Additional Resources For Incorporating In The State of
NEW YORK INCORPORATION RESOURCES
SITE LEGAL INFORMATION
New York Fictitious Name Laws
New York law restricts and prohibits your corporation from doing business under any name other than its complete corporate name UNLESS you first comply with the statutory process to register a fictitious name.
In New York, the county governmental offices are responsible for fictitious name filings. If you plan to do business under any name other than your official corporate name, contact your local county office. A directory is LISTED HERE.
You must be certain to observe this restriction when advertising your business, executing documents, and any other activities related to the business of your corporation. Each document that you sign should be in the name of the Corporation. This is also important for assuring that corporate formalities are followed and to take away any argument that a creditor could use to attach your personal assets for liabilities that arise through the activities of your incorporated business.
Our Small Business Package contains the forms and instructions for registering your tradename under the laws of the state of New York. Contact your county Clerk's Office regarding fictitious name registration.