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.


As of July 1, 2023, CLAS (CLAS) Information Services has been acquired by United Corporate Services, Inc. (UCS) Established in 1970, UCS has successfully provided a variety of corporate filing services such as registered agent, corporate formations, annual compliance monitoring, UCC and due diligence searching, and public records retrieval. UCS and CLAS share a mission to provide legal, financial, and corporate professionals with the tools and expertise they need to complete their corporate and secured transactions with ease.

Under the new ownership, Michael A. Barr will assume the role of CEO and Donald E. Conklin will assume the role of COO. CLAS will continue to operate as a separate brand from UCS, maintaining its California headquarters and providing the same excellent service their clients have come to expect. With the exception of the CEO and COO, all current directors, management staff and employees will remain with CLAS.

Judy Kahler, former CEO of CLAS stated, “We are very excited about this acquisition as we have worked together with UCS as a client and vendor for over 30 years.”

Michael A. Barr, President & CEO of UCS commented, “The similar cultures of both companies and the shared values and commitment to delivering high quality and personal service made CLAS a perfect choice for UCS.”

Our Management Team