Rhode Island 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.

Structure Domestic / Foreign Filing Info Fee

Corporation

Domestic Rhode Island Secretary of State

Form 610: Articles of Merger or Consolidation

$100

Corporation

Foreign Rhode Island Secretary of State

Form 610: Articles of Merger or Consolidation

$100

Limited Liability Company

Domestic Rhode Island Secretary of State

Form 610: Articles of Merger or Consolidation

$100

Limited Liability Company

Foreign Rhode Island Secretary of State

Form 610: Articles of Merger or Consolidation

$100

Nonprofit Corporation

Domestic Rhode Island Secretary of State

Form 610: Articles of Merger or Consolidation

$25

Nonprofit Corporation

Foreign Rhode Island Secretary of State

Form 253: Filing Evidence of Merger

$25

Nonprofit Corporation

Foreign Rhode Island Secretary of State

Form 610: Articles of Merger or Consolidation

$25

Professional Corporation

Domestic Rhode Island Secretary of State

Form 610: Articles of Merger or Consolidation

$100

Limited Partnership

Domestic Rhode Island Secretary of State

Form 610: Articles of Merger or Consolidation

$50

Limited Partnership

Foreign Rhode Island Secretary of State

Form 610: Articles of Merger or Consolidation

$50

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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