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    Stilman Research offers its clients quality and dedicated service in the field of probate research and genealogy, whether they are holders of unclaimed assets or their rightful owners. We advocate for those sums or assets that for different reasons remain unclaimed so that they get back to their rightful owners, as it should be.
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  • Have we contacted you?

    Our company is devoted to tracing the rightful owners of assets of which they are evidently unaware. If we have contacted you it is because according to our research and to our best knowledge and belief, you are entitled to economic rights you ignore.
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  • Tracing Beneficiaries

    Do you need to contact the rightful owner of unclaimed assets? Contacting us is the first step in the right direction.
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  • Dormant accounts

    The legal definition as to what is to be deemed a dormant, unclaimed or inactive bank account varies according to each jurisdiction, even with countries lacking specific regulation on the issue. The main feature of these assets is that they lingered for a long time without action or notice from its owner and the Bank has lost contact with that owner or his or her heirs.
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Restitution legal frameworks are established after the occurrence of events or situations of broad historical reach and negative impact, such as dictatorships, genocides and confiscations, in which the victims or their heirs are recognized to have a right to reparation or restitution. Because of the very nature of these systems and its roots, the passing of time frequently determines that the direct victims are no longer alive, thus generating rights in favor of their successors, or even the successor of the latter.

Many programs and legal frameworks have been enacted in the last decades, being the following just a handful among others:

  • Class action in the United States, aimed at the recovery of unclaimed assets held in Swiss banks and belonging to victims of the Nazi regime.
  • In Argentina, the Law Nº 24.043 granting compensation to the victims of the military dictatorship, having the deadline for submitting claims been extended several times.
  • In the Czech Republic, the Law of April 23, 1990, on Judicial Rehabilitation, No. 119, Collection of Laws, which in article 2 (1) (b) declared null and void certain judgments, convictions and confiscations, on the date on which they were  pronounced, and consequently, the rightful owners were considered owners of their properties without interruption. The mechanism for actual restitution was provided in further laws.
  • In the former West Germany, the Law of Restitutions dated September 18, 1953 and subsequent legislation aimed at compensating some of the injustices caused by the Nazi regime.
  • In France, the Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliation, aimed at the reparation of the confiscations that took place between 1940 and 1944 and perpetrated by the Vichy regime.
  • In the United Kingom, the program Restore UK, set up by the British Bankers Association as a means of facilitating the recovery of accounts frozen during the Second World War that remained unclaimed since then.


Stilman Research is a Licensed Private Investigative Agency in the State of Florida, pursuant Chapter 493 of the Florida Statutes - License Number A 1500310.