Asset Search and Financial Recovery
Hudson Intelligence conducts asset searches for law firms, investors, insurers, financial institutions and government agencies.
Our investigators provide reliable financial insights on defendants and debtors for judgment collection, settlement negotiations and pre-litigation strategy.
We work closely with clients throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Asset Search for Fraud Victims, Regulators and Receivers
For victims of fraud, one of the most important steps toward recovery – often a matter of great urgency – is figuring out where the money went, before it disappears forever.
The areas of a comprehensive asset investigation of an individual may include:
- Bank Accounts
- Brokerage, Investment, Retirement and Mutual Fund Accounts
- Real Property
- Motor Vehicles, Aircraft, Boats
- Business Interests
- Shell Corporations and Limited Liability Companies
- Personal and Family Trusts
- Fraudulent Transfers of Property to Family and Associates
- Current Employment
Asset searches for fraud claims are also conducted on companies. Asset investigation of business and commercial entities may cover the following areas:
- Business Bank Accounts
- IRS-Registered Company Benefit, Pension, Retirement and Profit-Sharing Plans
- Real Property – Commercial, Agricultural and Residential
- Fleet Vehicles, Financed Equipment, Aircraft and Other Tangible Assets
- Corporate Credit Profile
- Litigation, Liens, Judgments and Bankruptcies
- Securities Filings (Public Offerings and Private Placements)
- Confirmation of Business Operations and Corporate Legal Status
- Identification of Principals, Corporate Parent, Subsidiaries, and Affiliates
The investigators of Hudson Intelligence have located assets totaling more than $300 million since 2011. We have the capability to identify domestic, foreign and offshore holdings.
All asset searches are conducted in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) financial privacy laws.
Find Funds and Freeze Assets
Perpetrators of financial fraud are often skilled at playing complicated 'shell games' with money. They may fabricate financial statements, create accounts under other names, or move funds to offshore jurisdictions. These maneuvers typically accelerate once the fraudster realizes their scheme is under threat of exposure or collapse.
Fraud victims who are pursuing litigation can petition the court early in the proceedings for an order that temporarily prevents the other party from transferring, dissipating or disposing of its assets. These options include prejudgment writs of attachment, preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders. Upon the conclusion of the lawsuit, frozen assets can be claimed by the prevailing party upon entry of a judgment for money damages.
Yet before accounts can be frozen or garnished, they must first be identified. An asset search by a professional investigator can identify an extensive range of personal financial holdings.
Bank accounts include demand deposit (checking and savings) accounts at banks, credit unions, and savings and loan associations. Certificates of Deposit (CDs) are also identifiable under certain conditions.
Brokerage and retirement accounts include trading portfolios of stocks and bonds, mutual funds, 401(k) accounts, and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) held at top brokerage houses and mutual fund institutions throughout the U.S.
Other types of financial accounts – from mortgages, to military pensions, to corporate profit-sharing plans – can be located through our methods and resources.
For More Information on Asset Searches
Hudson Intelligence has a separate website on the subject of asset searches, detailing the financial investigative support we provide for law firms and litigation, including post-judgment collection and corporate, domestic and probate matters. Please visit https://asset.expert for more information.
Consult an Investigator
If you would like to discuss an asset search for fraud-related matters, please complete the form below. You can also speak with an investigator by contacting our offices at 800-580-8755.