I am working on a specific type of corporate business. If I want to do a very general mailing to garner indications of interest from a particular state, must I be registered in that state beforehand, or can I get registered once I determine there is an interest? I don't want or need to get registered in every state. Would a disclaimer work for this To sum up, if I find interest and a "lead" tturns in to a "prospect", then I get registered in that state before proceeding. Would appreciate any advice, thanks.
Your question poses so many questions and provides far too few facts, that it seems clear that you should seek the counsel of an lawyer in the subject state(s). The liability for selling/soliciting unregistered securities and/or doing so as an unregistered agent and/or doing so on behalf of a firm not registered within the subject state can be enormous.
On the other hand, those anonymous posters on the free website may tell me to go ahead and do it. I don't know anything about those folks but if they say it's okay, well, that's good enough for me."
Most states are $50 or so to register, much cheaper than an hour billed by any attorney I know....Pay the fifty bucks and move on.