Starting a new enterprise involves many decisions and details, and Fletcher Tilton attorneys are prepared to help you at every step in the process. From determinations that the desired business name is available, to providing the tax ID number required to open a bank account, and on to establishing minute books and filing dates, we stand behind you.
If your new entity is a professional corporation or LLC, we include special language in the formation documents and obtain the pre-approval of the appropriate licensing authority. We also assist with obtaining all relevant corporate licenses through the appropriate state licensing board, such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC and other certifications.
Once your business is underway, we certificate ownership interests, set up an electronic ownership ledger, open a minute book and enter all of the required filing dates into an electronic database.
It’s our personal challenge to keep our corporate clients in good standing. Our corporate focus database tracks all the pertinent corporate information: officers, directors, annual meeting dates, annual report due dates, authorized stock, stockholders, jurisdictions, and other details.
We draft and provide the annual meeting notices for the stockholders and directors required by statute by the date established in their by-laws. A corporation checklist for our clients informs us of any matters which may require additional corporate recordkeeping or filing with appropriate authorities. We file the annual reports on time and make any necessary changes with the Secretary of State, whether in Massachusetts or any other state where the entity may be registered.
For security purposes, we maintain the corporate minute books, seals, stock certificates, agreements, leases, deeds, promissory notes, trademark registrations and other documents related to their corporation with copies indexed and originals in our fireproof corporate safe.