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Sean P. Markham

Attorney at Law

Mr. Markham is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a specialist in 

bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law and has an AV rating from 

Martindale-Hubbell.  He graduated from the Charleston School of Law in 2007 and 

East Carolina University with a BSBA in Managerial Finance.  Mr. Markham worked 

as an associate at the McCarthy Law Firm, LLC, a boutique bankruptcy law firm in 

Columbia South Carolina. From 2008 to 2014 his practice was focused on 

representing debtors in the most complex bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy 

workouts.    

 

In 2014 Sean started his own bankruptcy law firm in Charleston, South Carolina. In 

his practice Sean handles a wide range of business and consumer insolvency 

matters. Sean’s practice is varied and includes bankruptcy matters, collections, 

settlement negotiations, and other matters related to debtor/creditor law.  Sean’s 

broad range of bankruptcy representation includes representing debtors and 

creditors in Chapters 7 (liquidation), 11 (reorganization), and 13 (consumer 

reorganization).  Sean’s experience also includes representing large corporate 

debtors, corporate creditors, banks, unsecured creditors’ committees, trustees 

and liquidating creditors trusts. In 2020, he became an employee of Schuerger. He 

provides the firm with expertise in the areas of creditor’s rights and bankruptcy 

legal services in North and South Carolina.  

Education

East Carolina University BSBA Managerial Finance 2004 

Charleston School of Law, JD 2007

Professional Associations

· South Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyers Association (2018 Committee Chair and frequent 

speaker) 

· American Bankruptcy Institute (2016-2017 Communications Manager for the Ethics & 

Professional Compensation Committee)

Bar Admissions

· State Bar of South Carolina 

· State Bar of North Carolina 

· US District Courts – District of South Carolina and Northern, Eastern & Western 

Districts of North Carolina 

· US District Bankruptcy Courts – District of South Carolina 

Jamie R. King

Jamie R. King

Attorney at Law

Ms. King is a native Texan with over 15 years of experience representing business and corporate clients in a diverse array of services including collections, creditors’ rights, litigation, construction, and contract negotiation. Ms. King is admitted to the courts of the State of Texas, the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Ms. King joined the Law Offices of Robert A. Schuerger Co., LPA in 2020 to contribute her experience in the field of collections and Texas Federal Courts. Her experience in creditors' rights from litigation to collection in Texas is an asset for the firm's nationwide clientele. 

Education

South Texas College of Law JD 2003 

University of Houston BS Biology 1997

Professional Associations

· State Bar of Texas Association

· Houston Bar Association

Bar Admissions

· Texas, all Courts of the State of Texas (2004) 

· United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas 2004 

· United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas 2005 

· United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas 2005 

· United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas 2006 

· United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 2015  

Sean Cole

Sean Cole

Attorney at Law

Mr. Cole is a leading personal injury attorney in North Carolina and holds an AV rating, the highest possible, from Martindale-Hubbell. He is repeatedly selected for North Carolina “Super Lawyers” in personal injury practice. Graduating from King College in 1994 and Wake Forest University School of Law in 1997, he immediately began practicing law and trying cases for a leading insurance-defense firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2000, Sean changed sides to exclusively represent injured people against insurance companies. He handles cases across North Carolina, representing individuals from all over the United States, as well as from Canada, Mexico, Central America, and Europe.

 

In over 23 years of practice, Sean has handled thousands of personal injury claims, and is a Lifetime Member of both the Million Dollar Advocates and Multi-Million Dollars Advocates Forums. He tries jury trials throughout North Carolina and is a frequent speaker for continuing legal education.  He was editor-in-chief for five editions of the North Carolina Manual of Complaints, also serving as author of its chapter on automobile collisions.  Sean was chosen three straight years for the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society for giving back to his community.

 

Sean started his own firm after working for various other large firms throughout North Carolina. His practice covers the full spectrum of personal injury law, including claims for catastrophic injury, wrongful death, brain injuries, automobile collisions, animal attacks, trucking collisions, slip-and-fall injuries, workplace injuries, and more. 

 

In late 2020, Mr. Cole joined the Schuerger Law Group to provide enhanced services to a broad array of clients. He handles the firm’s personal injury practice in North Carolina.

Education

King College, BA in History, cum laude with Honors in Independent Study, 1994

Wake Forest University School of Law, JD, Order of Barristers, Moot Court Award, 1997

Beason & Ellis, Mediation Certification Program, 2010

Professional Associations

· American Association for Justice

· North Carolina Advocates for Justice

· Southern Trial Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions

· State Bar of North Carolina  

· US District Court – Eastern District of North Carolina 

· US District Court – Middle District of North Carolina

· US District Court – Western District of North Carolina 

Alexander Darr

Alexander Darr

Attorney at Law

Alexander Darr is a consumer advocate with 10 years of experience. He represents consumers and individuals in actions ranging from problems with their banks to accessibility issues for the disabled community. After law school, Alex clerked for a federal judge in Chicago for two years.

Education

The Ohio State University, J.D, with honors, Order of the Coif, 2010

The University of Mount Union, BA, Summa Cum Laude, 2007

Professional Associations

· The Ohio Bar Association

Bar Admissions

· Supreme Court of Ohio

· Supreme Court of Illinois

· US District Court – Northern District of Ohio

· US District Court – Southern District of Ohio 

· US District Court – Northern District of Illinois

· US District Court – Northern District of Indiana

John P. Seidenberger

John P. Seidenberger

Attorney at Law

Mr. Seidenberger has served a diverse array of clients in the State of Oklahoma in a multitude of complex practice areas such as banking law, hospital law, foreclosures, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act compliant collection actions, personal injury, adoptions, probate and estate administrations, and business transactions.

Education

Northeastern State University: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, 2007

University of Oklahoma College of Law; Juris Doctor, 2011

Professional Associations

· The Oklahoma Bar Association

· The Washington State Bar Association (inactive)

Bar Admissions

· State Bar of Oklahoma

· State Bar of Washington

· United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court - Western District of Oklahoma

· United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court - Northern District of Oklahoma 

· United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court - Eastern District of Oklahoma

Coy D. Coffman

Coy D. Coffman

Attorney at Law

Coy Coffman has many years of legal experience representing companies with collections, formation, transactions, business disputes and civil litigation as well as experience in probate and estate administration, estate planning and real estate matters. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in many complex matters in these areas, which are the core emphasis of his practice. In addition to managing his law practice, he is an active member of various professional associations and is a pro bono attorney for Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma.

Education

Northeastern State University: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, 2007

Oklahoma City University; Juris Doctor, 2010

Professional Associations

· The Oklahoma Bar Association

· The Tulsa County Bar Association

· The Tulsa Title and Probate Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions

· State Bar of Oklahoma

· United States District Courts for the Northern District of Oklahoma

· United States District Court Western District of Oklahoma

· United States District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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