Asset searches

Parrent Smith Investigations provides our corporate and individual clients with asset searches for a variety of purposes: when a client needs to know if a potential business partner, merger or acquisition target, customer or supplier is financially sound, when there is a suspicion of Fraud inside a client's company, in Family law investigations or when a client needs to collect on a judgment or recover stolen assets.

As many clients soon realize, in the civil justice system, securing a judgment against a defendant, whether it be an individual or a company, is only half of the battle. The second half is trying to find enough assets to satisfy the judgment. The art of locating assets is something that we at Parrent Smith Investigations have spent a professional lifetime cultivating and perfecting. With our collective 75 years of investigative experience, we have the ability to find bank accounts, stock accounts, real estate and vehicles or any other assets of value, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

Asset searching often starts with certain searches on databases, but for the really in-depth work, there is no database. There are networks of national and worldwide "sources" that we have developed that include connections with professional investigators with whom we have worked for years. If you are using investigators who are relying solely on databases, you may be missing out on finding what you need to satisfy your or your client's judgments.

We once tracked down a judgment debtor who lived a fairly nomadic life, traveling from flea market to flea market selling gold jewelry. We arrived with a sheriff and a writ of attachment/seizure and confiscated his entire inventory.

We also have traveled half way around the world to find $7 million dollars that had been stolen from a client company's bank account. We located the funds in a small island country and acted as the client's legal agent, hiring a local law firm to handle the civil aspect of recovering the money and working with that country's law enforcement agency to make sure the crook went to jail. (See Insurance - Wire Fraud.)

Our asset investigations can provide any or all of the following:

  • Asset Location
  • Asset Tracing
  • Asset Recovery
  • General Financial Investigation
  • Bankruptcy Fraud Investigations
  • Money Laundering Investigations
  • Embezzlement Investigations

The next time you need to know "where's the money", please give us a call. There is no obligation ever, and we are confident you will be thoroughly satisfied with the results of our professional and comprehensive services.

Also, see Cases for several case studies involving asset location.


All Asset Searches are conducted in compliance with the
Gramm-Leach -Bliley Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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See our article at the link below
Asset Searches: What Are They and What's Legal?


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Also Nic Smith's radio interview on the subject of asset searches on the program: PI's Declassified, is available here.

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