Alabama LLC and Alabama Corporation
Filed with the Alabama Secretary of State Statutory Filings Division
Alabama Corporation Names
The Alabama Corporation name must include a 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 ”, “Inc.”, or “Corp.” If it is a banking corporation it must include the words “bank,” “banking” or “bankers.” The name cannot state or imply that the corporation is formed for 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.
Alabama Limited Liability Company (LLC) Names
The Alabama Limited Liability Company (Alabama LLC) must use the term “Limited Liability Company” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.” The name cannot state or imply that the LLC is formed for 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 LLC or corporation 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. Alabama prohibits the use of a P.O. Box as your registered agent’s address. Anderson Advisors can assist in covering your Alabama Register agent needs.
- Minimum Number – One or more.
- 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.
Information regarding classes and series of shares, including rights and restrictions, and the number of shares of each class and series that the corporation is authorized to issue and those that the board of directors is allowed to change.
The articles of incorporation, minutes and any records of actions taken by shareholders without a meeting for the past three years, a list of names and business addresses of the directors and/or officers along with the most recent annual report must be kept at the company’s principal office.
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