Skip to main content

In-House Paralegals

Corporate Governance: What In-House Paralegals Do.
Sherene McDougall

Check availability and reserve entity name.

Draft and file Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, Operating Agreements and any amendments of such.

Complete and file qualification of foreign corporations.

Obtain good standing certificates from Secretary of State.

Draft notices, resolutions, minutes and written consents.

Complete and file assumed name certificates.

Complete and file Application for Employer Identification Number (EIN).

Order minute book, stock book, and corporate seal.

Prepare and maintain corporate records of subsidiaries.

Prepare and file annual reports.

Maintain a tickler system for annual meetings and other entity important dates.

Draft notices, proxy materials, ballots, affidavits of mailing, agendas for annual meetings and special meetings.

Draft partnership agreements and amendments.

Draft articles of dissolution.

Prepare and file paperwork to dissolve corporations.

Draft and file trade name documents.

Prepare documents for qualification to do business in foreign jurisdictions.

File and terminate UCC Financing Statements w/state and county offices.

Search state and county offices for federal tax liens, UCC filings, deeds, mortgages, and judgments.

Prepare and file DBAs, certificates of trade names, and certificate of assumed names w/the appropriate state office.

Change registered office or agent.

Act as liaison with registered agent.

Attend corporate meetings.

Provide services of transfer agent.

Issue and transfer stock, prepare stock certificates and shareholder registers and ledgers.

Maintain stock registers and ledgers.

Prepare and maintain analyses and reports of outstanding securities.

Print stock.

Assist in drafting the annual reports and proxy statements.

Prepare mailing for annual meeting of stockholders and prepare for annual meeting.

Tally votes.

Draft Subscription Agreements.

Draft banking resolutions.

Draft Shareholder Agreements.

Prepare necessary documents for opening of corporate bank account.

Return to Forum