When a civil recovery request is made, many retail theft offenders assume that the request qualifies as an attempt to collect a debt and mistakenly believe that they are provided with the protections listed under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Congress enacted the FDCPA in 1977 “to eliminate
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Natt Reifler and Michelle A. Gomez
Natt Reifler is a partner at Palmer-Reifler. His responsibilities include the overall supervision of the legal department and our team of dedicated collectors. Natt also consults on compliance issues, serves as a legal liaison to our clients, and advises on the firm's day to day activities. Prior to joining Palmer-Reifler in 1997, Natt was a personal injury attorney for Best & Anderson, P.A.. Prior to that, Natt worked as a commercial realtor and was the Director of Operations-Florida, for his family-owned retail business. Natt graduated cum laude from Stetson University College of Law. He received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Maryland and is licensed to practice law in the state of Florida. Natt is active in the loss prevention industry and has dedicated himself to his clients and the rights of retailers.
Michelle A. Gomez is an associate attorney at Law Offices of Palmer, Reifler & Associates, P.A. where she represents our clients in structuring and negotiating settlements, in mediation and in small claims court. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida and her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law. Michelle is licensed to practice law in Florida.