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Articles of Incorporation


The set of initial formation documents that are filed with the Secretary of State to form a corporation.

See Also

Articles of Organization.


Articles of Incorporation are public record in all states and contain a limited amount of information about the corporation. The bylaws, on the other hand, are only used internally and are not public record. This set of documents is called “Articles of Organization” for limited liability companies (LLCs).