December 10, 2020 Feature

Why and How Clients Should Pay You Electronically

Dan Lear
The author explores the nuts and bolts of how to get paid electronically, including a list of who offers these services.

The author explores the nuts and bolts of how to get paid electronically, including a list of who offers these services.

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Back in mid-March, as the world was rapidly collapsing, we at Gravity Legal (an electronic payments and money management firm for which I serve as head of marketing and partnerships) got a frantic call from an attorney in California. “I need money,” he told us. We inquired further, and he went on, “The clients are paying just fine, and my practice and business haven’t been affected by the lockdown.” We were confused and asked, “What’s the problem?” “The problem,” he said, “is that I’ve only ever been paid by check and all of my checks are in a PO box that, now, I can’t get access to.”

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