Documents Needed to Set Up a US Company

Summary of New Company Document Requirements

Business Corporation Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Formation Certificate of Incorporation, or
Articles of Incorporation
Articles of Formation or
Articles of Organization
Governance Organizational Minutes and bylaws
optional: shareholder agreement
Operating Agreement
Ownership Share Certificate for each shareholder Member Certificate for each Member
Tax IRS Form SS4 – Application for Employer Identification Number
Due Diligence Federal Law prohibits certain nationals (Iranians, North Koreans, Cubans, for example,
from owning US assets including US companies.