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

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

Counsel

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

Counsel

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  

Mark A. Serlin

Mark A. Serlin

Counsel

Mark Serlin has 35 years of experience representing business clients in collections, creditors’ rights, business formation, transactions and litigation matters. Mr. Serlin is admitted to the state courts of the State of California, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California, as well as several in neighboring western states and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. His work includes a variety of creditors’ rights issues, including all related collection and business litigation for clients across the state. He is a confident negotiator and will act prudently to ensure best recovery for clients, including litigating complex and intricate matters to completion. His bankruptcy representations include creditors’ interests in all bankruptcy matters. He has successfully handled collections and business litigation matters for Fortune 500 and small businesses in complex motion practice through discovery, subpoenas, trial preparation, dispute resolution and settlement negotiation.  Mr. Serlin has maintained an active caseload in the Northern District Court, District of California since 1992.   

Education

Hastings College of Law, University of California JD 1985

Cambridge University MPh 1986

University of California, Berkeley BA 1982

 

Professional Associations

· Sacramento County Bar Association

· State Bar Real Property & Commercial Law Sections

· California Receivers Forum

Bar Admissions

· California 1985 

· United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California 1992 

· United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California 1992

· United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California 1992

· United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California 1992

· United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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