Texas Professional Corporation

A Texas professional corporation is created by filing a certificate of formation with the Texas Secretary of State in accordance with the Texas Professional Entities Law (Title 7 of the Texas Business Organizations Code).

“Professional Corporation” is defined as a corporation organized under the Act for the sole and specific purpose of rendering a professional service. “Professional service” is defined as any type of personal service that requires, prior to rendering such service, the obtaining of a license in Texas.

The Secretary of State provides a form for a certification of formation which form meets minimum state law requirements [Form 203]. Online filing of the certificate is provided through SOSDirect.

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