In Nevada, a corporation is formed when one or more persons, called “incorporators”, sign and file articles of incorporation with the Nevada Secretary of State.  Roughly stated, the articles of incorporation state the intention of the incorporators to transact business as a separate legal entity

A corporation may be formed to conduct any lawful business, or to promote or conduct any legitimate object or purpose NRS 78.030(1).  The articles must contain the following information:

  1. The corporation’s name;
  2. The name and address of the corporation’s appointed registered agent (person who is authorized to accept service of a lawsuit against the corporation);
  3. The number of shares the corporation is authorized to issue and, if applicable, the classes and series of those shares;
  4. The names and addresses of the first board of directors or trustees of the corporation.
  5. Any desired provisions relative to the right to change the number of directors as provided in NRS 78.115;
  6. The name, address, and signature of each of the incorporators.
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Jay Young is a Las Vegas, Nevada attorney. His practice focuses on business law, business litigation, and acting as an Arbitrator and Mediator.

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