Each state has different requirements for forming a corporation. Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you'll want to understand state requirements for California incorporation.
Name endings are not required to be used in the corporate name unless the corporation is being filed as a professional corporation or close corporation, or if it is using a person's name. In such cases, the name must end with "Corporation," "Company," "Incorporated," "Limited" or an abbreviation thereof. The name must not be likely to mislead the public. It must not be the same as, or resemble so closely as to lead to deception, the name of a domestic or qualified foreign corporation, a name under reservation or the registered or assumed name of a foreign corporation. The name needs Superintendent of Bank's approval if it contained the words "Bank," "Banc," "Trust" or "Trustee."
The following are California's requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in California is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. California's requirements include:
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The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.