September 1, 2015

Delaware Division of Corporations to Close for System Upgrade

The Delaware Division of Corporations recently announced that it is completing a major upgrade to its computer platform, the first comprehensive rewrite of the Division’s imaging, workflow and data systems since 1989. To facilitate the upgrade, the Division of Corporations will close at 4:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, September 3, 2015 and is scheduled to
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August 18, 2015

Five “Need to Know” Facts About Filing UCC Continuations

In order to maintain a healthy UCC portfolio, a secured party must carefully monitor UCC lapse dates and file timely Continuation Statements when a debtor’s financial obligation extends beyond five years. It is critical that secured parties manage this process meticulously, as a lapsed filing ceases to be effective and can cost the secured party
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CLAS Celebrates 35 Years of Business!

CLAS Information Services Celebrates 35th Anniversary CLAS Information Services is pleased to share that this week marks our 35th anniversary! CLAS formed in Sacramento, California in 1980 and quickly became a leading provider of UCC and corporate due diligence services to local law firms and commercial lending institutions. Since then, CLAS has extended its reach
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July 21, 2015

Five New States to DIY Search System

CLAS Information Services is pleased to announce that we have added five new states to our DIY Search System™. DIY Search™ users can now logon to and perform searches in Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. See below for details on what lien types are included in the data: Kansas: UCCs and
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Technology Drives New State Certification Techniques

Has this ever happened to you? As part of a routine due diligence investigation, you order a certified copy of an entity’s articles of incorporation. When you receive the document back from the filing office or your service provider, you cannot determine if what you are holding is a certified document or not! This is
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June 19, 2015

Nevada to Increase Annual List and Business License Fees

The Nevada Secretary of State recently issued an important notice regarding upcoming increases in certain business filing fees. The following increases will go into effect July 1, 2015: The fee to file an Annual or Initial List will increase by $25 for all entity types. The annual State Business License fee for corporations formed pursuant
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New Jersey to Require E-filing for UCCs as of July 1, 2015

Earlier this week, the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services (DORES) announced that they have adopted a rule requiring all UCC filings to be submitted to their office electronically beginning July 1, 2015, unless the submitter has been granted a hardship exemption. Those who wish to request an electronic filing exemption must submit
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May 19, 2015

CLAS Welcomes Kacy Flowers to the Team!

CLAS Information Services is pleased to welcome Kacy Flowers to the team as Marketing and Sales Support Administrator. Kacy is a veteran public records research professional, beginning her work in the industry back in 1996. In the years since, Kacy has become an active writer, trainer, blog contributor and lecturer on topics relating to UCC
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March 15, 2015

Changes Affecting Non-Real Estate UCC Searches in Georgia

Unlike other states, Georgia has no central filing office such as the Secretary of State for filing UCCs. Instead, non-real estate UCCs are submitted to an individual county. The county Clerk assigns a file number, then transmits the UCC information and an image to the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority, which then indexes the
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January 1, 2015

Important Changes to California Business Entity Forms for 2015

Changes to the Following Forms Go Into effect January 1, 2015. Unless otherwise noted, prior versions of these forms will no longer be accepted for filing after December 31, 2014. Form LLC-10: Restated Articles of Organization. The prior version of this form will continue to be accepted for filing after December 31, 2014 Form LLC-11:
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