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Three Phases of Due Diligence Series – Phase Two: UCC Filing

March 25, 2011 UCC, Corporate, Due Diligence

In phase two of the due diligence cycle, a lender has decided to advance funds. The lender will file a UCC Financing Statement to perfect their interest in the collateral and secure a priority position to collect should the debtor default. It is critical that UCCs get filed correctly since inaccurate or incomplete filings can open the door for secondary parties to claim a priority position. When preparing and filing UCC Financing Statements…READ MORE


Three Phases of Due Diligence Series – Phase One: Pre-Funding

March 18, 2011 UCC, Corporate, Due Diligence, Revised Article 9

In the pre-funding phase, lenders perform public records searches to uncover any existing liens or outstanding financial obligations that bind their prospect. Searching helps lenders determine if they could obtain a priority position to collect if they decide to fund the deal. Focusing on the “Who, What and Where” of searching is a great way to be certain your search effort is comprehensive. Who to Search The first step is to determine…READ MORE


Coming Soon: Updated Website with New UCC & Corporate Risk Management Resources

March 12, 2011 UCC

[caption id="attachment_807" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Sneak Preview of First Corporate Solutions' New Website & Free Educational Resources"][/caption] First Corporate Solutions is excited to announce that we are launching a brand new website on Monday, March 14, 2011. Visit us at www.ficoso.com to see the sleek new look and expanded resources. The new site includes: Reference library with 40+ FREE educational…READ MORE


Three Phases of Due Diligence Series: Preview

March 04, 2011 Due Diligence

It is important to remember that public records research isn’t just a one-time task when evaluating an applicant; rather it should be an ongoing effort to keep an eye on accounts and maintain priority. With today’s blog post, we begin a brand new series that explores three phases during the life of a loan in which a secured party may be required to interact with public records data. Here is a preview of what you can expect from us in…READ MORE