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 Delaware incorporation.
The corporation's name must contain the word "Association," "Company," Corporation," "Club," "Foundation," "Fund," "Incorporated," "Institute," "Society," "Union," "Syndicate," "Limited" or the abbreviation "Co.," "Corp.," "Inc.," "Ltd." or words or abbreviations of like import in other languages. The name must be distinguishable from those of other corporations organized, reserved or registered as a foreign corporation under the laws of Delaware. Use of words "Bank," "Banc," "Banque" and "Trust" need approval from the Department of Banking.
The following are Delaware’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in Delaware is called the Certificate of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Delaware's requirements include:
Delaware allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional corporation (PC).
View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Delaware:
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.