Founded in 1991 by a trailblazer in modern debt collection, The Kaplan Group ranks among the top commercial collection agencies in the nation. We specialize in business-to-business collections and the recovery of large, uncollected debts.
When special needs arise, The Kaplan Group’s in-house law firm is at the ready to support our debt collection professionals. Our debt collectors are available to help clients in every state recover funds from businesses around the world. We yield an 85% success rate on large viable claims.
Beyond debt collection and contract litigation, our consulting division presents customized commercial collections seminars and credit management training programs for corporate clients. The Kaplan Group’s principals also provide financial and operational advice and are often asked to support the negotiation of major corporate transactions (mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, intellectual property licensing, digital media distribution rights, etc.) both domestically and internationally. This hands-on business experience — from contract negotiations to operations management — contributes greatly to our success with large commercial collections.
Over the course of 20 years, Jerry Kaplan built his first agency, Kaplan & Kaplan, into one of the 10 largest commercial collection agencies in the nation. During this time, he also established himself as an industry advocate and thought leader. He championed the industry’s ethical standards and practices while perfecting the art of large claim commercial collections. Jerry’s knowledge and expertise in commercial collections, commercial law, insolvencies, banking and all aspects of business operations helped him achieve maximum collection returns for his clients.
In addition to his commercial collection agency work, Jerry served as president of American Commercial Collections Association (now the IACC). He also served as treasurer for the Commercial Collection Agency Section of Commercial Law League of America.
In 1989, Jerry was ready to move on from daily company management and sold Kaplan & Kaplan to another firm. Retirement was short-lived for the phone never stopped ringing with clients that had cases in need of “the Kaplan approach.” In 1991, he founded The Kaplan Group to manage special cases and the firm quickly expanded from there.
In 2002, Dean Kaplan took the reins and steadily built the company into a national network of highly experienced large claim specialists. No matter where the client or the debtor is located, The Kaplan Group Collection Agency has debt collection industry specialists and attorneys at the ready to find and collect the money that is owed.