ORC Recovery

What is Organized Retail Crime?

Organized Retail Crime is the unlawful taking of merchandise in significant quantity for the purpose of selling for criminal enterprise. ORC costs the retail industry more than $30 billion each year according to the National Retail Federation. ORC is a serious issue for large and small retailers nationwide. Many retailers say they have been victimized by organized retail crime. Examples of ORC targeted products includes Ready-To-Wear, Over-The Counter medicines, Electronics, Home Fashions, etc.

What is ORC Recovery?

ORC Recovery provides retailers with the ability to recover losses related to ORC. The civil and criminal processes can work in conjunction or separately. A civil judgement provides another opportunity for recovery. The Zellman Group are leaders in Civil Recovery and Loss Prevention. With our expertise we can assist determining the scope of a case, assist compiling case information and documentation for presentation to law enforcement or prosecutors. As a fully vetted authorized user of CLEAR, we are able to provide full due diligence on current assets and background as well as be alerted to status changes. We will commence civil action, recovery of assets and liquidation to ensure the highest recovery possible.

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Michael Ira Asen, Chief Counsel, The Zellman Group, LLC is an attorney at law, licensed in the states of New York and New Jersey and admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, The United States Courts of Appeal for the Second and Third Circuits, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York and New Jersey. Mr. Asen has more than 40 years of legal practice, including litigation. He is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, the highest professional rating available to lawyers by Martindale- Hubbell.