Steps to Dissolve Corporation in California

Dissolving a Corporation in California does not have to be a painful process. To dissolve a corporation, certain steps must be followed so that the Corporation is authorized to dissolve, and once those steps have been met, the Corporation is generally permitted to file the necessary forms with the California Secretary of State which processes [...]

California Corporation Dissolution Resolution

If you are thinking of dissolving your California corporation, you will need resolutions authorizing the dissolution so that it is a valid transaction under your corporation's Articles of Incorporation as well as its Bylaws. A corporate resolution is generally necessary before the corporation is authorized to file the necessary forms with the California Secretary of [...]

California Corporation Dissolution Checklist

Businesses dissolve for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, the business is about to be merged or consolidated with another entity. Other times, the owners of the business are moving on to other activities and maintaining the business on a going forward basis is no longer feasible. If you are a California business owner who is [...]

Easy Document Retention Guidelines for California Businesses

The Internet is full of sample schedules, policies, and guidelines for document retention. The problem is knowing which are accurate, out-of-date, and most importantly, which comply with California guidelines. Furthermore, because there are so many state and federal laws governing how long documents should be kept,  depending on the exact nature of the document, it [...]

Sample Moonlighting Policy for California Employers

There is no “one size fits all” moonlighting policy. If the employer is government-affiliated, or has union employees, the prohibitions and procedures will be completely different and subject to those procedures. For private employers who need a general overview, below are some suggestions for enacting a moonlighting policy.  The below should not be construed as legal advice [...]

Sample Reasonable Accomodation Checklist for California Employers

There is no “one size fits all” procedure for handling a request for reasonable accommodations by an employee. If the employer is government-affiliated, or has union employees, the procedures will be completely different and subject to those procedures. For private employers who need a general overview, below are some suggestions for handling a reasonable accommodation [...]

Registering Foreign LLPs in California

o   Verify that LLP is in good standing in jurisdiction of organization. o   Secure certificate of good standing from appropriate official or, if not used in jurisdiction of organization, draft statement to effect that relevant jurisdiction does not allow certificates of good standing. Corp C §16959(a)(2). o   File Application to Register a Limited Liability Partnership (Secretary of [...]

Corporation Pre-Formation Checklist

Select name. Check with Secretary of State on availability of name and reserve it with Secretary of State. See Corp C §201(c). Prepare articles. Obtain approval, if necessary, from appropriate licensing board for use of fictitious business name. Prepare bylaws. Have incorporator(s) and named first director(s), if any, sign articles. Have signature(s) acknowledged. Corp C §200(b). File [...]

Non-Profit Pre-Formation Checklist

Organizational Tasks  Select name. Check with Secretary of State on availability of name and reserve it with Secretary of State. See Corp C §201(c). Obtain approval, if necessary, from appropriate licensing board for use of fictitious business name. Prepare and file Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State Prepare By-Laws File a Statement by Domestic Nonprofit [...]

LLP (Limited Liability Partnership) Pre-Formation Considerations

Organizational Tasks File Application to Register a Limited Liability Partnership (Secretary of State Form LLP-1) with the Document Filing Support Unit of the California Secretary of State, together with applicable fee of $70. Corp C §16953(a); Govt C §12189(a). If LLP will rely on net worth security alternative, file Alternative Security Provision of a Limited Liability Partnership (Secretary of State [...]

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