Articles of Incorporation
Articles of Incorporation legally documents the creation of a corporation by a government body. This document generally contains the entity's name, street address, registered agent, and the amount and type of stock to be issued.
Other names: Corporate Charter, Articles of Association or Certificate of Incorporation
Corporate Resolution legally documents the ability that an individual may have to act on behalf of an entity. i.e. open an account, acquire debt, etc.
Other names(s): Corporate Authorization
SS-4 / EIN Registration
SS-4 is the legal document that a government body distributes as confirmation for the entity's EIN registration.
Other names(s): EIN Registration
Membership Ledger is the legal list of managers and members of an entity.
This is often found as part of the Operating Agreement.
Other name(s): Member ledger
W-9 form is an IRS tax form that is used to confirm a person's name, address and Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) for employment or other income-generating purposes.
Other name(s): Request for Taxpayer Identification Number
Certificate of Good Standing
Certificate of Good Standing is a document proving a business is legally registered and able to operate in a state.
This document can typically be requested from the State Department of the state the entity is registered in at no cost.
Other name(s): Certificate of Existence or Certificate of Status
Operating Agreement is a legal document that customizes the terms of an entity according to the specific needs of its owners. It also outlines the financial and functional decision-making in a structured manner. It is similar to Articles of Incorporation that govern the operation of a corporation.
Other name(s): Bylaws
Shareholders' Agreement describes how the company should be operated and outlines shareholders' rights and obligation as well as information on the management of the company including privileges and protections.
Other names(s): Stockholders' agreement or Operating Agreement
Limited Power of Attorney
Limited Power of Attorney is an authorization that permits a portfolio manager to perform specific functions on behalf of the account owner. In general, it allows the manager to execute an agreed-upon investment strategy and take care of routine related business without contacting the account holder.
Doing Business As (DBA) is a secondary name that the entity uses to conduct business. Legal registration of a DBA is required in some states to open accounts and enter contracts.
Other name(s): Fictitious Business Name, Trade Name or Assumed Name
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