CASE STUDY #5
Middle Eastern Investigation for a Large Multi-National Real Estate Firm
Through a US Law Firm
The real estate firm was concerned about potential investments from an individual who portrayed himself as a Sheik in a Middle Eastern country and as a member of the Royal Family of that country. This individual was interested in investing in significant commercial real estate ventures in the United States.
UHY Advisors team members were retained to perform a detailed background check on the individual and his team of investment advisors. The investigation involved a detailed background examination and included discreet and confidential efforts in the Middle East and in the United States.
UHY Advisors team members ultimately confirmed that the Sheik was indeed a member of the Royal Family and that his team of advisors all had excellent backgrounds and reputations, with the exception of one individual who had indicated that he was a successful financial advisor from Pakistan. As it turned out, this individual was a disbarred California attorney with no history in Pakistan. As a result, this individual was removed from the deal (and from the Sheik’s team of advisors) and the deal proceeded to a successful conclusion.