PFC Provides the following services to corporations and law firms

 

BUSINESS & INDIVIDUAL PROFILES

PFC’s clients include law firms, employers, financial institutions, venture capitalists, corporations, investigators, the media, and other information firms. PFC provides custom research projects for its clients, and the work is as diverse as the client base. In addition to public records research, we conduct phone research and have alliances with other research firms from various disciplines. We have electronic access to thousands of public records databases and a network of skilled record retrievers throughout the country. If the information is on record, we find it.

Whether you need some quick competitor intelligence or a full “due diligence” search when a merger and acquisition is pending, PFC prepares business profiles tailored to your needs. PFC also finds virtually anything that you want to know about an individual that is public record – from company affiliations or lawsuits to financial status.

  • Corporate, Limited Partnership, and Limited Liability Company Records
  • Basic Dossiers on individuals – names/former names, address histories, property ownership, market value of property, employment/business affiliations, UCC’s, sex offender, aircraft/boat ownership, pilot’s license, relatives and associates, professional license and disciplinary actions
  • Tax Liens, Bankruptcies, and Judgments
  • Civil Litigation & Criminal Records
  • UCC Filings
  • Environmental Violations
  • Non Profit Organizations
  • OSHA
  • Trademarks
  • Phone Research
  • Assets
  • Biographical Information – Newspapers and Periodicals
  • Employment, Educational, and Professional License Verification
  • Social Media Research on companies and individuals – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, BoardReader, BoardTracker, Google Discussions, blogs, and more.

 

JUROR RESEARCH

Our approach to jury research is multi-faceted. Both social media and public records research are important in this process. We rely on multiple resources to attempt to draw a picture of each prospective juror. At PFC, we take a team approach to jury research, as the deadline is often very tight and the team members come from different disciplines. We have private investigators, public records specialists, and research librarians working together synergistically on these projects. For example, if one member of the team finds something interesting in the public records, we might go deeper with the social media research. There is continuous interplay among the team members.

Juror research is tailored to the type of case. For example, in a recent Big Tobacco case, we had a prospective juror who had filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy. We downloaded the petition and schedules and found that she had made fairly significant contributions to a church (while the amounts were small, relative to her income, the contributions were significant). We had our social media researcher look into the church. The church was not mainstream, but their website revealed that smoking, drinking, and gambling are considered “sins against God.”

While the types of research conducted is tailored to the type of litigation, the number of jurors, and the amount of time available for the research, the following are fairly standard components of juror research:

  • Locate juror and obtain Basic Dossier, which includes: name, AKA’s, age, partial SSN, address history, property ownership, bankruptcies, tax liens, judgments, employment/business affiliations, UCC’s, sex offender, aircraft/boat ownership, pilot’s license, professional license with disciplinary actions, and relatives
  • Conduct civil litigation research
  • Search for felonies and misdemeanors
  • Research voter registration and campaign contribution research
  • Conduct social media research (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, BoardReader, BoardTracker, Google Discussions, and blogs)
  • Search Spokeo
  • Internet research utilizing multiple search engines
  • Analyze and integrate findings derived from various sources and prepare bulleted summary

 

LOCATING MISSING PERSONS

PFC can find almost anyone with our access to thousands of public records databases and our off-line access to government records. We have been able to locate the most difficult subjects, often with very little to go on – from birth parents to “missing inventors” who are being sought in patent cases. Note: these services are only available to corporate clients and law firms. We do not locate individuals for private parties.

  • Surname Searches
  • Birth, Death & Marriage Records
  • Magazine Subscriptions & Warranty Registrations
  • Social Media Research
  • Reverse Directory
  • Professional Licenses
  • Court Records
  • Neighborhood Searches
  • Real Property
  • Tax Liens
  • Judgments
  • Bankruptcies
  • Newspaper Searches
  • Phone Research and Offline Public Records Research

 

IDENTIFYING ASSETS & LIABILITIES AND FRAUD INVESTIGATIONS

PFC can locate hard-to-find assets of both individuals and companies, either before the litigation begins or after.  The following records are often searched:

  • Real Property
  • Vehicles
  • Aircraft
  • Boats and Trailers
  • Criminal and Civil Litigation
  • Bankruptcies, Tax Liens, Judgments
  • Corporate, Limited Partnership, and Limited Liability Company Records
  • Patent Research
  • UCC Filings
  • Social Media Research

 

COMPETITOR INTELLIGENCE

In order to stay competitive, smart, and aggressive, companies need to know what their competition is up to. PFC provides a wide range of competitor intelligence services.

  • Executive Biographies and Background Checks
  • Competitor Histories and Background Checks
  • Newspapers and Periodicals
  • SEC Filings
  • Dunn & Bradstreet Reports
  • Customized Telephone Research Projects
  • Tax Liens, Bankruptcies, and Judgments
  • UCC Filings
  • Environmental Violations
  • OSHA
  • Social Media Research

 

PUBLIC RECORDS DOCUMENT RETRIEVAL

Access to public records is still achieved, more often than not, utilizing old fashioned gum-shoed methods.

Our clients frequently ask us to retrieve public records documents – anything from military records to articles of incorporation or court records. With our own network of researchers throughout the United States, we are quickly able to find and retrieve all kinds of public records.

  • Court Records
  • Deeds & Liens
  • Property Maps
  • UCC Filings
  • Birth, Death, and Marriage Records
  • FOIA Requests