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Start-Up Law: Sample Documents

Incorporation Documents (General)

Incorporation Documents (State Specific)


Remember, the forms provided by the State's office will be familiar to the clerks and free.

California

A fillable PDF articles of incorporation for a general stock corporation from the California Secretary of State.

A fillable PDF articles of incorporation for a close corporation from the California Secretary of State.

A fillable PDF statement of information for a stock corporation (a required filing) from the California Secretary of State.

California Practice Guide: Corporations includes a certificate of incorporation template (form 4:A), optional articles provisions (form 4:A.1), certificate of determination (form 4:A.2),articles designating initial directors (form 4:A.3), disclaimer of appointment (form 4:A.4), bylaws (form 4:B), minutes of action by incorporators (form 4:C), meeting notice (form 4:D), and draft of organizational minutes (form 4:E). The link directs to form 4:A in WestlawNext.

Delaware

A fillable PDF certificate of incorporation for a stock corporation from the Delaware Division of Corporations.

A fillable PDF certificate of incorporation for a close corporation from the Delaware Division of Corporations.

A Microsoft Word template for By-Laws from Practical Law Company. The document also includes drafting notes which explain how to fill out the template.

A Microsoft Word template for a Delaware certificate of incorporation from Practical Law Company. The document also includes drafting notes which explain how to fill out the template.

Delaware Law of Corporations and Business Organizations - Volume 3 of this treatise includes a plethora of forms including thirteen sample certificates of incorporation with various provisions like stock without par value or cumulative voting. The form also includes sample bylaws and board minutes. The hyperlink directs the entire treatise in IntelliConnect.

Nevada

A fillable PDF packet of corporation files to be filed with the Nevada Secretary of State including articles of incorporation, registered agent acceptance, filing instructions, and a credit card payment sheet.

Texas

Texas's Secretary of State website provides Microsoft Word and PDF versions of certificates of formation.

Texas Forms Legal and Business provides useful checklists, formation forms, and sample formation provisions. The link directs to WestlawNext.