Crunch Time! Annual Reports Are Due NOW!

2017 Annual Reports are now due! Don’t wait to file. We have already begun charging rush fees for clients that want us to handle the preparation of their annual minutes and the filing of their annual reports. And on May 1st, the State of Florida will start charging $400 for late filing. Every corporation or limited liability company in the State of Florida is required to file its annual report with the Division of Corporations on or before April 30th each year.

An Annual Report is simply the form that is used to update or confirm the Florida Department of State’s records regarding entities doing business in this state. It is not a financial statement or even minutes of your business’s annual meeting. In fact, your Annual Minutes should reflect that you have prepared and approved your Annual Report (not the other way around). An annual report must be filed each year for your business entity to maintain its “active status” with the Department of State and is required, whether or not you need to make changes from the prior year.

It happens every year: we get calls from clients upset that we “didn’t remind them” about the Annual Report filing deadline, or that the fine for filing late would be so steep. So we begin reminding clients on January 1st. Don’t be *that* client! Get your annual report filed by April 30th. We are happy to assist you, or you can file yourself at sunbiz.org.

Meehle & Jay and Suzanne have been our counsel for Echo Interaction Group since the inception of our company. Her guidance has gone above and beyond the typical small tech business attorney and she's become a trusted advisor to our firm. Her knowledge of small business legal needs and specifically in the technology and startup world have been crucial to the growth of our company.

Carlos Carbonell, CEO, Echo Interaction Group

I couldn't be happier with my decision to hire Meehle & Jay as our entertainment attorneys!  When you deal with a lot of people, it's critical for a business to have all of their i's dotted and their t's crossed, and it's huge relief to know that Meehle & Jay is doing that for us.

Rob Henlon, Fierce Entertainment 

I use Meehle & Jay to represent my Event Planning Business and they are nothing short of phenomenal. Not only do I get email reminders to make sure I am staying on top of my legal priorities, the professional advice they have offered me, in conjunction with their legal expertise, makes me feel confident that I can do business competitively while still having my assets and reputation protected.  A class act all the way around.

Michelle Widmer, Founder & Director of Events, The Empress Table

Davey Jay handles all our company's copyrights. Excellent knowledge and response time, highly recommend this firm.

Rodney E. Luke, President, Luke Brothers Custom Homes

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