The State of Michigan Department of Labor and Regulatory Affairs announced that, effective October 30, 2017, the current MICH-Elf filing system will be discontinued and will be replaced with the Corporations Online Filing System (COFS). Benefits and features of COFS include online document submission, expanded search functionality, enhanced communication, email subscription notification service, and after hours system availability.
Clients need to be aware that there is a significant difference between how COFS works versus the MICH-Elf filing system, which will result in a major change in how e-filing will take place. Under the MICH-Elf filing system, attorneys at CMDA could file documents on behalf of clients by using the Firm’s MICH-Elf filing number. With COFS, each Company’s Resident Agent will be mailed a Customer Identification Number (CID) and PIN for all future filings. This means that law firms, such as CMDA, will need to know every client’s CID and PIN numbers in order to submit documents on their behalf.
Beginning this week, business entities in Michigan will be receiving a letter notifying them of the new filing system. The letter will include their new Entity Identification Number, Customer Identification Number (CID) and PIN. The CID and PIN are the credentials needed to connect a business entity or law firm to the online filing system.
Joe Wloszek is an attorney with the law firm of Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. where he focuses his practice on condominium law, commercial litigation, commercial real estate, large contractual disputes, and title litigation. Mr. Wloszek is a Certified Real Estate Continuing Education Instructor through the State of Michigan, the immediate past Chair of the Oakland County Bar Association Real Estate Committee and he has received numerous awards including being named a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers, a Top Lawyer in commercial law by DBusiness Magazine, a Michigan Top Lawyer in real estate by Michigan Top Lawyers and the Pro Bono Volunteer Attorney of the Year by Michigan Community Resources. He may be reached at (734) 261-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.