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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: Oregon Secretary Of State Releases New Business Entity Forms

November 20, 2017

New forms for Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Organization, and their related forms were released by the Oregon Secretary of State (revision date is 11/17). Starting January 1, principle place of business and officer/director/member/manager information will be REQUIRED when entities file their articles; there will no longer be an option to wait until filing their first annual report. The old forms will NOT be accepted after… 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


Holiday Schedule for the Delaware Secretary of State

November 02, 2017

Below is the holiday schedule direct from the Delaware Secretary of State for the remainder of the year and the start of 2018.  The DE SOS’ global filing service is in effect if file dates are required for the days the Division will be closed. Friday, November 10, 2017 State Holiday – Veterans Day (observed) – The Division of Corporations will be closed.**  Wednesday, November 22, 2017 There will be no change in the… READ MORE


Business Entity Legislation From The State Of Washington

July 25, 2017

The state of Washington (Laws of 2017) has enacted the following Business Entity legislation, effective July 23, 2017: Senate Bill 5011 - Business Corporation Act Amendments Authorizes ratification of defective corporate acts, including over-issuances of stock, with a related required filing of an Articles of Validation if the defective act that is validated required a filing to be made Authorizes parent/subsidiary mergers with… READ MORE


Delaware To Increase UCC XML Fee, Maximum Tax For Corporations Increased

July 18, 2017

There are two items to report out of the Secretary of State of Delaware. First, the fee for a UCC XML filing is increasing from $30 to $50 effective 8/1/2017. The current fee options for UCC XML filings are below, taken from the Delaware SOS site. UCC-1 and UCC-3 $100.00 (1-4 page document) submitted through Authorized UCC Filer $100.00 plus $2.00 per page in excess of 4 pages submitted through Authorized UCC Filer $30.00… READ MORE


Alert: Potential Filing Issues In Washington And Alaska

June 23, 2017

As of today, neither state legislatures in Washington or Alaska have approved state operating budgets. If this situation continues unresolved, the Department of Natural Resources in Alaska and the Department of Licensing in Washington may not be able to accept new UCC filings starting July 1 (that goes for all types of filings, whether UCC-1s or amendments of any kind, including terminations and continuations). Act now to get in front… READ MORE


Reminder: Due June 1, 2017 – Delaware LLC/LP Franchise Tax Payment

May 22, 2017

Every June 1st all Delaware LLC/LP’s registered to do business are required to pay their $300 annual Franchise Taxes with the Secretary of State’s office for the 2016 calendar year. Failure to make this payment by the end of business June 1 will result in a $200 penalty the very next day as well as interest accruing at 1.5% monthly until payment is made. If non-payment persists, the Secretary of State will revoke your entity causing… READ MORE


[For Immediate Release] First Corporate Solutions Moves Into New Santa Fe Springs Office

March 30, 2017

For Immediate Release Santa Fe Springs, CA – March 29, 2017 – First Corporate Solutions, Inc. (FCS), a global UCC and corporate risk management due diligence firm, announced today that it has relocated its Santa Fe Springs office into a larger and more modern space located in the same office building. The new office address is 12631 E. Imperial Hwy, F-106; please note the new suite number F-106. The move stems from FCS's growth… READ MORE


First Corporate Solutions Again To Sponsor The International Association Of Commercial Administrators Merit Awards

March 25, 2017

First Corporate Solutions is pleased to announce our sponsorship of the 2017 International Association of Commercial Administrators’ (IACA) Annual Merit Award Ceremony to be held this May in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) is a professional association for government administrators of business organization and secured transaction record systems at the state, provincial, territorial,… READ MORE


New “Re-Recording” Law To Take Effect In California January 1, 2017

December 28, 2016

The new law, AB 1974, is effective January 01, 2017 and regards "Re-Recording" a Document in the state of California. AB 1974- This bill establishes requirements for standardization in the re-recording of documents. Re-recorded documents must be executed and acknowledged or verified as new documents, unless otherwise exempted as follows: Document is exempt under Government Code Section 27287. The instrument, paper… READ MORE


California Secretary Of State Releases 2017 Holiday State Closure Schedule

December 23, 2016

The California Secretary of State has released its holiday schedule for 2017. See state closure dates below for planning purposes. January 2 – New Year’s Day January 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 20 – Presidents Day March 31 – Cesar Chavez Day May 29 – Memorial Day July 4 – Independence Day September 4 – Labor Day November 10 – Veterans Day (observed) November 23-24 – Thanksgiving December… READ MORE


[For Immediate Release] First Corporate Solutions Launches Legal Services Division

December 13, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles, CA (December 13, 2016) – First Corporate Solutions (FCS), a global UCC and corporate risk management due diligence firm, announced today that they have launched a Legal Services Division. As of today, First Corporate Solutions retail clients can contact our Legal Services Division for multiple product lines that we have offered for years but which are now separated from our traditional lines of… READ MORE



First Corporate Solutions Releases Online Searching in Hawaii, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee

November 19, 2016

First Corporate Solutions is pleased to announce that we are releasing Hawaii, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee data to our online UCC search system. Effective Monday, November 21, active users can log on to www.ficoso.com and search our UCC data indices for Hawaii, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee utilizing FCS' state-of-the-art search engine designed to uncover name variations and potential hidden liens. In addition, we’re excited… READ MORE


[For Immediate Release] First Corporate Solutions Releases Hawaii, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee to Online UCC and Lien Search System

November 19, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Samuel Hon First Corporate Solutions, Inc. Phone: 800.406.1577 x5012 Email: samuelh@ficoso.com Url: www.ficoso.com First Corporate Solutions Releases Hawaii, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee to Online UCC and Lien Search System  First Corporate Solutions announced today that they have released Hawaii, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee for UCC searching on their online search system. Effective… READ MORE


Delaware Secretary of State Year End/Early New Year Holiday Closures

November 04, 2016

The below is a list of dates the Delaware Secretary of State will be closed throughout 2016 and beginning of 2017: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 State Holiday – Election Day – The Division of Corporations will be closed Friday, November 11, 2016 State Holiday – Veterans Day – The Division of Corporations will be closed Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25, 2016 State Holidays - Thanksgiving Day and day after Thanksgiving… READ MORE


Year End State Holiday Closures Schedule 2016

November 03, 2016

Year end is here.  To assist with your Formations and Registrations documentation processes, download our handy 2016 Year End State Holiday Closures, conveniently organized state by state and all in one document. READ MORE


[For Immediate Release] First Corporate Solutions Releases Alabama and New York to Online UCC and Lien Search System

September 04, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sacramento, CA (September 7, 2016) - First Corporate Solutions (FCS), a global UCC and corporate risk management and due diligence firm, announced today that they have released Alabama and New York to their online UCC and Lien search system. As of today, First Corporate Solutions online users can search their reliable and current indices for Alabama and New York UCC data including an expansive library of clear,… READ MORE



Press Release: First Corporate Solutions Launches New Business Entity Search Service

June 30, 2016

Sacramento, CA (June 30th, 2016) First Corporate Solutions (FCS), a global UCC and corporate risk management firm, announced today the launch of its Business Entity Search Service. Working through our web based UCC management and document retrieval platform, this product allows lenders instant access to corporate information.  FCS clients can now verify the legal name and jurisdiction, corporate good standing, officer information, registered… READ MORE


California Secretary of State UCC Connect Online Services Will Be Offline July 1st to July 5th

June 29, 2016

The Secretary of State’s UCC Connect online services will not be available beginning Friday, July 1st at 12:00 a.m. PST until Tuesday, July 5th at 8:00 a.m. PST, as they perform upgrade activities to their system. Any California UCC filing submission through our online system or over the counter will not be processed by the Secretary of State and FCS will not be able to fulfill California certified searches until Tuesday, July 5th at… READ MORE


First Corporate Solutions to Sponsor The International Association of Commercial Administrators Merit Awards

June 06, 2016

We are pleased to announce that First Corporate Solutions will sponsor the 2016 International Association of Commercial Administrators’ (IACA) Annual Merit Award Ceremony. The ceremony will be held in June at the IACA’s annual conference in Columbus, Ohio. The International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) is a professional association for government administrators of business organization and secured transaction record… READ MORE


Press Release: First Corporate Solutions Launches Compliance Control Program

May 26, 2016

Sacramento, CA (May 26, 2016) First Corporate Solutions, a global UCC and corporate risk management firm, announced today the launch of its integrated lender – law firm portfolio management service Compliance Control Program. Working through our web based UCC management and document retrieval platform, this service creates seamless collaboration between lenders and their outside legal counsel allowing the capture of UCC filing and search… READ MORE


Consolidated Online Invoicing Released

May 03, 2016

When less is more. Like when you have less invoices to process for the same amount of services. You get more time and energy to focus on whatever else you want. Due to popular demand, FCS has combined the online monthly invoices into one consolidated PDF document. Starting 5/1/16, you will receive a consolidated monthly invoice for all of your online searching, filing and account monitoring orders. No changes will be made to the monthly… READ MORE


FCS Online System – Scheduled Maintenance

April 23, 2016

FCS has planned a maintenance event beginning the evening of Friday, April 29th and continuing through Sunday, May 1st to allow public utilities to upgrade power infrastructure. During this period, our FCS Online system will be unavailable. READ MORE


First Corporate Solutions to Exhibit at the 2016 Factoring Conference in Scottsdale

April 14, 2016

First Corporate Solutions will exhibit UCC searching, filing, and monitoring products and services, among other risk management services, at the International Factoring Association Conference. The convention takes place in Scottsdale, April 13-15. FCS will host a prize drawing for a Bose speaker at its exhibition booth. FCS encourages all IFA attendees to stop by the booth, enter the contest by dropping a business card, and learning… READ MORE


Paper Filings No Longer Accepted By North Dakota Secretary Of State

February 29, 2016

The North Dakota Secretary of State has announced that it will launch a new Central Indexing System (CIS) on March 1,2016. The SOS and county filing offices will require all search requests and filing submissions to be completed online and no paper filings or search requests will be accepted. The state is providing a training webinar on how to use its new CIS along with more detailed information here. The CIS contains six separate indexes,… READ MORE


FCS Online System Browser Compatibility Update

February 11, 2016

With our recent system improvements, we have enhanced our FCS online website security. As a result and for the best user experience, we now require our users to access FCS online system with the following browsers: Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer 11 or above Note: Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for older versions of IE. Read more here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/End-of-IE-support Please… READ MORE


FCS Online System Update Q1-16

February 03, 2016

First Corporate Solutions will be launching several enhancement updates to its online search and filing system on Friday, 2/5/16. Here are the highlights. Filing System Faster Access to Documents – Links in email confirmations will now go directly to corresponding documents instead of to the filing information screen, reducing the number of clicks to reach important information. Clearer Filer Identification -  “First Corporate… READ MORE



East Coast Jurisdiction Closures Due to Winter Storm Jonas

January 22, 2016

Due to Winter Storm Jonas, several East Coast jurisdictions are closing early or have closed today: Delaware  -  In anticipation of the inclement weather and potential need for the early departure of their staff, the Delaware Secretary of State has modified expedite cut-off times. All 30 minute, One-Hour and Two-Hour submissions must be received by 4:00 PM (EST). All other cut-off times will remain unchanged. North Carolina State… READ MORE





Delaware SOS Only Accepts DCIS UCC Filing Until Further Notice

November 05, 2015

11/6/21015 Update: Delaware Secretary of State UCC system is back up and they are accepting UCC filing via their website and DCIS. 11/5/2015: For clients who need to file UCC in Delaware, the only way to file a UCC from our Delaware office is through the DCIS  system.  The cost is $100 for routine service which is taking about 2-3 weeks.  This is the only option available until further notice. Contact your account manager if you have… READ MORE


For Immediate Release: First Corporate Solutions Launches New Risk Management Website

November 04, 2015

Sacramento, CA (November 4, 2015) – First Corporate Solutions, a global UCC and corporate risk management and due diligence firm, today announced the launch of a new and redesigned version of its website, http://ficoso.com. Key features of the new site include a clean and modern design for enhanced user engagement, a responsive layout optimized for tablet and mobile devices, a new knowledge library offering more than 80 reference guides… READ MORE


California Escrow Association Convention FCS Drawing Winner Announced

October 26, 2015

The California Escrow Association (CEA) held its annual conference last weekend at the Long Beach Convention Center, and First Corporate Solutions was proud to be there with our long time partners in the Bulk Sale escrow industry. The sessions were well attended and educational, including the lively question and answer exchange with DBO Division of Corporations Senior Deputy Commissioner Edgar L. Gill, Jr. and staff and the always interesting… READ MORE


Columbus Day State Closures

October 07, 2015

In observance of Columbus Day, many jurisdictions will be closed on Monday, October 12. Along with many other businesses however, First Corporate Solutions will remain open. To help you plan, the government offices in the following states are scheduled to be closed (be advised, the below list is subject to change by state at any time): Alabama Arizona Colorado Connecticut Georgia Idaho Illinois Indiana Maine Massachusetts Maryland Missouri Montana Nebraska New… READ MORE


Delaware Secretary of State Division of Corporations Office To Return to 8am – 8pm EST Operating Hours This Week 9/28-10/2

September 28, 2015

This week, the Delaware Division of Corporations will return to operating hours of 8am EST to 8pm EST Monday through Friday, September 28 through October 2. Cut-off times for Expedited Services will be adjusted as follows: 30 minute and 1hour expedited requests must be submitted by 6pm and 2 hour expedited requests must be submitted by 5pm.  All other priority submissions will revert back to normal cut off times. If you have any… READ MORE


[Updated] Delaware Secretary of State Division of Corporations Office To Be Closed for Computer System Upgrade

September 03, 2015

September 3rd to September 8th The Delaware Secretary of State will close on Thursday, September 3rd at 4:30 pm EST, will be closed on Friday, September 4th and will not reopen until Tuesday, September 8th at 8:00 am EST due to the new DCIS system (ICIS) being implemented. Thursday, September 3rd – All priority services will be discontinued at 12:00 pm EST. Thursday, September 3rd – No filings or searches can be processed… READ MORE


First Corporate Solutions Releases Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska for Online UCC Searching

June 22, 2015

First Corporate Solutions is pleased to announce the addition of Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska UCC data and document images to our UCC library of states, available July 1st, 2015. Enjoy consistent search logic, advanced search tools, comprehensive report options, clear document images and a supporting portfolio to save and later retrieve your search reports and document images at no cost any time in the future. Log… READ MORE



For Immediate Release: First Corporate Solutions Releases Virginia Data to Online UCC System

January 22, 2015

Sacramento, CA (January 22, 2015) - First Corporate Solutions (FCS), a global UCC and corporate risk management and due diligence firm, announced today that they will be releasing Virginia to their online UCC and Lien search system. As of Monday, January 26, 2014, online users can search FCS's reliable, state-direct Virginia UCC data. First Corporate Solutions purchases their UCC and lien data directly from the state, enabling users to… READ MORE




For Immediate Release: FCS Exhibits at Commercial Finance Association’s 70th Annual Convention

November 12, 2014

Sacramento, CA (November 12, 2014) - First Corporate Solutions will exhibit UCC searching, filing, and monitoring products and services, among other risk management services, at the Commercial Finance Association's 70th Annual Convention. The convention takes place in Washington D.C., November 12-14. The CFA convention is the premier event for commercial lenders nationwide, and will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Ben Bernanke, former… READ MORE


For Immediate Release: First Corporate Solutions Releases Georgia and New Jersey Data to Online UCC System

October 31, 2014

Sacramento, CA (October 31, 2014) - First Corporate Solutions, Inc. (FCS) a nationwide UCC and corporate service provider, announced the release of two new states to the online UCC system—Georgia and New Jersey. As of November 3, 2014, active online FCS customers may log on and search more than 4.5 million filings combined in Georgia and New Jersey. A library of downloadable document images is included with each state's data set. FCS… READ MORE






First Corporate Solutions Launches New UCC Secured Party Representative Service to Protect Commercial Lenders and Factors

July 23, 2014

First Corporate Solutions, Inc. (FCS) a nationwide UCC and corporate service provider, announced today the launch of a new service to complement its online and over the counter UCC filing services. UCC Secured Party Representative Service from FCS allows secured parties to use FCS as their representative on UCC Financing Statements. This prevents their competitors from targeting their client list through secured party searches. READ MORE






First Corporate Solutions to Exhibit at the 2014 Factoring Conference in San Francisco

April 07, 2014

First Corporate Solutions will host an exhibit at the 2014 Factoring Conference in San Francisco with a display showcasing its products and services specifically designed for factors. The 2014 Factoring Conference will take place from April 9-12 at the Westin Hotel in Union Square. First Corporate Solutions is a preferred vendor of the IFA and has a long-standing alliance with the factoring community. Many of the products and services… READ MORE



First Corporate Solutions releases product update to Online UCC and Lien Search, File, Monitor and Portfolio Management System

March 21, 2014

First Corporate Solutions will release an update to its Online UCC and Lien Search, File, Monitor and Portfolio Management System. Users will experience a host of benefits associated with the product upgrade including faster load times, increased functionality and more-ease-of-use. FCS made significant changes to interfaces of the filing and history portfolios, which now have a collapsible reference tree for organizational purposes. Users… READ MORE


FCS Holiday Office Schedule

December 23, 2013

First Corporate Solutions offices will be closed on 12/25/2013 and 1/1/2014. All offices will be open on 12/24/2013 (Christmas Eve) and 12/31/2013 (New Year's Eve) to process your service request. READ MORE


First Corporate Solutions Releases Online Searching in Iowa

December 13, 2013

First Corporate Solutions is pleased to announce that we have released Iowa to our online search system. Active users can log on now to www.ficoso.com and search our reliable state-direct Iowa data for UCCs and Federal Tax Liens complemented by an expansive library of clear, downloadable document images. Not an FCS online user? Call or email today to schedule a free online demo! 800.406.1577 | http://info.ficoso.com/fcsonline READ MORE


First Corporate Solutions to Exhibit at Commercial Finance Association Annual Convention in Los Angeles

November 06, 2013

First Corporate Solutions (FCS) is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the 68th Annual Commercial Finance Association Convention November 13-15, 2013 in Los Angeles. AZ. FCS has a long-standing relationship with the CFA as a leading provider of UCC and corporate due diligence solutions to commercial lenders, including our Account Monitoring program which we designed specifically to mitigate risk for factors and asset-based… READ MORE


FCS Launches Redesigned Online Due Diligence System

August 30, 2013

First Corporate Solutions is excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned due diligence system featuring tools and support for online UCC filing & portfolio management, lien searching and account monitoring. Users are sure to enjoy its sleek new interface and enhanced flexibility! 30+ New Features, including: Cross-Browser Compatibility (IE, Firefox, Chrome & Safari), Instant Estimated Charges, Personalized Dashboard,… READ MORE