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Your clients depend on you to help them minimize risk, satisfy statutory requirements and close transactions with confidence. Whether you are working with a large corporation, an entrepreneur or a lending institution, CLAS has the support services and due diligence technology to help you deliver.

With an average tenure that exceeds 20 years, our Service Representatives have a detailed understanding of specific jurisdictional requirements and vast network of local agents to help you meet deadlines, expedite processing of documents and manage your clients’ compliance requirements with ease.

Solutions to Help You Support your Corporate Clients

When establishing a new business entity, CLAS understand that small mistakes early on can cause big problems for your client down the road. The corporate filing experts at CLAS have the experience, knowledge and resources to help start their business off right.

Our Business Start-Up Services Include:

  • Business License Services
  • Trademark/Service Mark Research
  • Assumed/Fictitious Business Name Services
  • Corporate and LLC Kits/Minute Books

For your clients who are managing, expanding or closing an existing business entity, CLAS offers a full suite of filing and compliance services to help keep their businesses on track.

  • Annual/Biennial Report Filing
  • Annual Report Management
  • Amendment/Merger/Conversion Filing
  • Dissolution/Withdrawal Filing
  • Good Standing/Status Certificates
  • Corporate Document Retrieval
  • Tax Status Letters/Certificates

Registered Agent Representation

As a legal professional, you understand that a responsible, skilled Registered Agent is vital to the success of any business. Mishandling of a critical legal or tax document can result in a loss of good standing or the entry of a default judgment against your client.

Backed by a worldwide network of experienced local agents, CLAS specializes in providing Registered Agent Representation in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and many foreign jurisdictions. With over one million Service of Process (SOP) deliveries to date, your clients can trust CLAS’s network to handle all of their important documents with care and reliability.

Recommend CLAS Information Services as your Registered Agent service provider of choice and your clients will enjoy:

  • Flexible SOP Handling Options: No charge Federal Express or electronic delivery through our SOP imaging system, FirstServe™
  • Online Tools and Resources: Secure online portal with SOP database, tax calendar, forms library, reference guides, filing charts and more
  • Free Entity Monitoring: Timely emailed compliance notifications to alert your client to changes in the status of their entities

FREE CHANGE OF AGENT: If your client elects to switch their existing units to Registered Agent representation through CLAS, we will complete and file the necessary forms and even absorb all statutory fees related to the change of agent.

If your client has directed you to work with a specific Registered Agent, CLAS can still help! Work with CLAS to file your client’s new entity formations and we will likely be able to place the unit with their preferred Registered Agent and offer a better value and superior service for the document filing.

Competitively priced, multiple unit discounts available. Contact CLAS for details.

Annual Report Management

With only a few exceptions, every corporation, non-profit corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership (LP) and limited liability partnership (LLP) is required to file an Annual Report in every state where it is authorized to do business.  Entities that miss an Annual Report deadline face severe consequences that can include a loss of good standing, an inability to enter into or enforce contracts, difficulty in securing financing and even administrative dissolution.

To assist your clients with their ongoing compliance requirements, CLAS offers a comprehensive Annual Report Management program. Encourage your clients to sign up for Annual Report Management through CLAS and we will:

  • Monitor All State Requirements for Annual Report Filings
  • Track Annual Report Due Dates
  • Prepare Forms and Collect Signatures
  • Submit Forms and Fees
  • Return Proof of Filing

On Time, Every Time. Annual Report Management by CLAS Information Services.

FREE COMPLIANCE REPORT: Think a client may have missed an Annual Report deadline for one or more of their entities? Contact CLAS today to request a free compliance report that will provide a nationwide overview of all of your client’s entities and their status. Out of compliance? We can then work with you or your client to submit payment to the state and bring their entire portfolio back into compliance.

International Services

International business transactions are complex. It’s important to work with a service provider you trust as small mistakes early on in the process can mean big problems for your client down the road.  For your clients who are establishing or maintaining entities outside of the United States, CLAS has the experience and global resources to quickly and confidently manage all of their international business requests, including:

  • Apostille/Legalization/Authentication
  • International/Offshore Business Formations
  • International/Offshore Document Retrieval
  • Registered Office Address Services
  • Company Secretarial Services
  • Company Information Reports

Solutions to Help You Support Your Lending Clients

Your lending clients are looking to you to help them gather intelligence to evaluate applicants and mitigate their risk for loss. From pre-funding lien searching to debtor name monitoring, CLAS understands that for lending institutions, risk management is an ongoing effort. We built our UCC, Lien and Litigation services to provide the public records information and due diligence technology you need to support them every step of the way.

Pre-Funding Solutions

Before extending a loan or a line of credit, your client wants to learn everything they can about an applicant’s business compliance and existing financial obligations. We designed our comprehensive pre-funding solutions specifically to help lenders quickly evaluate prospects to make funding decisions with confidence.

Our Pre-Funding Products and Services Include:

  • Good Standing/Status Certificates
  • Corporate Document Retrieval
  • Tax Status Letters/Certificates
  • State Court Searching
  • U.S. District Court Searching
  • Bankruptcy Searching

Online DIY Search System™

Work with CLAS and enjoy anytime, anywhere access to perform UCC and lien searches for your clients using the most accurate, current state-direct data available. Flexible search logic enables you to identify name variations and uncover difficult to locate liens.

UCC and Lien Search System Features:

  • Searching by Debtor Name or File Number
  • Truncated Name Searching
  • Wildcard Character Searching
  • Sorting and Filtering Tools
  • Printable Similar Name Report
  • Downloadable Document Images
  • Saved Search History
  • Instant Invoicing

UCC Filing Solutions

When filing UCCs on your client’s behalf, it’s important to work with a service provider you can trust as UCC filing errors can prove costly for secured parties in the event of a debtor default or bankruptcy. Whether you file one UCC a month or one thousand, CLAS has the experience, knowledge and tools to help you file your clients’ UCCs quickly and correctly.

Work with one of our friendly Service Representatives to submit a traditional paper UCC1s or UCC3s for filing, or file online with UCC eZFILE®, the CLAS proprietary online UCC filing and portfolio management system.

UCC eZFILE® UCC Filing and Portfolio Management System

With the CLAS UCC eZFILE® system, users can prepare UCC filings and submit them electronically in over 40 jurisdictions nationwide. Filing your client’s UCC Financing Statements and Amendments electronically not only improves the turn-around time for filing acknowledgement, it also helps prevent indexing errors and reduces UCC filing costs.

Coordinating multi-jurisdictional filing projects is a breeze with the help of UCC eZFILE®. Filings can be combined as a project to be prepared, submitted and managed as a group. Users create a master project filing, and then edit only jurisdictional specific information, saving time and reducing the risk of drafting errors.

Post-Closing Solutions

After funding a deal, it’s critical for a lender to keep a close eye on events that can jeopardize its ability collect. If your clients are looking to you for help in managing and maintaining a healthy UCC portfolio, CLAS offers a variety of post-closing solutions to support your efforts.

Our Post-Closing Solutions Include:

  • Searches to Reflect
  • Automated Continuation Alerts
  • Corporate Monitoring for Debtors
  • UCC Monitoring for Debtors
Need a service you don’t see here? Go to Our Services menu above, call CLAS at (800) 952-5696 or fill our Contact Form. A Service Representative will be happy to work with you to build a customized solution.