Do I need to file a DBA (‘Doing Business As’)?

Individuals and unincorporated entities that regularly conduct business using an assumed name (often called a DBA ) must file an assumed name certificate with the county clerk in each county in which business premises are maintained. If corporations, limited liability companies or limited partnerships (entities created by filing with the secretary of state) do business [...]

What is par value?

A business corporation must sell shares of stock in order to capitalize the corporation, that is, provide the corporation with its own capital, separate from the money of its owners. This separation provides part of the support for shielding the shareholders from personal liability for the debts and obligations of the corporation. Shares of stock [...]

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Does a corporation have to issue stock?

Shares of stock represent ownership of the corporation. Where no shares are issued, no individual owns the corporation. Thus, shares must be issued to those individuals who will own the corporation. While most states have created many exceptions and exemptions from registering a stock issuance with the State or with the SEC for most small [...]

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What is a Federal Employer ID Number?

If you plan on opening a bank account under your corporate name, most banks will require that your corporation have a Federal Employers’ Identification Number. A Federal Tax Identification Number (also known as a "95 Number" or "EIN Number" ) is a number assigned to a corporation or LLC by the Federal Government for purposes [...]

Where can I get a corporate seal?

While many jurisdictions have abolished the requirement of maintaining a corporate seal, many corporations still prefer to maintain a corporate seal as a formality. Corporate seals range in price from $8 (rubber stamp) to about $75 (steel embosser).  Your can order your corporate seal through our office. You'll need the name of your corporation and [...]

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What is a corporate director?

The board of directors is essentially the management body for the corporation. Responsibilities of the board of directors include establishing all business policies and approving major contracts and undertakings. In addition, the board may also elect the president. Ordinary business practices of the corporation are carried out by the officers and employees under the directives [...]

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What is a corporate officer?

While most jurisdictions allow the same person to act in all capacities, that person has different responsibilities depending on the capacity in which he or she is acting. President Vice president Treasurer Secretary (or clerk) Assistant secretary Assistant treasurer Although most jurisdictions allow one person to serve in the three capacities of President, Treasurer and [...]

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What are Articles of Incorporation?

A Corporation's "Articles of Incorporation" is the main filing document which begins the corporation's existence under state law. Once filed, the corporation comes into existence. The level of complexity for a corporation's Articles of Incorporation can range from very simple to extremely complex. Generally, most jurisdictions require Articles of incorporation to contain, at a minimum, [...]