"If they're alive, we'll serve them. If they're dead, we'll tell you where they're buried."

Experts at process serving since 1977, Serving By Irving offers professional litigation support services to the legal community including the service of process, private investigations, court services, genealogy, surveillance and more.

Our specialty is in difficult and high-stakes services. Our highly trained staff has years of experience providing high quality service you can count on.

Our Story

In 1977 I was the manager of a law firm called Kravet, Hoefer & Ryan in the Bronx and I used to distribute work to process servers for service. Back in those days process servers would fill out a little sheet with service information or the problems they had serving a paper explaining why they couldn't serve it. One day I received one such sheet from a server. The note on the piece of paper said "Could not find the address". What was the address? 350 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY which just so happens to be the location of the Empire State Building. After witnessing such incompetence I decided I would get my own license and serve the firm's papers myself. I quickly found that I was a natural. With the right kind of effort and devotion mixed with my street smarts and cunning I was able to serve papers no one else could.

I never intended to make it a full time job but word spread quickly within the legal community that I was fast becoming an expert at difficult services. Other lawyers started to call me and ask me to serve all their work. I told them no; I said to them "just give me your hardest cases." From there things took on their own course and I soon started Serving By Irving, Inc. I only hired the best and still only do. To this day we remain the place lawyers always know they can call for their services. From routine services to the seemingly impossible, we are always available to be at your service.

Irving Botwinick President & Founder

Process Serving

Whether it is a same day emergency service on an evading individual, a routine service on a company or the Secretary of State, a last minute court filing, or complicated investigation we always provide professional and high quality service. We will handle all your needs in a quick, efficient manner while providing a pleasant customer experience.

Same Day Emergency Personal (In-hand) Service
Same Day Emergency Service on Companies
In-hand Personal Service
Service on Secretary of State
Out of State Services
International Services
Emergency Court Filings & Document Retrievals
Locating missing heirs, defendants & witnesses


We are members of the following organizations: The National Association of Professional Process Servers (NAPPS), The New York State Professional Process Serving Association (NYSPPSA), The Society of Professional Investigations (SPI), World Investigators Network (WIN), Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State (ALDONYS), National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS), Associate Member of the following state process serving associations: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas & Washington

Licensed by the New York State Department of State, Division of Licensing Services License #11000079635
Licensed by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, License # 0761160


As licensed private investigators we provide premium first-rate investigative services
which include:

            - Skip Tracing, Locating Missing: Defendants, Heirs and Witnesses.
            - Asset Searches
            - Surveillance
            - Rent Stabilization Fraud and Succession Rights Investigations
            - Old Fashioned Legwork
in the following areas:
            - Corporate Litigation
            - Civil Litigation
            - Trusts & Estate Cases
            - Personal Injury
            - Business Intelligence
            - Criminal Investigations
            - Employment Investigations and more