Secretary Of State Proposes Amendments To Naming Rules

Choosing a name for a business entity is one thing, getting that name approved by the California Secretary of State is another.  The Corporations Code places specific restrictions on the names of corporations, limited partnerships and limited...

Moving Your Principal Executive Office? Don't Forget To Make This Filing

Note to readers:  This blog has been updated to correct and clarify the original posting.

A foreign corporation registering to transact intrastate business in California must disclose, among other things:

Secretary Of State: "Lien On Me"

The California Secretary of State's office recently announced the activation of a new Uniform Commercial Code Online web portal.  The new portal allows users to "conduct free searches, access free copies, file notices of lien documents, and more".  

When Is Your Corporation's Annual Statement Due?

California law requires that every California stock, agricultural cooperative and registered foreign corporation file a Statement of Information with the California Secretary of State.  Initial statements must be filed within 90 days of registering...

Secretary Of State Resumes Expedited/Preclearance Services  For Business Filings Today

The closing of a business transaction often depends upon a timely filing with the California Secretary of State's Business Programs Division.  Therefore, I was very pleased to see that the Secretary of State's office today will be resuming 24-hour ...

Secretary Of State Must Answer Legal Challenge To Female Director Quota Law

Last August, I reported on the filing of a taxpayer challenge to California's Board Gender Quota Law.  Crest v. Padilla, Cal. Super. Ct. Case No. 19STCV27561.  California's Secretary of State, Alex Padilla, was named as the defendant in his official...

California Secretary Of State Starts Online Corporate Formations

Yesterday, the California Secretary of State announced that it has activated an online filing tool allowing for corporate formations.  This is the latest addition to a suite of online tools that were already available:

First Legal Test Of Female Board Quota Law Will Be On Monday

Last August, I reported on the filing of a taxpayer challenge to California's Board Gender Quota Law.  Crest v. Padilla, Cal. Super. Ct. Case No. 19STCV27561.  California's Secretary of State, Alex Padilla, was named as the defendant in his official...

Secretary Of State Issues 2020 Women On Boards Report

The legislation creating California's female director board quota requires the Secretary of State to publish on his Internet website a report no later than March 1, 2020 a report of the following:

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