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Our jurisdiction deskbooks offer a comprehensive scope of business entity and UCC statutes. Valued features include legislative analyses exploring the effect of new amendments, the latest case notes interpreting the law, updated fee schedules, and online access to ready-to-fill state forms.

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Qualifying to do Business in Another State—The CSC 50-State Guide to Qualification

CSC’s guide to qualification is a comprehensive toolbox to help business and legal professionals better understand foreign qualification and avoid the consequences of failing to qualify. Using case illustrations, the book provides insight and analysis of the types of activities that do and don’t trigger the qualification requirement.

The book explores the Model Business Corporation Act (MBCA), which serves as a template for most states’ laws governing foreign corporations’ business activities within their borders. It examines the activities listed in the MBCA that aren’t subject to regulation, and the activities that require a foreign corporation to register to do business. There’s also a discussion of how internet and eCommerce activity could trigger qualification requirements, and a look at the consequences of doing business without qualifying.

Step-by-step instructions are provided for qualifying to do business in foreign states, as well as registration procedures for charitable organizations.

The book also includes a comprehensive scope of annotated qualification statutes for all jurisdictions, giving legal practitioners easy access to the current statutes and relevant case notes that relate to doing business in a foreign state. Statutes have been updated for the 2024 Edition.

Two charts summarize the activities that don’t constitute doing business and the consequences of failing to qualify. Both charts are up-to-date and include comments and statutory citations.

The guide also includes online access to qualification forms for all U.S. jurisdictions via the LexisNexis® Store download center. The forms appendix provides a complete listing of forms and contact information for each jurisdiction’s secretary of state or equivalent agency.

New York Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated, Spring 2024

New York lawmakers recently added or amended more than 40 sections related to business entity laws, including new requirements for registration of beneficial owners and LLC transparency.

The changes are captured in the Spring 2024 edition of New York Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated. The Table of Sections Affected lists statutory changes and the Legislative Analysis provides an overview of the updates. Blackline Amendment Notes following each amended section indicate exactly which text has been added or deleted.

The Spring 2024 edition includes more than 25 new case notes from New York state and federal courts interpreting the law added since the Fall 2023 edition. Also included are five new full text cases covering equity interest in partnerships, subsidiaries, veil-piercing, dissolution, and statutes of limitations. The Table of New Annotations lists new case notes, and new notes are marked in the text with gray bars.

More than 100 fillable New York forms for incorporation, formation, qualification, mergers, dissolution, and name reservation for all entity types are available via the LexisNexis Store download center. Forms are listed by entity type in the Forms Appendix. Up-to-date Publication and Fee Tables provide a snapshot of fees and publication requirements for the different entities.

Other recent releases

Michigan Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated, 2024

The 2024 edition features the full text of Chapter 499 (Partnerships) and Chapter 450 (Corporations) from the Michigan Compiled Laws Service, updated through Act 35 of the 2024 legislative session. Also included are related sections covering taxation, trademarks, securities, and civil procedure, as well as Articles 1, 8, and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.

The book is fully annotated with the latest case notes from state and federal courts interpreting the law.

Massachusetts Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated, 2024

The latest edition features special commentary prepared by attorney Kurt Hemr of Skadden, Arps exploring whether a recent headline-making case involving Tesla CEO Elon Musk would’ve been decided differently under Massachusetts’ Business Corporations Act, Chapter 156D, rather than Delaware business law.

The 2024 edition includes the latest legislation through Chapter 67 of the 2024 Massachusetts legislative session, as well as the latest case notes from state and federal courts interpreting the law and five full-text cases covering recent legal developments regarding conversion, derivative suits, fiduciary duties, repurchase rights of vested ownership interests, and securities.

Illinois Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated, 2024

A recent amendment to Illinois’ business entity statutes will require state contractors to annually submit a list of services suppliers to the state’s Commission on Equity and Inclusion.

This and other changes to IL business entity law are captured in the 2024 Edition, current through P.A. 103-585 of the 2024 Regular Session of the 103rd General Assembly and annotated with the latest case notes showing how courts have interpreted the law. Also included are five full-text cases exploring recent legal developments relating to derivative actions, automatic stays, cash-out mergers, registered agents, and venue.



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