- Affidavit of Lost Corporate Document
Affidavit of Lost Corporate Document"This Affidavit of Lost Corporate Document can be used by a Corporation to verify the loss of a corporate document, stock certificate, minutes, or other corporate document and the preparation of a new document to replace the lost document."
- Annual Corporate Report Request
Annual Corporate Report Request"This letter requests a copy of a corporate annual report."
- Articles of Incorporation for California
Articles of Incorporation for California"Ready to incorporate your business in California? Creating and filing Articles of Incorporation is how you start the process of making it official with the state. Our step-by-step instructions make it easy to get the right foundation for your business's future success in sunny California. Articles of Incorporation is a legal document that you'll need so you can set up your corporation in California. Once it's complete, you can file it with the state to make your new business entity official. The document covers all the major aspects of your corporation: You'll need to provide a corporate name, purpose of the business, agent for service, and whether the corporation is issuing stock. The Articles don't describe how your corporation will be run, so you'll also need to create Corporate Bylaws after forming your corporation in California. Please note this document covers only businesses that want to incorporate but don't have outside investors."
- Articles of Incorporation Worksheet
Articles of Incorporation Worksheet"This worksheet can be used to organize the basic information that is needed to form a corporation."
- Business Entity Planning Worksheet
Business Entity Planning Worksheet"This worksheet can be used to identify basic information that is needed to form a new business or change the form of an existing business."
- Business Fact Sheet
Business Fact Sheet"This worksheet can be used to gather a wide variety of information helpful in the day-to-day running of a business."
- Business Plan
Business Plan"This document can be used to outline business goals, projections, marketing strategies, financing and other important facets of a new business or business venture."
- Business Proposal
Business Proposal"This Business Proposal can be used by a Business to request support from an Investor by specifying the new product, services or business being introduced, the financial and management projections, and the implementation strategy for reaching those goals."
- Buy-Sell Agreement
Buy-Sell Agreement"What will happen to your company if your business partner passes away? Will you own it outright or will you share the company with the heirs of your business partner? These are questions most business owners don't know the answer to because they do not have a Buy-Sell Agreement in place. Without a Buy-Sell Agreement, a business can face a world of financial and tax problems if an owner passes away, is divorced, retires, or leaves the company one way or another.Often described as a ""business will"" or ""business prenupt"", a Buy-Sell Agreement is an agreement between co-owners of company that governs what will happen to the business if one of the owner's dies or leaves the company. Just like a personal will, a Buy-Sell Agreement includes provisions for death, disability, retirement, divorce, and voluntary and involuntary transfers (including sales and bankruptcy) of the company. The agreement controls how the owners of a business can sell their interests in the business, who they can sell them to, when they can sell them, and how much they can sell them for. Not matter what your business is or who it's with, it's always a smart idea to have a Buy-Sell Agreement in place for the future. A Buy-Sell Agreement is appropriate for all business entities, including corporations, partnerships, LLCs and proprietorships. The agreement can be created at any time but should be completed when the business is formed or soon thereafter."
- Certificate of Incorporation for Delaware
Certificate of Incorporation for Delaware"Delaware is known for offering pro-corporation laws and tax structures. If you want to incorporate your business in Delaware, filing a Certificate of Incorporation is the first step. Whether you want to form an S Corp, C Corp or nonprofit, you'll create a solid foundation for your business. Create your Certificate of Incorporation for Delaware today.This Certificate of Incorporation for Delaware outlines the basic structure of your corporation, and helps you begin the process for filing for your incorporation. Once your incorporation is official, you'll benefit from limited personal liability for business debts, you'll look more professional to potential partners and clients, and it will be easier to pass your business on to the next generation, sell it, or bring in new investors.To complete your Certificate of Incorporation for Delaware, you'll need certain information about your new corporation, like the name, nature of the business, agent for service, length of time for which the corporation is being established, details of stock issuance, and corporate location and corporate officers."
- Certificate of Incumbency
Certificate of Incumbency"When you need to confirm in writing the authority of an officer in your company, use the Certificate of Incumbency form. This is a document prepared and signed by the secretary or president of a corporation and lists the name and title of all current officers of the company. Each officer's original signature is included on the certificate. The Certificate of Incumbency is also known as an ""Incumbency Certificate, a ""Register of Directors,"" or a ""Secretary Certificate."""
- Corporate Bylaws
Corporate Bylaws"This document is used in the formation of a business or non-profit corporation. It defines the corporation's structure and specifies how the corporation will conduct its affairs."
- Corporate Minutes
Corporate Minutes"This document is used to record the official actions taken during a formal meeting of the board of directors or shareholders of a corporation."
- Corporate Proxy
Corporate Proxy"This document is used by a shareholder of a corporation to permit another person to represent and vote for the shareholder at the stockholders meeting."
- Corporate Records
Corporate Records"This planning document can be used to organize and print business records regarding shareholders, directors, officers, employees, and any other related parties."
- Incumbency Certificate
Incumbency Certificate"When you need to confirm in writing the authority of an officer in your company, use the Incumbency Certificate form. This is a document prepared and signed by the secretary or president of a corporation and lists the name and title of all current officers of the company. Each officer's original signature is included on the certificate. The Certificate of Incumbency is also known as an ""Certificate of Incumbency, a ""Register of Directors,"" or a ""Secretary Certificate."""
- Investors Agreement
Investors Agreement"An Investors Agreement protects the basic economic interests of the shareholders by clearly outlining the terms of the business relationship between the shareholders. This Agreement covers various matters, such as the number of shares held by each shareholder, the method of distributing dividends, management and control of the business, when to wind up the business and so on. It can also help resolve disagreements among shareholders, and provide a more equal distribution of power to protect the shareholder minority's best interests."
- Notice of Meeting
Notice of Meeting"This document is used to provide notice to directors and shareholders regarding the time, date and place of an upcoming meeting."
- Offering Memorandum
Offering Memorandum"The Offering Memorandum is a document that outlines the terms upon which securities are offered to potential private investors."
- Organizational Consent
Organizational Consent"When you're working to jump through the right legal hoops to make your new corporation official, creating an Organizational Consent document can get you there faster. In most states, after you've drawn up your bylaws, you'll need to hold a meeting of the incorporators or directors to approve the bylaws and other details before you can add Inc. to your name. This Organizational Consent document allows you to get everyone on the same page without getting them all into the same room. You've got a lot on your plate when forming a new business. In most states, you need to define the structure, appoint or elect directors and officers, and unanimously approve all the details at an organizational meeting in order to incorporate your new venture. By having all the incorporators and initial directors sign an Organizational Consent document, you can bypass that meeting requirement altogether. Maybe you're an incorporator, or maybe you're one of the founding directors, but it may take a while to get everyone together for that unanimous vote. Or, if you are the sole incorporator and have not named any initial directors, an Organizational Consent form saves you the exercise of issuing a formal notice and scheduling a meeting with one person—you. This Organizational Consent form guides you in laying out some critical details for your new corporation, including naming the directors and elected officers, whether corporate stock will be issued, and who the shareholders will be. It must be signed by all the incorporators and initial directors to become official. An Organizational Consent form can help you cement a solid small business formation."
- Private Equity Right of First Refusal Agreement
Private Equity Right of First Refusal Agreement"If you manage a closely held private company, protect your interests with a Private Equity Rights of First Refusal Agreement. It's a big name for a basic deal: shareholders get first dibs on shares before outsiders do. This document will help you keep tight control on who buys your company's shares. If you're a shareholder, a Private Equity Rights of First Refusal Agreement gives you the chance to increase your shares in a company you believe in. A Private Equity Rights of First Refusal Agreement helps you maintain control of your private corporation. When one of your shareholders wants out, you may want to keep ownership within the inner circle. A Private Equity Rights of First Refusal Agreement requires shareholders to first offer their shares to other owners. Those shareholders will have a set time period to buy them before they can be offered to outsiders. If you're a shareholder, you have certain rights. The corporation you invested in might have started small, but maybe it's growing at warp speed. You believed in this company from the ground up, and it was your hard-earned cash that helped make it so successful. By signing a Private Equity Rights of First Refusal Agreement, you'll be able to decide whether to increase your ownership share. This agreement can help ease the uncertainty as your company grows."
- Private Placement Memorandum
Private Placement Memorandum"When you're about to score a private investor for your company, you can lay out exactly what they are getting into with a Private Placement Memorandum. This document gives security to you, and to your investor, in case questions arise later. If you're about to invest in a company, you'll want to know as much as you can about its current state of health. A Private Placement Memorandum can helps kickstart an open and honest business relationship.Whether you have one suitor or many, creating a Private Placement Memorandum is the way to give investors confidence in your enterprise. You can use it to give potential investors detailed information about your company's finances, current projects, and future plans. A well-crafted Private Placement Memorandum ensures that investors are fully informed of the potential risks before they hand over their cash. As a company owner, you'll want to be as upfront as possible, in case an investor takes issue after the fact. Being honest will help protect you from future claims. If you're considering whether to back a company, you'll want to know whether you've found a true diamond in the rough—or a business with hidden problems. Either way, you need the facts. This means inking the details in a Private Placement Memorandum. You may think you know what the business is all about, but getting it in writing should be part of your due diligence. A Private Placement Memorandum helps everyone involved."
- Redemption Agreement
Redemption Agreement"If you own or manage a corporation and a shareholder leaves, becomes disabled, or dies, a Redemption Agreement can protect you. This agreement allows you to spell out in advance the terms for purchasing or transferring ownership shares. A Redemption Agreement can spell out your promise to buy back the shareholder's interest. You often don't think about the real worst case scenarios in business. But a Redemption Agreement can keep your business running smoothly. It's always smart to be prepared. In certain events, a corporation often agrees to buy back the interest of a partner or shareholder. With a Redemption Agreement, you can agree on the price and conditions ahead of time. You don't want to be haggling over the buyout terms if someone becomes disabled or dies. If you're a shareholder, you don't want your family to have to deal with a messy business arrangement on your behalf. Planning ahead benefits everyone—the corporation, the shareholder and their loved ones. Iron out the details before you need them. We'll walk you through the steps to create a Redemption Agreement and get everyone on the same page."
- Resignation Letter
Resignation Letter"This letter lets your employer know that you are resigning your position. You will also be able to include the effective date of the resignation and the reason for leaving."
- Resignation of Director
Resignation of Director"This letter can be used by a resigning director or officer to notify the company and other directors and officers of the decision to resign."
- Resignation of Incorporator
Resignation of Incorporator"This letter can be used by a resigning director or officer to notify the company and other directors and officers of the decision to resign."
- Resignation of Officer
Resignation of Officer"This letter can be used by a resigning director or officer to notify the company and other directors and officers of the decision to resign."
- Shareholder Agreement
Shareholder Agreement"A Shareholder Agreement protects the basic economic interests of the shareholders by clearly outlining the terms of the business relationship between the shareholders. This Agreement covers various matters, such as the number of shares held by each shareholder, the method of distributing dividends, management and control of the business, when to wind up the business and so on. It can also help resolve disagreements among shareholders, and provide a more equal distribution of power to protect the shareholder minority's best interests."
- Shareholder Waiver
Shareholder Waiver"The Shareholder Waiver allows a shareholder of a company to waive his right to receive notice of a meeting held by the Company."
- Shareholders Rights Agreement
Shareholders Rights Agreement"A Shareholders Rights Agreement protects the basic economic interests of the shareholders by clearly outlining the terms of the business relationship between the shareholders. This Agreement covers various matters, such as the number of shares held by each shareholder, the method of distributing dividends, management and control of the business, when to wind up the business and so on. It can also help resolve disagreements among shareholders, and provide a more equal distribution of power to protect the shareholder minority's best interests."
- Social Media Policy
Social Media Policy"A Social Media Policy establishes the guidelines for company-related online activity. There are many reasons to create a social media policy, including enhancing a company's brand, maintaining an organization's reputation, or simply avoiding risks involved with publishing content online. Since a company can be held legally responsible for any statements made by its employees, the Federal Trade Commission even encourages companies to have a Social Media Policy in place. This Social Media Policy provides you with basic, yet comprehensive guidelines for online communications related to your Company."
- Staffing Agency Contract
Staffing Agency Contract"People make your business run. Whether you're the agency or employer, a staffing agency contract helps establish the terms of your business relationship. Create a Staffing Agency Contract in minutes using our simple interview tool that records the details of your arrangement, fees, timelines and other elements of your staffing needs. If you have other legal needs, please check out all our customizable service contracts."
- Stock Certificate
Stock Certificate"When someone buys stock in your company, it's an exciting affirmation of success. Consider giving your shareholders Stock Certificates as evidence of their investment. Both you and your shareholders can use this Stock Certificate as proof of the purchase, and to help safeguard your legal rights.Corporations can give their shareholders Stock Certificates as proof of ownership of corporate stock. While a certificate lists the stock owner and the number of shares they own, it isn't the stock itself--rather, it's evidence that the shareholder actually owns the stock in question. When creating your Stock Certificate, you'll want to include information like: the name and location of your corporation; the stock purchaser; the stock certificate number; the number of shares; whether the stock has a minimum price per share (aka "par value"); whether you're issuing common or preferred stock; what (if any) transfer restrictions apply; and the date the stock will be issued. If your organization has a corporate seal, you'll can affix it to the printed Stock Certifica"
- Stock Power
Stock Power"This document provides written instructions to transfer ownership of a stock or bond from a deceased person. A Stock Power document is prepared by the personal representative, executor, beneficiary or other person having authority to sell or transfer stocks and bonds on behalf of the deceased person's estate."
- Stock Purchase Agreement
Stock Purchase Agreement"For both buyers and sellers of corporate stocks, creating a Stock Purchase Agreement is a great way to help protect your rights and obligations. By outlining the value of each share and setting a date for the sale, you'll have some assurance that the stock sale will take place. You'll also have a written record in case there are any questions about the agreement.A Stock Purchase Agreement explains the terms of a stock purchase between the owner of corporate stock and another party. The stock owner can be the corporation itself, or one of the corporation's shareholders. Whether you're the buyer or the seller, having an agreement in writing can help you protect your interests and responsibilities. In your Stock Purchase Agreement, you should include details such as: the name of the corporation whose stock is being sold; who is selling the stock; who will be buying the stock; how many shares are being sold, and the par value of each share; when and where the closing occur; and how much "earnest money" the purchaser will deposit before the closing date"
- Stock Repurchase Agreement
Stock Repurchase Agreement"Stock Repurchase Agreement is a contract entered into by a Corporation with its shareholders to reacquire the Corporation's stock from the stockholders."
- Subscription Agreement
Subscription Agreement"A Subscription Agreement is an agreement between a company and a private investor (individual or another company), by which the subscriber agrees to invest in the shares or stock of a company. This agreement is essentially a promise by the company to sell a given number of shares to a particular investor at a certain price, and an agreement by the investor to pay that price."
- Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent"This document is used to record the official actions taken by a board of directors or shareholders of a corporation by unanimous consent without holding a meeting."
- Waiver of Notice
Waiver of Notice"This document is used to allow directors and shareholders to waive the right to receive notice of a meeting."
- Waiver of Service
Waiver of Service"Sometimes, you canâ€™t wait to defend yourself. In a lawsuit, using an Acceptance of Service to waive the service requirement can assist your defense. Create an Acceptance of Service document to waive your right to formal service in a legal action. Once you have been served with a lawsuit the clock on your time to response, or answer, begins to run. Often, if you see a fatal flaw in the plaintiffâ€™s lawsuit, you may wish to get straight to your defense. If you have received the initial lawsuit documents, or complaint, use an Acceptance of Service document to waive the service requirement. The plaintiff will not have to formally serve you, and you can get straight to your answer and defense."