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Delaware UCC paper filings no longer accepted by the DE SOS as of 12/01/15

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Effective December 1, 2015, the UCC Division of the Delaware Secretary of State will require that all UCC filings be submitted to the Division electronically. The Division will no longer accept paper UCC filings submitted directly to the State via mail, courier or fax. Electronic UCC filings may be submitted directly to the Division via an authorized Delaware agent, such as First Corporate Solutions, or via the State of Delaware’s e-UCC… >> READ MORE


California Governor signs Assembly Bill 1858: Individual Debtor Name Safe Harbor

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For those managing personal property transactions in California, it is important to understand and be prepared for recent legislation that has been passed to provide a safe harbor for proper entry of individual debtor names when filing and searching for UCC Financing Statements. Effective January 1, 2015, California will join the majority of states in adopting legislation which governs the proper name identification of individuals. This… >> READ MORE


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

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[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


Success! California Bulk Sales Law Remains Intact.

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We ALL truly did it! In the aftermath of our combined successful efforts to defeat SB12, the bill to repeal the Bulk Sale Law, First Corporate Solutions wishes to extend a sincere thank you to all of you who participated in the fight. The below associations, with their very able and experienced lobbyist representatives working in conjunction with First Corporate Solutions’ staff and our own lobbyist representation, came together… >> READ MORE


Senate Bill 12 Update (7/6/2012) – Call to Action Today

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[Latest Update from the California Escrow Association (CEA) - 7/6/2012] This afternoon, the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee took up Senate Bill 12 for a second time.  Regretfully, the bill received the five votes necessary to move out of the committee.  Senate Bill 12 goes next to the Assembly Floor for a vote of the entire Assembly, after they reconvene from a month-long summer recess beginning Monday.  Your phone calls and… >> READ MORE


Senate Bill 12 Update (7/3/2012) – Call to Action Today

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[Latest Update from the California Escrow Association (CEA) - 7/3/2012] Dear CEA Member: You are receiving this email because from your address it seems likely that you are in the district of a key member on the Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee, as indicated below.  To confirm this, please click here to confirm your Assembly Member, and compare it to the Assembly Rev & Tax Committee Roster attached.  This is particularly… >> READ MORE


Senate Bill 12 Update (6/29/2012) – Call to Action Today

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[Latest Update from the California Escrow Association (CEA) - 6/29/2012] We know it is month end; you are busy, and tired, and just glad it’s Friday.  But SB 12 goes to the Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee on Monday, July 2nd. Assembly Members on the committee will be briefed by their staffs on Monday morning. It is MORE URGENT THAN EVER BEFORE that you send in your letter AND make your call today. The following “to… >> READ MORE


Senate Bill 12 Update (6/27/2012) – Call to Action

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[Latest Update from the California Escrow Association (CEA) - 6/27/2012] Yesterday, SB 12 (as amended - SB 12 - Assembly Rev & Tax Committee_2012, SB_12_AsAmended) passed out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee. While this action was not unexpected, it makes our letter-writing campaign even more important. In preparation for the next hearing that will take place on Monday, July 2nd, in the Assembly Revenue & Taxation (“Rev… >> READ MORE


Senate Bill 12 Update (6/19/2012) – Call to Action

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[Latest Update from the California Escrow Association (CEA) - 6/19/2012] Today SB 12 was heard in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. It did not move out of the committee for several reasons; among them, your letter writing and calling to your Assembly Members who serve on that Committee. We expect SB 12 will be heard again in the Assembly Judiciary Committee next Tuesday morning. If it makes it out of the committee on its second attempt,… >> READ MORE


New Developments as Fight Against UCC Fraud Gains Momentum

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Earlier this year, FCS posted a story on our blog warning readers about Redemption Process and the dangers of UCC fraud. You can read that post here . We are happy to report that in recent weeks there has been significant progress in the fight against fraudulently filed UCC documents. In August, the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) released their report on bogus UCC filings titled, “State Strategies to Subvert Fraudulent… >> READ MORE