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Minnesota LLC and Corporation Registration and Formation

Minnesota enjoys a strong economic climate and high quality of life. It is ranked 3rd in the United States for being one of the top states to form a Minnesota business. The state has a good business-friendly environment and a pro business tax structure. As a result, some of the top Fortune 500 companies are situated in the state and this includes Target, UnitedHealth Group, Mayo Clinic, 3M, Cargill, Sanford Health, Pentair, Country Inns & Suites by Carlson, Best Buy, and LTF Holdings Inc., among others.

There are different types of businesses that can be formed in the state. If you are planning to form a Minnesota business LLC or Corporation then what is the procedure? There is a specific procedure that will ensure proper registration of your business in the state. We have created a small guide to help you in getting an insight into the process.

If you feel overwhelmed by the process or require any information regarding company formation in Minnesota then we are there to help you! We are one of the top Minnesota registered agents and are familiar with all business processes pertaining to the state of Minnesota.

Minnesota LLC Registration and Formation

Minnesota LLC Registration & Formation

LLC company formation in Minnesota is governed by Chapter 322C – Minnesota Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The procedure for registration and formation of LLC is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a registered agent

If you are planning to form a Limited Liability Company in Minnesota then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to 2017 Minnesota Statutes 322C.0114. This law is applicable for domestic limited liability company as well as foreign limited liability company. 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 Minnesota. We can assist you to form a Minnesota business LLC.

Step#2: LLC Name Reservation

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

  1. Identify a name for your business entity
  2. According to 2017 Minnesota Statutes 322C.0108, the name should contain the phrase or words “limited liability company” or the abbreviations “L.L.C.”, or “LLC”.
  3. The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited partnership, corporation, or limited liability company
  4. Apply for reservation of name pursuant to the provisions of 2017 Minnesota Statutes 322C.0109
  5. Submit the form though mail or online with the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State along with the applicable fee. An LLC can reserve its name for a period of twelve months.

Step#3: Articles of Organization and Certificate of Authority

If you are planning to form a Minnesota 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 “Articles of Organization” governed by 2017 Minnesota Statutes, 322C.0201.
  • If your business entity is a foreign LLC then you will be required to file “Certificate of Authority” pursuant to 2017 Minnesota Statutes, 322C.0802.
  • The application or documentation for registration of LLC can be filed with the office of the Minnesota Secretary of State – Business Services, through mail, 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 Minnesota business, feel free to call us at 702-871-8678.

Minnesota Corporation Registration and Formation

Minnesota Corporation Registration & Formation

If you are planning to form a Corporation in Minnesota then the procedure for registration and formation is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a Registered Agent

If you are planning to form a business or professional corporation in Minnesota then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to 2017 Minnesota Statutes 302A.121. This law is applicable for domestic as well as foreign corporations. 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 Minnesota. We can assist you to form a Minnesota business as we are in compliance with all regulations in the State of Minnesota.

Step#2: Corporate Name Reservation

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

  1. Identify a name for your business entity
  2. According to 2017 Minnesota Statutes 302A.115, a corporate name should contain the phrase or words “corporation”, “company”, “incorporated”, or the abbreviations “Corp.”, or “Inc.”
  3. The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited liability company, limited partnership, or corporation
  4. Apply for reservation of name pursuant to 2017 Minnesota Statutes 302A.117.
  5. Submit the form though mail or online with the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State along with the applicable fee. A business corporation can reserve its name for a period of twelve months.

Step#3: Articles of Incorporation and Certificate of Authority

If you are planning to form a corporation in Minnesota, 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 Incorporation” pursuant to MN Stat § 302A.111 (2013).
  • If your business entity is a foreign corporation then you will be required to file a ” Certificate of Authority” to transact business in the state pursuant to pursuant to MN Stat § Chapter 319B.01 to 319B.12.
  • The application or documentation for registration of a corporation can be filed with the office of the Minnesota Secretary of State – Business Services, through mail, 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 Minnesota incorporation or LLC formation, you can simply visit the Minnesota Business formation page.

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