CONV LLC-PC (REV 06/2019)
2019 California Secretary of State
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Instructions for Completing the
Articles of Incorporation with Statement of Conversion -
California Limited Liability Company to a California Professional Corporation
(Form CONV LLC-PC)
A California limited liability company can convert to a California professional corporation by filing Articles of
Incorporation with Statement of Conversion - California Limited Liability Company to a California Professional
Corporation (Form CONV LLC-PC).
Form CONV LLC-PC has been created for ease in filing, however, you can compose your own document,
provided it meets statutory requirements.
This form only can be used for a California limited liability company converting to a California professional
corporation by a majority vote of the members.
To file this Form CONV LLC-PC, the California limited liability company must be active on the records of the
California Secretary of State. To check the status of the California limited liability company, go to
BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov.
Before submitting the completed form, you should consult with a private attorney for advice about your specific
business needs and whether additional article provisions for the corporation are needed.
Fees:
Filing Fee: The fee for filing the Articles of Incorporation with Statement of Conversion - California Limited
Liability Company to a California Professional Corporation (Form CONV LLC-PC) is $150.00.
Faster Service Fee:
- Counter and guaranteed expedite services are available only for documents submitted in person (drop off) to
our Sacramento office.
- Counter Drop Off: A separate, non-refundable $15.00 counter drop off fee is required if you submit in
person (drop off) your completed document at our Sacramento office. The $15.00 counter drop off fee
provides priority service over documents submitted by mail. The special handling fee is not refundable
whether the document is filed or rejected.
- Guaranteed Expedite Drop Off: For more urgent submissions, documents can be processed within a
guaranteed timeframe for a non-refundable fee instead of the counter drop off fee. For detailed information
about this faster processing service through our Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services, go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/service-options.
Copies: Upon filing, we will return one (1) plain copy of your filed document for free, and will certify the copy upon
request and payment of an additional $5 certification fee. To obtain additional copies or certified copies of the filed
document, include payment for copy fees and certification fees at the time the document is submitted. Additional
copy fees are $1.00 for the first page and $0.50 for each additional page. For certified copies, there is an additional
$5.00 certification fee, per copy.
Payment Type: Check(s) or money orders should be made payable to the Secretary of State. Do not send cash by
mail. If submitting the document in person in our Sacramento office, payment also may be made by credit card
(Visa or Mastercard®).
Processing Times: For current processing times, go to www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/processing-times.
CONV LLC-PC (REV 06/2019)
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Type or legibly print in black or blue ink.
Complete the Articles of Incorporation with Statement of Conversion - California Limited Liability Company
to a California Professional Corporation (Form CONV LLC-PC) as follows:
Item
Instruction
Tips
1.
Enter the proposed name of the
converted (new) California
Professional Corporation exactly as
it is to appear on the records of the
California Secretary of State.
There are legal limitations on what name can be used for the
corporation. For general corporation name requirements
and restrictions or for information on reserving a corporation
name prior to submitting Form CONV LLC-PC, go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/name-availability.
A name reservation is not required to submit Form
CONV LLC-PC.
A preliminary search of corporation names already of record
can be made online through our Business Search at
BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov. Please note: The Business
Search is not intended to serve as a formal name availability
search. For information on checking or reserving a name, go
to www.sos.ca.gov/business /be/name-availability.
You should contact the California state board or agency that
controls your profession to find out if your profession has
name restrictions for a California corporation. For more
information, go to the California Department of Consumer
Affairs website at www.dca.ca.gov/about_dca/entities.shtml.
2a.
Enter the complete street address,
city, state and zip code of the
converted (new) California
Professional Corporation’s initial
address.
The complete street address is required, including the
street name and number, city, state and zip code.
Address must be a physical address.
Do not enter a P.O. Box address, an “in care of” address, or
abbreviate the name of the city.
2b.
If different from the street address in
Item 2a, enter the converted (new)
California Professional Corporation’s
initial mailing address.
This address will be used for mailing purposes and may be a
P.O. Box address or “in care of” an individual or entity.
Do not abbreviate the name of the city.
3.
The corporation must have an
Agent for Service of Process.
There are two types of Agents that
can be named:
an individual (e.g. officer, director, or
any other individual) who resides in
California with a physical California
street address; OR
An Agent for Service of Process is responsible for accepting
legal documents (e.g. service of process, lawsuits, other
types of legal notices, etc.) on behalf of the corporation.
You must provide information for either an individual OR a
registered corporate agent, not both.
If using a registered corporate agent, the corporation must
have a current agent registration certificate on file with the
California Secretary of State as required by Section 1505.
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Item
Instruction
Tips
a registered corporate agent
qualified with the California
Secretary of State.
3a & b.
If Individual Agent:
Enter the name of the initial agent
for service of process and the
agent’s complete California street
address, city and zip code.
If an individual is designated as
the initial agent, complete Items 3a
and 3b ONLY. Do not complete
Item 3c.
The complete street address is required, including the
street name and number, city and zip code.
Do not enter a P.O. Box address, an “in care of” address, or
abbreviate the name of the city.
Many times, a small corporation will designate an officer or
director as the agent for service of process.
The individual agent should be aware that the name and the
physical street address of the agent for service of process is
a public record, open to all (as are all the addresses of the
corporation provided in filings made with the California
Secretary of State.)
3c.
If Registered Corporate Agent:
Enter the name of the initial
registered corporate agent exactly
as registered in California.
If a registered corporate agent is
designated as the initial agent,
complete Item 3c ONLY. Do not
complete Items 3a and 3b.
Before a corporation is designated as agent for another
corporation, that corporation must have a current agent
registration certificate on file with the California Secretary of
State as required by Section 1505 stating the address(es) of
the registered corporate agent and the authorized
employees that will accept service of process of legal
documents and notices on behalf of the corporation.
Advance approval must be obtained from a registered
corporate agent prior to designating that corporation as your
agent for service of process.
No California or foreign corporation may register as a
California corporate agent unless the corporation currently is
authorized to engage in business in California and is in good
standing on the records of the California Secretary of State.
Provide your Registered Corporate Agent’s exact name as
registered with the California Secretary of State. To confirm
that you are providing the exact name of the Registered
Corporate Agent, go to
https://businessfilings.sos.ca.gov/frmlist1505s.asp.
A corporation cannot name itself as agent.
4.
Enter the number of shares the
California Professional Corporation is
authorized to issue. Do not leave
blank or enter zero (0).
The corporation must authorize at least 1 share but can
authorize any number of shares.
This form may be used only for a single class of shares. If
the corporation needs a multiple class of shares structure,
you must compose your own Articles of Incorporation with
Statement of Conversion.
Before shares of stock are sold or issued, the corporation
must comply with the Corporate Securities Law of 1968
administered by the California Department of Business
Oversight. For more information, go to
dbo.ca.gov or call the California Department of Business
Oversight at (866) 275-2677.
5.
The purpose statement is required.
Enter the name of the authorized
profession.
Contact the California professional state board or agency
that controls your profession to find out if your profession is
authorized to be a professional corporation in California. For
more information, go to the California Department of
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Item
Instruction
Tips
Consumer Affairs website at
www.dca.ca.gov/about_dca/entities.shtml.
6a.
Enter the name of the existing
California Limited Liability Company
converting to a California
Professional Corporation.
To ensure you have the exact name of the California limited
liability company, look to your registration document filed
with the California Secretary of State and any filed name
change amendments.
Secretary of State Records can be accessed online through
our Business Search at BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov. While
searching the Business Search, be sure to identify your
California limited liability company correctly, including the
jurisdiction that matches your limited liability company.
6b.
Enter the exact California Secretary
of State 12-digit Entity (File) Number
for the California Limited Liability
Company.
The 12-digit Entity (File) Number is provided by the
Secretary of State above the file stamp at the top of the
California limited liability company’s registration document
filed with the California Secretary of State.
To ensure you have the correct Entity (File) Number of the
California limited liability company, look to your registration
document filed with the California Secretary of State.
Secretary of State Records can be accessed online through
our Business Search at BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov. While
searching the Business Search, be sure to identify your
California limited liability company correctly, including the
jurisdiction that matches your limited liability company.
6c.
The conversion statement is
required. Do not alter.
7.
If the LLC is member-managed, all
members must sign, unless a
lesser number is provided in the
articles of organization or the
operating agreement.
If the LLC is manager-managed, all
managers must sign, unless a
lesser number is provided in the
articles of organization or the
operating agreement.
Check the limited liability company’s registration document
filed with the California Secretary of State and any filed
Amendments for the management structure.
If you need more space for signatures:
- Place the additional signatures with acknowledgment
statement (Declaration Statement in Article 7) on only
one side of a standard letter-sized piece of paper (8 1/2"
x 11") clearly marked as an attachment to Form CONV
LLC-PC and attach the extra page(s) to the completed
Form CONV LLC-PC.
Mail Submission Cover Sheet (Optional): To make it easier to receive communication related to this document,
including receipt of the copy of the filed document, complete the Mail Submission Cover Sheet. For the Return
Address: enter the name of a designated person and/or company and the corresponding mailing address. Please
note the Mail Submission Cover Sheet will be treated as correspondence and will not be made part of the filed
document.
Where to File: Completed forms along with the applicable fees can be mailed to Secretary of State, Business
Entities Filings Unit, P.O. Box 944260, Sacramento, CA 94244-2600 or delivered in person (drop off) to the
Sacramento office, 1500 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814. This form is filed only in the Sacramento
office.
Legal Authority: General statutory filing provisions are found in Sections 200-202 et seq., 13400 et seq., 1150 et
seq. and 17710.01 et seq. All statutory references are to the California Corporations Code, unless otherwise stated.
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Statement of Information: A Statement of Information must be filed with the California Secretary of State within
90 days after filing the Articles of Incorporation and every year thereafter during the applicable filing period (Section
1502). A Statement of Information can be filed online at bizfile.sos.ca.gov or by submitting Form SI-550.
Minimum Tax Requirement: Most corporations must pay a minimum tax of $800 to the California Franchise Tax
Board each year. (California Revenue and Taxation Code section 23153.) For more information, please refer to the
California Franchise Tax Board’s Guide for Corporations Starting Business in California (FTB Publication 1060) at
https://www.ftb.ca.gov/forms/misc/1060.html.
Additional Resources: For a list of other agencies you may need to contact to ensure proper compliance, go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/resources.
Note: The California Secretary of State does not license corporations. For licensing requirements, please contact the
city and/or county where the principal place of business is located and/or the state agency with jurisdiction over the
activities of the corporation.
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Secretary of State
Business Programs Division
Business Entities, P.O. Box 944260, Sacramento, CA 94244-2600
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Instructions:
Complete and include this form with your submission. This information only will be used to communicate with you
in writing about the submission. This form will be treated as c
orrespondence and will not be made part of the filed
document.
Make all checks or money orders payable to the Secretary of State.
Do not include a $15 counter fee when submitting documents by mail.
Standard processing time for submissions to this office is approximately 5 business days from receipt. All
submissions are reviewed in the date order of receipt. For updated processing time information, visit
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/processing-times.
O
ptional Cop
y and Certification Fees:
If applicable, include optional copy and certification fees with your submission.
For applicable copy and certification fee information, refer to the instructions of the specific form you are submitting.
Contact Person: (Please type or print legibly)
First Name:
__________________________________________________ Last Name: _______________________________________________
Phone (optional): ______________________________________________
Entity Information: (Please type or print legibly)
Name:
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Entity Number (if applicable): _____________________________________
Comments: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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purchasing a copy of the filed document enter the name of a person or company and the mailing address.
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Articles of Incorporation with Statement of
Conversion
California Limited Liability Company to a
California Professional Corporation
IMPORTANT Read Instructions before completing this form.
Filing Fee $150.00
Copy Fees First page $1.00; each attachment page $0.50;
Certification Fee - $5.00
Note: Most corporations have to pay a minimum $800 tax to the California
Franchise Tax Board each year. For more information, go to
https://www.ftb.ca.gov.
1. Name of Converted California Professional Corporation (Go to www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/name-availability for general
corporate name requirements and restrictions.)
The name of the converted California Professional Corporation is _____________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
2. Business Addresses of the Converted California Professional Corporation (Enter the complete business addresses.)
a. Initial Street Address of Corporation - Do not list a P.O. Box.
City (no abbreviations)
State
Zip Code
b. Initial Mailing Address of Corporation, if different than item 2a.
City (no abbreviations)
State
Zip Code
3. Service of Process (Must provide either Individual OR Corporation.)
INDIVIDUAL Complete Items 3a and 3b only. Must include agent’s full name and California street address.
a. California Agent's First Name (if agent is not a corporation).
Middle Name
Last Name
Suffix
b. Street Address (if agent is not a corporation) - Do not enter a P.O. Box.
City (no abbreviations)
State
CA
Zip Code
CORPORATION Complete Item 3c. Only include the name of the registered agent Corporation.
c. California Registered Corporate Agent’s Name (if agent is a corporation) Do not complete Item 3a or 3b.
4. Shares (Enter the number of shares the corporation is authorized to issue. Do not leave blank or enter zero (0).)
This corporation is authorized to issue only one class of shares of stock.
The total number of shares which this corporation is
authorized to issue is _
________
_______________________.
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_______________________________________________ ___________________________________________ Member or Manager of
Signature of Member or Manager Type or Print Name
__________________________________________________________________________________________________ and Incorporator.
Enter Name of converting California LLC
_______________________________________________ ___________________________________________ Member or Manager of
Signature of Member or Manager Type or Print Name
__________________________________________________________________________________________________ and Incorporator.
Enter Name of converting California LLC
Articles of Incorporation with Statement of Conversion
California Limited Liability Company to a California Professional Corporation
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5. Purpose Statement
(Contact the California professional state board or agency that controls your profession to find out if your
profession is authorized to be a professional corporation in California. Go to
www.dca.ca.gov/about_dca/entities.shtml for more information.)
The purpose of the corporation is to engage in the profession of _______________________________________
and any other
lawful activities (other than the banking or trust company business) not prohibited to a
corporation engaging in such profession by applicable laws and regulations. This corporation is a
professional corporation within the meaning of California Corporations Code section 13400 et seq.
6. Statement of Conversion for the California Limited Liability Company
6a. The name of the converting California limited liability company is ______________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
6b. The limited liability company’s California Secretary of State file number is ____________________________.
6c. The principal terms of the plan of conversion were approved by a vote of the members, which
equaled or exceeded the vote required under California Corporations Code section 17710.03. There
is one class of members entitled to vote and the percentage vote required is a majority in interest of
the members. The limited liability company is converting into a California stock corporation.
7. Read, Declare and Sign below. Do not use computer generated signature. (See instructions for signature
requirements.)
Additional article provisions set forth on attached pages, if any, are incorporated herein by reference and made part of this Form CONV
LLC-PC. (All attachments should be 8 ½ x 11, one-sided, legible and clearly marked as an attachment to this Form CONV LLC-PC.)
I declare that I am the person who signed this instrument, which is my act and deed.
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