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Certificate of Incorporation Delaware
To form a corporation in Delaware, you must file a document called a certificate of incorporation with the Delaware Department of State. The form is customizable. The certificate of incorporation must include the following information: Name of the corporation Type of entity Street and mailing address of the corporation A statement of corporate purpo...
Articles of Incorporation New Hampshire
To form a corporation in New Hampshire, you must file articles of incorporation. The form is customizable. More information about corporate formation can be accessed through the website of the New Hampshire Corporations Division. The articles of incorporation must include the following information: Name of the corporation Type of entity Corporate ma...
How to Start an LLC in Montana
Filing Costs* State filing fees are $70 LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50 Filing Time* The standard filing time for an online filing is 10 business days. The expedited filing time for an online filing is 2 business days. Filing Requirements Articles of Organization To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must includ...
How to Start an LLC in Texas
Filing Costs* State filing fees are $310 LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50 Filing Time* The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days. The expedited filing time for an online filing is 3 business days. Filing Requirements Certificate of Formation To form your LLC, you must complete a certificate of formation. You must includ...
How to Start an LLC in New Hampshire
Filing Costs* State filing fees are $102 LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50 Filing Time* The standard filing time for a paper filing is 5 weeks. The expedited filing time for an online filing is 5 business days. Filing Requirements Certificate of Formation To form your LLC, you must complete a certificate of formation. You must include: your...
How to Start an LLC in the District Of Columbia
Filing Costs* State filing fees are $220 LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $150 Filing Time* The standard filing time for a paper or online filing is 20 business days. The expedited filing time for a filing is 5 business days. Filing Requirements Articles of Organization To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must incl...
How to Start an LLC in Alaska
Filing Costs* State filing fees are $250 LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50 Filing Time* The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days. The expedited filing time for an online filing is 3 business days. Filing Requirements Articles of Organization To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include...
Who needs to approve corporate bylaws?
Although federal law does not require specific language in most organizations’ bylaws, some states require that bylaws be filed at the time of incorporation or shortly thereafter. In most states, corporate bylaws are simply approved by the board of directors at the first board meeting. The board approves subsequent amendments of the bylaws according...
What legal documents are required when starting a nonprofit corporation?
While there are many important documents needed to help form nonprofits, and the needs of a nonprofit will depend on the state and industry in which it operates, the three vital documents every nonprofit must have are the articles of incorporation, corporate bylaws, and meeting minutes. Articles of incorporation are required for the nonprofit to be...
How to Start a Corporation in Utah
Filing Costs* State filing fees are $70 LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $100 Filing Time* The standard filing time for a paper filing is 15 business days. The expedited filing time for a filing is 10 business days. Filing Requirements Articles of Incorporation To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must incl...