Corporate Services

Searches/Document Retrieval

Gathering information and/or documentation on the existence or non-existence of corporate entities is often a tedious and costly experience. Not so with EMPIRE…

We are aware of the complexity of the State system and adjust accordingly, cutting red tape and saving you time and money. We provide complete Secretary of State services.


  • Corporate Card Searches
  • Certified or Plain Copies of Certificates
  • Corporate Goodstanding Certificates
  • Other Certificates stating a fact
  • Franchise Tax Searches

Corporate Name Availability

One of the first things an attorney must do in the formation of a corporation is ascertain the availability of a corporate name. EMPIRE will submit your choices in order of preference to the Department of State and advise you as to the official ruling.


State Department Rule – Section 146.4 Effect of availability.
Availability of a name, in the absence of a reservation is not to be construed as a final assurance of acceptance, until the certificate is actually filed.