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Kansas Corporation Formation Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

When incorporating in Kansas, articles of incorporation must be filed with the Kansas Secretary of State. Kansas law requires that certain information be included in your articles of incorporation. The following is a summary of those requirements:

Incorporators

  • Minimum Number of Incorporators – One or more
  • Eligibility Requirements – None
  • Duties – Delivering articles of incorporation to the Secretary of State for filing
  • Listing Requirements – The name and mailing address of each incorporator

Corporate Purpose(s)

Kansas allows for the incorporating in Kansas for any lawful business activity.

  • Listing Requirements – Not required in the articles

Director Information

  • Minimum Number of Directors – One or more
  • Eligibility Requirements – Directors must be natural persons who are at least 18 years old. The articles of incorporation or bylaws may prescribe additional qualifications for directors
  • Listing Requirements – Not required in the articles

Officer Information

  • Officers are not required to be listed in the articles of incorporation

Stock Information

  • The classes, as well as par value and number of shares of each class that the corporation is authorized to issue

Other Required Listing Information

  • The street address of the corporation’s initial registered office and the name of its initial registered agent at that office
  • The nature of the business or purposes of the corporation
  • Any initial directors of the corporation

Optional Provisions

Kansas also permits optional provisions to be integrated into the articles of incorporation for corporations who wish to formalize additional criteria, such as:

  • Limitation of director liability to the corporation or its shareholders in certain situations
  • Regulating the powers of the corporation, its board of directors, and shareholders
  • Personal liability of shareholders for corporate debts in certain situations
  • Preemptive shareholder rights
  • Limitation of duration on the corporation’s existence
  • The manner of adoption, alteration or repeal of bylaws
  • A provision allowing court-ordered meetings of shareholders or creditors during any pending agreement between the corporation and its shareholders or creditors

United Agent Services allows you to designate whether any or all of these provisions should be included when incorporating in Kansas.

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