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Massachusetts LLC and Corporation Registration and Formation

A vibrant technology startup ecosystem is what has been responsible towards helping Massachusetts outrank other states in the nation and is being ranked right there at the top for its “Innovation Economy.” This is one of the many reasons why people prefer to form a Massachusetts business. The state provides businesses with access to capital, skilled workforce, and professional networks and its open innovation ecosystem includes RFID/CSID, robotics, photonics, video gaming, nanotechnology, cloud computing, and even Web 2.0 Companies.

How do you form a Massachusetts business LLC or Corporation? Here is a step-by-step procedure:

Massachusetts LLC Registration and Formation

Massachusetts LLC Registration & Formation

LLC company formation in Massachusetts is governed by 2006 Massachusetts Code – CHAPTER 156C. — Limited Liability Company Act. The process for registration and formation of LLC is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a registered agent

According to 2006 Massachusetts Code – Chapter 156C — Section 5, a domestic and foreign LLC needs to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state. If you are planning to form a Massachusetts business, you will need to appoint an agent authorized to receive service of process on your behalf. We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact we are one of the top Massachusetts registered agents and are familiar with all processes pertaining to the Massachusetts State and can provide information and assistance for successful set up of your business!

Step#2: LLC Name Reservation

One of the foremost steps towards company formation in Massachusetts is identifying a name for your business entity. What is the process? The process is as follows:

  • Identify a name for your business entity
  • According to MA Code, Chapter 156C — Section 3 (2006), the name should contain the phrase or words “limited liability company” or the abbreviations “L.L.C.”, or “LLC”.
  • The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited partnership, corporation, or limited liability company
  • Apply for reservation of name pursuant to MA Code, Chapter 156C — Section 4 (2006)
  • File with the Secretary of the Commonwealth along with the applicable fee. An LLC can reserve its name for a period of 60 days.

Step#3: Certificate of Organization and Application of Registration

If you are planning to form a Massachusetts business LLC then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a Limited Liability Company. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic LLC then you will be required to file “Certificate of Organization” governed by General Laws Chapter 156C, Section 12.
  • If your business entity is a foreign LLC then you will be required to file an “Application of Registration” pursuant to 2006 Massachusetts Code, Chapter 156C, Section 48.
  • The application or documentation for registration of LLC can be filed with the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in person or online.

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 Massachusetts business, feel free to call us at 702-871-8678.

Massachusetts Corporation Registration and Formation

Massachusetts Corporation Registration & Formation

If you are planning to form a Corporation in Massachusetts then here is the step-by-step procedure for registration and formation:

Step#1: Maintain a Registered Agent

According to 2006 Massachusetts Code – Chapter 156D — Section 5.04, a domestic and foreign Corporation needs to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state. If you are planning to form a corporation in Massachusetts, you will need to appoint an agent authorized to receive service of process on your behalf. 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 Massachusetts.

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

Step#2: Corporate Name Reservation

In order to form a corporation in Massachusetts, one of the key steps is identifying a name for your business entity. What is the process? The process is as follows:

  • Identify a name for your business entity
  • According to 2006 Massachusetts Code – Chapter 156D — Section 4.01, a corporate name should contain the phrase or words “corporation”, “company”, “incorporated”, or the abbreviations “Corp.”, or “Inc.”
  • The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited liability company, limited partnership, or corporation
  • Apply for reservation of name pursuant to 2006 Massachusetts Code – Chapter 156D — Section 4.02.
  • File with the Secretary of the Commonwealth along with the applicable fee. A business corporation can reserve its name for a period of 120 days.

Step#3: Articles of Organization and Certificate of Registration

If you are planning to form a corporation in Massachusetts, then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a business corporation. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic corporation then you will be required to file “Articles of Organization” pursuant to M.G.L.A. c156D § 2.02; 950 CMR 113.16.
  • If your business entity is a foreign corporation then you will be required to file an ” Certificate of Registration” to transact business in the state pursuant to pursuant to M.G.L.A. c156D § 15.03 (2004); 950 CMR 113.48.
  • The application or documentation for registration of a corporation can be filed with the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in person or online.

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

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

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