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What are the New York regulations, with regards to certificates of incorporations?

Jul 14, 2021

Law Offices of John Kiritsis, Esq.  Phone: 212-922-0005.

By: John Kiritsis, Esq., CPA, MBA, MS, JD, LL.M


Generally, as far as, New York business corporations are concerned, the applicable laws and legal framework would be the New York Business Corporation Law (BCL).  However, it is imperative to keep in mind, that there are constant changes going on with this area of the law.


Formation of a corporation under the Business Corporation Law (BCL), requires the filing of a certificate of incorporation with the New York State Secretary of State.  It should be noted, that such filing report(s) may need to contain information, such as: specific detailed information, including the corporate name, the corporate purpose (which should avoid including the proverbial language of “to engage in any lawful activity”), the county where the office is to be located, specific information about the shares authorized to be issued, the duration of the corporation if other than perpetual, designation of the Secretary of State as agent for service of process, and, if desired, designation of a registered agent (Section 402 of the BC). Every corporation doing business in New York, must generally file biennially statements reporting, among other things, the address of its principal office and address for service of process (Section 408 of the BCL).


In the U.S. there is no federal incorporation statute.  This means that setting out the laws governing the internal affairs of business organizations, would generally be a function of State government and State-wide judicial authorities (such as the New York State Secretary of State and the appropriate New York courts).

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