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Closed – MLK Day – January 17th

All Incserv offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022, in observance of Martin Luther King Day and will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 8:30 AM (ET).

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Weekend!

 

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Holiday Closures 2021

Due to the end-of-year holidays, many jurisdictions will be closed and/or will have modified hours throughout December.   If you have questions regarding a specific jurisdiction, please contact us.

 

Friday, December 24th:

Incserv Offices – Closed

Delaware Secretary of State (DE SOS) – Closed

 

Friday, December 31, 2021:

Incserv Offices – Closed

Delaware Secretary of State (DE SOS) – Closed

 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact our office at 302.531.0855, 800.346.4646 or orders@incserv.com.

Happy Holidays! 

 

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Delaware Secretary of State Employee Recognition Luncheon

On Friday, December 10, 2021, the Delaware Secretary of State – Division of Corporations will be closed between the hours of 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM (ET) for their employee recognition luncheon.

State services have been altered for this day:

  •  All 30 Minute and One-Hour service filings must be received by 5:00 PM (ET), Two-Hour service filings will need to be received by 4:00 PM (ET).
  •  All 30 Minute, One-Hour and Two-Hour filings will not be processed between the hours of 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM (ET) and must be submitted by 10:00 AM (ET).
  •  All other cut-off times will remain unchanged.

To meet these deadlines, Incserv must receive all filings AT LEAST 15 MINUTES before the DE SOS corresponding cut-off times.

We will be able to secure filing dates and times until 10:29 PM (ET).

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 302.531.0855, 800.346.4646 or orders@incserv.com.

 

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Corporate Service Provider Research: Everything Paralegals Should Know

If you’re a paralegal, there’s a good chance you’ve had to source a corporate service provider. And while the corporate service industry seems like it should be pretty straightforward, not all providers are created equal. To help you avoid unpleasant situations, we put together a shortlist of things you should think about when vetting a corporate service provider.

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IncServ Announces Employee Promotions

COVID was difficult for both individuals and companies, and while we have dealt with a lot of bad news we are so excited to announce some great news!

As most companies know there greatest asset is their employees and here at IncServ we are thrilled to announce the following promotions:

 

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Amanda Archambault as Registered Agent Division Leader. Amanda brings years of registered agent experience and has been a wonderful addition to the team since 2018.

 

 

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Terri Hickman as Project Manager. Terri has a depth of experience from corporate matters to legalization work in DC. She brings many years of experience and has been an employee since 2004.

 

 

 

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Jenny Mabus as Compliance Division Leader. Jenny has been instrumental in leading our compliance division over the past few years and has been with IncServ since 2018.

 

 

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Megan Malarkey as Corporate Division Leader. Megan has worked her way to this position since 2018. We are excited to see her grow in her new role.

 

 

 

Casey Pineda as Legal Services Division Leader. Casey started in registered agent and created her division over the past several years. She started with IncServ in 2018.

 

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Courtney Dettrey has been promoted to a Senior CSR. Courtney started in 2013 with IncServ and has been in various positions from accounting to registered agent.

 

 

 

Jody Harrington as DE Senior CSR. Jody has many years of Delaware Corporate experience and has been with IncServ for several years.

 

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Brooks Ferrett as Senior CSR in the DC office. Brooks has many years of experience and has been with IncServ since 2019. He has been instrumental in growing the DC office of IncServ.

 

 

We are so proud that our employees are able to find a career at IncServ. Each employee brings their own unique skill set and personality to our growing team. We look forward to seeing their continued growth while offering support for our newest employees and providing stellar customer service to our clients and partners. Every promotion was well deserved and we appreciate their enthusiasm, initiative and dedication that they bring to their positions. Congratulations to all!

 

 

 

 

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Delaware Secretary of State Employee Recognition Luncheon – Sept 24th

On Friday, September 24, 2021 an Employee Recognition Luncheon is planned for all the employees of the Delaware Secretary of State – Division of Corporations.

State services have been altered for this day:

  • There will be NO “Same Day” or “Must Approval” service filings after 11:30 AM (ET).
  • All 30 Minute and One-Hour service filings must be received by 10:00 AM (ET), Two-Hour service filings will need to be received by 9:00 AM (ET) and 24 Hour service filings must be received by 12:00 PM (ET).

To meet these deadlines, Incserv must receive all filings AT LEAST 15 MINUTES before the DE SOS corresponding cut-off times.

We will be able to secure filing dates and times until 10:29 PM (ET).

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 302.531.0855, 800.346.4646 or orders@incserv.com.

 

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Searching UCC Filings? Look out for These Common Mistakes 

Searching UCC filings might sound simple, but the process has its nuances. Avoid these pitfalls and your searches will be much easier.

The Uniform Commercial Code, or UCC, is a set of suggested laws divided into nine articles. All of the articles relate to commercial law. Article 9 of the UCC addresses security interests that individuals or companies may create to protect their rights as a creditor if the debtor defaults. The creditor records a UCC filing with the secretary of state in which the debtor resides or the collateral “lives,” creating a public, searchable record. Should the debtor file for Bankruptcy, the UCC filing moves them up in the order of the “who gets repaid first” list. All the way to the front? No, federal and state governments are first, followed by wages, bank loans, but a UCC filing can put a creditor right behind that group. 

 

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UCC filings are searchable, but who would want to search for one?

Remember, a UCC filing is a public record. And while anyone can search for one, the two most common “UCC searchers” are the filer and the potential lender.

The filing party should search for its UCC filing, shortly after it has been submitted, to ensure that it was indexed correctly. An inaccurate UCC filing can present problems in the future. Additionally, potential lenders (and their representative counsel) search UCC filings, to get a sense of “what’s out there” on the potential loan recipient. 

Searching UCC filings: common mistakes

While searching UCC filings might sound simple, the process has its nuances, much in part thanks to the fact that UCC search logic is not nationally standardized and varies state to state. Should you need to conduct a UCC filing search, here are a few things to keep in mind: 

  • Know where to search! Searching UCC filings happen at the state level. Be sure you’re searching in the right one. Know the home state of the corporation or individual or where the asset is physically stored. With that information, your best bet is to search in both states.
  • Have the right name! If you’re searching for an individual, there’s a difference between “Bob,” “Rob” and “Robert.” For companies, there’s a difference between “Microsoft” and Microsoft Software.” The point is this: knowing the exact name of who or what you’re searching for will help you get the right result.
  • If you believe a company has business activity in the state, you can search the corporations division of the Secretary of State to see if they are registered to do business in the state, and also confirm the correct name of the business. In most cases you can do this for free online.
  • Don’t forget fixture filings! Fixture filings are county-level UCC filings. They apply to collateral that are affixed to property, or would take a considerable amount of effort to physically move. (Think industrial refrigerators, restaurant equipment, or Tesla home battery packs.)

This sounds like a lot of work

It can be. For the inexperienced, searching for UCC filings usually isn’t second nature. But here at Incserv, we have seasoned professionals with decades of UCC experience, ready to help you out. You can get started instantly with our UCC Order Form.