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Managing Secretary Of State–Annual Report Compliance For “Good Standing” Status

January 26, 2017 Corporate, Tips

Do you know if your entity, or portfolio, has filed the latest Secretary of State Annual Reports?  How do you know if you have missed a filing? Or if the state cashed your check but did not actually record the filing? Once your entity has filed with one or more Secretary of State offices, you have created a growing obligation to keep basic pieces of public data current though annual/biennial filings.  These Annual Reports seem simple…READ MORE


Independent Directors, Managers, And Springing Members:  What Are They?

January 19, 2017 Registered Agent

Lenders may require independent personnel and independent manager to serve on boards of single purpose entities (SPE’s).  SPE’s are created to protect assets in large real estate transactions. Independent personnel also play a critical role for an entity in distress. An Independent Director  is a member of the board of directors of a company who does not form part of the executive management team.  They are not employees of the…READ MORE


Leasing Space For Your Business? Be Sure You Do This One Thing!

January 12, 2017 Title Related Topics

You’re going to do it! You’re buying that business, or you’re starting a new one, and you need a location. You do your research, you measure the pros and cons and apply it to your situation, and determine (let’s say) that leasing a space for your business is the way to go. We’ve all heard horrible stories of tenants signing leases they have regretted, perhaps rushing in to something before fully vetting the opportunity. So…READ MORE


Top Ten Things To Look For In A Title Search Company

January 05, 2017 Tips, Title Related Topics

Creating a title report is a complex and detailed process. It requires experience and industry expertise to craft a comprehensive report that you can trust to assist you in making decisions. Here's a look at the top ten things to consider when you choose a title search company to help you. Reliability Does your search company keep their word? Do you get your reports when promised? Do they have errors & omissions insurance? …READ MORE