MKD International Inc.

MKD International Inc.
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MKD International Inc.
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Founding Partner and Managing Director
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Legal Supplier
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MKD International is a full-service private investigation firm that has handled cases of internal theft, labour strife, domestic matters, fraud, product tampering, trademark violations, embezzlement, threats, false injury claims, stalking ad cyber-stalking, breach of trust, industrial espionage, sexual harassment, criminal and other investigations.

A highly-experienced team is assigned to handle each case file in a professional and confidential manner. The latest computerized and high-tech investigative equipment is also utilized to produce results. Their mission is to conduct quality investigations for every client.

Company spokesman Jim Downs spent 22 years with the Toronto Police Service before becoming a founding partner and managing director of MKD International Inc., which conducts investigations for corporations and law firms around the globe.

As a veteran detective, Mr. Downs investigated drug and outlaw biker activity, headed the organized crime tactical unit, and spent two years directing one of Canada’s largest probes into the sale of fraudulent professional sports memorabilia.

He now uses the tools he learned as a police officer to conduct and manage sensitive and complex investigations for MKD International Inc., a full-service investigation firm.

Working with corporations, the legal profession, insurance companies, government agencies and financial institutions, the firm handles a wide variety of cases, including internal theft, labour strife, domestic matters, fraud, product tampering, trademark violations, embezzlement, threats, false injury claims, stalking and cyberstalking, breach of trust, industrial espionage, sexual harassment, and other criminal investigations.

Mr. Downs has provided security consulting and co-ordinated security reviews for government, as well as private companies and labour institutions, and conducted due-diligence investigations.

He holds a certificate in international terrorism studies and has received specialized training that enables him to co-ordinate strike management issues and execute security audits at various facilities.

With more than 30 years’ experience in professional law enforcement and private investigating, Mr. Downs has developed a vast network of intelligence contacts throughout the Americas, Western Europe and Eastern Bloc countries who are now utilized to assist MKD clients.

MKD International Inc. Posts

Cross-border private investigation work takes solid contacts

Diligence and a strong network of connections are vital components of MKD International’s success as a full-service private investigation firm, especially when it comes to handling cases outside Canada, says Jim Downs, managing director of MKD International Inc. Read more

Online tools aid MKD in locating long-lost family members

Even with the proliferation of personal information on the internet, not everyone leaves a digital footprint, and that means finding a long-lost family member may require some special help, says Jim Downs, managing director of MKD International Inc. Read more

Follow the money when hunting online trademark violators

Counterfeiters and trademark violators thrive in the vast world of online marketplaces, says Jim Downs, managing director of MKD International Inc., who assists clients in researching and conducting surveillance to track down offenders. Read more

Downs featured in Canadian ‘cop’ documentary at TIFF

The Toronto International Film Festival’s (TIFF) red carpet will be welcoming Jim Downs, managing director of MKD International Inc., when a documentary about the lives of retired police officers premieres next month. Read more

MKD assists fraud victims trying to recoup losses

MKD International Inc. can help victims of financial fraud build a case against the perpetrators, says Jim Downs , the firm’s founding partner and managing director. Read more

MKD’s experienced staff keeps watchful eye during strikes

MKD International Inc. can help ensure fair play by all parties during strikes and labour disruption, says founding partner and managing director, Jim Downs. Read more

Second opinion in criminal cases can help the accused

A second set of trained eyes on a criminal investigation can boost a defendant’s case, says Toronto-area private detective Jim Downs. Read more

Collecting evidence covertly is useless if not defensible in court

Evidence collected by private investigators needs to be “court defensible,” Toronto-area private detective Jim Downs tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Conduct security audits every few years: Downs

Larger companies can sometimes be the most vulnerable when it comes to security, Toronto-area private detective Jim Downs tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

It's experience that makes you a true private investigator

While a 50-hour training course will put you on the path to becoming a private investigator in Ontario, it takes much more than that to excel in the profession, Toronto-area private detective Jim Downs tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Top 10 ways MKD International Inc. helps law firms

A good private investigation firm can provide invaluable assistance to litigators in a variety of ways, whether it is interviewing witnesses, conducting surveillance, or detecting fraud, says Toronto-area private detective Jim Downs . Read more

You've been served! MKD director tells us how

If you’re a reluctant subject or witness to any legal action, you may duck, but it’s more difficult to hide from the process server, says Toronto-area private detective Jim Downs. Read more

Surveillance can answer divorced parents' concerns: Downs

Few people are at their best during a divorce and custody battle, and when one parent decides to mount surveillance on the other surprising things can happen, says Toronto private investigator Jim Downs . Read more

International investigations key part of cross-border deals

International investigations can form part of a company’s due diligence in cross-border deals, says Jim Downs , founding partner and managing director of MKD International Inc. Read more

Take child abuse allegations to cops, not PIs, says former detective

Clients sometimes ask private investigators to look into child abuse allegations, but that is a matter best handled by police, says Jim Downs , MKD International Inc.’s founding partner and managing director. Read more