New Jersey Articles of Incorporation
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What Are New Jersey Articles of Incorporation?
Preparing and filing your articles of incorporation is the first step in starting your business corporation. Approval of this document secures your corporate name and creates the legal entity of the corporation. Only after this approval can the corporation apply for tax IDs, obtain business licenses, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.
Incorporating provides many important benefits:
- Limits the liability of directors, officers, and shareholders
- Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
- Provides governance and adds credibility
For Domestic Corporations:
For Domestic Professional Corporations:
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Other Helpful New Jersey Facts
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to New Jersey.
New Jersey Directors
- Number: One or more required.
- Qualifications: None.
- Quorum: Majority of directors, unless bylaws or certificate of incorporation fixes a different number. No less than one third.
New Jersey Officers
- President, secretary, and treasurer required.
New Jersey Bylaws
- Required: Yes.
New Jersey Annual Shareholder Meeting
- Required: Yes.
- Action by written consent: Allowed if by all shareholders entitled to vote on the action.
New Jersey Shareholders
- Qualifications: N/A
- Stock Certificate: Not required.
- Voting Trusts Allowed: Yes.
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