How Many Shares Should You Authorize For Your Delaware Corporation?


Doug Bend answers a question which is posed when incorporating in Delaware: how many shares of stock do you need to authorize? He outlines the two approaches to answering this question. On the one hand, you can save your new corporation $275 per year by authorizing a small number of shares. On the other hand, you can gain flexibility and most likely better motivate employees by authorizing millions of shares.

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