December 5, 2016
June 28, 2016

Common Naming Rules for Formations & Qualifications

When a formation or qualification document is submitted for filing, the filing office will perform a thorough review of the document before accepting it into the state’s records. One of the first things the state looks at is the business name listed on the document.  The business name must strictly comply with all of the
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Did Your Client Miss the Delaware Tax Deadline?

The June 1, 2016 deadline for Delaware Alternative Entities (i.e. LLC, LP and GP) to pay their annual tax for 2015 has come and gone. This year, like every year, countless entities have missed the deadline and are now delinquent in the state of Delaware. Are any of your clients’ entities among them? The consequences
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May 11, 2016

5 Foreign Qualification Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

Coordinating a foreign qualification project requires careful planning and a keen attention to detail. Here is a brief overview of the top 5 pitfalls of foreign qualification projects and some tips for how to avoid them. 1. Choosing a name that is not acceptable in the foreign jurisdiction When a qualification document is submitted for
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November 12, 2015

A Beginner’s Guide to Annual Reports Part Three: Consequences of a Missed Annual Report Filing Deadline

CLAS hopes you have had the opportunity to read the first two installments of our Beginner’s Guide to Annual Reports blog series, Part One: The Annual Report Requirement and Part Two: Filing an Annual Report. In this, our final installment, we discuss the consequences of a missed Annual Report filing deadline. From a financial standpoint,
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October 29, 2015

Top Five Reasons for Rejected Formation, Qualification Filings

Whether establishing a new business entity or expanding operations into a new state, a rejected corporate filing can be costly, not to mention frustrating. What follows is an overview of the top five reasons for rejection of formation or qualification documents. 1. Name is Not Available A new business name must be unique. When a
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July 3, 2015

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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