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Upfront, stand-up, reliable.

August 15, 2023

Thanks for the work you did on my behalf and for being an upfront, standup, reliable, good company that is trustworthy and follows through.  Thanks for everything.

Alana C., Cerritos, CA

Beyond the call of duty

August 14, 2023

I write to thank you for your help.  You went beyond the call of duty to make this happen and it is very much appreciated.

Attorney Scott S., Monterey, CA

Extremely knowledgeable, with great instructions and follow-through.

May 11, 2023

Extremely knowledgeable, with great instructions and follow-through. Emails were answered the same day and they were also accessible by phone. Thanks for accomplishing this arcane task with aplomb.

Andrew C., West Palm Beach, FL

After extensive research, became my obvious choice.

May 2, 2023

Pettinato & Associates, after extensive research into retrieving State held funds, became my obvious choice from the multiple standpoints of efficiency, integrity, collaboration between client and company personnel, communication and optimization of desired result.  Trust, ethics and integrity define the Pettinato path toward the predicted goal.

Robert E. M.D., Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Professional and just plain nice.

February 22, 2023

Pettinato's firm has been very professional and just plain nice in finding my owed funds from the state. I just received my second check after an expedited 2.5 months from start to finish! THIS IS CHECK #2!

Reuel S., Concord, CA

Nothing but praises for Scott and his team.

December 9, 2022

He has responded to every e-mail and question we had for him and has kept us updated whenever something came up. We have received several letters before, each from a different company. I'm grateful that we went with Scott. He is honest and reliable. Thank you for everything, Scott and team! We appreciate you all.

Cybil N., Seattle, WA

Set the proper expectations.

August 16, 2022

They were amazing! Great communication, very responsive, and set the proper expectations.  AND...we received our money!

Yohanse M., Cypress, CA 

Hands down a 5 star rating.

June 11, 2022

A very trustworthy, honest, responsive company to work with. Absolutely hands down a 5 star rating. You can put your trust in the system of "unclaimed money" with this firm.

Samantha F., Lafayette, CA

Exactly what they say, exactly when they say it and follows up whenever asked.

April 30, 2022

Cannot more highly recommend P&A. Every interaction with them was promptly, courteously and professionally handled. They kept us fully informed at all times as to what was going to happen as well as what needed to happen for us to be able to access our funds. In truth, they went above and beyond the service that the relationship called for. Obviously this whole area of commerce/law has to be filled with disreputable, dishonest people who take advantage of others - how refreshing to have someone that does exactly what they say, exactly when they say it and follows up whenever asked. If there were more stars than 5 I would give them to P & A.

Gary L., Beverly Hills, CA

Prompt, transparent...a quality firm to deal with.

February 23, 2022

I received a number of letters last year regarding unclaimed funds. Several of the companies that sent me letters seemed very sketchy, so I was skeptical.  I talked to a number of them, and finally settled on Pettinato & Associates. Folks - high recommend. Professional, prompt, transparent, deliver on their promises, respond to any questions quickly, keep you informed of their progress - just a quality firm to deal with.

Robyn W., Las Vegas, NV

Easiest, painless process.

July 30, 2021

That had to be one of the easiest, most painless process I've ever had. I can see why you have such high ratings.

Pietro P., Gold Canyon, AZ

Highly recommend.

May 12, 2020

Pettinato & Associates helped my brothers and me reclaim quite a large amount of money that had been in our late mother’s investment portfolio, but had no idea. Scott initially sent a letter about the funds and then walked us through all the steps necessary for us to get them back....It’s a complex process and I know we couldn’t have done it without him, in fact, we wouldn’t have even known about the funds unless he had found them. He was extremely communicative and patient with us during the entire time. Always got back to our queries within a few hours or a day at most. I highly recommend his services. Great guy.

Michael L., Beverly Hills, CA

True to your word.

May 9, 2020

Just received our check today, true to your word....great Mother’s Day present.....thanks again.

Carole G., McKinney, TX

Professional, persistent and cooperative.

March 18, 2020

Thank you Scott!  You've been consistently professional, persistent and cooperative throughout this rather extended process.  Consider me a reference.  Stay well in this health emergency.

Roger P., Henrico, VA

Expedient Followup

March 12, 2020

Thank you for your expedient followup.  I spoke yesterday with Yazmin and I want to commend her on her professional demeanor.

Lawrence S., Riverside, CA

You guys are the best!

January 23, 2020

Hello I have received the check and I cashed it already. I just wanted to thank you guys for your hard work. I really appreciate it. You guys are the best!

Jonathan L., Bellflower, CA

Breath of Fresh Air

May 14, 2019

I can' t thank you enough for your investigative efforts and due diligence in pursuing these funds.   This sum was the first, and only, breath of fresh air I have experienced for some time. My most sincere thanks, I am humbled.

Michael L., Desert Hot Springs, CA

Radiates kindness over the phone.

May 9, 2019

I am grateful for the lost assets and Sonia has been so kind to help me.  She radiates kindness over the phone. 

Melissa S., Lancaster, CA

Wouldn't have received funding without you!

March 28, 2019

We couldn't of done this without you-so complicated!  Thank you again!!

Carmen A., San Francisco, CA


June 26, 2018

You had me at "approved".  Thanks for all your work on this.

Mike M., San Ramon, CA

Professional, patient and bi-lingual...

May 24, 2018

This is Jose M. III, emailing on behalf of my father, Jose M. I spoke yesterday with Sonia, and I thank her for her kind professionalism and patience. 


A kind thank-you again to Sonia for explaining everything to us in Spanish so fully and patiently.

Jose M., Reedley, CA

A Great Service...

May 9, 2018

Thanks again for this timely financial aid to a retired guy without guaranteed income for another 6 years.  You performed a great service to me and I thank you.

Marc H., Sparks, NV

Efficiency and Courtesy...

January 11, 2018

Thank you, I did receive the check.  It was issued 12/27/2017.  Thanks again for your efficiency and courtesy in handling this sensitive matter.

Richard H., PHD, DSM-Los Angeles, CA

Fees were reasonable...

December 24, 2017

Please accept my letter of  Thank You for recovery and liquidation of my Krispy Kreme Doughnut Inc. stock.  Your fees were reasonable and the execution of the sale was timely.  I suffered a leg injury this year and was in need of extra cash for medical expenses.  Your services were a welcomed blessing.

Gregory C.-La Puente, CA

Letters from other companies...

October 3, 2017

I received a number of letters from other companies with the same information.  After doing some research I've decided to move forward with your office.  Here is the signed agreement.

Joel S.-Monrovia, CA

4.0+ Reputation

August 10, 2017

Dear Pettinato & Associates

I thank you for your professional and quick responses. You and your company have a 4.0+ reputation.  I thank you, from a another satisfied customer!

Gregory K.-American Canyon, CA

Persistence and Professionalism

August 7, 2017

I had received a letter from Pettinato saying there was unclaimed money that I had a legal right to. However my situation was a nightmare paperwork wise as there were deceased heirs involved.

So after going thru the channel of paperwork, I did indeed receive a check!  But the problem was, it was assigned to the wrong inheritor.  So I couldn't deposit this check. It was worthless to me as it was.  

At this point, Scott could  have said "good luck getting it handled", as Pettinato and Associates had indeed done their part and got the money distributed.  But Scott didn't do that.  He worked with me, and the holder, until a new check was issued to the correct inheritor.

Bottom line, I did indeed receive the correct check today.  I very well may have just given up if I did this myself, but Scott's persistence and professionalism, and helping me to find the correct paperwork, got the job done.  So if you do indeed get a letter from Pettinato and Associates regarding unclaimed money, it is legit!

Valerio C.-Sacramento, CA

Highly commend your entire!

June 9, 2017

Dear Mr. Pettinato, I am a client of yours.  I want to take a moment to highly commend your entire office staff.  They are (all) simply top-shelf!  They are ALWAYS professional, helpful and friendly, and they always go the extra mile to help me with any issue and actually do what they say they will do—so rare today in all walks of business/customer service.  I am a retired Los Angeles Police lieutenant who managed large, complex operations, including front end office staff, so I know the challenges they face in their job and the challenges you face securing and keeping stellar staff as you have clearly done. 


Thanks again for the amazing, professional overall service your firm has provided this very satisfied client—and provided with precision!  I have already recommended a friend call your firm to see if they qualify for your services, and I will do so going forward.   I wish your firm the very best and hope your client base grows and flourishes!

Lieut. Bradley K.-Fargo, ND

Can't express how grateful I am...

August 4, 2016

Thank you so much!  I just spoke with Mylene, who also returned my call, minutes after I received your email.  She too confirmed the great news.  I seriously can't express how grateful I am to you and your firm for working so diligently, during my health condition.  We really need this money to sustain my Healthcare and pay my mortgage.  


Thank God for you and your firm. 

Tamara E.-Thousand Oaks, CA


Job very well done.

July 28, 2016

This e-mail is for Scott and his entire staff.  I just recently received my check in the mail. I want to thank each and every one of you for a job very well done.  I never would have known about those funds if it wasn't for Pettinato and Associates. Again I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart to you Scott and your entire crew. You do a really great thing for people............something that unfortunately is lacking in the world we live in today. I just wanted you to know your  efforts are greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!! Stay cool everyone cuz it's HOT outside!  

Steven V.-Henderson, NV

True to your Word.

July 23, 2016

Just wanted to add to your outstanding testimonial list.  Your firm is very professional, knowledgeable and true to your word.  Thanks for everything.  

Brian C.-Ivins, UT

A Long Haul...

May 18, 2016

Thank you and the firm so very much for all you've done.  It was a long haul, but we made it.  Sorry that it wasn't as profitable for you as it could have been, but I appreciate all your efforts.  I wish you all the success in the world.

Tracy M.-Idyllwild, CA


Professional and Stress Free Manner

May 10, 2016

Just wanted to thank you for recovering the money that was owed me and doing it in such a professional and stress free manner.  I will admit I was a bit leery when I was first contacted by you but you really came through for me.  

David V.-Bend, OR


Honest Work

May 6, 2016

I began working with your firm several months ago to claim funds in my name.  Thank you again for great and  honest work in helping everyday people like me receive the funds they deserve.

Chris C.-Santa Rosa Beach, FL


Impressed and Grateful

September 4, 2015

I recently received a check from you, thanks. 

With no fanfare, delays, problems or any negative experience at all I got what you had promised me. I am impressed and grateful with everything you and your firm did for me.  I was extremely skeptical when I got your initial letter offering to recover these monies on my behalf and in fact I held on to it for at least a month before I responded...shame on me for not doing so sooner as it turns out you are indeed what you purport to be. 

Kevin B.-Lake View Terrace, CA


Research and Follow Up

August 10, 2015

Just letting you know I got my check today.  I want to thank you for your research and follow up contacting me and your prompt answers to my questions.


As a widowed senior citizen every dollar in today's economy is very important!  I would strongly advise anyone contacted by your firm to follow up as you provide excellent investigation into unclaimed funds. 


Feel free to post my comments in your review section. Thank you.

Ken C.-Amarillo TX


What a Gift

November 20, 2014

Thank You Grace,

You and the company are so very wonderful to work with, I am really a person who is overjoyed , when a company says they will do something and does it. Also with Great assistance and response from you, words just can not say what a Gift your company has in you.  Please share my comments with your company, and have a Great up-coming Holiday Season!

William J.-Oceanside, CA


A huge help...

August 5, 2014

Pettinato was a huge help in my case.  The claim appeared straightforward at first but ended up pertaining to a business I owned over 15 years ago...the State wanted nothing to do with paying me.   Scott guided me through the maze of payment impediments that at the end of several days made me want to throw up my hands!  It is all about getting the experts involved that can weave through the documentation trail and have the contacts and experience to back it up.  Without Pettinato's help, my claim would have never been approved.  Thanks Scott.  

David H.-Harlesville, PA


You guys are awesome!

August 29, 2013

Hi Scott,

I received my claims check yesterday in the mail. As you can imagine, I’m beyond happy that I got my money back. I can’t believe it took me so long to act on it. If not for your persistence, I probably would’ve left unclaimed. I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to you and your staff. You guys are awesome! Regards, 

Jane R.-Chino, CA


Check has arrived

July 30, 2013

Dear Grace,

This note is to thank you and Pettinato and Associates for alerting me to the fact of a claim of unclaimed property owned by my Aunt, who passed away over 20 years ago. I appreciate your handling of the claim. The check arrived recently.  


Gerald R.-Berkeley, CA


Nice news…

March 5, 2013

Mr. Pettinato,

Thank you so much for responding with such nice news. I will soon turn 88 so you can imagine how helpful the money will be to me. I feel blessed and wish to thank you and your firm for this rather miraculous occurrence in my life. May you too be blessed for providing me this boon.


Josephine K.-Marysville, WA


Quick Response

January 2, 2013

I just retrieved the message. Thank you for your quick response. This is why your reviews have been so glowing. Happy New Year. 

Richard K.-Los Angeles, CA


Clear and simple terms.

September 17, 2012

Dear Scott,

Thank you so much for the delightful conversation today. Your concise clarification, distilling what could be a tedious process into clear and simple terms, is most appreciated. The signed contract is attached.

Thank you!

Ann B.-Washington, D.C.


Quick Turnaround!

May 14, 2012

Hi Scott,

Just wanted to let you know that I received a check for $1,800. Whatever magic you did with the evaluator caused a very quick turnaround!

Thanks so much.

Sasha, R.-San Jose, CA


You deliver!

July 15, 2010

If it were not for your company I would have had no idea that I was entitled to a refund. You not only delivered and made good on my refund, you also did it within the time frame that you projected. Too often, many companies out here are not real and will promise you the moon. This is not the case with your company. You deliver! Thank you, once again, for educating me on money that I had no idea that I was entitled to. It sure came in handy. Your company is a winner in my book.

Sincerely yours,

Bibi A.-Long Beach, CA


Note of appreciation

March 29, 2010

Honestly, although everyone from your firm was polite, professional, candid, and informative, I was not entirely convinced that this process would lead anywhere. Still, the forms were very clear, the phone support was very helpful, and the process was nearly effortless. Over the weekend, a check arrived for a little less than $2,500. I can’t say how thankful I am.

Karlene M.-Irvine, CA.


Exemplary service

November 19, 2008

From the totally unexpected arrival of your letter with its thorough documentation and proposal of assistance to the steps and procedures and forecasts as to the expected conclusions, you and your firm have been exemplary in this entire transaction. Thank you for your assistance in this happy matter.

George R.-Sonoma, CA.


You’re legit

August 8, 2008

When I first saw your correspondence, I almost tossed it. But I was intrigued…so I did it. Thanks Pettinato & Associates. You were legit and did exactly as promised.

Michael O.-San Francisco, CA.


My appreciation

June 6, 2008

The purpose of this letter is to express my appreciation for the professional manner that you and your associates demonstrated in the recovery of my unclaimed property. Pettinato & Associates is performing a very excellent service for the citizens that they work with. In my case, it was like an unexpected monetary gift.

Richard C., Major US Army-Sammamish, WA.


Received check!

October 18, 2007

Today I received a check for unclaimed property where I am the sole surviving beneficiary of my family. This was possible because of the competent services of your organization. I want to thank you for your efforts and the minimal fee earned.

Alvin M. -Los Angeles, CA.


This is a God send

March 10, 2007

I would like to express my thanks to you for getting this money for me.  With property taxes looming I had no idea how I was going to pay them.  This is a God, or should I say a Chris, send.  I would never have known if it was not for you.  Thank you so much. 

Marion S. - Spring Valley, CA.


Thanks again

May 8, 2007

This is to thank you for persevering with me until I finally took action. Also, it was a nice surprise that the claim was settled sooner than expected.

Virginia J.-Marietta, CA


Best of the rest

March 12, 2007

Thank you for all your help in this stock matter. I am very glad I chose Pettinato & Associates out of 3 to handle this for me. All your honest answers made me choose your company.

Thank you again.

C. Sandra M.-Cotati, CA


Thank you

September 18, 2006

I’m very impressed and deeply appreciate your kindness, thoughtfulness and effort on my behalf.

Alan H.-West Linn, OR



November 21, 2005

Like many others I am totally surprised. Thank you for your diligence in finding this. I cannot recall any notification from Metropolitan about it. I wish they had been as diligent as you have been.

Thanks again!

Frank K.-Rowland Heights, CA


Thank you

November 17, 2005

Thank you so much for collecting our funds. We will be in La Paz thawing out for the holidays. Thanks again for your good job.

Howard M.-Chula Vista, CA


I had no clue!

November 9, 2005

If not for your service that you so generously provide, I would not have had a clue to claiming money that was mine to claim. For that, I thank you very much.

Phyllis S.-Riverside, CA


Drum roll please…

April 10, 2005

You apparently found these funds and advised my brother. Then you had my brother, my sister and myself file a slew of papers, and drum roll please, much to my cynical surprise, I ended up with, well honestly, a 36″ TV, riding mower and some cash in the bank. In this typically thankless world, I want to let you know that you did a real good job by us, and I very truly appreciate the effort you put forth.

Thank you very much and best regards,

Hal R.-Fortuna, CA


To Scott

May 9, 2001

You are an honest, honorable, hard working, extremely bright and on behalf of my family I would like to thank you.

Greg G.-Butte, MT

A Word from Our Clients . . .

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”


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