United Corporate Services Blog

  • The importance of networking in the paralegal community

    In a span of 10 days in mid-October, my colleague and I traveled over 6,600 miles to attend the International Practice Management Association (IPMA) and National Federation Paralegal Association (NFPA) conferences held in Orlando, Florida and Seattle, Washington. This was an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new acquaintances. The new relationships would […]

  • Transparency and Sustainability Standards Act

    Today, October 1, 2018, The Statement of Adoption of Transparency and Sustainability Standards Act becomes effective in Delaware. The act establishes a voluntary system to foster dialogue around sustainability and responsibility among participating entities and their various stakeholders. “The intent of this chapter is to support Delaware business entities in their global sustainability efforts. This […]

  • Secretary of State office closings for the 4th quarter

    As we say “good-bye” to the spring and summer seasons, we say “Hello” to autumn and winter. Check out the latest holiday closing calendar for secretary of state offices from October through December.

  • Electronic and Conformed Signatures with the Secretary of State

    I’ve reached a point in my career where I can say “ I remember when…”. As a corporate paralegal, I remember when corporate documents such as certificates of incorporation, dissolutions, mergers and even UCC filings required an original signature. With so many technological advances made over the past twenty years we have gone from wet […]

  • What is a Certificate of Division?

    The State of Delaware recently passed legislation, effective August 1, 2018, that provides for the division of an LLC into two or more separate LLC’s. (Senate Bill 183, https://legis.delaware.gov/BillDetail/26554 ) The Certificate of Division that is filed will divide an existing LLC into two or more LLC’s and the existing LLC would either continue on […]

  • Tips to avoid corporate name conflicts with the Secretary of State

    IHOP or IHOB? What’s in a name? Plenty if you ask us. ☺ Your corporate name allows you to tell the public who you are. Your name is placed on the formation document (essentially the firm’s birth certificate) which is displayed on everything that the company comes in contact with such as letterhead, stock certificates, […]

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