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 Michigan incorporation.
The name must contain the word "Corporation," "Company," "Incorporated," "Limited" or an abbreviation thereof. It must not indicate the corporation was formed for a purpose other than one or more purposes permitted in the Articles of Incorporation. The name must be distinguishable from the name of any domestic or foreign corporations, domestic or foreign limited partnerships, or names currently reserved. It cannot use the words "Bank," "Industrial Bank," "Deposit," "Surety," "Security," "Trust" or "Trust Company".
The following are Michigan’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in Michigan is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Michigan's requirements include:
Michigan 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 Michigan:
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.