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Map of the United States

The following are the states in which Dana Shultz has formed or registered corporations for clients.

Many times:

  • California
  • Delaware

One-off or rarely:

Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Washington

The District of Columbia is noteworthy for the following reasons:

  • It isn’t actually a state.
  • It, like Arkansas, requires that original, hand-signed Articles of Incorporation be filed (the others accept scans that I send to a local filing service by e-mail).
  • Despite DC Statutes Sections 29-303.01(a) and 29-302.02(b)(2)(A), which state that a statement of specific business purpose is optional, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs insists that the Articles contain a statement of a specific business purpose – which requires that the Articles be amended in the future if the corporation wishes to change its business purpose (the others do not have this requirement).