New York Merger Information

Mergers are business agreements designed to combine two or more entities into a single surviving entity. This process is complex and typically involves filing applications with several government agencies. See the information below for details on filing merger documents with the secretary of state.

For Domestic Corporations:

Agency:New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
Agency Fee:

$60

Law:

NY BSC L § 901 et seq.

Notes:

Certificates of Merger pursuant to Sections 904, 904-a, 905, or 907 of the Business Corporation Law may be drafted by the filer by following the requirements of the appropriate section of law. The certificate must be enclosed in a white cover sheet that sets forth the title of the document and the name and address of the individual to whom the receipt for the filing should be mailed.

Fact Checked:7/1/21

For Foreign Corporations:

Agency:New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
Agency Fee:

$60

Law:

NY BSC L § 901 et seq.

Notes:

Certificates of Merger pursuant to Sections 904, 904-a, 905, or 907 of the Business Corporation Law may be drafted by the filer by following the requirements of the appropriate section of law. The certificate must be enclosed in a white cover sheet that sets forth the title of the document and the name and address of the individual to whom the receipt for the filing should be mailed.

Fact Checked:7/1/21

For Domestic Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
Form:

Certificate of Merger

Agency Fee:

$60

Law:

NY LLC L § 1001 et seq.

Fact Checked:7/1/21

For Foreign Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
Form:

Certificate of Merger

Agency Fee:

$60

Law:

NY LLC L § 1001 et seq.

Fact Checked:7/1/21

For Domestic Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
Agency Fee:

$30

Law:

NY NPC L § 901 et seq.

Notes:

Certificates of Merger pursuant to 904, 906, or 908 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law may be drafted by the filer by following the requirements of the appropriate section of law. The document must contain a cover sheet that sets forth the title of the document being submitted and the name and address of the individual to whom the receipt for the filing of the document should be mailed.

Fact Checked:7/1/21

For Foreign Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
Agency Fee:

$30

Law:

NY NPC L § 901 et seq.

Notes:

Certificates of Merger pursuant to 904, 906, or 908 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law may be drafted by the filer by following the requirements of the appropriate section of law. The document must contain a cover sheet that sets forth the title of the document being submitted and the name and address of the individual to whom the receipt for the filing of the document should be mailed.

Fact Checked:7/1/21

For Domestic Professional Corporations:

Agency:New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
Agency Fee:

$60

Law:

NY BSC L § 901 et seq.

Notes:

Certificates of Merger pursuant to Sections 904, 904-a, 905, or 907 of the Business Corporation Law may be drafted by the filer by following the requirements of the appropriate section of law. The certificate must be enclosed in a white cover sheet that sets forth the title of the document and the name and address of the individual to whom the receipt for the filing should be mailed.

Fact Checked:7/1/21

For Foreign Professional Corporations:

Agency:New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
Form:

Certificate of Merger

Agency Fee:

$60

Law:

NY BSC L § 1516

Notes:

Certificates of Merger may be drafted by the filer by following the requirements of the appropriate section of law. The certificate must be enclosed in a white cover sheet that sets forth the title of the document and the name and address of the individual to whom the receipt for the filing should be mailed.

Fact Checked:7/1/21

For Domestic Limited Partnerships:

Agency:New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
Agency Fee:

$60

Law:

NY PTR L § 121-1101 et seq.

Notes:

A Certificate of Merger (or Consolidation) pursuant to Section 121-1103 of the New York State Revised Limited Partnership Act must be drafted by the filer by following the requirements of the statute. The Certificate of Merger must be enclosed in a white cover sheet that sets forth the title of the document being submitted and the name and address of the individual to whom the receipt for the filing of the document should be mailed.

Fact Checked:7/1/21

For Foreign Limited Partnerships:

Agency:New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
Agency Fee:

$60

Law:

NY PTR L § 121-1101 et seq.

Notes:

A Certificate of Merger (or Consolidation) pursuant to Section 121-1103 of the New York State Revised Limited Partnership Act must be drafted by the filer by following the requirements of the statute. The Certificate of Merger must be enclosed in a white cover sheet that sets forth the title of the document being submitted and the name and address of the individual to whom the receipt for the filing of the document should be mailed.

Fact Checked:7/1/21

Acquisition - When one company purchases ownership of another company.

Consolidation - Occurs when two or more companies merge and a new entity is formed as a result. (Some states now classify consolidations as mergers for filings purposes.)

Merger - When two or more companies combine and one of the companies becomes the surviving entity.

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