Asset Investigations

Standard Asset Investigation - One Individual $700

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, real property sold, lost or transferred in the last couple of years, employment or primary business interest, conduct a standard bank search, identify corporate records, fictitious business names, uniform commercial code filings, judgments, liens, bankruptcies, foreclosures, evictions and professional licensing. One or two first name aliases can be included in the main research.  Additional surname aliases will require an added fee of $150 each.

This is not a background investigation so litigation is limited to one or two relevant counties.  We also include vehicle ownership in many states.  Some states such as California are limited in scope due to privacy restrictions.

Asset Investigation results can be rushed in 72 hours for a fee of $325.  Each additional state added to the asset search is a fee of $500 and if also on a rush basis will incur an additional fee of $150 per state.

Standard Asset Investigation - One Business Entity $725

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, real property sold, lost or transferred in the last couple of years, primary business operations, conduct a standard bank search, search for corporate records, fictitious business names, uniform commercial code filings, judgments, liens, bankruptcies, foreclosures, evictions and professional licensing.  One tradestyle (not a corporate entity) may be included in the main research.  One wholly-owned  corporate subsidiary can be included in most of the database research for an added fee of $150.

This is not a background investigation so litigation is limited to one or two relevant counties.  We also include vehicle ownership in many states. Some states such as California are limited in scope due to privacy restrictions.

Asset Investigation results can be rushed in 72 hours for an added fee of $325. Each additional state added to the asset search is a fee of $500 and if also on a rush basis will incur an additional fee of $150 per 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, fictitious business names, uniform commercial code filings, judgments, liens, bankruptcies, foreclosures, evictions and professional licensing.

We will probe nationwide the 40 largest banks dealing with the 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.  Where there is a history of residence or business addresses we will conduct limited local litigation searches and limited vehicle ownership (where available) searches. One or two first name aliases can be included.  Additional surname aliases can be included in the database research with an added fee of $350. We can rush the investigation results in 72 hours for an added fee of $600.

 

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, business operation, corporate records, fictitious business names, uniform commercial code filings, judgments, liens, bankruptcies, foreclosures, evictions and professional licensing.

We will probe nationwide the 40 largest banks dealing with the 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.  Where there is a history of business addresses we will conduct limited local litigation searches and limited vehicle ownership (where available) searches. One or two tradestyles can be included.  Additional wholly-owned corporate subsidiaries can be included in the database research for an added fee of $350. We can rush the invdestigation results in 72 hours for an added fee of $600.

 

Discount Asset Investigation - One Individual $325

Requires a full legal name and social security number.  In one state we will probe for real property, corporate records, fictitious business names, uniform commercial code filings, judgments, liens, foreclosures, bankruptcies and professional licensing.  Can include one first name alias.  An additional surname alias will require an added fee of $100.  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 $350

Requires a full legal name and current or recent business address.  In one state we will probe for real property, corporate records, fictitious business names, uniform commercial code filings, judgments, liens, foreclosures, bankruptcies and professional licensing.  One tradestyle name can be included in most of the research. 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, fictitious 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 - Investigation Parameters

All investigation fees are non-contingent on the 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 7 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 vendors 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. There are no guarantees of positive results and payment is non-contingent on investigation results.

 

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