Asset Investigations

Standard Asset Investigation - One Individual $675

Requires full legal name and social security number. A current residence address is not required but could help in choosing local banks for the search so a locate investigation should be considered. 

In one state we will probe for real property and real property sold, lost or transferred in the last couple of years.  We will identify employment or primary business interest.  Conduct a standard bank search, identify corporate records, business names, uniform commercial code filings, judgments, liens, bankruptcies, foreclosures, evictions and relevant professional licensing. One first name alias can be included in the main research. Each additional first name alias is $75. Each additional surname alias will require an added fee of $150. A second state can be added for a fee of $500.

We also include a preliminary database  vehicle ownership in many states.  Some states such as California are conducted directly with DMV and are limited to one name/address search combination.  Additional name/address combinations in California are available for $35 each in California.

Asset Investigation results that are rushed in 72 hours costs an extra $325 plus $150 for the second state.

Standard Asset Investigation - One Business Entity $695

Requires full legal name and federal employment identification number. A current address is not required but could help in choosing local banks for the search. 

In one state we will probe for real property and real property sold, lost or transferred in the last couple of years. We will identify primary business operations. Conduct a standard bank search, search for corporate records, business names, uniform commercial code filings, judgments, liens, bankruptcies, foreclosures, evictions and relevant professional licensing.  Each additional tradestyle included in the research will add $150 to the fee. A second state can be added for a fee of $500.

We also include preliminary database vehicle ownership in many states. Some states such as California are conducted directly through DMV but are limited to one name/address combination. Each additional name/address combination costs $35 each in California.

Asset Investigation results that are rushed in 72 hours costs an extra $325 plus $150 for the second state.

Nationwide Asset Investigation - One Individual $1600

Requires full legal name and social security number. A current residence address is not required but definitely helps in choosing local banks for the search.  Nationwide we will probe for real property, employment or primary business interest, corporate records, business names, uniform commercial code filings, judgments, liens, bankruptcies, foreclosures, evictions and relevant professional licensing.

We will probe nationwide the 40 largest banks dealing with the general public plus local financial institutions where recent addresses were reported for the target. We focus on developing approximate balances and if required for levy, branch addresses.  In some states we provide a preliminary database vehicle ownership search. One first name alias can be included. Each additional first name alias is $100. Each additional surname alias is $300 each. We can rush the investigation results in 72 hours for an added fee of $500.

 

Business Customers Probe - One business entity $500 to $650

Requires full legal name and current business address.  We research public records and conduct discrete inquiries to identify three to five of the largest customers. Four business day priority turnaround with an added fee of $250.

If you do not have the current business address than a Standard Locate Investigation is required with a fee of $225.

 

Nationwide Asset Investigation - One Business Entity $1600

Requires full legal name and federal employment identification number. A current address is not required but definitely helps in choosing local banks for the search.  Nationwide we will probe for real property and identify primary business operation.  Obtain corporate records, business names, uniform commercial code filings, judgments, liens, bankruptcies, foreclosures, evictions and relevant professional licensing.

We will probe nationwide the 40 largest banks dealing with the general public plus local financial institutions where recent addresses were reported for the target. We focus on developing approximate balances and if required for levy, branch addresses.  In some states we provide preliminary database vehicle ownership searches. Each additional tradestyle can be included with an added fee of $350. The tradestyle cannot be a separate legal entity. We can rush the investigation results in 72 hours for an added fee of $500.

 

Business Accounts Receivables Probe - One Business Entity $900 to $1100

Requires full legal name and current business address.  We research public records and conduct discrete inquiries to identify three to five of the largest customers.  We then work to determine the current monies owed to the target firm. Four business day priority turnaround with an added fee of $450.

If you do not have the current business address than a Standard Locate Investigation is required with a fee of $225.

 

Business Customers Probe - Field Surveillance $1750

The two business customer probes above are telephone and public record research efforts.  The investigation can be significantly enhanced with two partial days of field surveillance.

 

Discount Asset Investigation - One Individual $375

Requires a full legal name and social security number.  In one state we will probe for real property, corporate records, business names, uniform commercial code filings, judgments, liens, foreclosures, bankruptcies and relevant professional licensing.  Can include one first name alias.  An additional surname alias will require an added fee of $150.  We can rush the results in 72 hours for a fee of $150.  This search does not include employment, banking or vehicles.

 

Discount Asset Search - One Business Entity $400

Requires a full legal name and current or recent business address.  In one state we will probe for real property, corporate records, business names, uniform commercial code filings, judgments, liens, foreclosures, bankruptcies and relevant professional licensing.  One tradestyle name can be included with an added fee of $150. We can rush the results in 72 hours for a fee of $150.  This search does not include employment, banking or vehicles.

 

Background Investigation $375 - $900

The basic background investigation involves the research of civil court indices, corporations, uniform commercial code filings, business names, judgments, liens, bankruptcies and identification databases.  It can also include criminal records, licensing, federal civil court indices, certified document retrieval and confirmation of business activities.  Inquiries and research can be structured to focus on pre-investment, pre-employment or before proceeding with litigation.

Important - Asset Investigation Parameters

All investigation fees are non-contingent on positive results.  Normal turnaround is 7 to 9 business days.

We provide a flat-rate fee schedule to maintain a low cost structure for clients.  To comply with these fees we limit most database search categories to 10 to 15 years of data.  Initial research results are provided by online commercial databases. These searches allow us to access numerous categories of information in a cost-effective way.  In addition, the database companies have compiled the information to aid in locating relevant results.  One example is how the California Secretary of State can provide excellent details on corporate filings online but you must provide the name of the business entity.  There is no capability to request all corporations in California under the name of "John Doe" via the Secretary of State office. However, commercial database aggregators have downloaded the files and created name fields to search by president or registered agent name.  This gives us the ability to mine relevant filings for each case.  The downside is that glitches in software or mistakes in data management can create some inaccurate results. We cannot guarantee that our efforts will develop positive results in your matter.  However, we work very hard to try and identify relevant information and cases with negative results always require more effort on our part to make sure we are not missing significant data.

Our definition of "primary bank affiliation" is the first banking organization where we develop deposit accounts. Our definition of "secondary bank affiliation" is the second financial organization where we develop deposit accounts. There is no way to predict where a target will maintain the most valuable deposit accounts and we do not guarantee our search will identify that relationship. However, in the vast majority of cases deposit accounts found at two different financial organizations usually include the most valuable deposit accounts. Most targets do not maintain deposit accounts with three or more banking organizations. If one is interested in searching and obtaining details on deposits at more than two banking organizations we can price the investigation for that purpose.

Trusts require a separate budget.  If we are already searching under the individual and the trust uses the same social security number as the primary identifier we can add the trust for an additional 50% fee.  You can try searching both entity names for one fee on the original target but there is no guarantee trust accounts will be located.

When the husband and wife are ordered simultaneously you will receive a 15% discount on each fee and the results will be provided in one report.  Spouses have to be using the same surname and primary residence address to qualify. 

All financial searches require a full legal name and social security number (SSN) or federal employment identification number (FEIN).  If you do not have the SSN the fee is $35 if you can provide the current or previous residence address and full name, otherwise the fee is $85 to $185 depending on the data you can supply us.  If you do not have the FEIN the fee is $85 if you have a current or previous business address and full name.  Otherwise the fee is $135 to $235 depending on the data you supply us.  The fee to develop a full legal name is $50 provided you can supply us with the appropriate address.  The fee to develop address data is $50 to $100.