About CLAS Information Services

AboutCLAS Information Services is a legal and financial services firm specializing in the search, filing and retrieval of public records in the United States and abroad. For over 40 years, we have remained committed to delivering unparalleled service to our diverse client base that includes attorneys, paralegals, corporate legal departments, financial institutions, title companies, entrepreneurs and others.

With an average tenure that exceeds 20 years, our highly skilled Service Representatives can guide clients through even the most complex due diligence projects and business formations, and our Annual Report Management program helps existing entities maintain their good standing. Backed by a worldwide network of experienced local agents, CLAS specializes in providing Registered Agent Representation in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and many foreign jurisdictions.

Our comprehensive UCC, lien and litigation services help lenders quickly evaluate prospects to make funding decisions with confidence. The CLAS DIY Search™ and UCC eZFILE® systems provide users with anytime, anywhere access to perform searches, prepare and submit UCC filings and manage their entire portfolio online from one convenient location.

Why Choose CLAS?


    There is no substitute for experience. CLAS has been a leading provider of legal and financial services for over 40 years and with an average tenure that exceeds 20 years, we are proud to employ some of the most experienced Service Representatives in the industry.

    Put our knowledge to work for you. CLAS has an in-depth understanding of the Uniform Commercial Code, corporate compliance requirements and much, much more. Visit our blog and sign up for our company newsletter for the latest jurisdictional updates and industry news.

    We earn our clients’ trust by providing unparalleled service with a keen attention to detail. Our ability to gain business through referrals demonstrates that our clients trust CLAS to handle every request with care, reliability and integrity.

    CLAS does not assign clients to a single Service Representative. Our entire pool of friendly, experienced Services Representatives are at your disposal for every service request. You can always choose to work with a specific Service Representative by asking for him or her by name.

    CLAS offers a suite of web-based solutions to help our clients organize their due diligence tasks, achieve greater accuracy and shorten turn-around times. Every online product we offer is supported by a staff of friendly, tenured Service Representatives and responsive IT personnel.

    CLAS is committed to delivering innovative solutions that offer the best competitive value. Our DIY Search™, Online Patriot Act Search and UCC eZFILE® systems help drive down due diligence costs and clients appreciate the predictability of our inclusive One-Rate™ pricing for offline services.

Our Philosophy

When CLAS Information Services opened for business in 1980 (as California Lenders’ & Attorneys’ Services/Cal Lenders), the most technologically advanced piece of equipment in our office was an electric typewriter. We have come a long way since then.

As CLAS has grown, we have worked to develop new tools and to invest in technology where our clients say they need it most. Today, through our full-service workflow management system, CLAS InfoPro™, our clients have access to a suite of web-based systems designed specifically to help them streamline internal processes, manage projects and reduce their due diligence costs.

While we have embraced technology, at its heart, CLAS remains a service company. We strive to provide exceptional customer service, complemented by powerful, easy to use online tools to create the best overall solutions for our clients.

For over 40 years, we have made it our mission to provide accurate and timely public records intelligence to help clients meet deadlines, minimize risk and satisfy statutory requirements quickly and with confidence.

Better Intelligence, Better Decisions™ with CLAS Information Services.


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Associated with CLAS Information Services since its inception over 40 years ago, Judy Kahler took the helm as president and CEO in 1995. During her tenure, CLAS has expanded its portfolio of services, earned countless new clients and emerged as a leading voice in legal and financial services.

Recognizing that happy employees deliver the best service, Judy is committed to providing CLAS employees with the tools, training and support they need to achieve their personal and professional goals. As a result, many have been with CLAS for twenty years or more.

Judy has embraced technology as a means to elevate the level of service CLAS can provide. Under her leadership, CLAS developed UCC eZFILE® and other proprietary systems that support our clients as well as other providers in the industry.

Judy is active within her community and industry. She has served on the board of a public company and sits on the board of directors for an industry affiliate group. She has also been an active member of the National Public Records Research Association (NPRRA) for over 20 years.

Her background as partner and CEO of a pension management company instilled in her the value of collaboration in business, with both clients and employees. “Success is measured not by winning or losing in business, but by having all invested in the process of building success.” – Judy

Our Management Team