Delaware LLC and Delaware Corporation
Filed with the Delaware Department of State – Division of Corporation’s
Delaware Corporation Names
The Delaware 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 “Association,” “Incorporated,” “Corporation,” “Company,” “Club,” “Foundation,” “Fund,” “Institute,” “Society,” “Union,” “Syndicate” 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.
California Limited Liability Company (LLC) Names
The Delaware Limited Liability Company (Delaware LLC) must use the term “Limited Liability Company” or “L.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. Delaware prohibits the use of a P.O. Box as your registered agent’s address.
- 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.
The classes, number and par value of shares that the corporation is authorized to issue, must be listed in the certificate of incorporation.
A list of all shareholder information, accounting records, and the minutes of shareholders’ and/or directors’ meetings must be kept at the company’s principal office.
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