CALIFORNIA GENERAL CORPORATION GBELF
("C Corporation")

Services will not be provided until the following three requirements are met:

  1. Executed attorney agreement by the Firm and by you. Please click below to access the attorney agreement (please let us know if you have any questions before executing)
  2. Payment successfully processed. Please click on the link below for providing payment (We accept Visa, Master, Discover, and American Express).
  3. The conflict check was cleared. For this purpose please provide the following:
    - your name
    - your spouse' name
    - names of all members or shareholders or partners
    - your entity (entities) name (oast or current), and the names of entity/entities past or current of your shareholders, partners.

SERVICES WE OFFER CONSIST OF:

  • Up to 3 hours of attorney consultation time;
  • Basic availability check of corporate name;
  • Articles of Incorporation - preparation and filing with Secretary of State*;
  • Certified copy of Articles of Incorporation*;
  • Bylaws;
  • Action of Incorporator;
  • Secretary's Certificate certifying Bylaws adoption;
  • Minutes of organizational meeting of the Board of Directors;
  • Completed stock certificates and stock ledger;
  • Corporate minute book;
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN);
  • 25102(f) Notice of Securities Transaction*;
  • Initial Statement of Information filing with Secretary of State;
  • Copy of the filed initial Statement of Information*;
  • A Fictitious Business Name filing* (for a single California County);
  • EDD registration form;
  • Seller's Permit application (if applicable);
  • Information regarding opening a business bank account;
  • Memorandum regarding certain general post-incorporation matters.

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*Governmental filing, copy and related fees, including filing service fees, are separate unless expressly stated below.

If you are interested in forming another type of California entity, such as a California professional corporation, or a California non-profit corporation, please call us for a quote.

SERVICES THAT WE CAN PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL CHARGE – CONTACT US FOR A QUOTE:

  • Qualifications to do business in other states;
  • Trademark and service mark registrations with the USPTO;
  • Drafting and negotiation of a wide variety of business contracts;
  • Shareholder Buy-Sell and similar agreements;
  • Mergers and purchase/sale of business agreements and negotiation;
  • Dispute resolution and litigation;
  • Consulting and employment agreements; and
  • Various other post-incorporation services.
  • Other business and litigation services

PREPARATION OF:

Basic Articles of Incorporation for your corporation. We will file the Articles of Incorporation with the California Secretary of State on your behalf and obtain a certified copy of the filed Articles of Incorporation for inclusion in your corporation’s minute book.

Basic Bylaws of the corporation, along with an accompanying certificate of the corporation’s Secretary certifying the adoption of the Bylaws.

An Action of the Incorporator of the corporation adopting the Bylaws and electing the initial Director(s) of the corporation.

Minutes of an Organizational Meeting of the Board of Directors (or a written consent in lieu of such meeting) with basic resolutions, including approval of the corporation’s initial stock issuance.

Stock Certificates and a Stock Ledger reflecting the corporation’s initial stock issuance.

CORPORATE MINUTE BOOK: We will furnish you with a corporate Minute Book (and corporate seal) filled with the documents that we have prepared for you and additional blank stock certificates.

EMPLOYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: With your written authorization, we will apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) for your corporation (or International Tax ID Number (ITIN) if you your corporation is owned by foreign (non-USA) shareholders), typically using the Internal Revenue Service's online application procedure.

25102(f) NOTICE OF SECURITIES TRANSACTION: With your written authorization, we will file a "State of California Notice of Transaction Pursuant to California Corporations Code Section 25102(f)," typically using the State of California's Department of Business Oversight's online filing service.

INITIAL STATEMENT OF INFORMATION FILING WITH SECRETARY OF STATE: Every California corporation must periodically (and also upon the occurrence of certain changes) update its records with the California Secretary of State by filing a Statement of Information. The initial Statement of Information for a corporation is required to be filed with the California Secretary of State by a deadline shortly after incorporation. We will assist you in filing the initial Statement of Information with the California Secretary of State and obtaining a copy of the filed Statement of Information for inclusion in your corporation's minute book.

EDD REGISTRATION FORM: We will furnish you with information regarding how to register as an employer with the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD).

SELLER'S PERMIT APPLICATION (IF APPLICABLE): We will furnish you with information regarding how to obtain a seller's permit from the California State of Board of Equalization, if a seller's permit is required by the nature of your corporation's intended business.

INFORMATION REGARDING OPENING A BUSINESS BANK ACCOUNT: We will furnish you with information regarding how to open a corporate bank account, and provide you with standard resolutions authorizing opening a corporate bank account and establishing check writing and related account authority.

MEMORANDUM REGARDING CERTAIN GENERAL POST-INCORPORATION MATTERS: We will provide you with a memorandum, describing briefly and in general terms, a number of things that a typical California corporation should consider post-incorporation, including compliance with corporate formalities, and certain legal requirements applicable to general, corporate business operations.

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[Note: the portion below has been made "generic" so it applies to all the three initial entity types]

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IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:

  • Post-Formation Representation and Other Legal Services are Available From Us at an Additional Cost.  We also offer other services at their own rates and fees, including trademark registration, drafting and negotiation of a wide variety of business contracts, litigation and dispute resolution, mergers and acquisition related contracts and negotiation, shareholder buy-sell and similar agreements, and various other post-formation services. If you are interested in any additional services, please contact us about the applicable rates and fees.
  • When and How an Attorney-Client Relationship with our Firm Arises. We do not become your attorney and you do not become our client merely because you read something on our website, send us an email or otherwise contact us. You become our client after all the following have occurred: (1) via our online process, you provide your basic information and payment details, you completely and accurately fill out and submit a brief questionnaire, and you sign and submit the Legal Services Agreement, (2) we receive your submitted information, including signed Legal Services Agreement and payment details, and we [accept] in writing delivered to you [via email,] the Legal Services Agreement, and (3) a conflict check has been completed, the Legal Services Agreement. We are under no obligation to accept you as a client. Our relationship will be governed by the terms of the Legal Services Agreement. Both you and this firm can terminate our attorney-client relationship in accordance with the terms of the Legal Services Engagement Agreement.
  • Your Required Cooperation. Once you have become our client, you must communicate with us in a timely and accurate manner and cooperate with us as we deem necessary or desirable in order to complete your entity formation. If you fail to cooperate with us, we may suspend work on your matter or terminate our attorney-client engagement. The information that you provide to us in connection with your matter must also be accurate, complete and not misleading - including, such information must not misrepresent facts or omit facts that make what information you do provide us misleading.
  • Do Not Provide Us Unsolicited Confidential Information. Do not send or communicate to us any confidential information unless and until we expressly tell you, in writing (including electronic communication from us) and in advance to do so, even if you are using a secure medium to contact us. We do not agree to keep unsolicited confidential information private and confidential.
  • Legal Services Agreement Governs. In any conflict the Legal Services Agreement governs.

For our other services please visit us at our main site.

Our attorneys have a legal background developed at top-tier law schools, and the vast majority of our attorneys have more than 10 years of experience in these areas of law. Learn more about each of our individual attorneys by following the links below or contact our office to arrange a meeting.

  • Simina GentrySimina Gentry Esq.

    Managing Attorney
    LL.M, University of
    Southern California Gould
    School of Law
    B.A. Academy of Economic Studies
    Business Management and Account Analysis

  • David WardDavid Ward Esq.

    Attorney Of Counsel
    J.D., Cornell Law School
    B.A. Brigham Young University

  • Emanuel OrlandoEmanuel Orlando Esq

    Associate Attorney
    J.D., Loyola Law School
    B.A. Princeton University

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