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UCC & Corporate Due Diligence

Resource Guide for Legal and Financial Professionals

Costs to Perform a Lien, UCC, Litigation or Bankruptcy Search

UCC, Corporate, Litigation Research, Due Diligence

One of the most common areas of confusion relating to public records searching has to do with the costs incurred for search requests, particularly those requests that a customer places with a private service company. The fees associated with this type of research are varied and an invoice may use terminology that is unfamiliar to those with infrequent searching needs. Herein, we offer some guidelines for what types of fees you can expect… >> READ MORE

To Find Legal Name of a Business Debtor, Refer to Organizing Paperwork

UCC, Corporate, Litigation Research, Due Diligence

According to the Uniform Commercial Code, a UCC Financing Statement is only effective if it gets the debtor name right. A UCC Financing Statement that fails to properly identify the debtor by their legal name will not offer the secured party priority status to collect should the debtor default or file for bankruptcy. The Code goes on to say that for registered business debtors, the name that should appear on a UCC Financing Statement… >> READ MORE

First Corporate Solutions Releases Online System Enhancements

Online UCC System

Effective April 1, 2015, FCS registered online users will be able to experience the following system enhancements. [caption id="attachment_2679" align="aligncenter" width="961"] New Certified Search Option[/caption] New Certified Search Request Capability Added to your search results screen to provide fast and efficient ordering of certified UCC searches. Streamlined Ordering and Document Downloads Reduced number of clicks to order… >> READ MORE

First Corporate Solutions Fulfills Holiday Wish List For 34 Children In Need

Events & Tradeshows

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, First Corporate Solutions is again reaching out with charitable donations made possible by your continued business and partnership. A holiday tradition now at FCS, this year we will proudly donate to two deserving non-profit organizations, The Military Warriors Support Foundation and The Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento. The Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento As the region’s… >> READ MORE

API For UCC – Enhance Your UCC Compliance While Eliminating Costly Errors


Today, more than ever, lenders are focused on minimizing their risks when entering a financial transaction. As pandemic impacts continue to mitigate, many financial institutions are now reducing their risk forecast for loan defaults. The upbeat sentiments are welcome but the times remain unprecedented, and uncertainty remains on what lies ahead. Two key components in the lenders’ due diligence process when entering a transaction… >> READ MORE

Tips for “Reading” Your UCC Search Report


A UCC report will look different and may contain slightly different information depending on where the search was performed and by whom. As a result, it can be challenging to make sense of a UCC search report if you are unfamiliar with how to “read” it. Knowing that an accurate interpretation of the UCC data that is reported to you is critical to the success of your business, we offer the following tips for how to read a UCC search report. Review… >> READ MORE

IRS Disables Online ‘Get Transcript’ Capability Due to Data Breach

Lien Monitoring

In an IRS statement last updated May 27, 2015, the IRS revealed “that criminals used taxpayer-specific data acquired from non-IRS sources to gain unauthorized access to information on approximately 100,000 tax accounts through IRS’ “Get Transcript” application. This data included Social Security information, date of birth and street address.” You can read the IRS’s full statement here. In response to this incident, the IRS… >> READ MORE

First Corporate Solutions Will Exhibit CADENCE Integrated Lien Monitoring at the CADENCE User Conference

Lien Monitoring, Events & Tradeshows

It's that time of year again: The CADENCE User Conference is just a few days away! The conference kicks off Tuesday, October 21 and runs through 10/23  at the Sheraton Birmingham, Alabama. The conference, which has grown from a handful of CADENCE users into a substantial group of partners and vendors, will give Bayside Business Solutions partners a chance to discuss their various integrations with CADENCE, as well as give operators the… >> READ MORE

Best of the FCS Blog: Importance of County-Level Lien Monitoring

Lien Monitoring

To welcome new readers to the FCS blog, we will be running a “Best of” series over the next several weeks. Check back each week between now and the end of May to read another of our most popular blog posts! Best of the FCS Blog: Importance of County-Level Lien Monitoring Once a creditor has filed a UCC Financing Statement they will want to do all they can to maintain their priority position throughout the life of the loan. Lien monitoring… >> READ MORE

SB12 Update (6/15/2012) – Take Action Today to Oppose SB12


[Original Message from the California Escrow Association. Please take action on or before 6/15/2012.] Action 1: Make a Call Now Dear CEA Members: The time is now.  We need each and every one of you with legislators on the Assembly Judiciary Committee to call your Assembly Member now, today, to express your opposition to SB 12.  It is urgent that committee members hear from you, their constituents, today. If you have not… >> READ MORE