Delaware Deadlines for Week of October 12th
Updated October 9, 2015
The Delaware Division of Corporations has announced that the deadlines that will be in effect the week of October 12th will remain as follows:
- Same-day requests must be received by the Division of Corporations by 2 PM Eastern Time. 2-hour requests must be received by 5 PM Eastern Time. All 30-minute and 1-hour requests must be received by 6 PM Eastern Time. (Please plan on getting your filings to us at least one hour before these deadlines to give us time to review and submit them.)
If you have any questions, feel free to contact your NCR service specialist.
Nolo and National Corporate Research Join Forces to Simplify Fundraising Registration for Nonprofits
Updated October 7, 2015
First-ever, 50-state digital subscription product enables nonprofits to handle fundraising registration tasks with minimal cost
BERKELEY, CA, NEW YORK, NY and WASHINGTON, DC (October 6, 2015) – Nolo and National Corporate Research, Ltd. (NCR) today announced a new partnership that vastly simplifies and modernizes the process of keeping current with fundraising registration requirements for nonprofit organizations.
The result of the partnership is Nonprofit Fundraising Registration: Nolo’s 50-State Digital Guide, co-authored by NCR’s Ronald J. Barrett and Nolo’s Stephen Fishman, J.D. This groundbreaking digital subscription product provides all the information nonprofits need to easily handle initial and renewal fundraising registration without having to hire a professional firm. The Digital Guide is available for just $124.99 annually and will be updated quarterly with new links, changed forms, and the latest information on registration rules and requirements. Subscriptions purchased through the NCR nonprofit bookstore will be discounted 20%.
“State fundraising registration can be a difficult, confusing and costly process for nonprofits,” said Digital Guide co-author Ronald J. Barrett, who is Vice President of Nonprofit Services at NCR. “By partnering with Nolo, we have created a product that enables nonprofits to handle registrations in-house with a minimum of time and effort. This is truly a first-of-its-kind product.”
Bringing Together Two Business-Friendly Pioneers
Today’s announced partnership brings together the expertise of Nolo, a long-time publisher of do-it-yourself legal guides for consumers and businesses, and NCR, a professional registered agent company that helps businesses comply with countless legal requirements and provides public record transactional services throughout the U.S. and in many other countries. Nolo has been publishing legal guides since 1971, while NCR has been helping businesses with legal requirements and transactional services since 1980.
A New Day For Nonprofits
If a nonprofit solicits donations from the public, it’s very likely that it needs to register in one or more states. Failure to properly register can result in fines, penalties and even a requirement to return donations.
Each state has its own rules, forms, exemptions, procedures, and deadlines. Hiring a professional firm to handle registrations can run as high as $10,000 annually – a prohibitive figure for smaller organizations. Nonprofit Fundraising Registration: Nolo’s 50-State State Digital Guide allows nonprofits to register themselves for a fraction of this cost. Included in the product are links to all required forms, and information on filing fees, exemptions, signature and supporting document requirements, filing addresses, filing deadlines, and more for each state. The Digital Guide also contains an overview of the registration process—the IRS’s role, online fundraising, and strategies to avoid unnecessary registrations.
A Product That Never Goes Out-of-Date
Since state charity registration forms, fees, and rules are constantly changing, the Digital Guide comes with an annual subscription that provides users with completely updated information on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of each year. With these quarterly updates, subscribers will have access to current forms and up-to-date information on state registration rules and requirements. Subscribers will be notified via e-mail to log into their Nolo accounts to access each quarterly update.
“We are ecstatic that our new partnership with NCR has led to the publication of the Digital Guide,” said co-author Stephen Fishman of Nolo. “This product truly advances the goal of both organizations to streamline complicated legal tasks for businesses, allowing them to focus on serving their customers and furthering their causes.”
In addition to the all-new Digital Guide, Nolo offers a host of legal forms and books to help nonprofits manage their businesses. These products are discounted 20% when purchased through the NCR nonprofit bookstore.
Nolo (www.nolo.com) is a leading provider of plain-English legal information and products for consumers and businesses. A subsidiary of Internet Brands, Nolo focuses most of its efforts on its award-winning websites, which feature extensive free content, online tools, and a consumer-friendly lawyer directory. Nolo also develops market-leading software, online legal forms, as well as print and ebooks.
Nolo was founded in 1971 by two legal aid attorneys who set out to demystify the law for people who couldn’t afford lawyers. Since then Nolo has produced over 20 million plain-English legal guides across all areas of the law.
About National Corporate Research, Ltd.
Established in 1980, National Corporate Research, Ltd. (NCR) is a professional registered agent company that provides nationwide and international corporate, secured transactions, business license, real property, court, agency, and library services for all industries, including the nonprofit sector. NCR is qualified to act as registered agent in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and provides statutory representation and process agent services for tens of thousands of companies across the country. NCR also offers registered agent services in many other countries throughout the world. In addition to a Hong Kong office, NCR recently opened an office in the United Kingdom to better serve clients on international transactions.
Holiday Closings for October and November 2015
Updated September 21, 2015
To assist you in planning closing dates and avoiding unpleasant surprises, National Corporate Research (NCR) has compiled a list of U.S. state holiday closings for October and November. To download the list in PDF format, click here .
For clients who work on international transactions, we have also compiled a list of corporate registry holiday closures in select countries. To access our international list of holiday closings for October and November, click here .
Please note that some jurisdictions declare holidays at the last minute. So if a particular filing date is important to you, contact your NCR service specialist and we will double check at that time to ensure the filing office will be open on the date you are interested in. Also note that as we become aware of any changes to the holiday closing lists, we will post updated versions of the lists to this page of our website.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact your NCR service specialist.
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Where to File UCC3s in Georgia
Updated August 27, 2015
As most of our clients know, UCCs are filed at the county level in Georgia, rather than with the Secretary of State. Per Georgia’s Article 9 statute, the proper place to file in order to perfect a non-real estate-related security interest is in the office of the clerk of the superior court of any county in the state (§ 11-9-501). Once filed, the UCCs are indexed in the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority (GSCCCA) central filing system. A searcher is, therefore, able to find UCC filings that were made in any county by searching the central filing system.
It has been a long-held belief that Georgia requires UCC3 amendments to be filed in the same county where the UCC1 was filed, despite the fact that there is no such requirement in Georgia’s Article 9 statute or in the state’s UCC Administrative Rules. While that was once the practice, we have recently confirmed with the Communications Director for the GSCCCA that UCC3s can be filed in any county in Georgia regardless of where the UCC1 was filed.
Delaware Enacts Amendments to Corporation, LLC, LP and Partnership Laws
Updated June 29, 2015
On June 24, 2015, Delaware Governor Markell signed the following bills into law amending the state’s business entity statutes:
- Senate Bill No. 75 - amends the Delaware General Corporation Law, Title 8, Chapter 1, Sections 101-398.
- Senate Bill No. 78 - amends the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (Delaware Code, Title 6, Chapter 18, Sections 18-101-18-1109)
- Senate Bill No. 77 – amends the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act (Delaware Code, Title 6, Chapter 17, Sections 17-101-17-1111)
- Senate Bill No. 76 – amends the Delaware Revised Uniform Partnership Act (Delaware Code, Title 6, Chapter 15, Sections 15-101-15-1210)
Most provisions of these bills will become effective on August 1, 2015, with some exceptions.
For a short summaries of the highlights of these bills, see the following postings on our Corporate Transactions and Compliance blog: