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« on: October 28, 2015, 08:01:48 PM »

If you need to find out the names of officers or directors of a public company that has filed with the SEC, you can search You must login to view links.
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, the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System.  All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR.  Anyone can access and download this information for free.  At EDGAR, you’ll find links to a complete list of filings available through EDGAR and instructions for searching the EDGAR database.  Its primary purpose is to increase the efficiency and fairness of the securities market for the benefit of investors, corporations, and the economy by accelerating the receipt, acceptance, dissemination, and analysis of time-sensitive corporate information filed with the agency.

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Companies that are privately owned are not required by law to disclose detailed financial and operating information in most instances.  They enjoy wide latitude in deciding what types of information to make available to the public.  Small businesses and other enterprises that are privately owned may shield information from public knowledge and determine for themselves who needs to know specific types of information. 

In order to incorporate a business, company formation documents must be filed with the state government.  Unlike a sole proprietorship or general partnership, both of which are formed as soon as the owner or owners conduct business, a corporation or LLC must be created with the state, and each state has its own requirements.

In California, if the corporation is privately owned, you'll need to obtain copies of the corporate charter (or minutes with the most current information) from the insured to verify who the officers and directors are.  Usually, directors are identified in the "articles of incorporation" (or, "corporate charter") and/or "bylaws" of the corporation.  A corporation's articles of incorporation usually set forth shareholder voting rights and procedures.  Other documents that might be helpful in determining ownership are stock certificates, Statement of Information (You must login to view links.
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2015, 05:41:55 PM »

                     


Hey Groper. Most valuable info I have ever seen!

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May also be helpful :Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2015, 12:41:17 PM »

Thanks for the link and the complements, Ronnie!!   Smiley
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