Secretaries of State Warn Businesses about Misleading Requests for Corporate Filings

February 1, 2019

As we begin the annual reporting season for 2019, multiple Secretaries of State have notified businesses to be wary of third-party requests for corporate filings and fees. The Secretary of State in West Virginia discovered that one such mailing was sent to all 103,000 businesses registered in the state. The solicitation requested that the application…

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Two New Subtypes of Corporations in California*

August 30, 2012

As of January 1, 2012, there are two new subtypes of stock corporations in California — a “flexible purpose corporation” and a “benefit corporation.” The new corporation subtypes allow entrepreneurs and investors to organize stock corporations that can pursue both economic and social objectives. The new stock corporation subtypes differ from traditional for profit corporations…

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