Missouri LLC and Missouri Corporation
Filed with the Missouri Secretary of State
Missouri Corporation Names
The Missouri Corporation name must include the word or an abbreviation of a word that indicates that the named entity is a corporation. Examples of a corporate name ending include “Incorporated,” “Corporation,” “Company,” or “Limited.” The name cannot state or imply that the corporation is formed for a purpose other than what is permitted in the articles of incorporation. Also, the name cannot be the same or deceptively similar to any active domestic or foreign corporation or LLC filed with the state.
Missouri Limited Liability Company (LLC) Names
The Missouri Limited Liability Company (Missouri LLC) must use the term “Limited Liability Company”, “LLC” or “L.L.C.” The word “Limited” may be abbreviated as “Ltd.” And the word “Company” as “Co.” The name cannot state or imply that the LLC is formed for a purpose other than what is permitted in the articles of organization. Also, the name cannot be the same or deceptively similar to any active domestic or foreign corporation or LLC filed with the state.
A corporation must maintain a registered agent at all times to accept any important service of process from the state. The registered agent must be located and available during regular business hours at a legal address within the state. Missouri prohibits the use of a P.O. Box as your registered agent’s address.
- Minimum Number – Not less than three, unless there are only one or two shareholders of record; then the number of directors may be less than three but not less than the number of shareholders.
- State Residence Requirements – None.
- Age Requirements – Directors must be a natural person at least 19 years of age.
- Directors are not required to be listed in the articles of incorporation.
Officers are not required to be listed in the articles of incorporation.
The aggregate number of shares that the corporation is authorized to issue must be stated in the articles. . If the aggregate number of shares which the corporation shall have the authority to issue exceeds 30,000 or the par value exceeds $30,000, the corporation must indicate the number of shares of each class, if any, that are to have a par value and the par value of each share. In addition, the articles must include a statement of the preferences, qualifications, limitations, restrictions, and the special or relative rights in respect of the shares of each class.
The stock transfer ledger must be kept at the principal corporate office.
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