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Articles of Incorporation typically include:

  • The name of the corporation
  • The name of the incorporator, which is the person or other corporation forming the new corporation
  • The nature of the business
  • The length of time for which the corporation is being established (may be indefinite, or may be for a specific time frame).
  • Location of the corporate headquarters
  • Location of the corporate officers
  • Details about stock issuance
  • Specification of for-profit or non-profit status
  • Other information as required by state law or at the discretion of the incorporator

Drafting Articles of Incorporation forms can be a daunting task if you start from scratch.  Rocket Lawyer offers an easy Incorporation Service, which takes the hassle out of filing your Articles of Incorporation—free for new members!


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