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An incorporator is a person in charge of setting up a corporation. The incorporator files the Articles of Incorporation with the state in which the corporation is registering, and filing any other corporate documents needed until the corporation is formally registered and recognized by the state. Other duties of the incorporator might include selecting members for the board of directors or organizing an initial meeting of the board.

An incorporator can be, but does not necessarily have to be, an attorney. The person designated as the incorporator is listed on the Articles of Incorporation so he or she may be contacted by the state, if necessary. The incorporator has no formal duties once the corporation has been registered with the state.

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