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2018 California Escrow Association NorCal Conference Recap

August 02, 2018 Event

We are proud to have exhibited once again at the 28th annual California Escrow Association (CEA) NorCal Conference, Yo Ho Ho, an Escrow Life for Me! The conference ran from July 20th-21st at the Marriott in San Ramon and hosted a mix of Escrow Officers from around the state. Our Vice President of Strategic Relations, Chris Cerruti, tabled the event to offer information on our products and services that support Bulk Sale Escrow Officers,…READ MORE

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Local Muralist Adds Fresh Look to FCS Corporate Office

July 26, 2018 Uncategorized

At First Corporate Solutions one of our guiding principles is to cultivate an environment that encourages ideas and questions the status quo. As part of that mission we are excited to announce the commissioned mural by local artist Jake Castro on the exterior of our corporate office in Sacramento. Having earned a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and 14+ years of experience, Castro’s work is a mix of kinetics and geometry that highlights…READ MORE

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National Association of Legal Assistants 2018 Conference and Expo Recap

July 19, 2018 Event

The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) held its annual educational conference last week at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. We are proud to have attended once again with friends, partners, familiar faces and new acquaintances. NALA is the leading paralegal association in the U.S. whose mission is to provide continuing education and professional development programs to all paralegals. If you attended this year’s conference…READ MORE

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Massachusetts Business Entity Law Clarified

July 12, 2018 Corporate, Litigation Research

In March 6, 2017 the Massachusetts (MA) Supreme Judicial court held that a MA director’s duty is owed solely to the corporation. However, the duties may be owed among shareholders in small corporations and when “a controlling shareholder who also is a director proposes and implements a self-interested transaction that is to the detriment of minority shareholders.” The decision, which is a result of IBEW Local No. 129 v. Tucci, is…READ MORE

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Three More Tips For Bulk Sale Escrow Officers In California

June 21, 2018 UCC, Due Diligence, Tips

With the Norcal Escrow Conference fast approaching, here's a repost of three MORE handy tips for Bulk Sale Escrow Officers in California. We’ve been supporting Escrow Officers handling bulk sales for a quarter century, and over that period we’ve learned more than just a few things from our friends in the industry, and in this blog post we share three more tips for Bulk Sale Escrow Officers in California that we’ve learned and their…READ MORE

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Secured Creditors and Unsecured Creditors: What’s the Difference?

June 14, 2018 UCC, Online UCC System, Due Diligence, Reduce Financial Risk

There are secured creditors and unsecured creditors. But what is the difference between secured creditors and unsecured creditors? Secured Creditors are creditors that hold a lien on its debtor’s property, whether that property is real property or personal property. The lien gives the secured creditor an interest in its debtor’s property that provides for the property to be sold to satisfy the debt in cases of default. The secured…READ MORE

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Free eBook: Ultimate Guide to Lien-Related Post Filing Due Diligence

June 07, 2018 UCC, Due Diligence, Lien Monitoring

As a secured party, you need to know immediately if your debtor is experiencing financial distress that could result in bankruptcy or debtor default. In this FREE eBook, we focus on lien-related post filing due diligence and what you can do as a secured party to maintain your perfected security interest. In it, you will find post filing due diligence insights regarding the below topics. Top 5 mistakes to avoid on UCC Financing Statements …READ MORE

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Three Tips For Bulk Sale Escrow Officers In California

May 31, 2018 UCC, Due Diligence, Tips

With the Norcal Escrow Conference fast approaching, here's a repost of three handy tips for Bulk Sale Escrow Officers in California. We’ve been supporting Escrow Officers handling bulk sales for a quarter century, and over that period we’ve learned more than just a few things from our friends in the industry, and in this blog post we share three tips for Bulk Sale Escrow Officers in California that we’ve learned and their importance. Tip…READ MORE

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UCC Secured Party Representative Service – Explained

May 24, 2018 UCC, Online UCC System, Revised Article 9

UCC Secured Party Representative Service provides protection for secured lenders by using a representative’s name (instead of their own) in the Secured Party box on UCC Financing Statements. Under Revised Article 9, UCC Section 9-502(a)(2), a financing statement must provide the name of the secured party or representative of the secured party. The Secured Party Representative Service key aspect is that the code allows “a representative”…READ MORE

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International Factoring Association Conference Recap 2018

May 10, 2018 Lien Monitoring, Event

The International Factoring Association held its annual conference last week at The Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, and First Corporate Solutions was proud to attend once again with friends, partners, familiar faces and new acquaintances. The International Factoring Association conference continues to be the leader in providing educational and networking opportunities to the factoring community and this year’s event delivered again. Factors…READ MORE

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