Rhode Island LLC and Rhode Island Corporation
Filed with the Rhode Island Secretary of State Corporations Division
Rhode Island Corporation Names
The Rhode Island 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.
Rhode Island Limited Liability Company (LLC) Names
The Rhode Island Limited Liability Company (Rhode Island 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. Rhode Island 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:
. The number of shares that the corporation is authorized to issue.
. For corporations authorized to issue only one class of stock: The par value of shares or a statement that the shares are to be without a par value
. For corporations authorized to issue more than one class of stock: The number of shares to have par value and the par value of those shares; or a statement that the shares are to be without a par value and a statement of information that includes the designations and rights of each class and the authority of the board to vote.
The stock transfer ledger must be kept at the principal office of the corporation.
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