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I'm interested in forming a public benefit corporation in California in 2018. As I understand it, these can be for-profit. But when I look at the California government website for information about filing Articles of Incorporation, it implies that public benefit corporations must file as not-for-profit.

A different source seemed to say it was enough to state “this is a public benefit corporation” in the Articles of Incorporation (in addition to all the requirements of a B Corp).

How do I incorporate a for-profit B corp in California?

  • Can you provide your (different) source, and include the relevant verbiage within the question? – feetwet Dec 30 '17 at 17:43
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    California law seems to identify "public benefit corporation" as a type of non-profit corporation, not a business corporation (for private benefit). – Upnorth Jan 1 '18 at 6:55
  • Hence my question. – Rick Jan 11 '18 at 0:30

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