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Part of a Delaware corporation’s internal formalities include the annual meetings and minutes. These minutes and meeting are not provided to the Delaware Division of Corporations and are not part of the public record. They’re typically kept on file internally within the Corporate kit we provide in our Standard package. Whenever a meeting is held, written minutes are created documenting the actions taken at the meeting.
What's Included in Corporate Minutes?
Not sure how to take corporate minutes? There are certain things written minutes should include at a minimum.
Generally, the secretary will prepare minutes within a few days of a meeting and distribute copies before the next meeting so they can be reviewed.
Feel free to reach out to us with any questions about your minutes and meetings for your Delaware corporation.
You may also find How to run a Shareholder Meeting helpful.
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There is 1 comment left for How to Take Corporate MinutesLakshmi Subramanian said: Thursday, November 22, 2018
Is it mandatory for a corporation registered in Delware to maintain minutes of its Board and shareholders meetings ? Or can the company just maintain signed resolutions in its file ? Please adviceHBS Staff replied: Monday, November 26, 2018
Lakshmi, typically corporations record the minutes of the meetings for the Board of Directors and Shareholders, but this information is not filed with Delaware and not part of the public record. The resolutions are also kept on file internally in the company as well.