Pennsylvania LLC and Pennsylvania Corporation
Filed with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State Corporations Bureau
Pennsylvania Corporation Names
The Pennsylvania 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.
Pennsylvania Limited Liability Company (LLC) Names
The Pennsylvania Limited Liability Company (Pennsylvania 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. Pennsylvania 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 following information about the corporation’s capital stock must be included in the articles:
. A statement that the corporation will be organized on a non-stock basis, if applicable.
. If organized on a stock share basis, the aggregate number of shares that the corporation is authorized to issue, a statement of the designations and relative rights of any class or any series, and a statement of authority of the board of directors to change the attributes of any classes or series of stock.
The stock transfer ledger must be kept at the principal office of the corporation.