Apr 24

April 24, 2015

Virginia – HB 1563, Effective July 1, Relates to Business Entity Name Reservation Guidelines

Virginia – HB 1563, Effective July 1, Relates to Business Entity Name Reservation Guidelines

House Bill 1563 (Chapter 444) signed by the governor March 23 and effective July 1 allows the owner of a reserved name for a business entity to use the name for any business entity type and deletes  from various name reservation statutes the requirement that a business entity designation be included in the application for a reserved name.
Apr 23

April 23, 2015

Ohio – Secretary of State’s Office Updates Guidelines Regarding Apostilles

Ohio – Secretary of State’s Office Updates Guidelines Regarding Apostilles

The Secretary of State effective February 2015 no longer requires a non-attorney notary signature to be certified by the County Clerk of Courts prior to obtaining an apostille/authentication from the Secretary of State’s office. More information is available here.
Apr 22

April 22, 2015

Maryland – Legislation Effective June 1 Mandates Tax Amnesty

Maryland – Legislation Effective June 1 Mandates Tax Amnesty

SB 763 (Chapter 50) signed by the governor April 14 and effective June 1 requires the Comptroller to declare a tax amnesty period from September 1 to October 30 to waive penalties and interest for state and local income tax, withholding taxes, sales and use taxes, and admissions and amusement taxes.
Apr 20

April 20, 2015

Apr 17

April 17, 2015

Utah – Senate Bill 93, Addresses Fraudulent UCC Filing Activities

Utah – Senate Bill 93, Addresses Fraudulent UCC Filing Activities

The governor signed Senate Bill 93 to adopt the ULC “Hip-Pocket” amendments to Article 9 that are intended to address fraudulent UCC filing activities.  The new law provides the filing office with the power to terminate a wrongfully filed record, provides a method for reinstatement and modifies provisions related to what constitutes filing and the effectiveness of a record.
Apr 16

April 16, 2015

Delaware – New Legislation Addresses Business Disputes

Delaware – New Legislation Addresses Business Disputes

House Bill 49 (Chapter 6) signed by the governor April 2 and effective May 2 gives Delaware domestic entities greater capacity to resolve business disputes in a rapid and efficient manner through voluntary arbitration conducted by expert arbitrators under strict timelines in no more than 120 days, subject to extension of up to no more than an additional 60 days, by unanimous consent of all parties to the arbitration.
Apr 15

April 15, 2015

Apr 15

April 15, 2015

Managing your legal entities just got a whole lot easier

Managing your legal entities just got a whole lot easier

Drafting consents and resolutions for your business entities used to be a special kind of drudgery. Not anymore. CSC is pleased to introduce Document Assembly. This labor-saving new tool, part of the CSC Entity Management application, automates the process of creating legal documents for multiple entities by allowing you to merge data stored within the CSC application with document templates that you control. Document Assembly: Enables you to gather the needed data to assemble documents for a common action across multiple…
Apr 14

April 14, 2015

Apr 13

April 13, 2015

Maryland – Annual Personal Property Returns are Due April 15

Maryland – Annual Personal Property Returns are Due April 15

All business entities incorporated, qualified or registered to do business in Maryland as of January 1 must file an annual personal property return by April 15 even if the business owns no property in Maryland or has not conducted any business activity during the year.  More information including how to apply for a two-month extension is available here.