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Maine LLC and Corporation Registration and Formation

Maine is famous for its picturesque waterways and seafood cuisine and is probably the reason why lobstering and ground-fishing industries are on the rise. This is not all; tourism as well as outdoor recreation also play an integral role in improving the economy of the state. Some of the top companies operating in Maine include MaineHealth, Unum, L.L.Bean, Hannaford Supermarkets, CMMF, IDEXX, Pike Industries, and Bath Iron Works among others. So, if you were to form a corporation in Maine, how best could you go about incorporating your business?

We are there to help you incorporate your business entity in Maine. We are one of the top registered agents and are familiar with all incorporation processes pertaining to the Maine State and can provide information and assistance for successful set up of your business!

Maine LLC Registration and Formation

Maine LLC Registration & Formation

LLC company formation in Maine is governed by Title 31, Chapter 21 of the Maine Limited Liability Company Act. The procedure for registration and formation of LLC is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a registered agent

One of the essential steps towards LLC company formation in Maine is hiring and continuously maintaining a registered agent. Each business entity in the state is required to maintain a registered agent pursuant to MRS Title 31 §1661. We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in Maine.

We are in compliance with all regulations in the State of Maine.

Step#2: Name Reservation/Registration

A business name is integral to the existence of any business entity and without a proper name an LLC or any other business entity will not get registered in the state. A domestic entity can reserve their name for a period of 120 days pursuant to MRS Title 31 §1509. The name reservation application has to be submitted to the Secretary of State. The naming requirements for company formation in Maine highlights the fact that the chosen business name should be distinguishable from the name of any other entity on the records of the secretary of state.

Step#3: Certificate of Formation and Statement of Foreign Qualification

Registration documents for LLC company formation in Maine are separate for domestic and foreign business entities and so are the fees. If you are planning to form a domestic LLC then you will have to file “Certificate of Formation” pursuant to MRS Title 31 §1531. If you are planning to form a foreign LLC in the state then you will be required to file “Statement of Foreign Qualification” pursuant to MRS Title 31 §1622. The registration documents have to be submitted to the secretary of the state.

We can file the form on your behalf being your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the LLC registration.

In case, you have any questions regarding how to form a Maine business, feel free to call us at 702-871-8678.

Maine Corporation Registration and Formation

Maine Corporation Registration & Formation

How do you form a corporation in Maine? The incorporation of domestic and foreign business entities is governed by Title 13-C: Maine Business Corporation Act.. The process of incorporation is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a Registered Agent

One of the important steps towards company formation in Maine is hiring and maintaining a registered agent in the state. Each business entity in the state is required to maintain a registered agent pursuant to 13-C MRSA §1507.

We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in Maine. We are in compliance with all regulations in the State of Maine and will assist you to form a corporation in Maine.

Step#2: Name Reservation/Registration

A business name is crucial to the existence of any business entity and without a name; a business corporation will not get registered in the state. A domestic entity can reserve their name for a period of 120 days pursuant to 13-C MRSA §402. A foreign Maine Corporation can register their name with the Secretary of State pursuant to 13-C MRSA §1506. The naming requirements highlights the fact that the chosen business name should be distinguishable from the name of any other entity on the records of the secretary of state.

Step#3: Articles of Incorporation and Application for Authority

If you are planning to form a Maine business entity then preparing and filing the right business formation documents is important. The documents are different for domestic and foreign entities.

If you are planning to form a domestic Maine Corporation then you will have to file “Articles of Incorporation” pursuant to 13-C MRSA §202. If you are planning to incorporate a foreign business entity in Maine then you will be required to file a “Application for Authority” pursuant to 13-C MRSA §1503. The registration documents have to be submitted to the secretary of the state.

We can help in streamlining the process of company formation in Maine by filing documents on your behalf through the online process or through expedited process.

If you have any questions regarding Maine incorporation or LLC formation, you can simply visit the Maine Business formation page.

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