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 Maine incorporation.
The corporation’s name must contain the word "Corporation," "Incorporated," "Limited," "Company" or an abbreviation thereof. The name cannot be any name that is the same as or deceptively similar to the name of any domestic corporation or foreign-qualified corporation without authorization. The name cannot utilize a reserved name. The name shall not contain any word or phrase indicating it is organized for any purpose not permitted by Maine law.
The following are Maine’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in Maine is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Maine's requirements include:
Maine 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 Maine:
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.