This is the person who signs and causes the filing of the Articles of Incorporation (or, in the case of an LLC the Articles of Organization) with the designated state authority. In a small business, this is usually the owner/shareholder/member. Some folks have their attorney sign the documents to help expedite the process, and that’s ok (but not necessary).
What/who is an incorporator?
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Since 1993, I have represented hundreds of businesses and individuals in a variety of industries. Small business legal advising . . . that's my thing.