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Certificate of Incorporation


Abstract

This form is needed to form the corporation. It is issued by a state government. When this form is filed with a Secretary of State the corporation is said to exist. At the least, a certificate of incorporation should include: the name of the corporation; a statement of the purpose of the business; the address of the corporation’s registered office; the name of the registered agent at such address; a statement of the total number of shares of stock authorized to be issued and a description of the different classes of stock (if there is more than one class); and the name and address of the corporation’s incorporator(s).