Due Diligence

    • Litigation: We perform background investigations of opposing parties and potential and retained expert witnesses with an emphasis on challenges to testimony.
    • Corporate: We help determine suitability of prospective business partners, board member candidates, and third-party vendors.
    • Individuals: We verify that the important people in your life such as significant others, nannies, and in-home care providers represent themselves truthfully, providing you with peace of mind.
    • Self Inquiry: We identify the information about you that may be available to others. Your background due diligence report can also be provided to potential business partners with your permission.

    General Background Investigations

    General Background Investigations are a part of the due diligence process in many instances.

    Law firms request background due diligence in anticipation of litigation and of parties to lawsuits in support of their cases.

    Corporations, executives, and small business owners request background due diligence when considering a partnership or joint venture.

    Real estate developers request background due diligence when vetting applicants during the RFP phase.

    Nonprofit organizations and corporate management request background due diligence when electing candidates to a professional board.

    In matters of a personal nature, individuals request background due diligence when vetting a nanny who is caring for their children or an in-home care provider for a family member. 

    General Background Investigation Reports include:

    • verification of identity
    • verification of credentials
    • professional history, including business affiliations
    • legal history (criminal, civil, regulatory, liens and judgments)
    • media presence and public profiles.

    Please note that the above information is also contained in our Expert Witness Investigation Reports and Asset Investigation Reports.        

    Expert Witness Investigations

    Expert Witness Investigations are part of the due diligence process in litigation when vetting expert witness candidates for a lawsuit, or when expert witnesses have been designated by opposing parties. 

    In addition to the general background information stated above, Expert Witness Investigation Reports may also include:

    • prior testimony analysis, including challenges
    • publications and presentations history
    • intellectual property activity
    • CV analysis for potential discrepancies
    • professional reputation.

    Asset Investigations

    Asset Investigations are part of the due diligence process prior to closing business deals, during an internal corporate investigation, when considering legal action to collect a debt, or satisfying a judgment. 

    In addition to the general background information stated above, Asset Investigation Reports may also include:

    • real and personal property records
    • mortgage information
    • corporate filings
    • tax liens
    • Uniform Commercial Code filings
    • credit report analysis.         

    Please contact us for more information.

    All work performed by Alley Cat Research is private and confidential.