Have you already incorporated your business? Do you need sample bylaws for your corporation?
As you may already know, the process of incorporating a business isn’t all that difficult. In many cases, you simply file a fill-in-the-blanks incorporation form or a one-page articles of incorporation document with the appropriate state agency (often the secretary of state).
Furthermore, because these simple incorporation forms or corporate formation documents collect basic information that many experienced entrepreneurs and veteran investors can figure out on their own, people regularly self-incorporate. And that’s fine. (This web site, obviously, sells downloadable do-it-yourself incorporation kits for just these sorts of people.)
Even experienced entrepreneurs and investors, however, often have trouble coming up with appropriate corporate by-laws (also called corporation bylaws) on their own.
Fortunately, for $19 you can purchase sample corporate bylaws. The corporate bylaws document, which you download at the time of purchase from the last page of the ordering form, is a nine-page, rich-text-format file created in Microsoft Word. The short document shows you what corporate bylaws look like. And you can even use the sample corporate bylaws document as a template for constructing your own personalized corporation by-laws. Simply fill in the blanks and then make whatever other changes you want or your attorney recommends!
About the Attorney Who Drafted the Sample Corporate Bylaws
The sample corporate bylaws were written by St. Petersburg Florida business lawyer Carl Baranowski. An attorney for more than twenty years, Carl Baranowski has worked both as an in-house corporate counsel and as a practicing attorney, serving both private and public real estate and high technology companies. Baranowski holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate Business School and JD from Stanford University’s Law School. He also earned two master’s degrees and a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A member of both the Florida Bar and the Texas Bar as well as a past member of several other state bar associations, he also co-authored the popular legal reference, Representing High-Tech Companies (Law Journal Press, 2006).
Money Back Guarantee!
By the way, my sample corporate bylaws come with a money back guarantee: If you don’t get what you want or need from a kit, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a refund. Note that Stephen L. Nelson, Inc., the affiliated entity that sells these do-it-yourself kits, processes refund requests manually, so your refund may take a work day or two to process.
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