Print Your Own Entity Status Letter!

The California Secretary of State suspends or forfeits an entity for failure to file the required Statement of Information, and in the case of a domestic corporation that is an association formed to manage a common interest development, the required 

Bill Would Require Notification To LLCs Of Updated Filings

Corporations Code Section 17702.09 requires every California limited liability company and every foreign limited liability company registered to transact intrastate business in California to file and update a Statement of Information.  Although...

SOS Wins International Award

Last week, the California Secretary of State's Business Programs Division received the 2021 Merit Award from the International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) for its new eForms Online application.  According to its website, the...

Will California Authorize Remote On-line Notarization?

One of the many inconveniences imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic has been the difficulty in obtaining notarization of documents.  Yesterday, Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber held a Zoom hearing to discuss whether remote notarization should be...

What Is The "Applicable Filing Period" For A Foreign Corporation?

Section 2117 of the California Corporations Code requires every foreign corporation (other than a foreign association) that is qualified to transact intrastate business to file a statement of information.  The initial statement of information is...

Is A Foreign Trust Required to File a Statement of Information?

The California General Corporation Law defines "foreign association"  as a business organization organized as a trust under the laws of a foreign jurisdiction.  Cal. Corp. Code § 170.  For purposes of Chapter 21 of the GCL, a "foreign corporation"...

How To Erase A Business Entity's Cancellation

Sometimes people get confused and will file a certificate of cancellation or dissolution with the California Secretary of State when the entity has not dissolved, much less completely wound up its affairs.  The challenge then becomes how to...

Additional Thoughts On California's Women On Boards Report

Liz Dunshee at TheCorporateCounsel.net this morning refers to one of my earlier posts on the California Secretary of State's most recent Women on Boards report and adds some additional thoughts here

Legislature Takes $11.5 Million From Victims of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund

Eight years ago, the California legislature established a fund to compensate victims of corporate fraud.  Cal. Stats. 2012, Ch. 564.  The Secretary of State administers the fund, but has no authority to investigate or bring enforcement actions...

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