The firm’s founder, Jorge M. Abril, has thirty years of practical experience in the debt collection industry.
Jorge began his career in 1976, as a collector with Shafer & Simon, Inc., a South Florida medical/commercial collection agency, where he learned the collection business “in the trenches.” In 1980, while attending California State University, where he received his B.A. degree in Political Science, Jorge honed his knowledge of medical reimbursement as administrator of Critical Care Associates, a group of emergency and acute care physicians practicing at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.
After reveiving his B.A., Jorge returned to South Florida to pursue his law degree at Nova Southeastern University where he led the Moot Court organization as business manager. During his last two years of law school, he had the opportunity to further expand his knowledge of commercial collections as a law clerk for London & Strock, a South Florida law firm representing creditors in debt collection matters and foreclosures.
Upon graduation from law school, Jorge purchased his former employer, Shafer & Simon, Inc., and developed its client-base to include South Florida acute care facilities, communications and transportation industries and numerous businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean basin. These clients were eventually reassigned to the firm where Jorge had recently begun practicing.
In 1991, Jorge established his own firm in an effort to further broaden the scope of his practice. Since that time, the firm has experienced considerable growth, now serving clients from a vast array of industries, including building, construction, intermodal transportation, equipment leasing, printing, broadcasting and telecommunications, in all phases of collection, from default through litigation, trial/final hearing and enforcement of post-judgment remedies.
In the healthcare industry alone, the firm has represented major South Florida institutions, including Pan American Hospital, Mercy Hospital and Health Systems, HCA Cedars Medical Center, HCA Kendall Medical Center, Palm Springs General Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Heart Institute, Baptist Health Systems Inc., Jackson Memorial Hospital, Tucson Heart Hospital, Larkin Community Hospital and West Dade Anesthesia Associates. The firm currently receives more than $50 Million in annual placements to perform legal collection and recovery services on behalf of these and other healthcare providers.
Today, twenty years later, many of the loyal clients that started with Jorge continue with the firm and constitute a significant portion of its unparalleled growth.