Corporation Services

Articles of Incorporation are filed to register a business entity (Corporation) in their home state.
Place Order
Articles of Organization are filed to establish/register an "LLP" (Limited Liability Partnership), "LCC" (Limited Liability Company), or "LP" (Limited Partnership).
Place Order
Amendments are filed to make changes to the existing Articles. These changes can apply to the name, the address, the directors, the stock value, etc.
Place Order
Merger documents are filed to combine two or more business entities into one company. The new name becomes the surviving company. Both entities must be in Good Standing in order to merge. In Minnesota, merger documents can be pre-cleared by the Business Services Division to avoid any rejection of the documents at the time of the merger.
Place Order
Annual Reports are to be filed in the home state for Corporations on an annual basis. This is true for both Domestic and Foreign Corporations. Failure to file the Annual Report could result in revocation for the entity. Due dates for these reports vary by state.
Place Order
Assumed names are filed with the Secretary of State. The registration expires 10 years from the file date. Assumed names can be used by other name holders with consent. Publication of the assumed name in a legal newspaper must follow registration for two consecutive issues.
Place Order
Certificate of Authority is filed to register a Foreign Corporation. Often a Good Standing certificate is required from the home state.
Place Order
A Reinstatement is required once an entity has been revoked and now wishes to retain the original registration standing. The reinstatement form must be accompanied by all "missed" Annual Reports. It is even suggested the current year's annual report is included to avoid being revoked at the end of the year.
Place Order
Publications are required for the following types of filings: assumed names, public hearings, opening of bids for public contracts, public land sales, corporate dissolutions.

The information is published in a legal newspaper for the required amount of time, 2 consecutive times, whether the paper runs weekly or daily.
Place Order
The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State provides authentication of public official signatures on documents to be used outside the United States of America. Authentication is the process of verifying a county official, a state official, or a notary public from the State of Minnesota that certifies or notarizes a document. International officials often require document authentication to prove that the document is genuine and acceptable in another country. Examples of documents submitted for authentication include: birth certificates, adoption papers, marriage licenses, corporate documents, school transcript records and trademarks.

There are two ways to authenticate a document for use in another country when conducting official business. One, a number of countries in 1961 agreed under international treaty to accept a document authenticated by signature from a Secretary of State. The Hague Treaty signatories agreed to accept the signature of the Secretary of State of each U.S. state without additional certification from the U.S. Secretary of State. Documents used in nations that signed the treaty must have the attachment of an "Apostille" to each document. The second form of authentication is a "Certificate of Office". This form of authentication is used in all nations other than those members of the treaty. Check with the consulate or embassy of the particular nation involved for requirements needed for a valid authentication. Remember, the country of destination determines whether an Apostille or a Certificate of Office is appropriate.
Place Order
Capitol Lien has extensive experience processing corporate filings and document retrievals nationwide.

We provide an array of solutions that help you remain "in compliance" with corporate rules and requirements. We apply our public records expertise to retrieve and file accurate and timely information.

Place Order