Maine Non Profit Corporation
A D V E R T I S I N G:
Non Profit Corporation Name
The name cannot be any name that is the same as, or deceptively similar
to, the name of any domestic corporation or qualified foreign corporation
without authorization. The name cannot utilize a reserved name. The name
shall not contain any word or phrase indicating it is organized for any
purpose not permitted by the Act.
You have to fill "Article of Incorporation"
The document must contain the information required by the Act. The document
must be typewritten or printed or, if electronically transmitted, it must be
in a format that can be retrieved or reproduced in typewritten or printed form.
The document must be delivered to the office of the Secretary of State for filing.
Delivery may be made by electronic transmission if and to the extent permitted by
the Secretary of State. At the time of delivery, the correct filing fee and any
reinstatement fee or penalty must be paid or provision for payment made in a manner
permitted by the Secretary of State.
The document must be in the English language, except that: A corporate name
need not be in English if written using the Roman alphabet or Arabic or Roman
numerals; and The certificate of existence required of foreign corporations
under section 130 need not be in English if accompanied by a reasonably
authenticated English translation.
- ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION containing
the following information
The name of the corporation.
a) The corporation is organized as a public benefit corporation for the following
purpose or purposes
b) The corporation is organized as a mutual benefit corporation for all
purposes permitted under 13-B MRSA, or, if not for all such purposes, then
for the following purpose or purposes
The name and registered office of the Registered Agent who must be a Maine
resident, whose office is identical with the registered office; or a corporation,
domestic or foreign, profit or nonprofit, having an office identical with such
The number of directors (not less than 3) constituting the initial board of
directors of the corporation, if the number has been designated or if the
initial directors have been chosen
The minimum number of directors (not less than 3) and
the maximum number of directors
a) There shall be no members
b) There shall be one or more classes of members and the information
required by §402 is attached.
Optional (Check if this article is to apply.)
No substantial part of the activities of the Corporation shall be the carrying
on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the
Corporation shall not participate in or intervene in (including the publication or
distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for
(Optional) (Check if this article is to apply.)
Other provisions of these articles including provisions for the regulation of the
internal affairs of the corporation, distribution of assets on dissolution or final
liquidation and the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code section 501(c) are
set out in Exhibit ____ attached hereto and made a part hereof.
List of incorporators
- Filling Fees
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