Articles of Incorporation

Definition

The highest governing document in a [wex:corporation].  Also known as the corporate charter, it generally includes the purpose of the corporation, the type and number of [wex:share|shares], and the process of electing a [wex:board of directors].  The articles of incorporation must be filed with the state at the time of incorporation, and may be amended or repealed as permitted by law and the articles themselves.

See also

  • [[wex:Bylaws]]