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    How do I Incorporate a Corporation in New York?
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    In order to incorporate a business in New York State, you will need to file a Certificate of Incorporation or draft your own form to file so long as it complies with the basic requirements of the Business Corporation Law. The first thing you will need to do is determine what you would like your corporation's name to be. S. 301(a)(1) of the Business Corporations Law requires that the name of the corporation contain one of the following legal identifiers: Incorporated, Corporation, Limited, Inc., Corp. or Ltd. Your corporate name must be distinguishable from the names of other corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships already on file with the Department of State. You must also make sure that your proposed corporate name does not use any restricted words or phrases unless you have complied with the conditions of the restriction. You can find a list of restricted words and phrases here.

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