California Corporation Forms

Description:  For Profit Corporations   Number Format Price Action
Letter Reserving Corporate Name
Letter to the Secretary of State indicating choices of corporate names.
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Articles of Incorporation - Directors named
Articles are signed by all directors, common stock is authorized, par value indicated.
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Articles of Incorporation - Incorporator named
Articles are signed by an incorporator, directors are not named, common and preferred stock is authorized, par value indicated.
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Letter for Filing Articles
Letter directing the Secretary of State to file Articles of Incorporation, enclosure of filing fee payment, and request for certified copies.
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Bylaws
Document containing stardard provisions for a for-profit corporation. Major sections include location of corporate offices; shareholder meetings including notice, voting and conduct; directors and directors' meetings; Election, removal, and duties of Officers; Creation of Committees; Records and Reports; Insurance; Shares; Amendment of Bylaws.
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Description:  Non-Profit Corporations  Number Format Price Action
Non-Profit Corporation Formation Checklist
Manditory and optional steps in forming a non-profit public benefit corporation. Adobe PDF form is not interactive.
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Letter Reserving Corporate Name
Letter to the Secretary of State indicating choices of corporate names.
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Articles for Non-Profit Corporation
Articles for Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation.
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Letter for Filing Articles
Letter directing the Secretary of State to file Articles of Incorporation, enclosure of filing fee payment, and request for certified copies.
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Description:  Professional Corporations   Number Format Price Action
Letter Reserving Corporate Name
Letter to the Secretary of State indicating choices of corporate names.
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Letter for Filing Articles
Letter directing the Secretary of State to file Articles of Incorporation, enclosure of filing fee payment, and request for certified copies.
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Description:   Government Information and Forms   Number Format Price Action
California Business Portal
Secretary of State information page
Link to
Website

IRS Forms and Publications
Link to forms section of the IRS Website
Link to
Website
Instructions for SS-4 (Application for Employer Identification Number)
SS-4i PDF Free Download
Application for Employer Identification Number
To notify IRS of opening of probate and obtain ID number.
SS-4f PDF Free Download

Registration of Trademark/Service Mark (California)
California Secretary of State
LP/TM 100 PDF Free Download
Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark (California)
California Secretary of State
LP/TM 109 PDF Free Download
Trademark/Service Mark Application (Federal)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Link to
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Description:  First Meeting of Directors   Number Format Price Action
Agenda - Directors First Meeting
Twenty-three item sample agenda for conducting first meeting of corporate directors. Can be used as a checklist.
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Notice of First Board of Directors Meeting
Written notice as prescribed by corporation's bylaws giving notice of first meeting of directors.
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Affidavit of Mailing of Notice of First Meeting of Directors
Sworn affidavit by corporation secretary of mailing of notices of first meeting of directors.
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Waiver of Notice of Directors First Meeting
Waiver of required notice of meeting, signed by corporation officers.
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Minutes of the First Board of Directors Meeting
Sample minutes for the first meeting of the board. Follows agenda, above.
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Description:  First Meeting of Shareholders  Number Format Price Action
Agenda - First Shareholders Meeting
Sample agenda or checklist for first meeting of corporation shareholders.
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Description:  Resolutions of the Board  Number Format Price Action
General Resolution
General form for a formal resolution of the board of directors.
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Bank Resolution
Resolution to open a corporate checking account.
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Resolution to Authorize Contract
Resolution for the corporation to enter into a contract.
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Resolution Authorizing Lease
Resolution for corporation to lease real property.
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Resolution to Purchase Real Property
Resolution authorizing corporation to purchase real estate.
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Resolution to Sell Real Estate
Resolution for corporation to sell real property.
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Resolution to Borrow Money
Resolution by board authorizing the corporation to borrow money upon specified terms.
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Resolution Authorizing Retainment of Lawyer
Resolution giving corporation officers authority to hire a lawyer.
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Resolution Authorizing Commencement of Lawsuit
Gives authority to file suit and specifies jurisdiction.
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Resolution Authorizing Appointment of Accountant
Authorizes the hiring and specifies work to be done.
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Resolution Authorizing Stock Dividend
Resolution indicates surplus, specifies amount per share of stock.
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Resolution Authorizing Quarterly Dividends
Authorizes amount per share to be paid and specifies dates of payment and dates of entitlement.
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Resolution Authorizing Automatic Annual Dividends
Specifies an amount per share of common stock and allows future dividends if earnings allow.
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Resolution Authorizing Retention of Earnings
Decision by the board to retain corporate earnings in order to improve the financial condition of the corporation.
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Resolution Resolution Rescinding Prior Resolution
Specifies resolution and subject matter. Board rescinds prior resolution in the best interests of the corporation.
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Resolution Fixing Salary of Corporate Officer
Specifies annual salary or a corporate officer.
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Resolution Authorizing Expense Reimbursement
For the benefit of the corporation, a named corporate employee is reimbursed for expenses incurred on behalf of the corporation.
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Resolution Authorizing Loan to Corporate Officer
Authorizes a loan by the corporation to an officer or employee. Terms are specified as part of this resolution.
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Resolution Authorizing Stock Transfer
Specified number of shares of common stock are transferred from a named individual or entity to another.
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Resolution Authorizing Employee Health Care Plan
Authority for for a Corporate Health Care Plan.
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Resolution Authorizing Group Insurance Plan
Change to specify what type of insurance is being authorized.
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Resolution Authorizing Employee Death Benefit Plan
Memorializes action of board authorizing employee death benefits.
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Resolution Authorizing Pension Plan
Indicates that the board finds it advisable that a pension plan for employees be adopted.
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Resolution Authorizing Employee Profit-Sharing Plan
Board authority to set up profit sharing plan.
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Resolution Authorizing Employee Stock Option Plan
Board resolution to set up an employee stock option plan.
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Description:  Annual Board of Directors Meeting  Number Format Price Action
Agenda - Directors Annual Meeting
Thirty-four item sample agenda for conducting annual meeting of corporate directors. Useful as checklist.
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Notice of Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors
Notice announcing the annual regular meeting of the board of directors.
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Affidavit of Mailing of Notice of Annual Meeting
Declaration (or affidavit) signed by secretary that notice was given of annual meeting.
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Waiver of Notice of Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors
Waiver signed by all directors eliminating need for notice and affidavit.
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Minutes of Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors
Sample annual meeting minutes of the board with usual items to be presented.
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Description:  Annual Meeting of Shareholders  Number Format Price Action
Agenda - Annual Shareholders Meeting
Sample agenda or checklist for the annual of corporation shareholders.
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Description:  Special Board of Directors Meeting  Number Format Price Action
Agenda - Special Meeting of the Board
Fourteen item sample agenda for conducting a special meeting of corporate directors. Useful as checklist.
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Affidavit of Mailing of Notice of Special Meeting
Declaration (or affidavit) signed by secretary that notice was given of special meeting.
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Notice of Special Meeting of the Board of Directors
Notice announcing special meeting of the board of directors.
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Waiver of Notice of Special Meeting of the Board of Directors
Waiver signed by directors eliminating need for notice and affidavit.
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Minutes of Special Meeting of the Board of Directors
Sample special meeting minutes of the board.
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Description:  Special Meeting of Shareholders   Number Format Price Action
Agenda - Special Meeting of Shareholders
Sample agenda or checklist for special meeting of corporation stockholders.
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