We Have the Resources, So YOU Have the Resources!
Alexander Toia & Company, LLC has the resources to search public and private records to uncover and identify valuables of individuals and businesses to satisfy legal permissible purposes.
Asset Search: Permissible Purposes **
** Permissible purposes are based on state laws.
- Authorized Estate Investigation on behalf of the Decedent
- Debt Collection
- Judgment Collection
- Authorized Matrimonial Investigation
- Child Support Collection
- Court Order Or Subpoena
- Authorized Employment Background
- Potential Investor
Estate Investigation - Decedent
Has someone close to you recently passed away? If you have a permissible legal purpose, you may be able to locate financial accounts held in your loved one's name.
Was there an account opened you are unaware of? Our brokerage / investment search looks for:
- Mutual Funds
- Investment Accounts
- Standard Brokerage Accounts
- Investment CD's
We can also conduct bank searches per individual state or on a nationwide basis, as well as, investigate for safe deposit boxes, real property, motor vehicles, aircraft, and watercraft.
To ease the cost impact in searching for assets, we have implemented several No Hit, reduced fee charges. Our value price sheet is very competitive and profitable to clients.
Before investing time and expense obtaining a Judgment - contact ATC to find out what assets the individual or business has. Once you have done your homework and found viable assets, then the legal process can be implemented. You will be going in with strength rather than questions.
Another important aspect to keep in mind when conducting asset searches is to find out if the individual has signed a personal guarantee for the debt. If the answer is yes, then you have a better chance for a full recovery.
Authorized Matrimonial Investigation
Based on state laws, we may be able to assist in your matrimonial asset investigation.
- Do you have a Prenuptial Agreement?
- Are you part of a community property state?
- Are you represented by an attorney?
Give us a call to discuss your situation.
Asset Investigations Available:
- Bank Accounts (per state, nationwide, overseas)
- Brokerage Accounts (nationwide)
Safe Deposit Boxes (nationwide)
Watercraft & Aircraft
Barbara Rudd, Director of Research, is FCRA Certified, and stays current with legal permissible purpose requirements to protect your rights. Further, ATC continually monitors and improves our research capabilities for locating assets to help you collect monies due your business and those of your clients.
All searches legally conform to Permissible Purpose Requirements of the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act), FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act), and GLBA (Graham Leach Bliley Act). No ruses or pretexts are used in obtaining personal background and private financial information. All investigations and research are conducted within applicable federal and state laws.
SAMPLE ASSET SEARCH CASES:
Satisfying a Debt
House counsel of an insurance company requested an asset search on a business and its two principal owners. The attorney had a judgment for each of the three defendants and needed to cover the carrier’s $2.1 million losses. ATC uncovered $3.7 million in assets, which included business checking and savings accounts, safe deposit box, building and property ownership, heavy construction equipment, and tracts of undeveloped land used as long-term parking for dump trucks, school buses, and long-haul big rigs. We also found personal luxury motor vehicles, a Jersey Shore beach home valued over $1.3 million, an antique wooden boat, and brokerage accounts of the two principals. Personal financial accounts fell within the permissible purpose requirement because of the judgment. Liens were placed on the assets to cover the $2.1 million dollar loss and make the client whole.
Taking Money Back from a Crooked Contractor
In another case, a family member of a senior partner of a law firm client lost $53,000 to an unscrupulous contractor. The contractor started the job by requesting increasingly larger sums of money to pay for materials and equipment rentals. He was of ethnic decent and there appeared to be somewhat of a language barrier. He kept telling the woman he could not complete the job without having the cash to finance it. She inadvertently double paid a check, and he cashed it. When she mentioned it to our client, he tried to get in touch with the contractor, who had closed the company and disappeared. A little embarrassed for his relative, he asked us to become involved.
We found the contractor still working locally under another name. In fact, he had four businesses. He lived in a house owned by an unrelated woman, and we found him there one Saturday morning working under the front grill of a vintage 1952 Porsche. Our investigator pulled over to admire the vehicle, which the guy expressed great pride in. He had completely overhauled it, and boasted of its high value. He also showed off another Porsche in the backyard covered by a tarp. A white commercial van was parked in the driveway, and the rear doors were open, displaying many different types of power tools. During the conversation, the investigator learned this man was self employed and all the equipment in the van was his. He bragged he made quite a lot of money in several renovations businesses.
Asked if a couple pictures could be taken of those beautiful cars, and the guy enthusiastically moved them into view. Follow-up research provided the factual data of the two Porsches, both in his name. He had four privately owned businesses with separate EIN (employment identification numbers), but one had recently closed. It was the one our client’s relative had hired for her job. We also found the registration of his commercial van came back to him. There were UCC filings for the equipment, and because of the judgment, $49,000 was identified in a local bank account under his name. A lien on the bank account was placed the next business day, and the full $49,000 was frozen until it satisfied the judgment. Moreover, liens were placed on both Porsches, and the contractor immediately came up with the $4,000 balance due, plus our costs to investigate the case. Our client had been fully made whole as a result of a successful asset investigation.
On a final note, because the client was politically connected, he turned our report over to the local police for further evaluation and prosecution of theft by deception.