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Corporate Minute Book


Whether your corporation is new or well-established, a minute book is a vital legal requirement that every corporation must fulfill.


If you need to create a new minute book, reconstruct an old one, or update an existing one, our team at Astre Legal has the expertise to assist you. We can help ensure that your minute book is accurate, up-to-date, and compliant with all legal requirements.


Our team will work with you to gather and organize all necessary documentation, including corporate bylaws, shareholder agreements, and board resolutions, to ensure that your corporate records are complete and reliable.

Neglecting your minute book can lead to non-compliance or legal issues, which can be detrimental to your business. At Astre Legal, we provide the necessary support to ensure that your corporation is always compliant with legal requirements. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you stay on top of your legal obligations.

Why do you need a minute book?

A corporate minute book is a crucial repository of your business's history, records, and legal information. It contains essential documents such as your articles of incorporation, corporate by-laws, and records related to shareholders, directors, and officers.

Keeping an up-to-date minute book is not just a legal requirement but also helps you keep track of your business's history and provides valuable records for shareholders, creditors, and potentiel buyers if you decide to sell. Additionally, banks and other financial institutions often require a review of your minute book before approving financing or accessing funds for your business's growth. 

At Astre Legal, we understand the importance of maintaining a complete and accurate minute book. Our team can help ensure that your minute book is up to date and compliant with all legal requirements. By working with us, you can focus on growing your business while we take care of the necessary legal tasks. Contact us today to learn more about our minute book services and how we can help your business succeed.

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  • What is a corporation?
    A corporation is a legal entity that can enter into contracts, incur debt, and even own property. Every corporation is comprised of shareholders, directors and officers. When forming a corporation, owners transfer money, property or assets into the corporation in exchange for shares. These owners then become shareholders of the corporation and they can buy or sell their shares without affecting the existence of the corporation.
  • What's a minute book?
    Each corporation is legally required to keep, maintain and regularly update their corporate minute book. This book is the legal history of the corproation starting from its incorporation. Each decision is recorded into the minute book which allows potential investors, the CRA and interested people (for example, a potential buyer) to assess the history of the corporation. If you need to create, re-create, or update your minute book visit our minute book page. In a minute book, you will generally find: Certificate of Incorporation Articles of Incorporation Resolutions Share Certificates Share Registry Shareholder's Register Director's Register Officer's Register
  • What are Shareholders, Directors, and Officers?"
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  • Can one person incorporate a company?
    Yes, one person can incorporate a company by themselves. This person will play the role of the shareholder, director and officer.
  • How long does a corporation exist?
    A corporation can exist forever since it is a separate legal entity. It is independent from its shareholders, directors and officers. It's existence can be ended by dissolution (voluntary or involuntary).
  • Do I need a lawyer to incorporate?
    The incorporation process requires many legal documents which are best prepared by a lawyer. You should always consult with one before incorporating to ensure you have the right and accurate documents.
  • What's the difference between a named and a numbered corporation?
    A corporation can be incorporated using a name or let the appropriate authority provide it with a number to identify the corporation. If dealing with the public, numbered corporations will also declare a business name that they will use for their business purposes.
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