Articles of incorporation

 

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Articles of incorporation

Legal document establishing a corporation and its structure and purpose.

Articles of incorporation

In the US, the document which the founders of a corporation submit to the relevant state for approval after which a certificate of incorporation is issued. These two documents form the corporation's charter which endorses its legality. Information listed in the charter includes the name of the corporation, purpose, number of authorised shares and details of directors. The rules under which the corporation's internal management operates are listed in the bylaws.



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