The Corporate Kit or LLC Kit is a customized organizational binder–and a convenient, tried-and-true way to gather and maintain your company’s management records.
When you form your corporation or LLC (Limited Liability Company), it is critical to objectify the management of the business. This includes an orderly organization of key documents —including minutes of the activities of the company, bylaws, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, share certificate and stubs and transfers.
A watermark is a subtle image permanently impressed into paper during the manufacturing process. It identifies the source of the sheet and may contain, for instance, the paper mill’s trademark or the brand name of the paper. Watermarks signal high quality paper and are symbols of authenticity and distinction in business and personal correspondence. Continue reading “What is Watermarked Paper?”
Not-for-Profit Corporations are formed for many reasons. In New York State there are two types of formations: charitable and non-charitable. New York now allows for filings of each with a purpose as simple as: any purpose for which corporations may be organized under the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law as a charitable corporation or any purpose for which corporations may be organized under the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law as a non-charitable corporation. Continue reading “How to Form a Not-for-Profit Corporation”
We call them “legal pads” because when they were first available in 1888 (the year after Bob Blumberg’s grandfather founded our company) a paper mill worker collected the sortings (scraps) from various factories and bound them into pads. They were cut to legal size. Later, when the pad paper was manufactured with ground wood and scraps to make up the batch of pulp, they were colored yellow because it was more expensive to make the batch white. Continue reading “What is a legal pad?”
If you are starting a business as a sole proprietor or partnership you must file a document with the city, county or state as required by the laws of the state in which your business will be conducted. The name you choose for the business is a “fictitious name.” It is also called a “DBA” (doing business as). The laws are intended to protect those doing business with the company by providing a public record of the owner’s identity and the address of the business.
Do not order your kit until you have proof of filing of the entity (the formal State document that establishes that the entity is in existence on the State’s records). Too many organizers had to redo seals and certificates because of State rejection of the name or other contents in the filing documents or the filing was delayed beyond the New Year. If you are pressed for time because of a closing or other event, keep in mind that we ship kits the same or next day after it is ordered.
The tradition of associating legal documents with the color blue originated in England several hundred years ago. In the United States, it began in the 19th century when, in jurisdictions such as New York, the word blueback designated the blue cover of legal documents. Technically called a litigation back, the blueback is imprinted with the caption of the matter and includes several blank forms for proof of service, certification, and verification, to be used as needed in the particular case. It is typically customized with the card of the law firm or pro se party presenting the documents within. The public became familiar with bluebacks through seeing the blue-covered documents in courtrooms or used as props in films and television legal dramas.