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PDF Identifying Synonymous Corporate Terms

Interact With Corporate Documents With Confidence When You Understand State Filing Office Terminology

PDF An Overview of Good Standing Certificates

Use This Reference Guide to Familiarize Yourself with Good Standing Certificates

PDF Plain v. Certified Copies of Corporate Documents

Do You Need Plain or Certified Copies of Corporate Documents? Use This Reference Guide to Help You Decide

PDF Evolving Certification Techniques at State Filing Offices

Budget Cuts and Advancing Technology Have State Filing Offices Changing the Way They Certify Documents

PDF Solutions for Slow Processing Times

Budget Cuts Lead to Slow Processing Times for Public Records - Try These Tricks to Secure Documents in Time for Closing

PDF 3 Tips for Choosing a Public Records Service Company

Choosing a Service Provider can be a Daunting Task - This Reference Guide Offers 3 Tips to Help You Evaluate Your Options

PDF Basics of The Uniform Commercial Code and Article 9

The Uniform Commercial Code Guides Commercial Transactions in The United States - Read on to Learn More About The Code and Article 9, Secured Transactions

PDF UCC Financing Statements in Three Easy Pieces

The UCC1 Financing Statement Form is Filed to Give Constructive Notice of a Secured Party's Interest - Read on to Learn About What Information is Required on The Form

PDF Secured Party v. Filing Officer Responsibilities

The Secured Party, Not Filing Officer is Responsible for Accuracy and Completeness of a UCC Financing Statement

PDF Top 5 Mistakes on UCC1 Financing Statements

UCC Filing Mistakes Can Jeopardize a Lender's Ability to Collect on a Bad Debt - Watch Out For These Common Mistakes on Financing Statements

PDF Top 3 Mistakes on UCC3 Change Statements

UCC Filing Mistakes Can Jeopardize a Lender's Ability to Collect on a Bad Debt - Watch Out For These Common Mistakes on Change Statements

PDF When to File UCC3 Continuation Statements

A Lapsed Filing Can Cost a Secured Party Their Priority Position to Collect - Follow These Steps to Guarantee Timely Filing of Continuations

PDF Handling Accidentally Lapsed UCC Records

A Lapsed Filing Cannot be Revived, But You Do Have Options - Read on to Learn About What You Can do to Minimize Your Risk in the Event of an Accidentally Lapsed UCC

PDF Tackling Fraudulently Filed Termination Statements

Don't Panic - You Have Options When Dealing With Fraudulently Filed Terminations

PDF UCC Filings on Sole Proprietorships

Sole Proprietorships are Considered Individuals, Not Businesses in the Eyes of the Uniform Commercial Code

PDF Rejected UCC Filings v. UCC's Accepted with Errors

Rejected UCC Filings are Costly and Inconvenient, but a Filing Accepted with Errors Can Be Even More Dangerous

PDF Tips for Reducing UCC Filing Costs

Keep Your UCC Filing Costs Down by Adopting Some or All of The Best Practices Discussed in This Reference Guide

PDF To Properly Identify Debtors, Omit dba Notation From UCC Filings

UCCs Filed with a Trade Name Attached to the Business Name May Fail to Properly Identify the Debtor under Revised Article 9

PDF Tips for Avoiding UCC Rejections

Rejected Filings Cost Secured Parties Time and Money - Follow These Simple Steps to Avoid Rejection of Your UCC Filings

PDF Refer to Organizing Paperwork for Legal Name of a Business Debtor

A UCC is Only Perfected if it Gets the Debtor Name Right - This Guide Provides Information on Determining the Correct Name for UCC Filings on Business Debtors

PDF UCC Filings with Missing Attachment Pages Pose Risk for Secured Parties

Collateral Statements are Often Included as Attachment Pages for UCC Financing Statements - This Guide Discusses the Dangers of Missing Attachments

PDF Minor Formatting Changes May Occur on E-Filed UCC Documents

E-Filed UCC Documents May Undergo Minor Formatting Changes - Read on to Learn What Kind of Changes You Can Expect

PDF Purpose of Pre-Filing UCC Financing Statements

In the Race to be First to Collect, Some Lenders Pre-file UCC Financing Statements - This Reference Guide Provides Information

PDF When is a Terminated UCC Record not Really Terminated?

There Are a Few Occasions Where a UCC Record with a Corresponding Termination Statement Can Still Be Effective -- This Reference Guide Provides Information on this

PDF What Party Names to Search

It is Important to Search All Names Under Which Liens Could be Filed - This Reference Guide Provides Information on Determining What Party Names to Search

PDF What Liens to Search For

Manage and Mitigate Your Risk With a Comprehensive Due Diligence Search Package

PDF Where to Perform Lien Searches

Searching the Correct Filing Offices Helps Avoid Surprise Liens

PDF 3 Quick Tips for Effective Lien Searching

Follow These Simple Searching Tips to Improve the Quality of Your Lien Searching Efforts

PDF 3Tips for "Reading" Your UCC Search Report

UCC Search Reports Vary in Appearance and Contain Different Information Depending on the Data Source - This Reference Guide Provides Tips for Interpreting UCC Results

PDF Why Name Variations Matter in UCC Searching

For the Greatest Peace of Mind, Look for UCC Search Solutions That Reveal Similar Names

PDF Limitations of State Direct Online Searches

Before Using Any Online UCC and Lien Search System, be Sure to Evaluate it Carefully to Understand Its Limitations

PDF Benefits of Searching for Tax Liens and Judgment Liens

Tax Lien and Judgment Lien Searches are a Critical Part of a Thorough Due Diligence Investigation

PDF Alert Searcher to Expected Hits

Save Time by Letting Your Searcher Know up Front if You Expect Hits on a Lien Search

PDF Lien Monitoring Programs: What Liens to Search For

The Sooner a Creditor Knows About a Lien, the Sooner They Can Act to Protect Their Interests - Lien Monitoring Programs Provide Early Notification of Potential Credit Risks

PDF Benefits of a Search to Reflect

A Search to Reflect Confirms Proper Indexing of a UCC Filing and Verifies its Position Relative to Other Creditors

PDF How Long to Wait to Order a Search to Reflect

A Search to Reflect is a Critical Final Step in Your UCC Filing Process. This Reference Guide Provides Information on How Long to Wait After Filing to Order a Reflective Search

PDF Tips for Reducing Search Costs

Don't Cut Corners in Your Lien Searches, Incorporate These Cost Saving Strategies to Keep Due Diligence Costs Down

PDF Search to Include Similar Names to Locate Tax Liens and Mis-Indexed Filings

Watch Out for Exact Name Lien Searches - This Guide Discusses Why it is a Good Idea to Include Name Variations in Your Lien Searches

PDF No Need to Order a Nationwide UCC Search

The Uniform Commercial Code Establishes Guidelines for Where UCCs are to be Filed - Save Time and Money by Performing Focused UCC Searches

PDF Broad Based Name Searching: What is it? Why is it Important?

Broad Based Name Searching Features are Powerful Tools That Help Searchers Uncover Name Variations and Locate Mis-Indexed Filings

PDF Keeping Copy Costs Down for Your UCC and Lien Searches

High Copy Costs Can Inflate Diligence Invoices - This Guide Discusses Strategies for Keeping Copy Costs Down

PDF Costs for Performing a UCC, Lien, Litigation or Bankruptcy Search

The Fees Associated with Due Diligence Searches Can be Confusing - This Guide Offers Information on What Fees You Can Typically Expect

PDF Importance of County-Level Lien Monitoring

State-Level Only Monitoring Programs Only Tell Part of the Story - This Guide Discusses the Importance of Monitoring for Liens at the County-Level

PDF UCC Searches Might Reflect Filings More Current Than the Through Date

A UCC Search Might Show UCCs Filed Beyond the Search's Through Date - This Guide Discusses Why

PDF Maximize UCC and Lien Search Results to Minimize Risk

This Guide Discusses Maximizing Lien Search Results as a Strategy for Uncovering Hidden Lien and Locating Critical Filings Under Name Variations

PDF Why Many Businesses Organize in Delaware

Simple Set up and Business Friendly Laws Draw Many Businesses to Delaware

PDF Preclearance Filing Service in Delaware

State of Delaware Offers Preclearance Review of Corporate Documents to Help Guard Against Rejections

PDF Delaware UCC Searching

With So Many Businesses Organizing in Delaware, it Has Become a High Volume UCC Search State - Read On to Learn About UCC Searching in Delaware

PDF Delaware State Noise Words

Delaware State UCC Search Logic Drops Certain Noise Words from Search Strings

PDF Ordering a Civil Litigation Search

Order a Civil Litigation Search to Achieve the Best Results - This Reference Guide Walks You Through the Five Pieces of Information You Will Need to Give Your Searcher

PDF Civil Litgation Search - What Court to Search

Most Customers Search the State Court of General Jurisdiction and U.S. District Court as Part of Their Pre Funding Due Diligence

PDF Civil Judgments v. Judgment Liens

A Civil Judgment is a Good Indicator of a Prospect's Character, but a Judgment Lien is the Piece That Can Jeopardize a Lender's Ability to Collect