Interested in incorporating a business in Alabama? When forming a business for your client in Alabama through Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. we not only file your articles of incorporation with the Alabama Secretary of State, we also prepare the appropriate documents for your client’s new S or C corp. Additionally, we can obtain your client’s Federal Tax ID Number (EIN), create a customized corporate kit, and provide other customized services for your client’s new Alabama business.

Read on to learn more about incorporating a business in Alabama.

The first step in forming a new corporation in Alabama is choosing a business name. Your client’s corporate name must include the word “Corporation” or “Incorporated” or an abbreviation of one of these words (“Inc.” or “Corp.”). Additionally, a Certificate of Name Reservation must be obtained prior to filing the formation documents. If you would like to use any of the following words in the business’s name, approval must be obtained by the Alabama SOS beforehand:

  • Bank
  • Banking
  • Electric
  • Engineering
  • Insurance
  • Trust

Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can run a thorough and accurate business name availability check for your client’s desired business name or names and reserve them for you. Furthermore, as required under Alabama law, we will file the Certificate of Name Reservation in the appropriate county, along with the original and two copies of the Domestic Business Corporation Certificate of Formation (see below).

Once your client’s business name is reserved, you must complete the Certificate of Formation, similar to Articles of Incorporation. Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc.’s convenient Draft N’ File service allows you to save time and paperwork by drafting and filing the Certificate on your behalf. We will immediately let you know when it has been accepted by the Secretary of State.

Should you decide to draft your client’s articles, Alabama law requires that certain information be included in the documents. This information includes the name and address of the directors and the principal address location, which can be outside of Alabama.

As with most states, the Certificate must also include the address of the corporation’s initial registered office. An Alabama corporation must have a registered agent in the state, where official correspondence and notice can be received if the corporation is sued. Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can provide you with a Registered Agent in Alabama for $99 per year.

For more information on how we can assist you in forming a new corporation in Alabama, contact one of our experienced customer service professionals or check us out online.

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