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Risk Management Blog

UCC & Corporate Due Diligence

Resource Guide for Legal and Financial Professionals

Tips To Determining Your Corporate Name Nationwide (Part I)

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Perfecting your registration or qualification with all Secretary of State Offices under the same name is important for many reasons.  Most companies want name consistency in all the states they are registered or qualified to do business.  Name consistency in each state keeps contracts, business cards, licenses, etc. uniform so that there are no exceptions or variations from state to state. This week’s blog is the first of a two-part… >> READ MORE


Tips To Determining Your Corporate Name Nationwide (Part II)

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This is Part II of our two-part blog on Corporate Names. We posted Part I in last week’s blog that discussed Corporate Name Availability in more detail. Today we share some tips on Name Reservation vs. Name Registration. Name Reservation. This is generally a document and filing fee submitted to a Secretary of State office, or just a fee paid. A Name Reservation can hold your name for a term that can vary from 30 to 180 days depending… >> READ MORE


Tips For Your Fast-Paced Year End Corporate Transaction (Parts I and II)

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After receiving such a positive response to this pair of blog posts back in October, and with year end literally now here, we present them again conveniently in one post, just in case you missed it. Happy Holidays! Year end is here.  Lightning speed transactions require entity Formations and Registrations in several states.  Below, we have listed some reminders to help you through the year-end rush. Delaware Direct Access. Delaware… >> READ MORE


Tips For UCC Due Diligence Planning 2017

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With the New Year upon us, end of year deadlines and commitments drive activity. So much still to do! One of the to dos we all have is to make our plans for the next year. We review systems and solutions, processes and procedures, with an eye on fixing any breakdowns that have been experienced and on determining if any changes need to be made. When it comes to evaluating your UCC management, you need a UCC service partner that supports… >> READ MORE


Top Ten Things To Look For In A Title Search Company

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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


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

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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


Single Extra Space Creates Seriously Misleading UCC Debtor Naming Error

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A recent court ruling in Wisconsin once again has affirmed the supreme importance secured parties must place on their data entry procedures when naming debtors on financing statements to perfect their security interests. A recap of the case can be found here. Once again, a typo in the debtor name created a UCC filing that was judged to be seriously misleading, and therefore left the secured party’s security interest with the debtor… >> READ MORE


Avoid Rejections On Your UCC And Corporate Filings

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You’ve done your due diligence. Your ducks are all lined up. Now you just need to file your UCC and/or corporate documents. It’s just a technicality, right? The heavy lifting is done. And then your filing gets rejected! What happened? It could be any number of things, depending on the filing office you’re interacting with, but one thing is for sure:  rejected filings cost secured parties time and money. Below are some tips… >> READ MORE


Tips For Lien Searching: Who, What, Where

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Your due diligence calls for lien searches. Who should you target? What lien types should you search for? Where should you search for them? These are all fundamental questions whose answers help you better uncover your prospect’s financial situation and better evaluate their credit worthiness. You know it’s important to search the public record, to uncover existing financial obligations and encumbrances, to learn and know a prospect’s… >> READ MORE


Checklist: Choose The Right Title Search Company

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When you need a title search, there is a checklist of vital questions to consider before choosing a title search company to fulfill your title search need. Title reporting is an intricate and detailed process. To accurately inform your decision making,  experience and expert know-how are required to craft a comprehensive report worthy of your trust. So what should you look for in a Title Search Company? Reliability - Is the Title… >> READ MORE