Press Releases

09/14/2018

Secretary of the State and Attorney General Collect More Than $1.3 Million From Companies Illegally Doing Business in Connecticut

HARTFORD – Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Attorney General George Jepsen announced that enforcement efforts against out-of-state companies operating in Connecticut without legal authority have yielded more than $1.3 million in Fiscal Year 2018. The penalties were paid out by more than 275 companies, the largest fine being $30,795.

Secretary Merrill, Connecticut’s Chief Business Registrar said, “We do everything possible to make it easy to do business in Connecticut, including creating an online business formation tool to assist out-of-state entities with operating legally in Connecticut. Although in many cases a failure to register may have been unintentional, in order to ensure accountability to consumers, it is critical that the state maintain a record of businesses in operation.”

“Out-of-state companies may not be aware that they must register before conducting business in Connecticut; however, it is important that they do so,” said Attorney General Jepsen. “Registration provides consumers with a layer of security and ensures that all businesses are operating on a level playing field. It is my continued hope that, through these joint enforcement efforts, we can educate out-of-state businesses about their responsibilities under Connecticut law and help to encourage compliance. I commend Secretary Merrill and the efforts her office has made in recent years to expand the online services available to businesses that make the registration process much easier.”

State law requires that business corporations, nonstock corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, and statutory trusts formed outside of Connecticut must obtain a certificate of authority from the Secretary of the State’s Office and pay a fee set by statute before transacting business in Connecticut.

In fiscal year 2018, almost 5,000 foreign entities properly filed with the Secretary of the State’s Office.

Businesses are required to obtain authorization to do business in Connecticut in order to protect consumers with a grievance against an out-of-state firm. Authorization requires businesses to appoint an agent for service of process in Connecticut, which is able to accept legal papers if court action is taken. Companies in violation of the state’s law are subject to a $300 fine for every month the company is transacting business in Connecticut without legal authority. In addition, some business corporations are required to pay the annual license fee required by statute for years they should have been registered with the Secretary of the State’s office. After obtaining a certificate of authority to transact business in Connecticut, out-of-state companies must also file a yearly annual report with the Secretary of the State’s office.

(A complete list of companies paying fines is attached)

###

Name of Entity

Amount Collected

2 COLUMBUS AVENUE LLC

$4,331.09

4Z LLC

$ 2,250.00

ABSOLUTE LOGIC, INC

$ 3,300.00

ACCESS FOOD & BEVERAGE, INC.

$945.00

ACCESS HOME MANAGERS LLC

$ 15,900.00

ACCRUEPARTNERS, INC.

$ 855.00

ACS INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES INC

$681.26

ACTION COLLECTION AGENCIES, INC.

$3,040.00

ADVANCED COPIER TECHNOLOGY, INC.

$ 17,257.50

AEGERION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

$ 3,900.00

ALABEK COMMERCIAL ROOFING CORP.

$ 7,470.00

ALIGN TRANSPORT, LLC

$ 4,800.00

ALL CITY MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC.

$ 1,500.00

ALLIANT FOOD SAFETY LABS, LLC

$1,226.24

AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC.

$ 1,800.00

AMERICAN FURNITURE RENTALS INC.

$16,957.50

AMERICAN LIMOUSINE OF CT, INC.

$3,400.08

AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS CORPORATION

$ 1,785.00

AMERICAN SPOT COOLING, INC.

$ 2,100.00

AMERICA'S BACK OFFICE, INC - MWS

$ 1,500.00

AMERICA'S BACK OFFICE, INC - NORTHEAST

$ 1,800.00

AMERITEL OF STAMFORD LLC

$ 4,500.00

AMUR EQUIPMENT FINANCE, INC.

$ 23,692.50

AMVENTURE INSURANCE AGENCY, INC.

$ 1,485.00

AOIC, LLC

$ 750.00

APPETIZE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

$ 3,285.00

AQUA PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC

$ 28,575.00

ARAMCO FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANY

$ 2,985.00

ARCH SUPERCO INC.

$ 3,285.00

ARROWPOINT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

$ 4,725.00

ATLANTICA USA HOLDINGS, LLC

$ 2,100.00

AWARENESS TECHNOLOGY, INC.

$1,125

B 3 GROUP, INC.

$ 1,200.00

BACK COUNTRY HORSEMEN OF AMERICA, INC.

$ 570.00

BENCHMARK ROOF AND PAVEMENT CONSULTING INC.

$ 1,785.00

BRASKEM AMERICA, INC.

$ 4,485.00

BROWN & BROWN METRO, LLC

$ 3,600.00

BTMU CAPITAL LEASING & FINANCE, LLC

$ 5,700.00

CAINS MECHANICAL LLC

$ 1,140.00

CAMPANELLA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY INC.

$ 427.09

CARIBBEAN AIRMAIL, INC.

$2,103.75

CARTIVA, INC.

$ 5,685.00

CBRE MANAGED SERVICES INC

$ 2,100.00

CCB CREDIT SERVICES, INC.

$2,175.00

CFM FOUNDATION, INC.

$ 700.00

CHLOES LAUNDROMAT LLC

$2,001.25

CIGITAL, INC.

$ 5,385.00

CLEANFUND COMMERCIAL PACE CAPITAL, INC.

$ 3,285.00

CLIPPARD INSTRUMENT LABORATORY, INC.

$ 3,285.00

CMARK FILMS, LLC

$ 17,565.00

COACHSOURCE, LLC

$ 4,200.00

CODE RED CONSULTANTS, LLC

$ 1,800.00

COGNIZANT WORLDWIDE LIMITED CORPORATION

$ 1,200.00

CONCENTRIC STUDIO LLC

$ 1,050.00

CONN-WEST MASS. MCDONALD'S OPERATORS ASSOCIATION, INC.

$ 6,780.00

CONSTITUTION FUND V, LLC

$ 1,500.00

CREDIT RESOURCES OF FLORIDA, INC.

$ 2,685.00

CSDC INC.

$ 2,985.00

CURRENT TECHNOLOGIES ELECTRONICS, INC.

$ 2,985.00

D.J. ROSSETTI & SONS, INC.

$ 3,285.00

DECO WORLD FASHION INSTITUTE OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC

$2,793

DEEP BASIN CAPITAL LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

$ 750.00

DELTA GALIL USA, INC.

$ 1,500.00

DERR FAMILY PROPERTIES, LLC

$ 1,350.00

DIRECT SERVICES, INC. - VA

$ 18,540.00

DIVERSIFIED HOLISTICS RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.

$ 28,395.00

DNP HOLDING USA CORPORATION

$ 4,485.00

DRUM WORKSHOP, INC.

$ 2,850.00

DYNAMIC N.A. INC.

$600.00

EASTERN ACQUISITION COMPANY, INC.

$ 1,050.00

ECONOMICS PARTNERS, LLC

$ 2,100.00

EDGEWELL PERSONAL CARE BRANDS, LLC

$ 2,000.00

EDGEWOOD PARTNERS INSURANCE CENTER INC

$ 6,870.00

EDUCATION NETWORKS OF AMERICA, INC.

$ 2,685.00

EFFECTIVE SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS, LLC

$ 3,450.00

ELLIOTT DAVIS, LLC

$ 7,500.00

EMERA ENERGY SERVICES, INC.

$ 5,850.00

EMPLOYER FLEXIBLE MANAGEMENT, LLC

$675.00

ENTERCOM COMMUNICATIONS CORP.

$ 1,200.00

ENZO CLINICAL LABS, INC.

$ 1,500.00

EP SPORTS OFFICIATING MANAGEMENT LLC

$ 285.00

EPLUS SOFTWARE, LLC

$ 4,200.00

ERG CAPITAL PARTNERS (US), LLC

$ 1,050.00

ESCALLATE, LLC

$ 11,400.00

EVERGREEN EVALUATION & CONSULTING, INC.

$2,100.00

EVORA IT SOLUTIONS INC.

$ 5,085.00

FACE 2 FACE SALES SOLUTIONS LLC

$ 1,800.00

FAIRCO-GREENTREE RECYCLING, INC.

$ 1,140.00

FAIRVIEW CONSTITUTION MANAGEMENT V, LLC

$ 1,350.00

FERMI MEDIA, INC.

$ 3,600.00

FIRE EQUIPMENT, INC.

$ 600.00

FI-TEK, LLC

$ 2,700.00

FITNESS ANYWHERE LLC

$ 13,800.00

FLASHTALKING, INC.

$ 4,050.00

FORSTER & GARBUS LLP

$ 1,650.00

FRANKLIN EQUIPMENT SERVICES CORP

$2,475.00

FRIT SOLAR, INC.

$ 14,040.40

GATEW AY SPORTS & POOLS INC.

$ 300.00

GDH CONSULTING, GROUP INC.

$ 8,370.00

GELFLEX USA, INC.

$2,864.00

GENESIS OPCO, LLC

$ 6,900.00

GLOBAL DATA PRODUCTIONS INC.

$ 11,055.00

GLOBAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE AGENCY, INC.

$1,863.55

GML CONSTRUCTION, INC.

$ 4,500.00

GRANTHAM UNIVERSITY, INC.

$ 3,885.00

GROUP DIG LLC

$ 2,100.00

GRUS, INC.

$ 8,850.00

HAVAS GEMINI, LLC

$ 1,050.00

HC2 STATION GROUP, INC.

$ 2,085.00

HEALTH CAROUSEL, LLC

$ 1,650.00

HEAT SOFTWARE USA INC.

$ 1,500.00

HELIX FUND I, LLC

$ 1,200.00

HIGH TOUCH LLC

$3,868.08

HI-WAY CONCRETE PRODUCTS CO., INC.

$5,250.00

HORIZON ASO, LLC

$ 3,450.00

IGPS LOGISTICS, LLC

$ 1,200.00

IMAGE SUPPLY SOURCE, INC.

$2,800.00

INDEED HIRE, INC.

$ 2,100.00

INDEPENDENT HEALTH CORPORATION

$ 30,795.00

INFILTRATOR WATER TECHNOLOGIES ULTIMATE HOLDINGS INC

$ 4,050.00

INFINISOURCE, INC.

$ 10,755.00

INSURAMATCH, LLC

$ 2,250.00

INSURANCE RISK SERVICES, INC.

$ 6,870.00

INSURANCE SPECIALISTS, INC.

$4,873.20

INTELLIGIZE, INCORPORATED

$ 4,785.00

INTERNATIONAL MARKETING STRATEGIES, INC.

$ 20,520.00

INTREPID ADVISORS LLC

$3,300.00

INVICTA ENTERTAINMENT LLC

$1,012.50

INVUITY, INC.

$ 11,490.00

IQ MEDIA GROUP INC.

$ 3,870.00

IT&LY HAIRFASHION N.A., INC.

$ 2,085.00

J. MILITO & ASSOCIATES, INC.

$ 5,085.00

JEUNESSE, LLC

$ 6,000.00

JFW, INC.

$1,625.00

JINSEI2, LLC

$ 2,250.00

JMG PRODUCTIONS, INC.

$531.26

JMS CONSULTING GROUP LLC

$ 1,995.00

JONATHAN FAULHABER MEDIA LLC

$ 450.00

JUDGMENT ACQUISITIONS UNLIMITED LLC

$ 855.00

JUNCTION NETWORKS, INC.

$ 8,550.00

KONDAUR VENTURES XIII OFFSHORE REO 1, LLC

$ 5,400.00

KZANDER-MGT, INC.

$ 3,000.00

L.H. WHITE & SON, INC.

$ 2,385.00

LAKE POINT CAPITAL LLC

$ 3,300.00

LANSING TRADE GROUP, LLC

$ 6,000.00

LAYER 3 TECHNOLOGIES INC.

$ 1,485.00

LCC WAREHOUSE I LLC

$ 1,200.00

LEGACY SERVICE USA, LLC

$ 3,900.00

LIFT & CARE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED

$ 10,650.00

LIGHTHOUSE CREATIVE COMPUTING LLC

$ 2,700.00

LIKAYEM LLC

$ 3,000.00

LIQUIDENT, INC.

$ 15,840.00

LOANCORE CAPITAL CREDIT MANAGER LLC

$ 1,950.00

LOANCORE CAPITAL CREDIT ADVISOR LLC

$ 1,950.00

LOANCORE CAPITAL CREDIT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

$ 1,950.00

LOANCORE CAPITAL CREDIT REIT LLC

$ 1,350.00

LUCID HOLDINGS, LLC

$ 6,600.00

LY INSIGHT INVESTMENTS LLC

$ 1,500.00

MANAGEYOURPEOPLE, LLC

$ 3,300.00

MARK DWORKIN, LCSW, P.C.

$ 2,535.00

MATAWIN VENTURES III OFFHSORE REO 1, LLC

$ 5,400.00

MATAWIN VENTURES V OFFSHORE REO 1, LLC

$ 5,400.00

MATAWIN VENTURES VII OFFSHORE REO 1, LLC

$ 5,400.00

MATAWIN VENTURES X OFFSHORE REO 1, L.L.C.

$ 4,800.00

MATAWIN VENTURES XIV, L.L.C.

$ 4,800.00

MATTHEW FRASER LLC

$ 900.00

MAX MARA, U.S.A., INC.

$ 1,050.00

MECANICA SOLUTIONS USA INC.

$ 3,150.00

MEDAC, INC.

$937.50

MELVILLE MANAGEMENT CORPORATION

$ 5,130.00

MID- ATLANTIC PARKING SERVICES, INC.

$ 1,800.00

MIDDLESEX COMMERCIAL SALES, LLC

$ 1,500.00

MODERN MOSAIC LIMITED

$ 6,630.00

MONET SOFTWARE, INC.

$ 750.00

MP CLO MANAGEMENT LLC

$ 1,200.00

MTV LEASING, INC.

$ 1,200.00

MTV SOLUTIONS, INC.

$ 1,200.00

MUNICIPAL PARKING SERVICES, INC.

$ 6,750.00

NAMASTE NEW YORK LLC

$1,350.00

NAPATECH A/S CORPORATION

$ 2,400.00

NATIONAL DCP, LLC

$ 10,500.00

NCN HOLDINGS, INC.

$ 2,400.00

NEOTRACT, INC.

$ 11,655.00

NEURO PROTECTIVE SOLUTIONS, LLC

$ 4,200.00

NICUS SOFTWARE, INC.

$ 10,200.00

NOBLIN & ASSOCIATES, LLC

$ 1,350.00

NORTH AMERICAN SITE SERVICES, LLC

$ 1,650.00

NORTH EASTERN TREE SERVICE, INC. - CT DIVISION

$ 4,800.00

NORTHSTAR MACYS US WEST 2016, LLC

$ 1,200.00

NOVASYTE, LLC

$ 3,420.00

NU-WAY TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, INC.

$ 750.00

NXTHERA, INC.

$ 7,470.00

OHI ASSET (CT) SOUTHPORT, LLC

$ 1,800.00

ON SITE LIGHTING & SURVEY, LLC

$ 1,710.00

OPEN ROAD RV REPAIR, LLC

$ 1,200.00

OPSVIEW INC

$ 1,500.00

OPTOS, INC.

$ 24,405.00

OVERSEAS MINISTRIES STUDY CENTER INCORPORATED

$ 2,170.00

P/S PARTNER SOLUTIONS, LTD.

$ 2,985.00

PACE HARMON, INC.

$ 2,385.00

PARTNERS IN PHILANTHROPY, LLC

$ 855.00

PARTNERS IN VISION INC.

$ 2,550.00

PAYYOURPEOPLE, LLC

$ 12,900.00

PEAK GOVERNMENT SERVICES, INC.

$ 11,955.00

PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE LLC

$ 5,700.00

PEOPLESCOUT, INC.

$ 6,570.00

PERO USA CORP*

$ 24,382.50

PETER D. MARO JR. D.M.D., M.S., P.C.

$ 1,500.00

PIAZZA, INC. OF NEW YORK

$ 5,550.00

PLANET TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

$ 2,700.00

PLASTIPAK PACKAGING, INC.

$ 1,800.00

POLAR POWER, INC.

$ 5,385.00

POLICEREPORTS.US, LLC

$ 8,400.00

PORT CHESTER RUG AND LINOLEUM CO., INC.

$356.68

PROTOCOL MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC.

$ 2,400.00

PTC TOYS, CORP.

$ 855.00

Q-PERIOR INC.

$ 14,940.00

QUAKER AGENCY, INC.

$ 2,085.00

R.L. STONE COMPANY, INC.

$ 14,977.50

R1 RCM INC.

$ 13,350.00

RADIAN SOLAR, LLC

$ 2,100.00

RADIOMETER AMERICA INC.

$ 16,282.50

RANDIE P. PATERNO, P.C.

$ 2,850.00

REGIS HR GROUP 5, INC.

$ 2,985.00

REQUIRE HOLDINGS, LLC

$ 9,600.00

REQUIRE REAL ESTATE SOLUTIONS, LLC

$ 3,000.00

RETAIL CONSTRUCTION, INC.

$ 3,585.00

RHONE APPAREL

$5,625.00

RIGHT ANSWER INSURANCE AGENCY, LLC

$ 18,510.00

RITEWAY CONVEYORS, INC.

$ 1,050.00

ROB LEVINE & ASSOCIATES, LTD.

$ 2,400.00

RUGGIERO CPA, LLC

$550.00

SANTAPAUL CORPORATION

$ 2,550.00

SARTORIUS CORPORATION

$ 3,900.00

SASHA HOSIERY INC.

$ 1,950.00

SAVIOKE INC.

$ 1,710.00

SEERENE INC.

$ 750.00

SERENA & LILY, INC.

$ 8,070.00

SFI ELECTRONICS, LLC

$ 1,200.00

SHELL PIPELINE COMPANY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

$ 2,100.00

SHELTER ROCK CAPITAL ADVISORS LLC

$ 4,275.00

SILVER POINT SELECT GENERAL PARTNER, LLC

$ 2,100.00

SIMON BANGIYEV, DDS, MD, PC.

$ 4,500.00

SKYWORKS HOLDINGS, LLC

$ 12,600.00

SOCIAL FINANCE CT FAMILY STABILITY 2016 MANAGER, INC.

$ 1,200.00

SOLTAGE - SFS 430 HARTFORD LLC

$ 6,300.00

SOLUTION PARTNERS, INC.

$ 7,500.00

SPINE MEDICAL SERVICES, PLLC

$ 4,200.00

STAR MARKETING AND ADMINISTRATION, INC.

$ 6,270.00

STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS GROUP, LLC

$ 3,000.00

SUBWAY HOLDINGS, LLC

$ 3,300.00

SUPERIOR BROKERAGE SERVICES INC.

$ 4,050.00

SURGICAL MONITORING SERVICES, INC.

$5,175.00

SYNACOR, INC.

$ 5,100.00

SYRSTONE, INC.

$ 2,070.00

TATS MARINE LLC

$ 1,995.00

TERRAXML, INC.

$ 1,485.00

TGC TOLLAND, LLC

$ 1,500.00

THE ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION, INC.

$ 4,800.00

THE BENEDICT SILVERMAN FOUNDATION INC.

$ 2,385.00

THE BURGESS GROUP, LLC

$ 14,400.00

THE CLAIBORNE CONSULTING GROUP, INC.

$ 600.00

THE FILTA GROUP INC.

$ 1,200.00

THE LINER SPECIALISTS*

1096.9

THE ROCKET SCIENCE GROUP LLC

$ 6,300.00

THP TRANSPORTATION LOGISTICS LLC

$ 2,100.00

TRUMAN 2016 SC5 REO, LLC

$ 4,800.00

TULLETT PREBON FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC

$ 3,000.00

TUNNEL CITY CAPITAL PARTNERS, INC.

$ 3,570.00

USR SUPERCO INC.

$ 3,285.00

UZIVERT, LLC

$ 3,000.00

VANGUARD TEMPORARIES, INC.

$ 25,192.50

VENSOURCE MANAGEMENT LLC

$ 3,600.00

VERTICAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, INC.

$ 4,485.00

VICTAULIC COMPANY

$ 2,400.00

VIRIDIAN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT LLC

$ 1,800.00

VIZOLUTION, INC.

$ 2,085.00

WE GEORGE STREET HOLDING LLC

$ 7,500.00

WEDRIVEU, INC.

$ 5,130.00

WELD POWER SERVICE COMPANY, INC.

$ 2,400.00

WOODSIDE CAPITAL ADVISORS, LLC

$ 2,700.00

WORLD TEK EVENTS LLC

$ 2,100.00

WSF -WINE SPIRIT FOOD CONSULTING LLC

$ 2,550.00

Total:

$ 1,301,845.33


Twitter: Secretary of State on Twitter
Facebook: Secretary of State on Facebook
Contact: Gabe Rosenberg
Phone: (203) 981-5825