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UCC & Corporate Due Diligence

Resource Guide for Legal and Financial Professionals

Commercial vs Noncommercial Registered Agents

September 27, 2018 Corporate, Registered Agent, Legislation, Tips Something

Providing a registered agent for service of process (SOP) when completing business entity filings is often required. Whether it is a commercial registered agent or noncommercial registered agent impacts how the filing is completed. For example, when appointing commercial registered agents, the filer is not required to provide an address in some states; it is always required of noncommercial agents. Commercial agents also file registered…READ MORE

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Single Extra Space Creates Seriously Misleading UCC Debtor Naming Error

September 13, 2018 UCC, Online UCC System, Due Diligence, Revised Article 9, Reduce Financial Risk, Tips Something

A recent court ruling in Wisconsin once again has affirmed the supreme importance secured parties must place on their data entry procedures when naming debtors on financing statements to perfect their security interests. A recap of the case can be found here. Once again, a typo in the debtor name created a UCC filing that was judged to be seriously misleading, and therefore left the secured party’s security interest with the debtor…READ MORE

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Tips to Choose the Right Registered Agent Service

August 23, 2018 Registered Agent, Tips Something

One of the most critical functions of a Registered Agent is to provide real time access to critical information related to service of process. Registered Agents are your first line of defense in protecting your organization and clients from unfortunate results including default judgments. What criteria can help you choose the right Registered Agent wisely? Does your RA offer years of experience in handling the most sensitive documents…READ MORE

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Three More Tips For Bulk Sale Escrow Officers In California

June 21, 2018 UCC, Due Diligence, Tips Something

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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Three Tips For Bulk Sale Escrow Officers In California

May 31, 2018 UCC, Due Diligence, Tips Something

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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Tips To End Billing Headaches With Your Service Company

April 12, 2018 UCC, Corporate, Tips Something

Ever have a partnership with a service company, one that is knowledgeable and able in their solutions, BUT there is still a problem? The service company’s billing system and accounting procedures are a big headache. It gets tiring and frustrating to pay your invoices on time, remit the proper amount to the proper office, yet still end up getting hassled by your service company because they processed your payments incorrectly. You are…READ MORE

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Checklist: Choose The Right Title Search Company

March 15, 2018 Due Diligence, Reduce Financial Risk, Tips, Title Related Topics Something

When you need a title search, there is a checklist of vital questions to consider before choosing a title search company to fulfill your title search need. Title reporting is an intricate and detailed process. To accurately inform your decision making,  experience and expert know-how are required to craft a comprehensive report worthy of your trust. So what should you look for in a Title Search Company? Reliability - Is the Title…READ MORE

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Tips For Lien Searching: Who, What, Where

February 28, 2018 UCC, Online UCC System, Due Diligence, Reduce Financial Risk, Tips Something

Your due diligence calls for lien searches. Who should you target? What lien types should you search for? Where should you search for them? These are all fundamental questions whose answers help you better uncover your prospect’s financial situation and better evaluate their credit worthiness. You know it’s important to search the public record, to uncover existing financial obligations and encumbrances, to learn and know a prospect’s…READ MORE

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Avoid Rejections On Your UCC And Corporate Filings

February 22, 2018 UCC, Corporate, Due Diligence, Tips Something

You’ve done your due diligence. Your ducks are all lined up. Now you just need to file your UCC and/or corporate documents. It’s just a technicality, right? The heavy lifting is done. And then your filing gets rejected! What happened? It could be any number of things, depending on the filing office you’re interacting with, but one thing is for sure:  rejected filings cost secured parties time and money. Below are some tips…READ MORE

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Tips To Determine Your Corporate Name Nationwide (Part II)

January 25, 2018 Corporate, Due Diligence, Tips Something

This is Part II of our two-part blog on Corporate Names:  Tips To Determine Your Corporate Name Nationwide. We re-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…READ MORE

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