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CALIFORNIA CORPORATE & SECURITIES LAW

California Secretary Of State Upgrades Business Searches

For some time, the California Secretary of State’s office has offered a business search application on its website.  Although the function provided only limited information, the application received more than 5 million views per month.  On St. Lucia’s day, the Secretary of State announced a new and improved search application. From my perspective, one of the…

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Corporate Suspension By The California Secretary Of State

In California, a corporation may find its powers, rights and privileges suspended by either the Secretary of State or by the Franchise Tax Board.  Today’s post discusses the two roads to suspension by the California Secretary of State. The most common cause for suspension is the failure to file the annual information statement required by Corporations Code Section 1502…

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For Foreign Corporations Doing Business In Nevada, It’s Publish Or Perish

I like newspapers, especially the hard copy versions.  I subscribe to three and usually buy a fourth during the course of the day.  Nevada also seems to like newspapers because for more than a century it has imposed a publication requirement on foreign corporations doing business in the state.  The required contents of the annual statement…

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