corporate resolution

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Corporate resolution (also known as a board resolution) is a written legal document, issued by the board of directors of a corporation, documenting a binding decision made on behalf of the corporation. The corporate resolution will be adopted at a board meeting, and can be found in the minutes of the meeting detailing the decisions made by the board. A corporate resolution generally involves major decisions such as the changing of ownership structure, voting in of new board members, or the sale of company shares. A corporate resolution is also generally used to authorize people to access corporate funds, sign checks and acquire loans on behalf of the corporation.

[Last updated in January of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team]