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Do I need a lawyer to Incorporate in Maine?

The short answer is no.  The state of Maine does not legally require a lawyer to form a Maine Corporationmore...

Do I have to Reserve a Company Name before I Incorporate in Maine?

You are not legally required to reserve a Company Name for a new Maine Corporation before you submit your application to Incorporate in Maine.  more...

What if the Maine Corporation Name I want is already taken?

If the Name you have chosen for your new Maine Corporation is already in use by a currently active Maine Corporation or LLC, and you still want to use that Corporation Name, then you will have to register a DBA Name with the Maine Secretary of State.  "DBA" is an abbreviation for "Doing Business As."

We verify that the Name you have chose for your new Maine Corporation is available before we submit your Incorporation filing to the Maine Secretary of State.  If necessary we can register a DBA Name in Maine for you so that you can open your new Maine business as quickly as possible.

What do I have to do to Incorporate in Maine?

8 things you have to do in order to Incorporate in Maine.
  1. Choose a name for your Maine Corporation
  2. Select an official address and a Registered Agent for your Maine Corporation
  3. Choose a Board of Directors for your Maine Corporation
  4. Decide who will be Officers for your Maine Corporation
  5. Determine how you want your Maine Corporation to be taxed
  6. File Articles of Incorporation with the Maine Secretary of State
  7. Get a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
  8. Issue Stock Certificates to the Initial Shareholders

What do I have to do after I form my Maine Corporation?

6 things you have to do after you Incorporate in Maine.
  1. Conduct an initial Meeting of the Board of Directors and adopt Corporate Bylaws
  2. Open a Business Bank Account in Maine for your ME Corporation
  3. Obtain Business Licenses from the cities and counties in which you plan to do business
  4. Hold Meetings of Shareholders and Directors of each year.
  5. File the required Maine Corporation reports
  6.  Keep proper records of your Maine Corporation on file

What information do I need in order to Incorporate in Maine?

In order to Incorporate in Maine you'll need certain specific information about your new Company including the Corporation name and address; and Registered Agent information.

How long does it take to Incorporate in Maine?

Processing times for new Maine Corporation applications vary depending on the work load of the Secretary of State's staff.  We've found that normal processing of new Maine Articles of Incorporation takes the state around 3-4 business days.  Add 2-3 days for the time period for shipping the final documents by mail.  Choosing our Express Mail option can shave a couple of days off the total processing time for your Maine LLC.
We are dependent on, and have no control over, the staff and systems of the Maine Secretary of State.

In our experience 3-4 business days is the time it usually takes the Maine Secretary of State to process a new Maine Corporation application. We get your Maine Corporation application to the ME Secretary of State ASAP. Once it is at the state we have no control over the new Maine Corporation application process.

Are there any Expedited Processing Options for new ME Corporation Filings?

The Maine Secretary of State offers two expedited processing options for new Maine Corporation applications. For an additional $50 the Secretary of State will process the new Maine Corporation filing within 24 hours. For $100 the Secretary of State will process the new Maine Corporation filing immediately.

How much does it cost to Incorporate in Maine?

The state of Maine charges $150.00 to Incorporate in ME.  If you choose All Business Documemnts to help you Incorporate in Maine our processing fees are $125.00.  This includes:
  • Same day processing in of your new Maine Corporation order
  • ME Name Check and Reservation
  • Prepare Articles of Incorporation
  • File Articles of Incorporation with the Maine Secretary of State
  • Certified Copies of Articles
  • Maine Corporation Checklist
  • Priority Mail Delivery
  • Unlimited Customer Support

What is a Maine Professional Corporation?

Generally, if you are required to obtain some kind of license before you can market your skills in the state of Maine then you will most likely need to form a Maine Professional Corporationmore...

Maine Foreign Corporation Qualification

You want to do business in the state of Maine but are registered as a Domestic Corporation in another state.  In order to legally conduct business in the state of Maine you must register with the Maine Secretary of State as a Maine Foreign Corporation. more...
For $125 our Maine Incorporation services include:
 Same day processing   explain
 ME Name Check and Reservation
 Prepare Articles of Incorporation
 File Articles of Incorporation
 Certified Copies of Articles
 ME Corporation Checklist
 Priority Mail Delivery
 Unlimited Customer Support
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  $50 - 24 hours
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 S-Corporation Election $30   explain
 ME Registered Agent $135   explain
 Customized Bylaws $75   explain
 ME Good Standing Certificate $58   explain
 Federal EIN $65   explain
 ME Corporation Kit and Seal $75   explain
 Business License Research $150   explain
Processing fees $125.00
Maine incorporation fees $150.00
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Total cost $275.00
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  • We start processing your Maine Corporation order as soon as it arrives.
  • We get your documents to the Maine Secretary of State in the quickest possible way.  If we receive your order before noon Maine time we will submit your Maine Corporation application to the Secretary of State on the same day we receive it.
  • We guarantee our work.  If you're not satisfied with our Maine Incorporation services we will refund 100% of your processing fees.
  • We've been helping businesses Incorporate in Maine for over ten years.  Our A+ BBB rating speaks for itself!

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