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Maine is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south, New Hampshire to the west, and the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the northwest and New Brunswick to the northeast. Maine is both the northernmost and easternmost portion of New England. It is known for its scenery—its jagged, mostly rocky coastline, its low, rolling mountains, its heavily forested interior and picturesque waterways—as well as for its seafood cuisine, especially lobsters and clams. It has the 40th largest population in the United States. Maine’s major industries include agriculture, tourism, and fishing.

Incorporating a Corporation in Maine

If you want to incorporate a corporation, Company Express will research the availability of chosen company name, prepare for you and file with the Secretary of State office all required corporate paperwork and obtain certified copy of filed documents, if it will be requested by the client.  We also will appoint registered agent for your corporation, as required by the state law, and will help with many of your follow-up corporate needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing. You can find below some of the State incorporation requirements:

Corporate Name Requirements

Maine requires corporations to have names that can’t be confused with any existing entity name, registered or reserved name, assumed name or mark on record with the Secretary of State. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets Maine’s standards.

Permitted designations:  corporate names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:

  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.

Restricted designations: The use of the following words in corporation’s name will require approval by the state:

  • Banc
  • Bank
  • Banking
  • Banque
  • Insurance
  • Savings
  • Trust

Filing Requirements

Please note, that we, at Company Express, will handle all required incorporation filing for you. The following information is presented for your information only.

Required documents: Articles of Incorporation filed with the Secretary of State.

Turnaround time: About 12-25 business days. 2-3 days expedited filing is available for an additional fee.

Follow-up filings: Not required.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: A corporation is required to have a president and a treasurer. Corporations must have one or more directors.

Director qualifications: No specified.

Appearance in articles: Not required.

Principal office location / Registered Agent

Corporation’s principal office may be located outside of the state. Local registered agent is required.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Annual report should be filed on or before June 1.

Signatures: Persons authorized by the corporation may sign annual reports. Emailed or faxed signatures are not accepted.

Filing extensions: Not permitted.

Forming an LLC in Maine

If you want to form an limited liability company (LLC), Company Express will research the availability of chosen company name, prepare for you and file with the Secretary of State office all required LLC paperwork, obtain certified copy of filed documents, if it will be requested by the client.  We also will appoint registered agent for your LLC, as required by the state law, and will help with many of your follow-up corporate needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing. You can find below some of the State formation requirements:

LLC Name Requirements

Maine requires Limited Liability Companies to have names that can’t be confused with any existing entity name, registered or reserved name, assumed name or mark. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets Maine’s standards.

Permitted designations: LLC names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:

  • L.L.C.
  • LLC
  • Limited Liability Company

Restricted words: The use of the following words in LLC names is required approval by the state:

  • Banc
  • Bank
  • Banking
  • Banque
  • Insurance
  • Savings
  • Trust

Filing Requirements

Please note, that we, at Company Express, will handle all required incorporation filing for you. The following information is presented for your information only.

Required documents: Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State office.

Turnaround timeAbout 12-25 business days. 2-3 business days expedited filings are available for an additional fee.

Follow-up filing: Not required.

Managers/Members Information

Minimum number: Minimum one manager/member is required.

Principal Office Location / Registered Agent:

LLC’s principal office have to be located inside the state. Local Registered Agent is also required.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Annual report must be filed on or before June 1.

Signatures: An authorized person may sign reports. Emailed or faxed signatures are not accepted.

Filing extensions: Not permitted.

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