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October 2014 - December 2014

California: A New Scam Targets Business Entities

In our last issue of the Alert, we warned readers about a deceptive mailing from “California State Corporations,” requesting paperwork and funds to obtain a Certificate of Status.

California: Changes to Determining the Correct Name of an Individual Debtor

California has amended UCC Article 9 to adopt individual debtor name Alternative A. The previous UCC Article 9 law omitted any reference to an individual’s driver’s license as the source of a debtor name.

Hawaii: New Licensing Renewal Requirements

Effective September 1, 2014, corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships need to submit a certificate of good standing that is no more than 60 days old with liquor license renewal documents.

Michigan: Scam Targets Michigan Businesses Through Phone Calls

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has recently warned Michigan corporations about phone calls requesting information to complete an annual update.

Mississippi: Corporate Filing Scam

The Mississippi Secretary of State’s office has received numerous complaints regarding a company called “Annual Business Services.”

South Carolina: Improvements to Notary Public Act

In order to provide clarity for notaries, South Carolina made improvements to the law regulating public notaries in Senate Bill 356 (SB 356).

Tennessee: Changes to Address Requirements

Corporations, limited liability companies, general partnerships, limited partnerships, and limited liability partnerships that register with the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office are now required to have a deliverable street address as its principal office address, as well as for the registered agent address.

Tennessee: New Misleading Solicitation Targets Business Entities

Tennessee Secretary of State (TN SOS) Tre Hargett is warning business owners of a misleading solicitation the Secretary of State’s office has recently received inquiries about.

Registered Agent Giveaway

From October 1st until 11:59pm PST on December 31, 2014, you’ll have multiple chances to win one FREE year of registered agent service for your entity in the state of your choice (a $169 value)!

Paracorp Business Licenses

Would you be surprised to learn that in some jurisdictions, as much as 40% of local (city and county) revenues are generated as a result of penalties and fines assessed to businesses operating without the proper licenses?

 

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