Why Can't we - Posted by Al (Wi)

Posted by William L. Exeter on July 28, 2003 at 21:59:34:

The definition of “Doing Business” varies fromn state to state, but in most states the act of investing in, holding title to, and managing properties will constitute doing business in that state and will require that you register the foreign entity in that state.

Bill Exeter
Diversified Exchange Corporation

Why Can’t we - Posted by Al (Wi)

Posted by Al (Wi) on July 28, 2003 at 15:39:07:

We have property in Illinois, and live in Wisconsin. If we title the property in a Wisconsin LLC, the Wisconsin LLC is not doing business anywhere, it’s just holding title. Why do we have to register with Illinois as a ‘foreign corporation’?

CCH on “Doing Business” - Posted by John Merchant

Posted by John Merchant on August 03, 2003 at 13:45:08:

AS Wm Exeter said, the definition of DB does vary, state to state.

CCH (Commerce Clearing House), a nationwide corporation service co., publishes a great little booklet that you might be able to obtain free for the asking on the subject.

It’s called “Doing Business” and it cites the case law in every state on the issue of whether or not doing a particular thing is really DB in that state, under that state’s laws.

CCH has been publishing and distributing this little booklet for probably 50 years, primarily to lawyers and law students, but probably to anybody requesting it.

It cites case decisions in every state and the decisions vary widely, and aren’t really uniform at all. What IS DB in state A, has been found NOT to be DB in state B, etc.

I’m positive CCH has a huge website so if you’ll find it and make contact with the closest CCH office to you, they’ll probably happily send you their little book. Along with a package showing what their services are in every state for their corporate customers and clients.

A very experienced company that offers a world of corp. services.

I have NO business relationship with CCH, just know of and appreciate their services and know-how.