Book and Seal

Keep all of your business records and documentation organized and easily accessible with a corporate book and seal.

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What Is a Corporate Book and Seal?

A corporate records book and seal is a neat, professional way to store and organize all of your important business documents. The seal is a unique stamp or logo that serves as the company's signature on important paperwork. This ensures authenticity when creating legal documents.


What a Corporate Records Book Includes

  • Corporate Book and Seal

  • Articles of Incorporation

  • Company Bylaws

  • Stock and Membership Certificates

  • Company Minutes

Corporate Book and Seal


A corporate book is, as its name suggests, a book or binder containing all of the documentation. The company seal is a stamp or logo that authenticates legal documents. The seal is used to validate agreements, contracts, and other official documents.

Throughout the course of your company's lifecycle, certain corporate documents may need to be produced, which require a corporate seal. Additionally, other important documents may need to be accessed. A corporate book and seal is an invaluable tool for producing, organizing and storing these essential business documents.

Articles of Incorporation


The corporate records book includes the Articles of Incorporation – a legal document filed with the Secretary of State that establishes your business as an entity. This usually includes:

  • Company name

  • Legal purpose

  • Type of business

  • Registered agent information

  • Shareholder and/or membership information

Company Bylaws


Corporation bylaws and LLC operating agreements contain the rules that govern how your organization operates. They help to ensure cohesion between shareholders and directors/managers when making decisions. Bylaws and operating agreements also outline procedures for voting and electing directors, as well as other internal operations. Regardless of if you're an LLC or corporation, every business requires bylaws/an operating agreement to adhere to domestic state business corporation or LLC laws, as applicable.

This section of your corporate book might also include:

  • Partnership agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Leases
  • Deeds
  • Asset purchase or sale agreements
  • Bill of sale
  • Proposal agreements
  • Service agreements
  • Indemnification agreements
  • Employment agreements

Stock and Membership Certificates


The corporate book also includes stock and/or membership certificates. These documents are a legal record of stock ownership/membership interest in the corporation/LLC. This will include:

  • Name

  • Business name

  • Identification number

  • How many shares you own, or your ownership percentage

  • Signatures from the business' signatories (often a president, secretary, etc.)

Company Minutes


The corporate records book should also include the minutes from all board meetings. The minutes should detail such board actions as:

  • Board decisions and resolutions
  • Elections of officers
  • Stock issuance or transfers

By keeping minutes from each meeting, you can easily refer back to decisions that were made at any given time. This helps to ensure that your company is following the regulations and procedures set forth in the bylaws/operating agreement and ensures corporate actions are being documented in compliance with the domicile state business corporation or LLC laws.

Why You Need a Corporate Book and Seal

Having an organized corporate book and seal system can be advantageous for businesses of all sizes.

Working With Investors or Lenders

Sharing financials, papers, and other documents with investors or lenders can be complex without a proper book and seal system. Having all the necessary documents organized and secured can provide confidence for potential investors.

If your business is audited by the IRS, having an organized corporate book can make the process much smoother. The documents within your company records book will, more likely than not, be required for an IRS audit.

Having a corporate seal means that any documents bearing this symbol or signature have been verified by the company itself, thus ensuring authenticity. This helps reduce fraudulent activity and ensure the security of your business documents.

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