Asset Search Investigations

Chesley Brown corporate asset searches help businesses reveal the hidden liabilities connected to people or property. Never miss another detail. 

Reveal the truth

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where the stakes are so high every detail seemed like a matter of life or deathPerhaps you’ve got an opportunity to enter into a new business venture but you don't know the partners, or don’t have the resources to gather all the necessary information.

What would happen if you found out the company was involved in an environmental lawsuit? Or that there are trademark infringements? Or that an executive is embezzling money? It could have a life-altering impact. At the end of the day your partners, clients, and employees depend you to make the best decision possible. You need to have all the facts.

A Corporate Investigation Firm like Chesley Brown can help reveal any potential pitfalls and liabilities, saving you from wasting time and money. With over 30 years of experience, our specialized investigators have the expertise to conduct investigations in every facet of the business world regardless of scope and complexity. Whether its employee theft, computer security breach, or a pending lawsuit, we have the experience to help you navigate it.

Chesley Brown is a world-leading corporate investigation firm focused on uncovering information that corporate leaders and their counsel need to know before they enter into business relationships or legal proceedings. With decades of success, our private investigators will work with you and your business partners to identify and navigate risk before it becomes a crisis.

Never get blindsided again.

Expert Risk Analysis

By working directly with your stakeholders, law enforcement, cybersecurity professionals and industry experts our risk analysis team can determine the likelihood of any particular threat, prioritize action plans, recommend appropriate security measures, implement solutions, and when necessary, conduct penetration testing to ensure resiliency. Data and facts should be your be your source of truth when implementing or improving new security systems or frameworks, that's why we've made it so easy to get started. Here's how:

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Schedule a Strategy Call

Our first job is to gather as much information as possible about your organization's unique challenges and concerns.

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Create a plan

After studying the problem, our team of experts will get to work crafting a bespoke strategy that protects all aspects of your business, and enables continued growth.

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Let’s execute that plan together

We’ll work directly with you and your stakeholders to implement and manage your new strategy, helping you navigate any pitfalls along the way.

What are you waiting for?

Let's Talk!

What do you need to know before engaging an asset investigation?

An asset check can take place in a number of circumstances, ranging from cases that involve spousal support during a divorce settlement to global business disputes. Essentially, asset investigators work as detectives that aim to uncover the financial holdings, business ownership, or personal property of those who would rather keep these assets hidden. It is important to engage an investigator who has experience with your type of case or business. As corporate asset investigators our clients typically include business leaders from both public and private sectors, law firms, law enforcement agencies, and healthcare groups. Our investigators will build a complete picture of your case, the existing liabilities, and then work with your stakeholders to chart a clear path forward. We can even provide expert testimony in court, should the need arise.

 

Don't wait for something bad to happen. Get in touch!

Chesley Brown believes security is more than just protection. It is continually maintaining a culture of forward thinking and innovation. It is a philosophy of listening to our clients and providing the best security solutions for their situation. When you have serious questions about your security, call Chesley Brown. Contact us today to discuss how Chesley Brown can help your organization navigate around ever-evolving threat landscape, and mitigate your risk.

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Our unique property required a firm that could customize a security management program that addressed our property's individuality. Chesley Brown was the only firm that had the flexibility and experience to make it happen.

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Why clients choose Chesley Brown

Whether bringing a new partner into your existing business, or purchasing property, a comprehensive asset search can reveal liabilities your never expected. Asset search firms may use a variety of tools including public records, private database searches, financial records, crime stats, motor vehicle registrations, known associates, and/or real estate deeds to reveal any hidden assets, liens, hidden bank accounts, and criminal convictions. Armed with all the facts, you and your partners will be able to make better decisions faster. 

Asset searches are also helpful in satisfying due diligence requirements, debt collection, fraud recovery, verifying financial statements and asset recovery. An asset search can include a basic background check, computer forensics, surveillance work, and/or a financial investigation. 

Types of asset searches include: 

  • Corporate holdings
  • Real estate and deeds 
  • Corporate filings 
  • Judgments 
  • Bankruptcies 
  • Court Orders 
  • Federal and state tax liens 
  • Corporate associates 
  • Criminal records

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Our corporate partners often have lots of questions. We have gathered the most common ones together with responses directly from our team of experts. If you have ever wondered whether your company or organization needs a corporate investigator, this will hopefully help you find the answers you need.

Corporate investigators can uncover facts about any specific problems your company has through interviews, interrogation, and data analysis; identify facts and corroborate complaints within a written report with the facts surrounding the situation, equip you with options to deal with the offending employees, or bad actors and provide guidance on how to improve business operations to avoid recurrence.

Personal problems of employees such as substance abuse or gambling, inner-office relationships, complaints of racism or sexual harassment, intellectual property theft, disruptive divorce proceedings, moonlighting, criminal charges, conflicts of interest, personal use of corporate resources, excessive sick time, workman's comp or fraud are generally the most common issues we see.

Conducting effective witness interviews can be one of the most demanding steps in an internal corporate investigation. At Chesley Brown we rely on the investigative experience of our prosecutors and former federal agents to develop investigative strategies based on the specific facts and circumstances involved in each investigation we handle.

If an internal investigation of the company shows evidence of employee misconduct, generally this means that several actions will be taken immediately. Depending on the specific misconduct in question, this could include any combination of the following:

  • Update company policies and procedures
  • Taking corrective action internally
  • The discipline of the employee (or employees) involved
  • Self-disclosing the issue to the appropriate federal authorities.

How a company deals with federal regulators requires a measured, strategic, and forward-thinking approach. If the wrongdoing triggers an obligated self-disclosure, federal authorities are already investigating your company's business or registration practices, or there's a chance that a federal investigation can happen soon, the risk management team of the company will need to make informed decisions and engage an external adviser to chart a course of action that mitigates the risk of civil or criminal penalties or reduces exposure.

Additional Resources:

Risk Takers Podcast Series Episode 1 - Aldrich Ames Spy Case
https://chesleybrown.com/the-risk-takers-podcast-series-launches-today/

Risk Takers Podcast Series Episode 1 - Surveillance Detection Routes (SDRs)
https://chesleybrown.com/the-risk-takers-podcast-series-launches-today/

Safe Passage / Safe Travel
https://chesleybrown.com/corporate-investigation-services/safe-passagetravel/