Form 0024 "Articles of Incorporation Benefit Corporation - Professional Corporation" - South Carolina

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
SECRETARY OF STATE
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
BENEFIT CORPORATION - PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION
The following information is submitted pursuant to Sections 33-2-102, 33-19-109, 33-38-120 and 33-38-200 of the
1976 S.C. Code of Laws, as amended:
1.
The name of the proposed corporation is:
NOTE: Pursuant to S.C. Code of Laws §33-9-150, the name of the corporation must contain the words “professional
corporation”, “professional association”, “service corporation” or “chartered”, or the abbreviation “P.C.”, “PC”, “P.A.” or
“PA”.
2.
The initial registered office of the corporation is:
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
(Street Address)
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
(City, State, Zip Code)
And the initial registered agent at such address is:
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
(Name)
I hereby consent to the appointment as registered agent of the corporation.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
(Agent’s Signature)
3.
The corporation is authorized to issue shares of stock as follows. Complete “a” or “b”, whichever is applicable:
a.
The corporation is authorized to issue a single class of shares. The total number of shares authorized
is ______________.
b.
The corporation is authorized to issue more than one class of shares.
Class of Shares
Authorized No. of Each Class
________________________________
______________
________________________________
______________
________________________________
______________
The relative right, preference, and limitations of the shares of each class, and of each series within a class, are as follows:
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
SECRETARY OF STATE
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
BENEFIT CORPORATION - PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION
The following information is submitted pursuant to Sections 33-2-102, 33-19-109, 33-38-120 and 33-38-200 of the
1976 S.C. Code of Laws, as amended:
1.
The name of the proposed corporation is:
NOTE: Pursuant to S.C. Code of Laws §33-9-150, the name of the corporation must contain the words “professional
corporation”, “professional association”, “service corporation” or “chartered”, or the abbreviation “P.C.”, “PC”, “P.A.” or
“PA”.
2.
The initial registered office of the corporation is:
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
(Street Address)
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
(City, State, Zip Code)
And the initial registered agent at such address is:
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
(Name)
I hereby consent to the appointment as registered agent of the corporation.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
(Agent’s Signature)
3.
The corporation is authorized to issue shares of stock as follows. Complete “a” or “b”, whichever is applicable:
a.
The corporation is authorized to issue a single class of shares. The total number of shares authorized
is ______________.
b.
The corporation is authorized to issue more than one class of shares.
Class of Shares
Authorized No. of Each Class
________________________________
______________
________________________________
______________
________________________________
______________
The relative right, preference, and limitations of the shares of each class, and of each series within a class, are as follows:
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Name of Corporation
4.
The existence of the corporation shall begin as of the filing date with the Secretary of State unless a delayed date is
indicated [see Section 33-1-230(b) of the 1976 S.C. Code of Laws, as amended]:
__________
5.
The corporation is a professional corporation, as provided under Chapter 19, Title 33 of the 1976 S.C. Code of
Laws, as amended.
6.
The corporation’s purpose shall be to render the following professional services:
7.
The corporation is also a benefit corporation governed by Chapter 38, Title 33 of the 1976 S.C. Code of Laws, as amended.
8.
The corporation has the following specific public benefit purpose(s):
9. The optional provisions, which the corporation elects to include in the articles of incorporation, are as follows (see the
applicable provisions of Sections 33-2-102, 35-2-105, and 35-2-221 of the 1976 S.C. Code of Laws, as
amended):
10. The name, address, and signature of each incorporator is as follows (only one incorporator is required):
a. Name: ________________________________________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________
Signature: _____________________________________________________________________________________
b. Name: _______________________________________________________________________________________
Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Signature: ____________________________________________________________________________________
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Name of Corporation
c. Name: ________________________________________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________
Signature: _____________________________________________________________________________________
11. I, ___________________________________________________________, an attorney licensed to practice in the
state of South Carolina, certify that the corporation, to whose articles of incorporation this certificate is attached, has
complied with the requirements of Chapter 2, Title 33 of the 1976 South Carolina Code of Laws, as amended, relating
to the articles of incorporation.
Date: __________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
(Signature)
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
(Print Name)
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
(Street Address)
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
(City, State, Zip Code)
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
(Telephone Number)
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FILING INSTRUCTIONS
1.
Two copies of this form, the original and either a duplicate original or a conformed copy, must be filed. Include a self-
addressed stamped envelope to have a filed copy returned to you by mail.
2.
If the space in this form is insufficient, please attach additional sheets containing a reference to the appropriate paragraph
in this form.
3.
Enclose the fee of $135.00 payable to the Secretary of State.
4.
THIS FORM MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE FIRST REPORT TO CORPORATIONS (SEE SECTION 12- 20-20 OF
THE 1976 S.C. CODE OF LAWS, AS AMENDED). The $25 CL-1 fee is included in the $135 filing fee.
Return to:
Secretary of State
Attn: Corporate Filings
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 525
Columbia, SC 29201
SPECIAL NOTES
1.
PURSUANT TO THE 1976 S.C. CODE OF LAWS, AS AMENDED § 33-19-210, ALL SHARE CERTIFICATES
ISSUED BY A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION MUST CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING CONSPICUOUS
NOTICE:
“THE TRANSFER OF SHARES OF A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION IS RESTRICTED BY THE SOUTH
CAROLINA PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION SUPPLEMENT, CHAPTER 19 OF TITLE 33, AND MAY BE SUBJECT
TO FURTHER RESTRICTION IMPOSED BY THE LICENSING AUTHORITY. SHARES OF A PROFESSIONAL
CORPORATION ARE SUBJECT ALSO TO A STATUTORY REPURCHASE OBLIGATION.”
2.
SECTIONS 33-19-220 THROUGH 33-19-270 OF THE 1976 S.C CODE OF LAWS, AS AMENDED, DEAL
SPECIFICALLY WITH SHARE TRANSFER RESTRICTIONS AND REPURCHASE RIGHTS IN A PROFESSIONAL
CORPORATION. THESE SECTIONS SHOULD BE CAREFULLY REVIEWED BEFORE THE ARTICLES OF
INCORPORATION ARE FILED. IN SOME CASES, VARIATIONS OR EXCEPTIONS TO THE STATUTORY SCHEME
ARE AUTHORIZED.
PLEASE NOTE THAT SECTION 33-19-300 OF THE 1976 S.C. CODE OF LAWS, AS AMENDED, STATES “NOT LESS
3.
THAN ONE HALF OF THE DIRECTORS OF A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION, AND ALL OF ITS OFFICERS
EXCEPT THE SECRETARY AND TREASURER, IF ANY, MUST BE QUALIFIED PERSONS WITH RESPECT TO THE
CORPORATION.” THE 1976 S.C. CODE OF LAWS, AS AMENDED, § 33-19-103 DEFINES “QUALIFIED PERSON” AS
AN INDIVIDUAL, GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, OR PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION THAT IS ELIGIBLE UNDER
CHAPTER 19 OF TITLE 33 TO BE ISSUED SHARES BY A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION.
4.
THE FILING OF THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT, IN AND OF ITSELF, PROVIDE AN EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE THIS
CORPORATE NAME ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE. USE OF A NAME AS A
TRADEMARK OR SERVICE MARK WILL REQUIRE REGISTRATION OF THE MARK AND MAY BE AFFECTED BY
PRIOR USE OF THE MARK. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE TRADEMARKS DIVISION OF THE
SECRETARY OF STATE’S OFFICE.
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