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Rhode Island LLC and Corporation Registration and Formation

You can form a corporation in Rhode Island or you can opt for a Limited Liability Company or any other business entity like a Benefit Corporation, Limited Partnership (LP), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), L3C Limited Liability Company, Professional Service Corporation, and a Cooperative. The state has the right infrastructure and incentive programs to assist startups as well as existing businesses in achieving greater ROI in the long run. Some of the top businesses that have headquarters in Rhode Island include CVS Health, Citizens Bank, Nortek, Hasbro, FM Global, Amica Mutual Insurance, LIN Television Corporation, The Providence Journal, and Twin River Casino among others.

We are one of the top Rhode Island registered agents and can assist you with the successful registration of your business entity in the state.

Let’s take a look at how you can form a Rhode Island business LLC or Corporation.

Rhode Island LLC Registration and Formation

Rhode Island LLC Registration & Formation

LLC company formation in Rhode Island is governed by 2013 Rhode Island General Laws, Title 7 – Corporations, Associations and Partnerships, Chapter 7-16 – The Rhode Island Limited Liability Company Act. The procedure for registration and formation of LLC is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a registered agent

If you are planning to form a Limited Liability Company in Rhode Island then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to RI Gen L § 7-16-11 (2013). This law is applicable for domestic limited liability company as well as foreign limited liability company.

We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in Rhode Island. We can assist you to form a Rhode Island business LLC.

Step#2: LLC Name Reservation

One of the foremost steps towards company formation in Rhode Island is identifying a name for your business entity. The process is as follows:

  1. Identify a name for your business entity
  2. According to RI Gen L § 7-16-9 (2013), the name should contain the phrase or words “limited liability company” or the abbreviations “L.L.C.”, or “LLC”.
  3. The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited partnership, corporation, or limited liability company
  4. Apply for reservation of name pursuant to the provisions of RI Gen L § 7-16-10 (2013) (limited liability companies)
  5. Submit the form through mail or online with the Office of the Secretary of State, Corporations Division along with the applicable fee. An LLC can reserve its name for a period of 120 days.

Step#3: Articles of Organization and Application for Registration

If you are planning to form a Rhode Island business LLC then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a Limited Liability Company. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic LLC then you will be required to file “Articles of Organization” governed by RI Gen L § 7-16-6 (2013).
  • If your business entity is a foreign LLC then you will be required to file “Application for Registration” pursuant to RI Gen L § 7-16-49 (2013).
  • The application or documentation for registration of LLC can be filed with the Department of State – Business Services Division, in person or online.

We can file the form on your behalf being your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the LLC registration.

In case, you have any questions regarding how to form a Rhode Island business, feel free to call us on 702-871-8678.

Rhode Island Corporation Registration and Formation

Rhode Island Corporation Registration & Formation

If you are planning to form a Corporation in Rhode Island then it will be governed by 2005 Rhode Island Code – CHAPTER 7-1.2 — Rhode Island Business Corporation Act. The procedure for registration and formation of a business corporation is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a Registered Agent

If you are planning to form a business or professional corporation in Rhode Island then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to 2005 Rhode Island Code – § 7-1.2-501. This law is applicable for domestic as well as foreign corporations.

We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in Rhode Island. We can assist you to form a Rhode Island business as we are in compliance with all regulations in the State of Rhode Island.

Step#2: Corporate Name Reservation

In order to form a corporation in Rhode Island, one of the key steps is identifying a name for your business entity. What is the process? The process is as follows:

  1. Identify a name for your business entity
  2. According to 2005 Rhode Island Code – § 7-1.2-401, a corporate name should contain the phrase or words “corporation”, “company”, “incorporated”, or the abbreviations “Corp.”, or “Inc.”
  3. The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited liability company, limited partnership, or corporation
  4. Apply for reservation of name pursuant to 2005 Rhode Island Code – § 7-1.2-403.
  5. Submit the form through mail or online with the Office of the Secretary of State, Corporations Division along with the applicable fee. A business corporation can reserve its name for a period of 120 days.

Step#3: Articles of Incorporation and Certificate of Authority

If you are planning to form a corporation in Rhode Island, then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a business corporation. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic corporation then you will be required to file “Articles of Incorporation” pursuant to RI Gen Laws § 7-1.2-202 (2005).
  • If your business entity is a foreign corporation then you will be required to file a ” Certificate of Authority” to transact business in the state pursuant to RI Gen Laws § 7-1.2-1405 (2005).
  • The application or documentation for registration of a corporation can be filed with the Department of State – Business Services Division, in person or online.

We can file the form on your behalf being your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the incorporation.

If you have any questions regarding Rhode Island incorporation or LLC formation, you can simply visit the Rhode Island Business formation page.

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