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What Function Does The Incorporator Perform?

The incorporator is the person who initially organizes the corporation and files the Articles of Incorporation. The Incorporator can be the CPA, lawyer, prospective shareholder or another individual. The Incorporator usually, uses a document called an "Action of Incorporator" to perform important functions, such as electing directors if they are not named in the Articles of Incorporation. The Incorporator also adopts bylaws, and signs the Articles of Incorporation. The "Action of Incorporator" must be dated and inserted into the corporation's minute book.

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