New Jersey Articles of Incorporation

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New Jersey articles of incorporation are filed to create a corporation.

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Preparing and filing your articles of incorporation is the first step in starting your business corporation. (If you are starting a nonprofit corporation, click here.) 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.

Benefits

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

Fast Facts

We will prepare and file your articles of incorporation as follows:

Agency:New Jersey Department of the Treasury
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$125 + optional $15-$1,000 expedite fee + optional $.10/page for a return fax

Turnaround: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Law:

New Jersey Business Corporation Act

Notes:
  • Include cover letter or self-addressed stamped envelope for return


Why use our Articles of Incorporation service?

We're specialists in incorporation and compliance. We focus solely on corporate compliance, and the state-specific expertise to provide you best-in-industry service at a competitive rate.

A compliance specialists will work with you 1-on-1 to prepare and file your articles of incorporation. You can also rely on your specialist for other services to help you set up and maintain a compliant corporation.

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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. Your specialist will help you tailor articles of incorporation to your state.


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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