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Articles of incorporation

Legal document establishing a corporation and its structure and purpose.

Articles of Incorporation

A document outlining the basic functions of a company. Among other things, it states whether it will be an S Corporation or a C Corporation and how many authorized shares there will be. It also states how its corporate governance and operations will work. A company that seeks to incorporate must file articles of incorporation with the appropriate authority. In the United States, that authority is usually the states and sometimes the federal government. It is also called a corporate charter or simply a charter. See also: Charter Amendment Limitations.

articles of incorporation

The document that a firm files with state authorities when establishing a corporation. This document contains the firm's name and address, the type and amount of stock to be authorized and issued, the type of business activity, a delineation of corporate powers, and other information. Also called charter, corporate charter.
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The Articles of Confederation gave scant assurance that a state corporate charter from one state would be honored in another state.
From Dartmouth College, involving the protection of a corporate charter as a contract, to Santa Clara, involving the protection of the property interests of railroad corporations, the context remained a question of contract and property.
The market for corporate charters resembles such a contestable
In the United States, several high profile corporate "inversion" transactions have brought to prominence the effect that corporate tax law can have on the international competition for corporate charters.
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Possibly the most visible and growing arm of this anticorporate movement is the one that focuses on the corporate charter, the basic instrument that defines and creates corporations in the United States.
Corporate charters are the legal instruments by which state governments incorporate businesses and grant them special privileges and rights (such as limited liability) as defined in the state's corporate laws.
District Judge Norman Moon struck down the state law as unconstitutional and ordered the Virginia State Corporation Commission to grant Thomas Road a corporate charter.
Commentators have long debated whether competition among states for corporate charters represents a race to the top or a race to the bottom.
At Van Nuys - the nation's busiest general aviation airport serving corporate charters and private pilots - security is generally left up to the individual aircraft operators.
The movement to revoke corporate charters has gotten its history confused.

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