How does a Connecticut corporation actually get formed?
First, a Certificate of Incorporation is filed with the Secretary of State. Then there is a meeting of the initial shareholders of the corporation with the incorporator whereby the bylaws of the corporation are adopted. These do not need to be filed with the Secretary of State but are maintained in the books and records of the corporation. Finally, pursuant to the bylaws, a board of directors is elected and meets. This is crucial because the board of directors then turns and hires the chief executive officer, the president, and designates other officers including the secretary of the corporation. This is the basic step in which a corporation is established in Connecticut.