You’re in the process of incorporating your client’s new business. Halfway through drafting the articles, you remember to ask your client who will handle the corp’s service of process. Service of process is how a third party provides you and your client’s company with notice of a pending legal matter; thereby allowing you, as your client’s legal counsel, to respond accordingly.

The registered agent can be an individual or company that you, as your client’s representative, appoint to receive your client’s service of process and other official notices; such as state franchise tax notices pertaining to your client’s new business. A registered agent MUST be located in the state in which the business is incorporated.

 

So, who do you choose to serve as your client’s Registered Agent?

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Do you want to save time filling or typing in the blanks of your client’s corporate and/or LLC documents? Are you tired (or is your secretary tired) of having to create a new document with the same old information for each client?We don’t blame you. Is your time (or your secretary’s time) best spent entering and re-entering business information? Probably not. Ready for some good news? We have a solution for you: DocuPAKPro Corporate and LLC Forms Software!

DocuPAKPro Means No More Endless Paperwork!

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Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. understands that there are significant legal considerations and requirements involved in starting your client’s new business. Whether you are forming an LLC or C-Corp or S-Corp, our customized corporate kits will assist you and your client in proper record keeping. As lawyers and CPAs familiar with the business formation process likely know, forming a new business in any state can be an involved process depending on your client’s particular business organization, tax category, and local state laws.

Our customized corporate kits are manufactured in our plant in Los Angeles, California, which means we have complete control over their quality and content. Along with providing tools to keep you/your client compliant, each corporate kit order also includes our stock certificate customizing software that allows you to customize and print certificates directly from your computer for a clean, professional look.

 

Along with customizable software, Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc’s corporate kits include:

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The maintenance of corporate books are a requirement for just about every small or large corporation in the United States. And Delaware, where we can form your client’s new business in 24 hours, is no different. In fact, under Delaware law, any holder of one or more shares of stock in a Delaware corporation may demand inspection of the corporation’s books and records.

Furthermore, if, within five days, the corporation fails to permit the inspection, the shareholder is entitled to petition the Delaware Court of Chancery, upon showing of a “proper purpose,” for an order compelling the corporation to allow the inspection. Where derivative actions have been dismissed for failure to plead demand futility, courts and litigants are aware that Delaware’s books-and-records statute is a powerful tool for obtaining information that may not ordinarily be made available to the public.

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In order to have established your client’s business as corporation, you have filed the Articles in the relevant state (and hopefully we provided that service for you). As you know, it is likely that at some point during the life of your client’s business you will be called upon to amend these Articles of Incorporation. Amending the Articles of a business is a common procedure for a corporation.

As a licensed professional (attorney, CPA, enrolled agent), you are aware that when a change needs to be made to your client’s corporation, all states, California included, require that you file a Certificate of Amendment or Articles of Amendment. Attorneys Corporation Service can assist you in quickly changing this legal document so that your client’s corporation remains in good standing with the state.

What types of additions, alterations, or modifications require the filing of an Amendment with the State? Here are a few:

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As any estate planner or wealth manager is aware, one of the main goals of estate planning is to ensure that the deceased’s property passes on as he or she intended.  A properly-constructed estate plan can achieve this and therefore, reduce or avoid the involvement of probate court in the division of assets after the demise of an estate owner. Estate planning is also commonly used to assign a guardian or custodian to a minor or a disabled person. The end result in both instances? Your client’s peace of mind.

Which is also where our estate planning kits come in.  An estate planning lawyer or financial professional will guide a client in ways that will preserve the estate, considerably reduce the possible taxes and fees associated with probate and the distribution of assets, as well as set up a contingency plan for the proper execution of the intended objectives of the estate owner. An estate planning kit from Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. is icing on the estate planning cake!

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Whether you have incorporated your client’s new business or are in the processing of incorporating it, it’s time to order a customized Corporate Kit. Beneficial to any businesses, a quality corporate kit will help you manage important corporate documents and provide you with corporate minutes and other paperwork required to maintain corporate status.

A customized corporate kit from Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. generally includes:

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A requirement under Article 9 of the Uniform Commerical Code, our clients (attorneys, CPAs, enrolled agents, and other licensed professionals) are regularly requesting UCC Filings for their businesses, as well as those of their clients. A UCC filing is a financial statement submitted to the Secretary of State that details the corporate cash flow, internal rates of return, and balance sheets.

For example, when your client’s personal business assets are used as collateral for borrowing, a UCC-1 statement is prepared, signed, and filed; thereby creating a secured loan. The filing creates a lien against the the property which your client must pay off the debt before disposing of the property. The lien is registered in the state in which the business is located.

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A DBA can be a quick, easy, and economical way to operate a small business and if often the cheapest and simplest structure for formal business recognition. As many of our clients are aware, California and most of the 50 states require that a business owner file a DBA, or Doing Business As, if the business owner is doing business under a name other than his or her legal name. Along with your incorporation and LLC formation needs, Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can file your client’s DBA on your behalf.

 

As with any new business, it is important to make sure your client’s proposed business name is available before starting or submitting any paperwork. In fact, many jurisdictions require that you run a business name availability check prior to filing new business documents. Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can quickly and accurately assist you with your client’s business name availability check.

 

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You’ve made the important decision of choosing the appropriate legal entity (i.e. LLC vs C-Corp vs S-Corp) for your client’s business, but as you know, your job as your client’s lawyer / accountant / financial planner has just begun. Whether you have formed an LLC or corporation, Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can help. And if you have formed a C-Corp for your client, we have just the tools to help you and your client stay complaint.

As the business formation attorneys and other professionals who incorporate businesses on behalf of clients understand, with every c-corporation perk comes required corporate formalities the client must abide by, such as an annual shareholder meeting and the upkeep and update of business records and transactions of the corporation.

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