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Secretary of State

Glossary Term

The Secretary of State for a US state is generally that state’s chief elections officer, chief corporations officer, and supervisor of state archives.

Certificate of Incorporation

Glossary Term

The Certificate of Incorporation is a legal document that establishes a corporation as a legal entity and contains basic rules for governance of the corporation.

If a corporation’s board of directors decides that the business needs to be wound down, there are a number of legal paths to consider. Determining the best approach is fact-dependent, and the corporation and its board should get legal advice before making a decision.
A corporation is created by filing the Articles of Incorporation (if the corporation is created under California law) or the Certificate of Incorporation (if the corporation is created under Delaware law, which is the most common), or a similar document in other states.