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 Subject Vetting?

As a fully vetted authorized user of CLEAR, we are able to provide full due diligence on current physical assets, past and present addresses, past and present phone(s) (including cell phone), court records, email, work associations, relatives, liens, judgments bankruptcies and various other background details.

  • Status change alerts
  • Case preparation support
  • Comprehensive reports

What is Open Source Intelligence Investigations (ORC)?

Open Source Intelligence Investigations is online research to gather information from e-commerce communities, classifieds, social networks, Dark Web and criminal data to identify persons suspected of being involved in ORC theft. This information is gathered through:

  • Investigation in on-line market places
    • Ebay
    • Craigs list
    • Amazon
    • Letgo
    • Private market sites
  • Social media/Search Engines
    • Google
    • Yahoo/Bing
    • Real Estate
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • Blogs
    • Geolocation Trackers
  • Dark Web

What is Organized Retail Crime Recovery (ORC)?

Organized Retail Crime (ORC) Claims may include recovery of reasonable attorney fees, and investigation and litigation expenses as permitted by law, incurred as a result of collection efforts by The Law Offices of Michael Ira Asen.  Zellman and Asen shall take all reasonable measures in their collection efforts of ORC Claims including but not limited to:

  • Conducting skip trace, asset search or personal information search on the specified subject
  • Mailing ORC Claim letters to the specified subject
  • Contacting the specified subject via telephone for the purpose of ORC Claims
  • Collecting, accounting for, and distributing ORC Claim amounts
  • Preparing any and all documents for filing and pursuing ORC Claims in court, only when authorized by Client

Our Approach



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.