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As a paralegal, you are tasked with a myriad of responsibilities including research assignments to prepare for trials, hearings and closings. Trust First Corporate Solutions’ staff of Account Managers to facilitate your business registrations, corporate document retrieval, due diligence searching and prompt delivery of service of process and other legal and tax documents. Work with one of our skilled corporate service professionals and enjoy the one-to-one attention of a dedicated Account Manager.
As an attorney, you are licensed to represent others in legal actions such as transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and law suits. Trust in the expertise and enjoy the one-to-one attention of a First Corporate Solutions dedicated Account manager to support documentation requirements for all your corporate transactions. From business registrations, corporate document retrieval, due diligence searching and prompt delivery of service of process and other legal and tax documents.
As a General Counsel, you are the chief lawyer of a legal department, typically in a company or government department. Trust First Corporate Solutions’ staff of Account Managers to facilitate your business registrations, corporate document retrieval, due diligence searching and prompt delivery of service of process and other legal and tax documents. Work with one of our skilled corporate service professionals and enjoy the personal attention of a dedicated Account Manager to help you stay on the leading edge of all your legal and tax documentation needs.
Bruce, a paralegal for one of the 50 largest law firms in Illinois, shops around for his firm’s corporate searching and filing needs. Bruce was unsatisfied with the length of turn-around time from many of the corporate service providers he used, which cost him more time and his clients more money, not to mention being riddled with hidden charges and fees that he was forced to pass along to his clients.
Challenge and Solutions
To solve this problem, Bruce needed to find a corporate vendor with a faster turn-around time, no hidden fees, and more competitive pricing than the others. “It came to the point where we thought getting an invoice with surprise hidden charges was normal and paying hundreds of dollars for a routine filing was unavoidable,” said Bruce. Saving the firm’s clients time and money was of the utmost importance to him.
In May of 2005 Bruce decided to start using First Corporate Solutions because of their competitive pricing and fee structure. “I wanted to find a provider that understood the importance of what we do and would be able to provide services to our clients for a reasonable fee,” recalled Bruce.
After using First Corporate Solutions for a couple of months, Bruce started noticing the full benefits of the switch. “Looking back after a couple of months, we realized we were spending less time waiting to receive important documents,” said Bruce. “Their customer service is fast and friendly. By switching to First Corporate Solutions, we received much more than we were initially searching for at a lot less cost.”
- Bruce was able to increase his firm’s efficiency due to shorter turn-around times.
- Because of better pricing, he was also able to pass along thousands of dollars worth of savings to his clients, which resulted in increased client satisfaction.
Shannon started using First Corporate Solutions in November of 2003 because of their competitively priced fee structure and their comprehensive search/file/monitor services. “Before we started using First Corporate Solutions, we used different service companies to search or file, and another to monitor our debtors. Now we can utilize just one, First Corporate Solutions, to address all three. One-stop shopping is easier to manage for me.”
“Before, a couple of federal tax liens attached to our existing debtors at the county had gone unnoticed until it was almost too late,” Shannon recalled. “Now, with their Account Monitoring service program in place, we are informed of these liens in time for us to be more proactive. I don’t know of any monitoring service like it; they keep an eye on federal tax liens for us at both the state and county level.”
After using First Corporate Solutions’ national array of search and filing services for a year, Shannon knew she had found a solution she could rely upon; she knew she was receiving the accurate and timely information she needed to help establish and maintain her firm’s perfected security interest. “We have received alert notifications of federal tax liens and UCC filings, which you can imagine, have helped save our firm from heavy potential losses. Our switch to First Corporate Solutions equaled higher revenue, less time wasted, and a lot less headache.”
- Shannon’s firm averted revenue losses by receiving alert notifications of federal tax liens levied against their debtors in time for them to respond proactively.
- Due to faster turn-around times on searches, Shannon’s firm was able to promptly decide whether to offer their clients the financial services they requested.
Interact With Corporate Documents With Confidence When You Understand State Filing Office Terminology
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The UCC1 Financing Statement Form is Filed to Give Constructive Notice of a Secured Party's Interest - Read on to Learn About What Information is Required on The Form
The Secured Party, Not Filing Officer is Responsible for Accuracy and Completeness of a UCC Financing Statement
UCC Filing Mistakes Can Jeopardize a Lender's Ability to Collect on a Bad Debt - Watch Out For These Common Mistakes on Financing Statements
UCC Filing Mistakes Can Jeopardize a Lender's Ability to Collect on a Bad Debt - Watch Out For These Common Mistakes on Change Statements
A Lapsed Filing Can Cost a Secured Party Their Priority Position to Collect - Follow These Steps to Guarantee Timely Filing of Continuations
A Lapsed Filing Cannot be Revived, But You Do Have Options - Read on to Learn About What You Can do to Minimize Your Risk in the Event of an Accidentally Lapsed UCC
Don't Panic - You Have Options When Dealing With Fraudulently Filed Terminations
Sole Proprietorships are Considered Individuals, Not Businesses in the Eyes of the Uniform Commercial Code
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Keep Your UCC Filing Costs Down by Adopting Some or All of The Best Practices Discussed in This Reference Guide
UCCs Filed with a Trade Name Attached to the Business Name May Fail to Properly Identify the Debtor under Revised Article 9
Rejected Filings Cost Secured Parties Time and Money - Follow These Simple Steps to Avoid Rejection of Your UCC Filings
A UCC is Only Perfected if it Gets the Debtor Name Right - This Guide Provides Information on Determining the Correct Name for UCC Filings on Business Debtors
Collateral Statements are Often Included as Attachment Pages for UCC Financing Statements - This Guide Discusses the Dangers of Missing Attachments
E-Filed UCC Documents May Undergo Minor Formatting Changes - Read on to Learn What Kind of Changes You Can Expect
In the Race to be First to Collect, Some Lenders Pre-file UCC Financing Statements - This Reference Guide Provides Information
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It is Important to Search All Names Under Which Liens Could be Filed - This Reference Guide Provides Information on Determining What Party Names to Search
Manage and Mitigate Your Risk With a Comprehensive Due Diligence Search Package
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For the Greatest Peace of Mind, Look for UCC Search Solutions That Reveal Similar Names
Before Using Any Online UCC and Lien Search System, be Sure to Evaluate it Carefully to Understand Its Limitations
Tax Lien and Judgment Lien Searches are a Critical Part of a Thorough Due Diligence Investigation
Save Time by Letting Your Searcher Know up Front if You Expect Hits on a Lien Search
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A Search to Reflect Confirms Proper Indexing of a UCC Filing and Verifies its Position Relative to Other Creditors
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Broad Based Name Searching Features are Powerful Tools That Help Searchers Uncover Name Variations and Locate Mis-Indexed Filings
High Copy Costs Can Inflate Diligence Invoices - This Guide Discusses Strategies for Keeping Copy Costs Down
The Fees Associated with Due Diligence Searches Can be Confusing - This Guide Offers Information on What Fees You Can Typically Expect
State-Level Only Monitoring Programs Only Tell Part of the Story - This Guide Discusses the Importance of Monitoring for Liens at the County-Level
A UCC Search Might Show UCCs Filed Beyond the Search's Through Date - This Guide Discusses Why
This Guide Discusses Maximizing Lien Search Results as a Strategy for Uncovering Hidden Lien and Locating Critical Filings Under Name Variations
Simple Set up and Business Friendly Laws Draw Many Businesses to Delaware
State of Delaware Offers Preclearance Review of Corporate Documents to Help Guard Against Rejections
With So Many Businesses Organizing in Delaware, it Has Become a High Volume UCC Search State - Read On to Learn About UCC Searching in Delaware
Delaware State UCC Search Logic Drops Certain Noise Words from Search Strings
Order a Civil Litigation Search to Achieve the Best Results - This Reference Guide Walks You Through the Five Pieces of Information You Will Need to Give Your Searcher
Most Customers Search the State Court of General Jurisdiction and U.S. District Court as Part of Their Pre Funding Due Diligence
A Civil Judgment is a Good Indicator of a Prospect's Character, but a Judgment Lien is the Piece That Can Jeopardize a Lender's Ability to Collect
- March 13th, 2020
A Message from FCS Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
- March 12th, 2020
Coronavirus Update: Delaware Division of Corporations remains open for now
- December 23rd, 2019
First Corporate Solutions Closed Christmas Day
- April 3rd, 2020
Filing Office Closures due to Coronavirus (Updated 4/2/20)
- January 2nd, 2020
California Consumer Privacy Act Now In Effect
- November 14th, 2019
Delaware Offers Preclearance Review of Corporate Documents to Reduce Rejections