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New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. New York is the 27th most extensive, the 3rd most populous, and the 7th most densely populated of the 50 United States. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east. The state has a maritime border with Rhode Island east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Ontario to the west and north, and Quebec to the north. The state of New York is often referred to as New York State to distinguish it from New York City. New York City, with a population of over 8.1 million, is the most populous city in the United States. Alone, it makes up over 40 percent of the population of New York state. It is known for its status as a center for finance and culture and for its status as the largest gateway for immigration to the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, New York City is also a destination of choice for many foreign visitors.

New York is one of our most popular states for incorporation and LLC formation.

Incorporating a Corporation in New York

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

Names of New York requires corporations should not be confused with any existing entity. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets New York’s standards.

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

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

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

  • Legal Services
  • Academy
  • Acceptance
  • Annuity
  • Arboretum
  • Assurance
  • Bank
  • Banker
  • Banking
  • Banks
  • Banque
  • Benefit
  • Blind
  • Bond
  • Casualty
  • College
  • Conservatory
  • Council
  • Education
  • Elementary
  • Endowment
  • Exchange
  • Fidelity
  • Finance
  • Guaranty
  • Handicapped
  • Historical
  • Historical Society
  • History
  • Indemnity
  • Industrial Organization
  • Institute
  • Insurance
  • Investment
  • Kindergarten
  • Labor
  • Library
  • Loan
  • Mortgage
  • Mortgage Guaranty
  • Mortgage Insurance
  • Museum
  • Nursery School
  • Prekindergarten
  • Preschool
  • Savings
  • School
  • Secondary
  • Surety
  • Title
  • Trust
  • Underwriter
  • Union
  • University

Prohibited designations:

  • Board of Trade
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Renewal
  • Redevelopment Corporation
  • State Police
  • State Trooper
  • Tenant Relocation
  • Urban Development
  • Urban Relocation

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: Certificate of Incorporation filed with the New York Department of State.

Turnaround time: About 20-30 business days. 24 hours expedited filings are available for an additional fee.

Follow-up filings: Not required.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: Minimum one director is required.

Director qualifications: Directors must be at least 18 years old.

Appearance in articles: Director names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Certificate of Incorporation.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Biennial statement has to be filed during the month that marks the anniversary of incorporation. The state fee is $9.

Signature: Director, officer or authorized person can sign annual report.

Filing extensions: Not permitted.

Forming an LLC in New York

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

Names of New York Limited Liability Companies should not be confused with the name of any existing entity. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets New York’s standards.

Permitted designations: New York 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:

  • Legal Services
  • Academy
  • Acceptance
  • Annuity
  • Arboretum
  • Assurance
  • Bank
  • Banker
  • Banking
  • Banks
  • Banque
  • Benefit
  • Blind
  • Bond
  • Casualty
  • College
  • Conservatory
  • Council
  • Education
  • Elementary
  • Endowment
  • Exchange
  • Fidelity
  • Finance
  • Guaranty
  • Handicapped
  • Historical
  • Historical Society
  • History
  • Indemnity
  • Industrial Organization
  • Institute
  • Insurance
  • Investment
  • Kindergarten
  • Labor
  • Library
  • Loan
  • Mortgage
  • Mortgage Guaranty
  • Mortgage Insurance
  • Museum
  • Nursery School
  • Prekindergarten
  • Preschool
  • Savings
  • School
  • Secondary
  • Surety
  • Title
  • Trust
  • Underwriter
  • Union
  • University

Prohibited words:

  • Attorney
  • Board Of Trade
  • Chamber Of Commerce
  • Community Renewal
  • Cooperative
  • Corporation
  • Incorporated
  • Partnership
  • State Police
  • State Trooper
  • Tenant Relocation
  • Urban Development

Filing Requirements

Required documents: Articles of Organization.

Turnaround time: About 20-30 business days. 24 hour expedited filings are available for an additional fee.

Follow-up filing: New York requires domestic LLCs to publish notice of the incorporation for six consecutive weeks in two newspapers as assigned by the County Clerk in the county of the LLC’s legal address. A Certificate of Publication should then be filed with the Department of State upon completion of the publication requirement.

Managers/Members Information

Minimum number: Minimum one manager/member is required.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Biennial statement must be filed during the month that marks the anniversary of organization.

Signatures: A manager, member, authorized person or Attorney in Fact may sign reports.

Filing extensions: Not permitted.

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