2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 180. Business corporations.
180.0120 Filing requirements.


180.0120 Filing requirements.


(1) Except as provided in sub. (4), a document required or permitted to be filed under this chapter with the department must satisfy all of the following requirements to be filed under s. 180.0125 (2) (a):


(a) Contain the information required by this chapter, although it may also contain other information.


(c) Be in the English language, except that:


1. A corporate name need not be in English if it is written in English letters or Arabic or Roman numerals.


2. The certificate of status, or similar document, required of a foreign corporation need not be in English if accompanied by a reasonably authenticated English translation.


(d) Contain the name of the drafter, if required by s. 182.01 (3).


(e) Be executed in accordance with sub. (3).


(f) Be on the form prescribed by the department if the document is described in s. 180.0121 (1).


(g) Be delivered to the department for filing and be accompanied by one exact or conformed copy and the filing fee required by s. 180.0122.


(2) The department shall file photocopies or other reproduced copies of typewritten or printed documents if the copies are manually signed and satisfy this section.




(a) Any of the following persons may execute a document described in s. 180.0122 (1) (a), (b), (h) to (j), (Lg), (m) to (r) and (u) to (ym):


1. An officer of the domestic corporation or foreign corporation.


2. If directors have not been selected or the corporation has not been formed, an incorporator.


3. If the domestic corporation or foreign corporation is in the hands of a receiver, trustee or other court-appointed fiduciary, the fiduciary.


(c) The person executing a document shall sign it and, beneath or opposite the signature, state his or her name and the capacity in which he or she signs. The document may but need not contain any of the following:


1. The corporate seal.


2. An attestation by the secretary or an assistant secretary of the domestic corporation or foreign corporation.


3. An acknowledgment, verification or proof.


(4) The department may waive any of the requirements of subs. (1) to (3) if it appears from the face of the document that the document's failure to satisfy the requirement is immaterial.

180.0120 - ANNOT.

History: 1989 a. 303; 1991 a. 16; 1993 a. 323; 1995 a. 27.

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