Every entity, whether it is a corporation or an LLC (limited liability company), should keep and maintain a corporate or entity book.
In that entity book, you should maintain the bylaws or company agreement, buy-sell agreements, shares or unit certificates, member ledger, and minutes of annual meetings. We also recommend that you keep any documentation received from the Secretary of State’s Office, State Comptroller’s Office, or Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that relates to the entity. That way, you are keeping all of the imported entity documents together in one place.
Since it is so important to maintain all of the proper entity documents in one location, it is pretty safe to assume that it is also very important to know where you are keeping the entity book.
When is the last time that you saw your entity book?