How to Form a Corporation in Massachusetts

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Protect yourself from personal liability, without the expense and delay of hiring a lawyer, by incorporating your business on your own. How to Form a Corporation in Massachusetts contains everything you need to legally incorporate in the state of Massachusetts. This book makes incorporating your business a simple process that doesn't drain your vital time and capital.

Complete with step-by-step instructions and the forms you need, this book ...

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Overview

Protect yourself from personal liability, without the expense and delay of hiring a lawyer, by incorporating your business on your own. How to Form a Corporation in Massachusetts contains everything you need to legally incorporate in the state of Massachusetts. This book makes incorporating your business a simple process that doesn't drain your vital time and capital.

Complete with step-by-step instructions and the forms you need, this book makes forming your own corporation inexpensive and hassle-free.

This book explains in simple language:

Advantages and disadvantages of incorporating
S corporations
C corporations
What type of corporation is best for you
Running your corporation
Step-by-step procedures for incorporating
How to get more information
Tax registrations

It includes:

Massachusetts' corporation statutes
Address and phone numbers for state contacts
Incorporation forms, minutes and resolutions you can use
Website addresses for more information

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572481152
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2000
  • Series: Legal Survival Guides Series
  • Pages: 221
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph P. DiBlasi received his B.S.B.A. Magna Cum Laude from Boston University. He received his J.D. from New England School of Law. He is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and maintains a private law practice in North Reading, Massachusetts. A member of the Massachusetts and Essex County Bar Associations, he has been a guest speaker for various landlord and civic associations and has written three self-help law books. He and his wife, Laura, reside in North Andover, Massachusetts.

Mark Warda received his B. A. from the University of Illinois in Chicago and his J.D. from the University of Illinois in Champaign. He practiced law in Clearwater, Florida, then gave up a busy practice to publish self-help law books. He has written or co-authored over sixty self-help law books, including How to Register Your Own Copyright and How to Register Your Own Trademark.

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Table of Contents

Using Self-Help Law Books

Introduction

Chapter 1: What Is a Corporation? -

Chapter 2: Should You Incorporate?
- Advantages
- Disadvantages

Chapter 3: What Type of Corporation Is Best? -
- Massachusetts Corporation or Foreign Corporation
- S Corporation or C Corporation
- Inc. or P.C.
- Not-for-Profit Corporations

Chapter 4: Start-up Procedures -
- Name Check
- Articles of Organization
- Shareholder Agreement
- Organizational Paperwork
- Tax Forms
- Corporate Supplies
- Organizational Meeting
- Minute Book
- Bank Accounts
- Licenses

Chapter 5:Selling Corporate Stock
- Securities Laws
- Federal Exemptions from Securities Laws
- Massachusetts Securities Laws
- Internet Stock Sales
- Payment for Shares
- Massachusetts' Securities Division

Chapter 6:Running a Corporation
- Day to Day Activities
- Corporate Records
- Shareholder Meetings
- Board of Directors Meetings
- Annual Reports

Chapter 7:Amending a Corporation
-Articles of Organization
- Bylaws
- Registered Agent or Registered Office

Chapter 8:Dissolving a Corporation
- Automatic Dissolution
- Formal Dissolution
- Bankruptcy

Appendix A: Checklist

Appendix B: Selected Massachusetts Corporation Statutes

Appendix C: Forms

Index

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