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Office Closures Due to Hurricane Michael

October 09, 2018

The Florida UCC and the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations will be closed the following days due to Hurricane Michael: Tuesday, 10/09/18 – Thursday, 10/11/18. These services will NOT be available while closed: - Certified copies - Corporate & UCC filings - Non-electronic Good Standing Certificates What you CAN DO in the meantime: - UCC searches - Plain copies of charter documents - Electronic Good Standing…READ MORE


October & November State Holiday Closures

September 20, 2018

Please note that some states do not post their holiday schedules or declare closures until the last minute. If you require a specific filing date, contact your Account Manager and we will double check at that time to ensure that office will be available for your filing. READ MORE


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