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Everything You Need to Know to Register a Foreign LLC

When a Limited Liability Company (LLC) is growing and expanding into a new geographic region, it can be difficult to determine if it is necessary to formally register as a foreign LLC in the new state - and figuring out how to facilitate

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DID YOU KNOW? A California Provision Grants New Entities Relief from the Annual Minimum Tax

If you are preparing to file paperwork with the California Secretary of State's office to establish a new business entity, please take note! There is a provision in California law that provides newly established business entities

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Common Naming Rules for Formations & Foreign Qualifications

When a formation or foreign 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

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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

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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. 

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

I hope 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,

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A Beginner's Guide to Annual Reports Part Two: Filing an Annual Report

In last week’s blog post, we offered a general overview of the Annual Report requirement. This week, we will discuss what to expect when filing an Annual Report.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Annual Reports Part One: The Annual Report Requirement

Once a new business entity forms, there are a number of statutory requirements the entity must satisfy in order to maintain its good standing. Specific requirements vary by state and entity type, but the most common post-formation requirement is

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Top Five Reasons for Rejected Formation, Foreign 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

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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

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