Common questions

How do I find an officer of a Delaware corporation?

How do I find an officer of a Delaware corporation?

Corporation & Business Entity Search You can find information on any corporation or business entity in Delaware or another state by performing a search on the Secretary of State website of the state or territory where that corporation is registered.

How do I find a company’s corporate officers?

You may be able to find officers’ names and contact info in the following places:

  1. The Secretary of State database.
  2. The corporation’s website.
  3. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) database.
  4. Your local library.
  5. Social media.

How do you find the owner of a Delaware LLC?

Since Delaware LLCs are not required to file annual reports, the state does not receive owner or manager information on a recurring basis either. The formation service will designate an authorized person or organizer in the office, who will sign the initial filing document, rather than a member or manager of the LLC.

Is a Delaware corporation anonymous?

Simply put, Delaware no longer offers complete anonymity for corporations. LLCs are another story. Regardless, it’s always best to do a thorough check (or hire an attorney) before choosing where to form your business.

Are Delaware articles of Incorporation public?

The public can obtain any Delaware company’s Certificate of Incorporation simply by contacting the state and paying a fee; however, whether or not the public can ascertain the person/people behind the company depends on which, and how much, information appears on the Certificate of Incorporation.

How do I check if I have good standing in Delaware?

You can check the status of an entity online. There are two options of online status available, status ($10) or status with tax & history information ($20). Please note: requesting an online status will NOT generate an official certificate of good standing.

How do I find out the names of the directors of a company?

If you wish to find out the names of officers or directors of a public company that has filed with the SEC, you can find this information by searching EDGAR, the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System.

How do you know if you are an officer of a company?

In US companies, officers are elected by the Board of Directors, and usually consist of a president and/or a Chief Executive Officer, one or more vice presidents, a secretary, and a treasurer or Chief Financial Officer.

Are Delaware LLC Agreements public record?

For Delaware LLCs formed and maintained through Harvard Business Services, Inc., the state of Delaware’s public record will, therefore, contain no information about your LLC’s members and/or managers. 100% of your Delaware LLC is not on the public record.

Are Delaware articles of incorporation public?

Are certificates of incorporation public Delaware?

Is it illegal to incorporate in Delaware?

The answer is, yes, anyone in the world can form a Delaware LLC! The state of Delaware does not restrict non-U.S. residents from owning or managing Delaware LLCs, nor do they require any physical presence in the state of Delaware, or even within the U.S., for that matter.

How do I change the officers of a Delaware corporation?

The changing of any officers is solely an internal matter within the company, and does not require a formal amendment filing with the state of Delaware. However, certain transactions, such as opening a bank account, may require a certificate of incumbency, an official corporate document naming each member of the corporation and his/her role.

How many board of directors can a Delaware corporation have?

The Delaware Corporate Agents, Inc., bylaws provide: “The number of Directors which shall constitute the whole Board shall not be less than one (1). If Directors are named in the Certificate of Incorporation, the number of such Directors stated in the Certificate of Incorporation shall be the initial number of Directors.

Why incorporate in Delaware?

More than one million business entities take advantage of Delaware’s complete package of incorporation services, including modern and flexible corporate laws, our highly-respected Judiciary and legal community, a business-friendly government, and the customer-service-oriented staff of the Division of Corporations.

What are the bylaws of the Delaware corporate agents?

The Delaware Corporate Agents, Inc., standard form of bylaws defines each officer’s duties but permits all of the duties to be performed by a single person. The principal officers of the Corporation shall be chosen by the Directors and shall be a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer.