Arkansas LLC and Arkansas Corporation
Filed with the Arkansas Secretary of State
Arkansas Corporation Names
The Alaska 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.
Arkansas Limited Liability Company (LLC) Names
The Arkansas Limited Liability Company (Arkansas LLC) must use the term “Limited Liability Company”, “Limited Company” or the abbreviations “LLC,” “LC,” “L.L.C.” or “L.C.” 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. Arkansas 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.
- Residence Requirements – No provision.
- Age Requirements – None.
- 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 articles must list the number of shares the corporation is authorized to issue, including precise information on classes and the par value of each share.
The articles of incorporation, bylaws, and all amendments must be kept at the principal place of business or transfer agent’s office within the state. Additionally, resolutions by the board of directors, minutes of all shareholders’ meetings, all written communications to shareholders during the last three years, a list of names and business addresses of current directors and officers, and the most recent annual franchise tax report must be maintained. Further, the shareholder records must be kept at a principal place of business or transfer agent’s office within the state.
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