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Skip Tracing and Locating Assets Techniques

Learn various methods of skip tracing/asset recovery and what you can expect if you hire a professional investigator or skip tracer.

Is my customer solvent? What are my options if my customer doesnít pay? I have a judgment - - now what? Learn the strategies and tools to effectively locate debtors and assets to maximize your recovery. This practical topic will discuss skip tracing, cyber tracking, research and execution techniques to locate and seize assets while complying with state and local laws. Learn when itís better to pay a professional, and when walking away is better for your bottom line. Anyone with an interest in getting paid will benefit.

Runtime: 60 minutes

What is Skip Tracing

  • The ability to locate contact information (address, phone number, email or social profile) for a person or company.
  • Skip trace is a synonym for problem solving.
  • If you can skip trace a person then you can skip trace anything; an asset, an event or anything youíre looking for.
  • A good skip tracer can use research to solve almost any basic problem when the question starts with how.

Learn the difference between 1st & 3rd parties. Understand that you are responsible for the actions of the third parties you hire.

What are the costs and expectations involved with skip tracing? Are you licensed (state by state), bonded and insured? What happens if the information provided is bad? This topic is jam packed with great information you need to locate assets, people or companies.

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Agenda

Understanding State and Federal Law/Regulations Associated With Skip Tracing and Asset Searches

  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • Be Aware of the Laws in Your State

Skip Trace/Asset Search Tools Available

  • Free Tools
  • Proprietary Databases
  • Is It Worth Your Time?
  • What to Ask When Hiring a Professional

Locating a Person or Company

  • Start From Your Most Recent Confirmed Information and Work Forward
  • Sources for Both Individuals or Companies:

??" Property Records

??" Vehicle Registrations

??" Court Dockets

??" Social Media

??" Internet

??" Reverse Website Addresses ("Who Is" Search)

  • Locating a Company:

??" Secretaries of State

??" Verifications With State or Federal Licensing Agencies

??" Officers and Agents

  • Locating a Person:

??" Who Else Can Support Your Skip (Parents, Spouses, etc.)

??" Cell Phone Numbers and Email Addresses

Locating Assets

  • Determine Liabilities Before Searching Assets

??" Bankruptcy Filings

??" Open Litigation/Judgment

??" State/Federal Tax Liens

??" Other Liens

??" UCC Filings

  • Locating Hard Assets

??" Real Property

??" Vehicles

  • Liquid Assets

??" Bank Accounts

??" Employment

??" Company Ownership / Membership

??" Receivables

??" Stocks and Other Investments

  • Understand the Time and Cost to Seize the Asset
  • Fraudulent Transfer of Assets

??" What to Look for

??" Badges of Fraud

  • Creative Ways to Locate Assets

Know When to Stop Looking

  • Create the Full Picture of Your Subject
  • Evaluate Your Time and Expenses vs. Collection Potential
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This course was last revised on December 8, 2017.

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  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
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  • GA CLE 1.0
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • IL CLE 1.0
     
  • ME CLE 1.0
     
  • MT CLE 1.0
     
  • NJ CLE 1.2
     
  • NV CLE 1.0
     
  • NY CLE 1.0 including Areas of Professional Practice 1
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • WA CLE 1.0
     
  • WV MCLE 1.2
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • IL CLE 1.0
     
  • ME CLE 1.0
     
  • MT CLE 1.0
     
  • NJ CLE 1.2
     
  • NV CLE 1.0
     
  • NY CLE 1.0 including Areas of Professional Practice 1
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • WA CLE 1.0
     
  • WV MCLE 1.2
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Why Lorman?

Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Melissa A. Jones, Esq.

Melissa A. Jones, Esq.

Frantz Ward LLP

  • Partner with Frantz Ward LLP in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Legal practice of more than 15 years focusing on multiple disciplines of construction collection techniques
  • Provides comprehensive representation to businesses nationwide in all phases of multifaceted account recovery claims
  • Highly skilled in lien management and foreclosure within the construction industry
  • Frequently lectures on construction collection procedures and mechanicís lien management
  • J.D. degree, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; B.A. degree, with honors, The Ohio State University
  • Membership of Ohio State Bar Association and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Can be contacted at mjones@frantzward.com or (216) 515-1437
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Product ID: 401640
Published 2017
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