Do you ever discuss the benefits of paper stock certificates with your clients? Many corporate shareholders are interested in having a tangible copy of their ownership in a company, whether for display or personal preference and a stock certificate is just the answer.

A stock certificate is a document that substantiates the legal ownership of shares of stock in a corporation, or membership interest of an LLC, and many corporate lawyers and CPAs believe it is good idea for a client to be prepared to provide stockholders with stock certificates. Stock or membership certificates are made out to the shareholder and identify the issuer, the number of shares/ interest, the par value, and the stock class.

There are certain advantages to holding a physical certificate and many shareholders are informed by legal counsel or other advisors of the importance in holding onto a paper copy of the certificate certificates until if / when a decision decide to sell or transfer securities is made.

The benefits of holding a paper stock or membership certificate include:

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Hawaii can be a great place to start a new business. If your client wishes to conduct business in the Aloha State through a corporation, it is necessary to file the proper documents to form and register the business.  These documents ask only for the minimum information required by statute (and the statutes are simply written), so you may find Hawaii a relatively straightforward place to start your client’s new business.
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When it comes to picking a business name, even the most confident business owner can have doubts about whether a name is really the right fit for the company. As an attorney, CPA, or other licensed business professional, you understand that part of your job includes holding your client’s hand through this process, while also making his decision on easier one. And that’s where we come in.

Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can run a name availability check with the Secretary of State and have the results back to you within a few hours. You want to make sure you do not support your client in choosing a business name that is already in use or sounds to similar to an existing name on the records of the Secretary of State or is misleading to the public. Making any one of the mistakes can result in your client’s corporation or LLC not being allowed to use the initial name of their choosing.

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If you want to incorporate your client’s new business in Alaska, there are a few steps you must take. First, you will need to run a business name availability check to ensure that your client’s desired name is available. Once armored with that information, it is time to prepare your client’s Articles of Incorporation or ask Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. to draft n’ file them on your behalf.

In Alaska, the Articles of Incorporation must include:

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As many attorneys, financial advisors, and CPAs know, the New Year means new businesses are forming across the country.  Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. is designed to make your life, as the professional incorporating your clients’ businesses, easier. Our incorporation services are available only to licensed professionals, helping us keep our costs low and turnaround times high.

If you want to incorporate your client’s business (without dealing with any of the grunt work and Secretary of State hassles), call one of our experienced business formation specialists or visit us online. From your online account, you can enter your client’s information and, with our expedited service, you will know within a day if your client’s business name is available (our knowledgeable customer service agents will do a business name-check with the state). Additionally, within that same period, we will draft and file your client’s proposed Articles of Incorporation — saving you precious minutes to focus on your client’s other needs.

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Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. specializes in providing fast, reliable business formation services for our clients. All filing requests are processed and submitted to the Secretary of State same day for a quick turn around.

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At Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. we believe our job is to assist our professional clients with their business needs — and we take our job seriously. Along with providing high quality, low cost incorporation services and customized corporate and LLC kits, we offer cutting-edge corporate and LLC forms software.

Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. is very aware of the amount of time and energy our clients (attorneys, CPAs, and other licensed professionals) devote to ensuring that their clients remain compliant. Our solution to making their jobs just a little easier: DocuPak software. Interested in learning more? Read on…

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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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Are you in the process of forming your client’s new business? One of the first, and most important, steps in the business formation process is choosing the corporation’s name. As many of our clients (attorneys, CPAs, and other licensed financial professionals) are aware, a corporation’s name must comply with the rules of the relevant state’s corporation division or Secretary of State. When it comes time to file incorporation papers, let us do the work for you. Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can quickly and cost-effectively incorporate your client’s new business in all 50 states.

Running a business name availability search is crucial before you start filling out at new business paper work. Provide us with up to three names in your order of preference and we will let you know within hours which of the proposed names are available (on a preliminary basis). Additionally, if instructed by you at the time of your name availability request, we will secure your proposed name with the Secretary of State.

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Wondering what to get a client or firm partner as a present this holiday season? Corporate kits make the perfect gift for a boss, colleague, or client. And what’s more, as a crucial element in any business, they are useful and provide a professional, convenient place to store important documents.

A quality corporate kit generally will include: a corporate binder with an embossed, corporate name, tab dividers, articles of incorporation, corporate minutes, stock transfer ledger, stock certificates, and corporate bylaws.

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