For over 20 years our team has helped thousands form LLCs, C-Corporations, and S-Corporations in jurisdictions across the country.
Amenity™ is our premiere entity management service and we encourage you to register for a free trial. American Startup also offers Corporate Kits and Minute Books including share certificates and corporate seals. See our Order page for details.
A Registered Agent is a person or company that you select to receive legal and tax documents on behalf of your business including time-sensitive mail from the Secretary of State, such as annual statements, or tax letters from the Franchise Tax Board. A Registered Agent serves as the first point of contact for claims or lawsuits against your business by accepting Service of Process - documents that initiate a lawsuit.
Maintain your privacy. Did you know that when you register your company with the state, your name, address, and private information may become available to the public? American Startup highly recommends that you allow us - a private service company, to serve as your registered agent.
Are Annual Filings and Maintenance a pain to do or remember?
When you choose American Startup as your registered agent, you receive helpful annual compliance reminders and forms to maintain your company and help you keep it in good standing. Protect your company status today by purchasing an annual subscription to our Registered Agent service. It's an affordable legal solution designed with startups and entrepreneurs in mind.
With Registered Agent annual service you get:
Annual Report or Statement Filing: You only pay the state fee - no service charges.
Annual Minutes or Resolutions at a deep discount. No more outrageous fees to maintain your company.
We will accept on the company's behalf, any service of process documents or tax notices - scanned and emailed directly to you.
Quick reminders or "heads-up" notifications for pressing filing or franchise tax deadlines.
The form and substance for evidencing a company’s managerial decisions varies depending on whether a company is formal, as in the case of a corporation, or more casual, as in the case of a limited liability company (LLC). Other factors that impact how decisions should be recorded depend on whether the company is privately held, or, whether it is public – its stock is publicly traded.
Generally, corporate resolutions are formal declarations of major decisions made by a corporate board of directors and often, supported by resolutions made by the shareholder. The resolutions are often used to determine which corporate officers are legally able to sign contracts on behalf of the company, and make other important decisions that bind the corporation. LLCs will typically use a written action made by the members for similar purposes, particularly if the LLC is acquiring real estate or obtaining a loan.
American Startup offers a wide selection of company minute templates, resolutions, and actions by written consent in lieu of meetings. We can assist you in obtaining the proper form for your purpose.
Amenity™ is changing the way corporate finance, entity maintenance, and regulatory compliance is managed. With an intelligent fintech design, Amenity™ saves time, reduces errors, and automates legal compliance for each entity and jurisdiction.
Features: A secure system that automates tasks including voting and elections tracking, digital signature acquisition and management, executed document storage, shareholder equity and capitalization, digital share certificates, state and federal filings, and regulatory compliance.
Benefits: Saves time, reduces risk, automates many routine corporate finance and maintenance tasks.
Filing your corporate or LLC Annual Report (or Statement of Information) can be seamless and stress-free when you choose American Startup. Let us take this task off of your desk so you can work on growing your company. We will automatically file your report and email you a copy. Filing fees vary by state and does not include applicable service fees.
Be sure to enjoy added savings by signing up for Registered Agent service. Add this service to your cart before checkout to enjoy savings.Order this service.
Bank and financial institution counsel rely on American Startup to efficiently handle their administrative corporate filings, securities offering notices, obtain/renew LEI numbers, obtain taxpayer ID/EINs for new companies, and much more.
American Startup’s suite of services for Board members, Shareholders and Investors is extensive. We’ve provided a brief list of our most popular offerings below. If you don’t find the service you need listed, please contact us.
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC):
· Form ID/Central Index Key for EDGAR
· SEC Forms 3, 4, 5 (and other forms)
Corporate insiders, meaning a company's officers and directors, and any beneficial owners of more than ten percent of a class of the company's equity securities registered under Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, must file with the SEC a statement of ownership regarding those securities.
American Startup helps owners obtain the required Central Index Key. The CIK enables the individual or entity to submit SEC forms electronically and serves as the logon ID for the SEC’s system, EDGAR. We’ll also review and submit your SEC forms 3, 4 and 5.
Director and Shareholder Voting:
Amenity™, American Startup’s proprietary technology automates the task of sending, and tracking voting and obtaining signatures. Amenity™ eliminates the pain of voter or resolution management. The system also allows LLC Members to send and track votes and automates signatures.
Annual or Special Resolutions:
Whether you are looking for meeting minutes, a Shareholder or Board resolution, or a LLC member consent, American Startup provides high quality, attorney-reviewed and customized entity authorization documents. Companies can choose from several of our standard packages or we can create customized forms for you.
When you are considering a merger, a new business deal, or entering into a high level executive agreement, American Startup will retrieve state-filed organizational documents, perform litigation and background searches, UCC and lien searches, and obtain certificates of good standing.
Often underestimated as outdated, the Company Minute Book may be the dinosaur that one day saves the company. Minute Books house the legal documents that support the company’s standing as an entity separate from its owner – a separation known as the Corporate Veil. It holds all formation documents, bylaws or operating agreements, a record of meetings and key decisions by its Board and Shareholders, and records all stockholder purchases and sales of shares. Licenses, permits, and annual state or local reports or statements are often included in the corporate record book.
Even in our digital world, Auditors still request to see signed original documents in hard copy and the original Minute Book to verify the accuracy and legitimacy of the organization. American Startup offers both virtual and hardbound company minute books that may be customized with the company name, logo, and tagline.
Please see our order page for details or our Gallery for samples of custom products available.
A custom request is appropriate when you’d prefer to have an experienced legal document preparer complete your formation package. Our staff of senior corporate paralegals and national network of experienced corporate lawyers, enables American Startup to serve customer’s unique needs, particularly when their situation does not fit the standard formation. A deposit is required to use this service. If you have a question, please contact a VIP Service Representative.