About Corporations

Companies planning to go public one day will typically form general corporations. In these blogs, we explain all you need to know.

Delaware Certificate of Incorporation By Brett Melson Tuesday, January 17, 2017 certificate of incorporationA Delaware Certificate of Incorporation is the foundation upon which a Delaware corporation is built. The state of Delaware requires very little information to be made public in order to form a corporation; the Certificate of Incorporation only requires a few pieces of information... Read More
What Does It Mean to Be a Shareholder in a Corporation? By Brett Melson Monday, December 12, 2016 what does it mean to be a shareholder in a corporationA shareholder is an individual or entity that holds shares representing an equity ownership interest in a corporation, often termed either common or preferred stock. A shareholder can also be referred to interchangeably as a stockholder... Read More
How to Fix Business Mistakes in a Delaware Corporation By Brett Melson Monday, September 19, 2016 how to fix business mistakes in a delaware corporationDrafting corporate resolutions, recording meeting minutes and tracking stock available for issuance is sometimes seen as a distraction from the company’s primary focus of pursuing its business plan and achieving its goals... Read More
Company Structure: Corporation By Brett Melson Monday, July 18, 2016 what is the structure of a corporationThe Delaware General Corporation Law is flexible with respect to the type and number of officers a Delaware corporation must appoint. The applicable portion of the Delaware Corporation Law provides that a Delaware corporation shall have “such officers with such titles and duties as shall be stated in the bylaws or in a resolution of the Board of Directors which is not inconsistent with the bylaws.”.. Read More
Anatomy of an S Corporation [INFOGRAPHIC] By Veselin Ganev Tuesday, April 26, 2016 s corporation structureWhat is an S corporation and how does being one help a company? Find out in our simple infographic... Read More
How to Close a Company By Brett Melson Monday, November 30, 2015 how to close a Delaware companyDo you want to close or cancel your Delaware LLC or corporation? Here's how... Read More
How to Run a Shareholder Meeting By Jeremy Reed Tuesday, October 27, 2015 how to run a shareholder meetingDelaware law requires every corporation to hold an annual shareholders meeting at least once every 13 months. Generally, the date of the annual meeting is contained in the bylaws of the corporation. A meeting must be held, regardless of the number of shareholders in the corporation... Read More
Change Your Company’s Number of Authorized Shares By Devin Scott Monday, October 26, 2015 change your company's number of authorized sharesThe number of authorized shares you choose for your corporation is important because authorized share information is listed on your Certificate of Incorporation and filed with the state of Delaware... Read More
What Is Stock? By Brett Melson Monday, October 5, 2015 what is stockStock represents an equity ownership in an entity, and normally, with certain exceptions, is given in exchange for a paid-in capital contribution to a business. Ownership of stock does not entitle the holder to specific property or assets of the company, but rather, provides the holder with a share of the entity’s profits and gains, normally through the receipt of dividends... Read More
My Delaware Corporation Was Voided. Now What? By Amy Fountain Monday, August 3, 2015 what happens if your delaware corporation is voidedAn LLC (limited liability company) or LP (limited partnership) that does not pay its Franchise Tax Fees for three years in a row will be cancelled by the state.. Read More