Preston Smith's knowledge of CEE politics, types of crime, international tax issues and personal connections were key to gaining actionable background in court--and his surveillance team was top notch on a major Canadian litigation matter. The evidence was admissible and key to the case success, and needless to say, we and our client were extremely satisfied with the results.
CDDI and Preston Smith aided our company in ending a years-long conflict, which involved misdirected funds on a large scale. Smith and CDDI not only conducted asset trace work and surveillance to locate a key perpetrator, but also came up with a rather ingenious strategy to place injunctions on property abroad, which de facto forced the other side back to the table. At this point Smith and his team led settlement negotiations and we were repaid a quite significant amount of money and also allowed us as a fund to move beyond what had been a long and painful impasse. .
The CDDI team worked with us closely in a very difficult situation that saw a renegade group of persons cause serious issues within our company. Preston Smith's team conducted not only deep checks to determine the nature of our issues, but advised us strategically and coordinated legal efforts through his team of lawyers. His team conducted a highly successful e-discovery checks on company laptops and oversaw the preparation of civil litigation while advising on potential criminal litigation. CDDI's efforts in the end were critical in also mediating the issue and quickly getting to the root of the issue and jump starting negotiations so that both sides could resolve the issue in satisfactory fashion and go their own way.