Hamilton, pp. 259-275: How to Incorporate


Whaddya do?  There are lots of corporate documents to draft when you form a corporation.  Whatever substantive provisions you want to have, you have to decide where to put them (the articles of incorporation, the bylaws, or the shareholders’ agreement).  Lately, people like to keep the articles of incorporation as short as possible and only put in there what is required by law.  Everything else is placed in the other documents.


The trend in the law is to make it easy to incorporate.  Some states require more formal procedures, though.


After you file the articles of incorporation, you have to do things like write the corporate bylaws, and other stuff.


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