Drafting Articles of Incorporation

Drafting Articles of Incorporation

In order to practice business as a corporation in the state of California, you must draft and file formal articles of incorporation. This process establishes your business entity in the state and gives you the official go-ahead to operate your business. Drafting articles of incorporation can be a daunting task, but not with a good business lawyer by your side.


What Do Articles of Incorporation Include?

The bigger your business, the more detailed your articles of incorporation may be. At a very minimum, though, you’ll need to include your business name, a statement of purpose, the name and address of your official business agent, and any relevant stock information.


How to File Articles of Incorporation in California

Drafting articles of incorporation is an important step for your business, but it’s not the only one required to become a registered business in the state of California. In addition, you must file these articles with the Secretary of State and pay a filing fee. All articles of submission must either be mailed or hand-delivered. There is an average processing time of about two months before your articles of incorporation will be officially approved by the state of California.


Why Do You Need a Business Attorney for Articles of Incorporation?

Articles of incorporation are important business documents, so it’s wise to have an experienced business attorney assist you in the drafting and filing process. This legal professional can ensure that you include all of the necessary details to ensure that the state accepts and approves your articles. He or she can also assist you with the submission and filing process.


How to Choose a Business Lawyer for Drafting Articles of Incorporation

When choosing a business lawyer for help with drafting or filing articles of incorporation, you’ll want to consider only those firms with direct experience in business law, ideally with business incorporation in particular. The attorney will need to be well-versed in the legal terms and concepts required for creating and submitting these important articles.

The experienced business attorneys and legal staff at Ensberg Law Group has many years of experience with incorporation procedures and requirements. We’ve helped numerous clients in West Covina, CA and beyond draft and submit their official articles of incorporation, and we are prepared to help you as well. Give us a call today to schedule your legal consultation.

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