CFPB Debt Collection Complaint Ranking*:

#213 of 2,458 Companies

Lawsuits, Penalties, or Sanctions:

EUN JOO LEE v. FORSTER & GARBUS LLP (March 1, 2013.) United States District Court, E.D. New York. No. 12-cv-420 (DLI)(CLP).

ABBOTT v. THE LAW OFFICES OF FORSTER & GARBUS (November 19, 2010.) United States District Court, W.D. New York. No. 10-CV-6066.

MICARE v. FOSTER & GARBUS (February 21, 2001.) United States District Court, N.D. New York. No. 00-CV-0092 LEK DRH.

Forster & Garbus was fined $10,000  by the New York Attorney General’s Office over the collection of payday loans.

Location and Contact Details:

60 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy.
Commack, NY 11725-5710
Phone: (631) 393-9400
Fax: (631) 393-9490
Ronald Forster, Partner-Owner
Mark A. Garbus, Esq., Managing Partner
Anne Viscecchia, Ethics Contact 

Business Model:

Forster & Garbus, LP is a debt collection law firm. F&G was founded in 1971 and incorporated in the state of New York in 2009. F&G Partner Ronald Forster also headed another collections agency called Professional Credit Services, Inc. but filing records show that business dissolved in 2011. F&G is also referred to as Law Offices of Forster & Garbus, LLP.

* Ranking determined by the overall number of debt collection complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as of year-end 2015 and should be considered in context of company size and/or market share. See the CFPB debt collection complaint database in real-time here


Michael F. Cardoza, Esq.
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