The Essential Corporation Handbook takes the mysteries out of corporate formalities, and shows owners what they must do and what they may do with their corporations. By knowing the rules to follow, you can avoid time-consuming, expensive mistakes, and you can keep your energy focused where you want it -- on running your business. Now, find out about the hows and whys of corporations so you can: Avoid Personal Liability. Enjoy one of the real advantages of operating as a corporation, but don't lose what you've achieved by neglecting your corporate requirements. Save Money on Advisers' Fees. Use your attorney and accountant's time more efficiently by being better informed. Understand Corporate Documents. Gain insight about the corporate process as the author shows what to include and why, plus what to watch out for in your: Articles of Incorporation Bylaws Stock Purchase Agreement Stock Certificates and Lost Stock Affidavit Meeting Agenda and Minutes Registration, Proxies, Waivers, Voting Trusts, Plus More. Oversee Official Roles of All Corporate Players. Learn what you must do as a director, officer, shareholder, or promoter, and how to judge others in these roles. Handle Corporate Maintenance In-House -- Worry Free. Schedule the proper routines at the right time. This book's checklists make it easy. Foresee Legal Pitfalls. With knowledge, you can avoid common mistakes. Avoid IRS Challenges to Your Corporate Status. Up-to-date information on Limited Liability Companies. Assess the potential of forming a limited liability company, and compare LLCs and S corporations to make the most informed decision.