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What is an Illinois Professional Corporation?

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

What are the advantages of an Illinois Professional Corporation?

Illinois Professional Corporations are commonly formed by a group of licensed Professionals who want to open a joint practice.   The main advantage of Forming an Illinois Professional Corporation is that malpractice by one of the Professionals will not be held against the other Professionals if they we're not involved in the malpractice.

Do I need a lawyer to Form a Professional Corporation in Illinois?

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

Do I have to Reserve a Company Name before I Form a Professional Corporation in Illinois?

You are not legally required to reserve a Company Name for a new Illinois Professional Corporation before you submit your application to Form a Professional Corporation in Illinois.

Whether or not you need to reserve a company name for your new Illinois Professional Corporation depends entirely on your business situation.  The Illinois Secretary of State uses names on a first come first served basis.  So if you think that someone may snatch the Company Name that you have in mind, you may want to reserve that Illinois Company Name.

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What if the Illinois Professional Corporation Name I want is already taken?

If the Name you have chosen for your new Illinois Professional Corporation is already in use by a currently active Illinois Corporation or LLC, and you still want to use that Professional Corporation Name, then you will have to register a DBA Name with the county recorder in each Illinois county in which you want to do business. "DBA" is an abbreviation for "Doing Business As."

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

Are there any Company Name restrictions for an IL Professional Corporation?

An Illinois Professional Corporation corporate name must comply with all laws and regulations for regular Illinois Corporation corporate names.

In addition, an Illinois Professional Corporation corporate name may not contain any language stating or implying that it is incorporated for a purpose other than that authorized by its Articles of Incorporation.

An Illinois Professional Corporation corporate name must also conform with the name regulations of any applicable Illinois Professinal licensing board.

The name of an Illinois Professional Corporation must contain the full or last name of one or more of its shareholders (who are required to be licensed Professionals).

In addition, the corporate name of an Illinois Professional Corporation must end with the word Chartered or Limited or the abbreviation Ltd, or with the words Professional Corporation or the abbreviation Prof. Corp. or the initials P. C.

What do I have to do to Form a Professional Corporation in Illinois?

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

6 things you have to do after you Incorporate in Illinois.
  1. Conduct an initial Meeting of the Board of Directors and adopt Corporate Bylaws
  2. Open a Business Bank Account in Illinois for your IL 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 Illinois Professional Corporation reports
  6.  Keep proper records of your Illinois Professional Corporation on file
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What information do I need in order to Form a Professional Corporation in Illinois?

In order to Incorporate in Illinois you'll need certain specific information about your new Company including the Corporation name and address; and Registered Agent information.
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How long does it take to Form a Professional Corporation in Illinois?

Processing times for new Illinois Professional Corporation applications vary depending on the work load of the Secretary of State's staff.  We've found that normal processing of new Illinois Articles of Incorporation takes the state around 4 weeks.  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 Illinois LLC.
PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT GUARANTEE ILLINOIS SECRETARY OF STATE PROCESSING TIMES.
We are dependent on, and have no control over, the staff and systems of the Illinois Secretary of State.

In our experience 4 weeks is the time it usually takes the Illinois Secretary of State to process a new Illinois Professional Corporation application. We get your Illinois Professional Corporation application to the IL Secretary of State ASAP. Once it is at the state we have no control over the new Illinois Professional Corporation application process.

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

For an additional $150 we can submit your new Corporation filing to the Illinois Secretary of State on the same day that you place your order for guaranteed expedited 24 hours processing.

How much does it cost to Incorporate in Illinois?

The state of Illinois charges $311.25 to Incorporate a Profesional Corporation.  This is the cost of filing and getting a Certified Copy of your Articles of Incorporation from the IL Secretary of State.  If you choose All Business Documemnts to help you form your Professional Corporation in Illinois our processing fees are $125.00.  We start processing your new Illinois Professional Corporation order as soon as we get it.

Total cost includes:
  • IL Name Check and Reservation
  • Prepare Articles of Incorporation
  • File Articles of Incorporation with the Illinois Secretary of State
  • Certified Copies of Articles of Incorporation
  • Illinois Professional Corporation Checklist
  • Priority Mail Delivery
  • Unlimited Customer Support
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For $125 our Illinois Professional Corporation services include:
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 IL Name Check and Reservation
 Prepare Articles of Incorporation
 File Articles of Incorporation
 Certified Copies of Articles
 IL Corporation Checklist
 Priority Mail Delivery
 Unlimited Customer Support
ADDITIONAL ILLINOIS
CORPORATION SERVICES
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 Expedited Service $150   explain
 Express Mail $60   explain
 S-Corporation Election $30   explain
 IL Registered Agent $135   explain
 Customized Bylaws $75   explain
 IL Good Standing Certificate $75   explain
 Federal EIN $65   explain
 IL Corporation Kit and Seal $75   explain
 Business License Research $150   explain
 
Processing fees $125.00
Illinois incorporation fees $311.25
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OUR ADVANTAGE
  • We start processing your Illinois Professional Corporation order as soon as it arrives.
  • We get your documents to the Illinois Secretary of State in the quickest possible way.  If we receive your order before noon Illinois time we will submit your Illinois Professional 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 Illinois Incorporation services we will refund 100% of your processing fees.
  • We've been helping businesses Incorporate in Illinois for over ten years.  Our A+ BBB rating speaks for itself!
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