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What is a Rhode Island Professional Corporation?

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

What are the advantages of a Rhode Island Professional Corporation?

Rhode Island Professional Corporations are commonly formed by a group of licensed Professionals who want to open a joint practice.   The main advantage of Forming a Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island?

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

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

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

Whether or not you need to reserve a company name for your new Rhode Island Professional Corporation depends entirely on your business situation.  The Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Company Name.

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

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

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

Are there any Company Name restrictions for a RI Professional Corporation?

A Rhode Island Professional Corporation corporate name must comply with all laws and regulations for regular Rhode Island Corporation corporate names.

In addition, a Rhode Island 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.

A Rhode Island Professional Corporation corporate name must also conform with the name regulations of any applicable Rhode Island Professinal licensing board.

What do I have to do to Form a Professional Corporation in Rhode Island?

8 things you have to do in order to Incorporate in Rhode Island.
  1. Choose a name for your Rhode Island Professional Corporation
  2. Select an official address and a Registered Agent for your Rhode Island Professional Corporation
  3. Choose a Board of Directors for your Rhode Island Professional Corporation
  4. Decide who will be Officers for your Rhode Island Professional Corporation
  5. Determine how you want your Rhode Island Professional Corporation to be taxed
  6. File Articles of Incorporation with the Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Professional Corporation?

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

In order to Incorporate in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island?

Processing times for new Rhode Island Professional Corporation applications vary depending on the work load of the Secretary of State's staff.  We've found that normal processing of new Rhode Island Articles of Incorporation takes the state around 8-10 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 Rhode Island LLC.
PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT GUARANTEE RHODE ISLAND SECRETARY OF STATE PROCESSING TIMES.
We are dependent on, and have no control over, the staff and systems of the Rhode Island Secretary of State.

In our experience 8-10 business days is the time it usually takes the Rhode Island Secretary of State to process a new Rhode Island Professional Corporation application. We get your Rhode Island Professional Corporation application to the RI Secretary of State ASAP. Once it is at the state we have no control over the new Rhode Island Professional Corporation application process.

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

The Rhode Island Secretary of State does not offer expedited processing options for new RI Corporation applications.

How much does it cost to Incorporate in Rhode Island?

The state of Rhode Island charges $241.00 to Incorporate a Profesional Corporation.  This is the cost of filing and getting a Certified Copy of your Articles of Incorporation from the RI Secretary of State.  If you choose All Business Documemnts to help you form your Professional Corporation in Rhode Island our processing fees are $125.00.  We start processing your new Rhode Island Professional Corporation order as soon as we get it.

Total cost includes:
  • RI Name Check and Reservation
  • Prepare Articles of Incorporation
  • File Articles of Incorporation with the Rhode Island Secretary of State
  • Certified Copies of Articles of Incorporation
  • Rhode Island Professional Corporation Checklist
  • Priority Mail Delivery
  • Unlimited Customer Support
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For $125 our Rhode Island Professional Corporation services include:
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 RI Name Check and Reservation
 Prepare Articles of Incorporation
 File Articles of Incorporation
 Certified Copies of Articles
 RI Corporation Checklist
 Priority Mail Delivery
 Unlimited Customer Support
ADDITIONAL RHODE ISLAND
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 Express Mail $60   explain
 S-Corporation Election $30   explain
 RI Registered Agent $135   explain
 Customized Bylaws $75   explain
 RI Good Standing Certificate $67   explain
 Federal EIN $65   explain
 RI Corporation Kit and Seal $75   explain
 Business License Research $150   explain
 
Processing fees $125.00
Rhode Island incorporation fees $241.00
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  • We start processing your Rhode Island Professional Corporation order as soon as it arrives.
  • We get your documents to the Rhode Island Secretary of State in the quickest possible way.  If we receive your order before noon Rhode Island time we will submit your Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Incorporation services we will refund 100% of your processing fees.
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