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Asher Bearman
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The Startup Company Formation Kit, available in our “Forms” section to the right, allows companies to prepare a basic Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws for a company: 

  • Certificate of Incorporation:  This document specifies the typical initial authorized capital of a startup company to be formed in Delaware.  The company’s formation is not official until this document is filed with the Delaware secretary of state.  We typically make this filing on behalf of startup companies and provide guidance regarding the terms and whether Delaware is the proper formation jurisdiction (for example, see our prior comparison of Delaware vs. Washington for this purpose). 
  • Bylaws:  This document sets forth various corporate formalities, most importantly on governance and management.