CREATE THE LEGAL DOCUMENTS YOU NEED IN MINUTES -- WITHOUT THE EXPENSE OF AN ATTORNEY
Incorporate your business quickly and easily with help from Standard Legal! First review the options available to you for incorporating your business; it is critical that you create the structure that best suits your company's situation. Then use the up-to-date state-specific documents to legally incorporate in any USA state! After that, maintain the corporate structure with the necessary legal forms, including share certificates, by-law documents, meeting minutes and more. Clear instructions and overviews make Standard Legal's Incorporation legal forms software the perfect solution for the "do-it-yourself" incorporation of your business!
INCORPORATION SOFTWARE TO CREATE A FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION
Incorporation is the most common legal structure for a business in the United States. Most established businesses with multiple shareholders eventually incorporate, both for legal protections and tax incentives.
A for-profit corporation is a business organization that is separate and apart from its owners (the owners are called "shareholders"). The corporation is managed by a board of directors which elects officers to carry out the daily operations of the business. A corporation is a legal entity in its own right. As a separate entity, it has its own rights, privileges, and liabilities apart from the individuals who form it.
Because the corporation is a separate legal entity in the eyes of the law, the shareholders are generally not personally responsible for the debts or obligations of the corporation. A stockholder's personal liability is usually limited to the amount of investment in the corporation and no more.
If the framework described above is how you would like your business and all of the owners of the business to be treated, then use the Standard Legal's Incorporation legal forms software to achieve this structure. This package contains information that will allow you to form a FOR PROFIT - DOMESTIC CORPORATION.
Standard Legal's Incorporation legal forms software contains all of the required forms, information and comprehensive instructions to file for corporate status IN EACH AND EVERY STATE IN THE USA. Incorporations are handled differently in each state, and often times these state requirements can change from year-to-year as well; Standard Legal makes sure that its Incorporation legal forms software package is complete, correct and up-to-date, to make the entire filing process simple and straight-forward.
In addition to these state-specific forms for filing for incorporation, this package also contains the following documents for the ongoing maintenance of the corporate structure:
- Incorporation Overview
- Proceedings of the Incorporators
- Code of Regulations
These forms contain and outline the required information for establishing the rules that will govern the corporation once the articles of incorporation have been submitted, approved by and documented with the State. These forms can (and should) be modified to meet the specific needs of your corporation.
Standard Legal's Incorporation legal forms software also contains:
- Stock Certificate template for shareholders
- Minutes of Director Meetings (with samples)
- Minutes of Shareholder Meetings (with samples)
Lastly, the Standard Legal Software Incorporation program provides a thorough package of background information on the various structural choices that are available to a business owner prior to Incorporating. These detailed observations and step-by-step instructions will help ensure that your business is properly created, registered and documented, and that you are making the right decisions when it comes to creating its legal corporate structure.
FOR-PROFIT DOMESTIC CORPORATIONS: This legal forms title covers standard for-profit domestic corporations only! Not-for-profit corporate forms are not available in this legal forms software package, nor are the forms required for filing a "foreign" corporation provided (i.e. a corporation organized in one state to conduct business in another state).
SOUTH CAROLINA: businesses to be incorporated in South Carolina must have their corporate documents signed by an attorney prior to filing. The form for obtaining this signature is included.
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WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY: STANDARD LEGAL INCORPORATION
I found Standard Legal online when I started my own corporation. I needed to save money for capital investments and didn't want to spend any more than necessary on attorney fees. My business attorney suggested I try Standard Legal to get the forms that I could fill out myself, which not only saved me a lot of expensive hourly fees, but also gave me a better understanding of the legal issues and processes of my business. Thanks!
-- Rowena Hart, El Cajon CA
We had formed a low cost Nevada Corporation years ago for a specific venture. After much preparation we were at a point where we needed capital to do a feasibility study. We had found a private investor who agreed to take stock as collateral for the loan, so we wanted to get an agreement done quickly. We only had our laptop computer with us, so we immediately got online and found Standard Legal. We purchased the Incorporation software, prepared the legal documents we needed, found a nearby color printer, and printed out the corporate minutes and the loan and stock agreement with a corporate seal. Thank you for excellent service, Standard Legal!
-- G. Mather, Watsonville CA
Today I received a phone call from one of your people in answer to my e-mail about the Ohio Incorporation papers being wrong. It is good to know that there are still people of integrity in this world. Thank you, you have instilled confidence in me to use your service now and in the future. God BLESS.
-- Jerry Lawrence, Newark, OH
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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS & SOFTWARE FILE SPECIFICATIONS:
Standard Legal's software works on nearly all systems, including Windows, Apple, Mac, Android and Linux. A link to a downloadable .zip file is presented immediately after transaction, which must be expanded to access all of the forms, overviews and instructions. Most computers have a program like WinZip pre-installed to access .zip files; if your computer does not have one, we recommend StuffIt Expander (it's FREE!).
Generally, the legal forms are provided in three formats: Microsoft Word files, standard text files, and Adobe PDF files. TO GET A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTIONALITY THESE FORMATS AND FULLY-WORKING SAMPLES, CLICK HERE. Note that not all forms are provided in all three formats in all cases.
The fully-featured version of Microsoft Word is required to complete the Word-formatted forms. Other open-source and commercial word processing programs like Microsoft Works, WordPerfect, Word Pad, OpenOffice, Google Docs, Note Pad or Simple Text may be used as well, but only with the 'straight text' version of the forms. Finally, the PDF versions of the forms require the download and installation of either Adobe's Acrobat Reader (it's FREE!) or the full commercial version of Adobe Acrobat.
Access to the password-protected online legal forms server (sometimes called "the online version") requires an up-to-date web browser like Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome. Once you access the online forms server, read the instructions provided on the main menu and download only the specific legal forms, overviews and instructions you need. Once all of the files are downloaded, they may be completed offline using the programs listed above.
To use any type of software requires a basic understanding of how a computer device operates. To use Standard Legal software, you must be able to complete each of these basic computer tasks: download a software file; expand a .zip file; enter a username and password to access a protected website; navigate a menu; install and launch a program; and open, save then print a completed document. If you do not fully understand how to complete any of these common steps, we recommend you use our Document Preparation Service or find a local attorney to create documents for you.
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A software CD of your legal form titles can be mailed to you for an additional $9.95 by choosing that shipping option during checkout. Software CD Details.
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