Making trusted, informed decisions is essential for any business to mitigate risk and maintain a competitive advantage. Whether onboarding employees, evaluating potential business partners, or conducting due diligence and internal investigations, proper protocols must be in place.

Withum’s Investigative and Corporate Intelligence Team helps national and international companies make informed decisions by conducting public record investigations of pertinent individuals and business entities. Comprehensive background and due diligence investigations provide valuable information about individuals and business entities that inform clients about potential liabilities that should serve as “red flags” relative to a variety of business decisions. Adverse information identified may include criminal history, financial instability, personal and professional misconduct, and other areas of risk.

Drawing on the knowledge of former FBI agents with decades of experience, our team can uncover the necessary information you need to make intelligent, informed business decisions.

How Can We Help

Business entity and corporate officer investigation services:

  • Given names and aliases, addresses and associated individuals
  • Business relationships, including ownership, registered agents, and charter status
  • Asset identification
  • Employment history, professional licenses and disciplinary actions
  • Judgments, liens, and bankruptcy search
  • Criminal history and civil litigation
  • News and social media

Pre-employment investigation and verification services:

  • Given names, aliases and addresses
  • Education and employment history, professional licenses and disciplinary actions
  • Judgments, liens, and bankruptcies
  • Criminal history and civil litigation
  • News and social media
  • Comprehensive background investigations for law firms
  • Identify, locate, and interview potential witnesses in a wide array of cases, including:
    • White-collar criminal defense
    • Post-conviction appeals
    • Federal civil rights actions
    • Civil litigation
  •  Internal investigations for private companies, including:
    • Criminal misconduct
    • Whistleblower complaints
    • Ethics violations
  • Product liability defense, including asbestos and mesothelioma claims, among others.
  • Conduct investigations through an extensive network of domestic and international former law enforcement contacts.

Contact Us

For more information or to discuss your business needs, please connect with a member of our team.


John Sheehy


Red Bank, NJ

Ernest Cavagnaro


Saddle Brook, NJ

The Presumption of Innocence Podcast Series: Episode 7

Listen as Withum’s Mark Calnan, former FBI agent and principal with the Forensic and Valuation Services team, takes you inside the mind of a criminal investigator.