Corporate & Insurance Investigative Services

Corporate Investigations, Background checks, corporate fraudManaging risks in your business can be one of the single most important things you as a business owner can do for your company’s future. Whether you are a small or a multi-billion dollar corporation our services will benefit you. By retaining our firm, your risks will be minimized and may prevent potential losses.

Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc., offers comprehensive corporate and insurance investigative services which will protect your reputation, identify risks, assess compliance, and reduce your loss. If you are dealing with a disgruntled employee, an employee that has embezzled from your organization, or a costly insurance claim please give us a call and we can recommend a course of action that will assist your organization to overcome the threat.

Our investigations have resulted in the recovery of millions of dollars, criminal convictions and identification of corporate espionage.


An organization has to deal with two major avenues in the event of a crisis. The first is procedure and protocol during an actual emergency. The second would be the aftermath of the said emergency. Are your employees dealing with the loss of an employee (or employees)? Was there an accident? Active Shooter? Any on-site traumatic experience?

Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. offers full crisis management services. We have a thorough list of protocols and recommendations that can guide an organization of any size.

We provide protocols and training for emergency preparedness, as well as post-emergency crisis management. These services are offered with the safety and well-being of your employees as a top priority.

Additionally, when applicable, Peter M. Vito & Associates can provide post-crisis investigations, undercover investigative services, surveillance reviews, and post-emergency assessments.

Call Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. today to learn more.

Background investigations are integral to any investigation. They are a necessity in almost every aspect of business. Our background investigations will provide you with the information to make an informed decision on an employee, business partner, opportunity or risk.

Business background investigations are extremely important and should be the first step of your due diligence if you are considering forming a strategic alliance, adding a business partner or partners to your organization, taking on new clients, and/or merging and acquiring businesses or investing.

Protecting your brand, brand-products and assets at all phases associated with the production of cannabis and cannabis-related products and sales is essential for the legal cannabis industry to thrive.

Too frequently, retail cannabis shops, medical cannabis dispensaries and grow operators make the wrong choice and assign their untrained staff to address security and transportation logistics. Not using licensed, trained and insured professionals with one mission–security & safety–puts your investment and staff at substantial risk.

This type of industry needs particular detail in protecting their cash, product, employees, and even customers.

Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. can help you determine the full nature of computer use and responsibility through the process of computer forensics. We have seasoned computer forensics specialists who can provide expert examinations and reveal evidentiary data through the recovery of hidden, deleted and damaged files.

Computer forensics is the process of obtaining, investigating and analyzing information stored in a computer or any electronic format. Our experienced team can help you uncover important facts and information. We will work with you to uncover or prevent fraud and/or criminal activity, even if evidence has been destroyed, deleted or altered. Protect your office from computer fraud and harmful activity. Call Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. today to schedule a consultation.

Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. has vast experience in the Federal, State and Local arena with these infringements. Our investigations have not only uncovered breaches; we have also purchased the product(s) for evidentiary purposes, inventoried the goods, conducted background investigations on potential suspect(s) and/or organizations, obtained witness statements and referred to law enforcement for criminal prosecution or prepared professional, comprehensive reports, and testified for civil actions.

Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. can provide specialized accounting investigations with our Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE).

Our CFE members have received specialized anti-fraud training and education, with experience in auditing, loss prevention, and financial crimes.

Additionally, we can provide leading-edge training, resources, and support for your organization.

Call Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. today to schedule a consultation.

Each and every personnel decision you make affects your business. When hiring a new employee, it is important to make sure that you are making the right decision. Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. can help you eliminate risk in the hiring process by screening candidates for criminal records, false information and overstated qualifications.

The interview process can only tell you so much about a candidate. Our investigation will ensure that you have all of the information you need to hire qualified people for your workforce. Call today to schedule a consultation.

The experienced investigative team at Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. can provide you with critical information about potential partners, employees, clients, vendors, distributors, and board members. Whether you are conducting a business transaction or adding to your team, our seasoned professionals will ensure that Due Diligence has been performed and you have all of the facts.

Eliminate potential risks with accurate information and insight. Call Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. today to schedule a confidential consultation. We offer legal, financial, and professional investigations you can rely on.

Using decades of investigative experience and unparalleled resources, Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. will find corporate and personal assets to determine net worth and income. Our Asset Investigation Services will help you find and eliminate potential internal and external risks.

If you suspect misconduct, bribery, corruption, or any irregular accounting activity, call Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. to schedule a discreet consultation. Our experienced team can trace assets, review and conduct financial investigations and uncover potential threats to your business or personal assets.

As a business owner, it can be frustrating and expensive when employees abuse the Family and Medical Leave Act. You are left with a diminished staff, forcing other employees to work harder to compensate. FMLA Leave is essential for an efficient workplace, but FMLA Abuse is costly and disruptive.

Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. can conduct a comprehensive investigation into the facts of the case and determine what steps need to be taken for you to counter any potential abuse. FMLA Abuse Investigation is your best defense against employees taking advantage of leave.

If you believe your employee is abusing the FMLA and you need evidence, call Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc.

Fraud is a serious crime that affects numerous businesses, costing millions of dollars each year. Fraud is considered a white-collar crime and is often perpetrated by someone with access to your organization, whether it is a company insider spilling secrets, a vendor cutting corners, or someone outside your organization who can benefit from dishonesty or deceit.

Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. has a team of private investigators and a Certified Fraud Examiner that can delve into the case, collect evidence, and getting you the information you need for your case.

Maintaining a profitable corporation requires finding and eliminating any possible acts of misconduct by employees, clients, customers, or vendors. While you can take steps to prevent fraud or loss, it is equally important to find and eliminate risk.

Our investigations provide you with the information necessary to shed light on misconduct and determine an appropriate course of action. We conduct internal investigations and supply surveillance to help you eliminate fraud, embezzlement, theft, harassment, and any other potential misconduct.

Call Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. today to schedule a consultation for professional Internal Investigations.

The New York State Department of Financial Services investigates the character and fitness of executive officers, directors, stockholders, partners, qualifiers or individuals, as applicable, that are associated with applications for a de novo license or registration; changes in senior executive officers and directors; conversions of mortgage bankers, and changes in control of a regulated entity.

In connection with applications to organize or control a financial services entity supervised by the New York State Department of Financial Services, an investigative background report is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant and its principals (executive officers, directors, stockholders, partners or individuals, as applicable), to order such reports at their own expense from an independent licensed private investigation company.

Contact us today and we will explain the process and requirements.

Information provided by DFS.NY.GOV

Whether you are being sued or suing someone else it is important to understand your opponent. Have they previously been sued for the same situation? Are they having financial issues and a law suit will be a “windfall” for them? Are they reputable? Will the jury find them believable?

Trucking accidents are some of the most catastrophic accidents on the roads. Insurers and trucking companies know that these accidents result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Proper investigations of trucking accidents or other related trucking incidents could make or break the success of the case.

Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc., has robust experience in these types of investigations and services.  We know the ins and outs of the law and the expectations from insurance companies.  We also can help with proactive services to help minimize the harm a trucking accident or incident could have on your business.

The value in trucking and logistics goes far beyond the products in the bed.  There is value in the quality of care, performance, and protection of the values.  Your customers need to trust that their products are safe and that the full shipment will make it to the final destination.

Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc., has robust experience in these types of investigations and services.  We know the ins and outs of the law and the expectations from insurance companies.  We also can help with proactive services to help minimize the harm a theft could have on your business.

Investigating asbestos exposure claims for the defense means traveling decades back in time to research the details of a plaintiff’s life and work.  These cases can be complex, as time, alternative exposures, and witness testimony could play a major role in the case.

Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc., has the team in place to help navigate your case and get you as much information as possible to help defend your case.

Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. has extensive experience investigating products to help determine any history of harm caused to consumers. Our conclusions are used to determine fault in insurance and personal injury investigations.

Products and Liability Investigation involves conducting interviews, obtaining medical releases, locating witnesses and obtaining statements. Call Vito Investigators today to schedule a consultation. We will gather the evidence you need for product liability cases.

Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. can provide a third-party, unbiased, professional investigation of all reported claims of sexual harassment, hostile work environments, and/or discrimination within your organization.

Our team will conduct the full investigation, document the results, and offer guidance and counseling to all affected parties.

Providing in-person Sexual Harassment Prevention & Awareness Training is continuously recognized as one of the most effective ways to educate teams, influence behaviors and corporate culture, and limit employer liability. We provide customized training and work with your HR team to implement the proper programs and protocols for your work environment.

Social media investigations are commonly used during litigation to substantiate information relevant to the case, supplement evidence, establish or disprove character, and provide an alibi. These investigations allow our clients to learn more about the individuals history, associates, activities, employments and interests.

A fraudulent Workers’ Compensation case can be costly and inconvenient for any place of work. Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. provides expert surveillance services in Buffalo and Western New York. Our experienced and highly trained staff will ensure that you have done your due diligence.

We provide surveillance services for:

  • Workers’ compensation claims
  • Pilferage

Investigating instances of fraud, deceit, theft and illegal activity can not only eliminate financial loss, it can also provide you with peace of mind. Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc., will gather information and keep track of a suspected person who could be involved in wrong doing. Our investigative services allow you to flush out potential damaging situations and resolve them as soon as possible.

Whether you have been in an accident or involved in a fraud, civil, or criminal case, Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. can help you locate a witness to provide a witness statement. Using our knowledge as investigators, we can locate and interview witnesses for claims, legal cases, lawsuits, and accident investigations.

Our investigations facilitate gathering recorded statements from parties in an accident or witnesses to an accident. We can collect witness statements for any type of claim or case. Witness statements can be crucial evidence for a lawsuit or claim investigation. Make certain that you have all of the important facts and information at your disposal. Call today for a consultation.

Workplace violence can exist in any business. While it can be challenging to sort through accusations of violence in the workplace, Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. will handle the process entirely and confidentially. We will provide an assessment, evaluation, and recommendation on how to prevent and respond to potential instances proactively.

Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. offers state-of-the-art surveillance and information-gathering equipment. Call today to schedule a confidential consultation for Workplace Violence Investigations. Our experienced team will conduct interviews, and background checks and investigate the workplace to collect the information you need to make an informed decision.