(a) A foreign professional service corporation may apply for authority to do business in this state. An application entitled “Application for Authority of ………. (name of corporation) under Section fifteen hundred thirty of the Business Corporation Law,” shall be signed and delivered to the department of state. It shall set forth:

Terms Used In N.Y. Business Corporation Law 1530

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Foreign professional service corporation: means a professional service corporation, whether or not denominated as such, organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than this state, all of the shareholders, directors and officers of which are authorized and licensed to practice the profession for which such corporation is licensed to do business; except that all shareholders, directors and officers of a foreign professional service corporation which provides health services in this state shall be licensed in this state. See N.Y. Business Corporation Law 1525
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Licensing authority: means the regents of the university of the state of New York or the state education department, as the case may be, in the case of all professions licensed under title eight of the education law, and the appropriate appellate division of the supreme court in the case of the profession of law. See N.Y. Business Corporation Law 1525
  • Professional service: means any type of service to the public which may be lawfully rendered by a member of a profession within the purview of his profession. See N.Y. Business Corporation Law 1525

(1) The name of the foreign professional service corporation. If the name does not end with the words “Professional Corporation” or the abbreviation “P.C.”, it shall in addition to the foregoing set forth the name to be used in this state, ending with the words “Professional Corporation” or the abbreviation “P.C.”

(2) The jurisdiction and date of its incorporation.

(3) A statement of the profession or professions to be practiced in this state and a statement that the foreign professional service corporation is authorized to practice such profession or professions in the jurisdiction of its incorporation.

(4) The name, address and license number of each person within the foreign professional service corporation who is licensed to practice the profession or professions in this state.

(5) The city, incorporated village or town and the county within this state in which its office is to be located.

(6) A designation of the secretary of state as its agent upon whom process against it may be served and the post office address within or without this state to which the secretary of state shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him.

(7) If it is to have a registered agent, his name and address within this state and a statement that the registered agent is to be its agent upon whom process against it may be served.

(8) A statement that the foreign professional service corporation has not since its incorporation or since the date its authority to do business in this state was last surrendered, engaged in any activity in this state, or in lieu thereof, the consent of the state tax commission to the filing of the application, which consent shall be attached thereto.

(b) Attached to the application for authority shall be:

(1) A certificate by an authorized officer of the jurisdiction of its incorporation that the foreign professional service corporation is an existing corporation.

(2) A certificate or certificates issued by the licensing authority that each individual within the corporation intending to practice the profession or professions in this state is licensed to practice said profession or professions in this state. In order to obtain said certificate or certificates, a copy of the certificate of incorporation shall be furnished to the licensing authority.

(3) A certificate or certificates issued by the licensing authority in the case of a foreign professional service corporation providing health services that each shareholder, officer and director of the foreign professional service corporation is licensed to practice said profession in this state.

(c) The fee for filing the application for authority shall be two hundred dollars, payable to the department of state, and the fee for a certificate of authority issued by the state education department shall be fifty dollars.