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How Many Shares Should You Authorize for Your Delaware Corporation?

July 16, 2011

Doug Bend answers a question which is necessarily posed when incorporating in Delaware:  how many shares of stock do you need to authorize?  Mr. Bend outlines the two approaches to answering this question.  On the one hand, you can save your new corporation $275 per year by authorizing a small number of shares.  On the other hand, Mr. Bend explains that you can gain flexibility and most likely better motivate employees by authorizing millions of shares. 

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