Because McAlpine & Cozad represent people, insurance underwriters and small and medium sized businesses, we have frequently been requested by our clients to collect past-due balances. Success has sometimes been achieved with a simple demand letter, but when necessary we take full advantage of liens, mortgages and other security devices provided by operation of law or by contract. We have handled collections for businesses as diverse as a labor services provider, a southeast Louisiana shipyard, and an offshore supply contractor.