What should I do if I’ve received a Notice of Grounds for Administrative Dissolution from the N.C. Secretary of State?

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If you have received a notice of grounds for administrative dissolution from the North Carolina Secretary of State, it means that there is a problem with your business and it is in danger of being administratively dissolved. Here are the steps you should take:

  1. Review the notice: The notice should provide you with information about why your business is in danger of being administratively dissolved. Read the notice carefully and make note of any deadlines or requirements that you need to meet. One of the most common reasons that businesses are administratively dissolved is for their failure to file an annual report.
  2. Correct the issue: Once you understand the reason for the notice, you need to correct the issue. This may involve filing missing annual reports, paying outstanding fees or taxes, or updating your business information with the Secretary of State’s office.
  3. Respond to the notice: You will need to respond to the notice within the timeframe specified in the notice. This may involve submitting a written response or providing additional documentation to the Secretary of State’s office.
  4. Seek professional advice: Depending on the reason for the notice, you may need to seek professional advice from an attorney or a business advisor. They can help you understand your options and guide you through the process of resolving the issue.

It’s important to take action as soon as possible if you receive a notice of grounds for administrative dissolution. Failure to address the issue could result in the administrative dissolution of your business, which could have serious consequences for your business and your personal finances.

Will Blackton is a business lawyer based in Raleigh, North Carolina. You can reach Will at wblackton@bobllaw.com or (919) 636-5979.

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