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FCS Guest Speakers At Bulk Sale Escrow Seminar April 1

March 31, 2017 UCC, Corporate, Event Something

  No Fooling. FCS CEO David Silverburg along with Escrow Compliance Manager Pamela Putnam will present “The Incredible Bulk Sale Superpower—UCCs” at National University in Costa Mesa this Saturday, April 1. The event is co-hosted by the California Escrow Association and The Escrow Training Institute. Seminar moderator Debbi Faber of Chicago Title, a long-time partner and friend to Bulk Sale education in California,…READ MORE

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Managing Secretary Of State–Annual Report Compliance For “Good Standing” Status

January 26, 2017 Corporate, Tips Something

Do you know if your entity, or portfolio, has filed the latest Secretary of State Annual Reports?  How do you know if you have missed a filing? Or if the state cashed your check but did not actually record the filing? Once your entity has filed with one or more Secretary of State offices, you have created a growing obligation to keep basic pieces of public data current though annual/biennial filings.  These Annual Reports seem simple…READ MORE

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Tips For Your Fast-Paced Year End Corporate Transaction (Parts I and II)

December 23, 2016 Corporate, Tips Something

After receiving such a positive response to this pair of blog posts back in October, and with year end literally now here, we present them again conveniently in one post, just in case you missed it. Happy Holidays! Year end is here.  Lightning speed transactions require entity Formations and Registrations in several states.  Below, we have listed some reminders to help you through the year-end rush. Delaware Direct Access. Delaware…READ MORE

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Tips To Determining Your Corporate Name Nationwide (Part II)

December 15, 2016 Corporate, Tips Something

This is Part II of our two-part blog on Corporate Names. We posted Part I in last week’s blog that discussed Corporate Name Availability in more detail. Today we share some tips on Name Reservation vs. Name Registration. Name Reservation. This is generally a document and filing fee submitted to a Secretary of State office, or just a fee paid. A Name Reservation can hold your name for a term that can vary from 30 to 180 days depending…READ MORE

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Tips To Determining Your Corporate Name Nationwide (Part I)

December 08, 2016 Corporate, Tips Something

Perfecting your registration or qualification with all Secretary of State Offices under the same name is important for many reasons.  Most companies want name consistency in all the states they are registered or qualified to do business.  Name consistency in each state keeps contracts, business cards, licenses, etc. uniform so that there are no exceptions or variations from state to state. This week’s blog is the first of a two-part…READ MORE

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New Year Changes For Notaries Public In California

December 03, 2016 Corporate, Legislation Something

Effective January 1, 2017, some changes affecting notaries public are coming from the California Secretary of State’s Business Programs Division, Notary Public and Special Filings Section One change regards apostilles. Whereas an individual apostille used to require a separate certificate for each individual country under The Hague Convention of 5 October, 1961, now the apostille will no longer include the country in which it will be…READ MORE

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Tips For Your Fast-Paced Year End Corporate Transaction (Part II)

November 03, 2016 Corporate, Tips Something

To add to last week’s blog, these are a few additional tips to move your deals at lightning speed and efficiency. Have your service company "in the deal" as a partner. If you are able to share a few key points to the transaction, deadlines, or closing date by walking your service provider through the transaction, it will help you execute on multiple points.  This may include Initial Annual Reports, Publication, County Recording,…READ MORE

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Tips For Your Fast-Paced Year End Corporate Transaction (Part I)

October 27, 2016 Corporate, Tips Something

Year end is here.  Lightning speed transactions require entity Formations and Registrations in several states.  Below, we have listed some reminders to help you through the year-end rush. Delaware Direct Access. Delaware by far is the state where the majority of year-end transactions occur.  Working with a service company (Online Agent) that has direct Delaware Corporate Database access will provide you speed and answers when needed.…READ MORE

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Looking for a One Stop Shop for Nationwide Business Entity Searching? Look No Further

July 08, 2016 Corporate Something

You’ve probably been there. You’re performing your due diligence to qualify the credit worthiness of some new prospects, you’re doing your lien searches, your credit checks, your court research including bankruptcy, and if your prospects are entities, also your business entity research—what’s the exact legal name, are they in good standing, who are the officers, etc. To do all of this research, you have to go to this state’s…READ MORE

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Ultimate State Research Links Library

June 03, 2016 Corporate, Litigation Research Something

Getting organized, eliminating clutter, consolidating and streamlining. We’ve all heard these buzz words, we’ve all worked towards accomplishing them. When something pops up that helps us do these things, we take advantage. Every little time saver helps as life around us gets faster and faster. Here at FCS it’s the same. As a service company, we’re committed to constantly striving to help our customers increase efficiencies while…READ MORE

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