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Asset Protection Consultants

Conducting an Asset Protection Investigation is Critical When Your (or Your Company’s) Assets are At Risk

Nick Oberheiden
Attorney Nick Oberheiden
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Alina Veneziano
Attorney Alina Veneziano
Asset Protection Consultants Team Lead
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John W. Sellers
Attorney John Sellers
Asset Protection Consultants Team Lead
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Liability claims can put individuals’ and companies’ assets at risk. When facing a liability claim, it is essential to have a clear understanding of the facts at hand—and to be able to leverage these facts in your defense. This starts with conducting an asset protection investigation as soon as possible.

At Oberheiden P.C., we serve as asset protection investigation consultants for individuals, businesses, and insurance companies. We have extensive investigative and litigation experience, and our team includes both highly-skilled defense lawyers and investigators who previously served in high-ranking positions with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other federal agencies. We are available to provide asset protection investigation consulting services nationwide, and our lawyers and investigators are available to travel on an emergency basis when necessary.

About Our Asset Protection Investigation Consulting Services

We provide asset protection investigation consulting services for individuals and companies facing all types of liability risks. When facing litigation (or the prospect of litigation), it is essential to have a comprehensive and unbiased understanding of the circumstances involved. We help our clients quickly gather the information they need when facing liability risks related to:

  • Auto and boat accidents
  • Aviation and railroad accidents
  • Crime liability
  • Directors’ and officers’ liability
  • Employment practices liability
  • Federal investigations
  • Premises liability
  • Products liability
  • Professional liability
  • Third-party audits

When consulting on asset protection investigations, we examine all potential issues that can serve as grounds for a defense to liability. This includes (but is by no means limited to) potential issues such as:

  • Fraudulent Claims – Fraud is a very real possibility when facing a liability claim. If the individual who is suing you or your company is engaging in fraud (i.e., by faking an injury or misrepresenting the cause of his or her injury), our asset protection team can use various investigative means to expose the true facts at hand.
  • Contributory Negligence and Comparative Fault – Contributory negligence and comparative fault laws limit plaintiffs’ recovery rights in many circumstances. In some circumstances, they prevent plaintiffs from pursuing claims entirely. Along with investigating possible fraud, we will also investigate whether the plaintiff shares partial responsibility for his or her injuries (or the decedent shares partial responsibility for his or her death).
  • Absence of Negligence – To recover damages in personal injury and wrongful death actions, plaintiffs must be able to prove negligence. Even though the plaintiff bears the burden of proof, as a defendant, it is still imperative to have a comprehensive and accurate understanding of how the law applies to the facts at hand. Our asset protection investigation consultants can determine whether the plaintiff has a valid claim; and, if not, we can gather the evidence needed to present a complete defense to liability.
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance – In federal investigations and other governmental matters, affirmatively demonstrating legal and regulatory compliance can be a key defense strategy. Along with our asset protection experience, we also have significant experience in the area of federal compliance, and we can use this experience to thoroughly and accurately assess your (or your company’s) risk exposure.
  • ThirdParty Liability – In civil litigation, shifting liability to a third party can be a key defense strategy as well. This often involves showing that a third party has contractually assumed liability for the claim at issue. Both individuals and businesses can use contracts to shift liability to third parties; and, if you or your company is facing litigation, we can review all pertinent agreements with suppliers, contractors, service providers, and other third parties to determine whether a warranty, indemnification, or “hold harmless” clause applies.

Along with investigating plaintiffs’ claims and potential defense strategies, we provide a variety of other asset protection investigation consulting services as well. This includes evaluating insurance coverage, procuring expert testimony, and conducting juror research.

Put our highly experienced team on your side

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden



Lynette S. Byrd
Lynette S. Byrd

Former DOJ Trial Attorney


Brian J. Kuester
Brian J. Kuester

Former U.S. Attorney

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior DOJ Trial Attorney

Linda Julin McNamara
Linda Julin McNamara

Federal Appeals Attorney

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former DOJ attorney

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (DOJ)

Chris Quick
Chris J. Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Michael S. Koslow
Michael S. Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (DOD-OIG)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Why to Choose the Asset Protection Investigation Consultants at Oberheiden P.C.

If you or your company is facing litigation, you have a lot at stake. As a result, you need to be making sound decisions based on reliable information, and you need to know that you are getting the advice you need. With this in mind, here are five reasons to choose the asset protection investigation consultants at Oberheiden P.C.:

1. Our Experience Working for the FBI and Other Federal Agencies

Before entering private practice, several of our consultants served as Senior Special Agents and in other high-ranking positions with the FBI and other federal agencies. These include the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Secret Service, and various Offices of Inspector General (OIGs), among others.

2. Our Experience in the Private Sector

Along with our consultants’ federal experience, we also have extensive experience in the private sector. We have conducted investigations on behalf of numerous high-net-worth individuals and companies located in major cities across the United States. Our experience spans virtually all types of asset protection investigations, from individual liability claims to high-stakes federal criminal matters.

3. Our Focus on High-Stakes Investigations and Litigation

Our extensive experience in this area is a result of our focus on high-stakes investigations and litigation. We have a niche practice devoted to protecting individuals and companies against substantial liability risks. This includes both civil liability risks and criminal liability risks in federal cases.

4. Our Immediate Availability

When you need to conduct an asset protection investigation, you do not have time to wait. With our nationwide network of consultants, we can get to work on your investigation immediately. In most cases, we can have a consultant on the ground in a matter of hours, and we can quickly coordinate a team that will be devoted to protecting you or your company by all means available.

5. Our Track Record, Referrals, and Client Testimonials

Perhaps the main reason why many individuals and companies choose Oberheiden P.C. is our track record. We have a proven record of success in both investigations and litigation. We routinely receive referrals from colleagues and clients, and our client testimonials speak for themselves.

FAQs: Conducting an Asset Protection Investigation

What is an asset protection investigation?


An asset protection investigation is an investigation focused on gathering the information needed to successfully defend against a liability claim or governmental inquiry. When facing any type of civil or criminal allegations, it is imperative to have a clear and comprehensive understanding of the facts at hand. By conducting asset protection investigations, targeted individuals and businesses can make informed decisions about their defense strategies, and they can avoid settling when a settlement is unwarranted.

When is an asset protection investigation necessary?


An asset protection investigation is necessary any time you are facing potential liability. This could be the result of a personal injury or wrongful death claim, a contract-based claim, a government investigation, or a third-party audit. By hiring asset protection investigation consultants, you can gain an unbiased understanding of the facts at hand, and then you can make informed and strategic decisions about your defense.

Why is it important to engage asset protection investigation consultants?


Engaging a team of experienced asset protection investigation consultants is essential for making informed decisions when facing potential liability. If you don’t know the facts at hand, you can’t act strategically. Experienced asset protection investigation consultants will be able to uncover fraud or contributory fault, evaluate plaintiffs’ or prosecutors’ substantive allegations, and help you determine the best strategy for mitigating your risk of civil and/or criminal liability.

Where can I find experienced asset protection investigation consultants?


At Oberheiden P.C., our asset protection investigation consultants serve high-net-worth individuals and companies nationwide. We have extensive experience in high-stakes and large-scale investigations, including prior experience working for the FBI, DOJ, Secret Service, multiple OIGs, and other federal agencies. We rely on deep insights and state-of-the-art forensic assets to efficiently investigate allegations against our clients and gather the evidence our clients need to execute targeted and strategic defenses.

What are the steps involved in an asset protection investigation?


There are several steps involved in conducting an effective asset protection investigation. The first step is to engage a team of experienced asset protection investigation consultants as soon as possible. Depending on the nature of the liability risk at issue, evidence could disappear quickly; and, in this scenario, it is critical that the investigation take place promptly.

From this point, asset protection investigations can proceed in various ways. The steps that are necessary will depend on the factual and legal issues involved. With this in mind, it is important to choose a firm that has specific experience handling circumstances similar to yours.

Speak with an Asset Protection Investigation Consultant at Oberheiden P.C.

If you need to conduct an asset protection investigation, we can help, but it is important that you contact us promptly. Once you get in touch, we will arrange for you to speak with a senior asset protection investigation consultant at Oberheiden P.C. as soon as possible. To arrange a complimentary initial consultation, call 888-680-1745 or tell us how we can help online now.

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