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Friday, February 05, 2010

Inclement Weather!? How do I make my filing with the State of Delaware, Division of Corporations and secure my filing date and time?

Division of Corporations operates with a state-of-the-art efficiency and a staff that provides prompt, friendly and professional service to clients, attorneys, registered agents and others. These factors, as well as their unparallel accessibility, have all contributed to making Delaware a premier legal home to companies around the world.

While all this is true, they still can not control the weather.

Yesterday, National Weather Service issuance of a blizzard warning that caused the Division of Corporations to issue a statement regarding the following changes to their normal process:

· All 30 Minute and Priority 1 (one-hour service) must be received by 2:30 P.M.

· Priority 2 (two-hour service) must be received by 2 P.M.

· Same Day and Must approvals are required to be received by 1 P.M.

· DCIS, the Imaging System and Fax Gateway will be available until 10:30 P.M. for securing filing dates and times.

So, what does all that mean to you, if you need to make a filing today? After all, the weather may be perfectly fine where you are located!

Here's where that accessibility factor comes into play again. Should the Governor of the State of Delaware declare a State of Emergency or mandate the closure of State agencies which renders the office of the Division of Corporations, Townsend Building, Dover, Delaware, closed on what would otherwise be a standard work day, the following option is available.

The Secretary of State will issue a written waiver upon request for up to two business days after the end of an “extraordinary condition” (EC). This will allow a document to be given a file date and time that is prior to the delivered date and time and during the time that the EC took place.

If your Delaware filings are affected by weather conditions, or any other extraordinary events, let us know ASAP and we can work to assist you with submitting your filing an obtaining an extraordinary event waiver.

It may not be instant gratification, but it can help you to obtain the date and time of your filing that would otherwise been assigned if the extraordinary event had not taken place. It many not be perfect, but it is certainly better than most jurisdictions out there.

That's just another one of the many reasons why Delaware is a leading domicile for U.S. and international corporations.


Delaware Corporate Legislation Tracker

The Delaware Corporate Legislation Tracker is a free service, designed to keep you up to date on current and pending legislation related to Delaware Corporate rules and regulations. Here is what's been happening this week:

The following Legislation affecting Title 8 - Corporations was acted upon by the General Assembly on 2/03/2010:

HB 297 w/HA 1

This bill confirms existing statutes and practices related to the administration of the corporation franchise tax.

Bill History:

Jan 26, 2010 - Signed by Governor

Jan 21, 2010 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 1 NO

Jan 20, 2010 - Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits

Jan 14, 2010 - Assigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate

Jan 14, 2010 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES

Jan 14, 2010 - Amendment HA 1 - Passed in House by Voice Vote

Jan 14, 2010 - Amendment HA 1 - Introduced in House

Jan 13, 2010 - Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with
3 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits

Jan 07, 2010 - Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House


Amazon’s Kindle is fighting to keep its innovative title against Apple’s IPad

Business changes at the pace that technology progresses and technology allows business to be able to compete. Technology is now allowing two Fortune 500 companies to fight it out. In the E-books marketplace; there is now a competition between Apple and Amazon. The IPad is the new invention of Apple, it is an all touch screen laptop that resembles a large IPod Touch, has a ten hour battery life and has IBook. IBook allows readers to read a book and store multiple books on one device. The IPad is trying to take over the electronic book market and crush Amazon. One major publisher, MacMillan, has already been left by Amazon for trying to negotiate. MacMillan is now switching over to Apple and its IPad. Amazon is the largest retailer of books online and for Amazon to drop you is a major injury to any publisher selling books online. Amazon owns the Kindle, which is as thin as a magazine, has a week long battery life, and can hold 1,000 books. This device allows you to read multiple books while having only it in your hands. The competition allows consumers to have more options for e-books and more companies to buy them from. Publishers have to make the tough decision on how risky they want to be. They can choose a side or try to keep selling to both companies. Amazon has rule over the online bookstore world at this moment and Apple may be able to convert people from Amazon, but never will Apple have the power of Amazon. Amazon has the staying power and innovation to win against Apple, as a bonus it was incorporated in Delaware.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Delaware Public Archives

The Division of Corporations is where you will find documentation and information about legally formed entities in the State of Delaware. It's not, however, the only government agency in the State where information is collected and stored.

Created by the General Assembly in 1905, The Delaware Public Archives is one of the oldest public archives programs in the country. Since inception, it has preserved the records of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of Delaware's state government. It is quite simply the place to go for both State and Local Government Records in Delaware.

Sound interesting?

You can learn more about visiting the Delaware Public Archives by watching this video on YouTube:

Visiting the Archives

Be sure to check out This Day In Delaware History while you are at it.

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