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Delaware Bill Clarifies Registered Agent Requirements

July 23, 2018

Effective July 17th, 2018 House Bill 404 (Chapter 334) clarifies Delaware business entity statutes to state that registered agents are obligated to comply with requirements, standards, guidelines, rules, regulations and procedures issued by the Secretary of State when involving filings for corporations, partnerships, and LLCs. Thus, the Secretary of State can adopt requirements regarding verification of customer entities. Questions about…READ MORE


Nebraska Eliminates Biennial Report Per Page Filing Fee for Nonprofits

July 17, 2018

Legislative Bill 749 eliminates the requirement for nonprofit corporations to pay an additional per page filing fee of $5.00 when filing their biennial report. The bill clarifies that fraternal societies pay the same filing fees as nonprofit corporations. This bill is effective as of July 16, 2018. Filers with questions about this update may contact First Corporate Solutions regarding this change. Todd Gomes – 916.313.8917 Pat Fitzgibbon…READ MORE


Louisiana Corporate Filing Regulations Update

June 28, 2018

Effective May 28th after being signed by the governor, Louisiana House Bill 621 (Act 560) updated corporate filing regulations, including a specification that applicants must use a name distinguishable upon the records of the Secretary of State unless meeting present law exemptions.  Partnership annual report filing fees were also increased from $25 to $30. Filers with questions about this Louisiana corporate filing regulations update…READ MORE


Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office will No Longer Accept UCCs With Attachments

May 17, 2018

  Beginning on Monday, June 11, 2018, the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office will no longer accept for filing any UCC documents with attachments. All collateral descriptions or any other information may be entered in the collateral box provided on the UCC forms in the online filing system. The entry of any Social Security number or Tax ID number in the collateral fields will invalidate the filing and prevent its submission.…READ MORE


State News Update – California, New Hampshire, New Jersey

February 15, 2018

Here are a few state news updates below. California—Effects of Senate Bill 2 continue to evolve at the County level in California. When it went into effect on Jan 1, 2018, most Counties accepted that the majority of the documents recorded in the Bulk Sale process were exempt from the new SB2 fees being charged. Alameda, San Luis Obispo and Riverside took a different position, and the $75 per title fee was charged on many of the Bulk…READ MORE


Delaware Secretary Of State Closed 1/4/2018 Due To Inclement Weather

January 04, 2018

Due to inclement weather, the State of Delaware, Division of Corporations office and State of Delaware offices in all three counties (Kent, New Castle and Sussex) will be closed Thursday, January 4, 2018. The state has informed that an extraordinary event will be logged in their system allowing file dates on the day the State is closed in accordance with 8 DEL.C.§103(I)(1) and related sections under 6 DEL.C. If you have further questions,…READ MORE


California Secretary Of State Releases 2018 State Holiday Closure Schedule

December 11, 2017

The California Secretary of State has released its holiday closure schedule for 2018. See state closure dates below for planning purposes. 2017 State Holiday Schedule (Remaining) Monday, December 25 - Christmas Day 2018 State Holiday Schedule Monday, January 1 – New Year’s Day Monday, January 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, February 19 – President’s Day Friday, March 30 - Cesar Chavez Day (Observed) Monday,…READ MORE


California SB2 Signed Into Law New $75 Fee Increase On Certain Document Recordings

December 07, 2017

California Senate Bill 2 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 29, 2017 and will take effect January 1, 2018. It creates a $75 fee on certain real estate transaction documents when they are recorded, capped at $225 per transaction. The fee does not apply to sales of residential and commercial properties but instead to other transactions like mortgage refinancing and county fixture filings. You can download a copy…READ MORE


Important Notice: Washington Secretary Of State

November 16, 2017

The Washington Secretary of State launched its new Corporations and Charities Filing System on Monday, November 13th. Along with many services migrating to the new system, please note the State also changed procedures for issuing corporate filing dates. The current filing system issues the date of submission as the ‘filed’ date for all corporate documents; the new system will use the document completion date within the system as…READ MORE