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Carter Conboy Attorneys Speak on Consumer Debt and Collection Law at National Business Institute (NBI) Seminar


The National Business Institute (NBI) invited Carter Conboy’s Michael J. Catalfimo  to speak on issues related to legal compliance in consumer debt collection at its one-day conference “Collection Law from Start to Finish” to be held in Albany on September 17, 2015.

Mr. Catalfimo will speak on issues related to The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, including how to comply with the Act; covered persons, transactions and communications; prohibited conduct; liability, damages, and defense; and cases of interest related to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. He will also speak on the subject Filing the Lawsuit and Developing Definitive Strategies, including identifying claims and parties; avoiding potential problems; determining jurisdiction; pleadings, discovery and dispositive motions; and entering and serving judgments.

Michael J. Catalfimo is a shareholder and managing director in the Albany, New York law firm of Carter Conboy where he currently concentrates his practice in the fields of creditors' rights, business and property law and litigation, family law, and general civil litigation. He earned his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College Law School; and his B.A. degree, with all college honors, in government, from Skidmore College. Mr. Catalfimo is active in numerous professional associations, including the American and New York State bar associations; the New York State Trial Lawyers Association; and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He chairs the Board of Directors of the American Legal and Financial Network, the nation's largest network of residential mortgage foreclosure attorneys, servicing agents and ancillary service providers; and sits on the Steering Committee of the American Law Firm Association's business litigation practice group. Mr. Catalfimo is a past-president of both the Washington County Bar Association and the Federation of Bar Associations of the Fourth Judicial District; and a former adjunct professor of business law at Skidmore College. He is a frequent speaker on creditors' rights and real property law topics.

Carter Conboy is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ peer rated full-service law firm committed to providing the highest quality legal representation to its clients. Founded in 1920, Carter Conboy has offices in Albany and Saratoga Springs, New York, serving clients throughout New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Florida. For additional information about the firm, visit or contact the firm’s Director of Marketing, Stacy A. Smith, at 518-810-0516 or