Business Merger-Conversion

Welcome to the Business Merger and Conversion Tool

Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton wants your business to succeed. This interactive tool will guide you through the process of merging or converting your business registration with another business.

Use the arrows on the sides or the green bullets below to navigate
through this tool. You may also use the links below to skip ahead.


Skip to MergersSkip to Mergers

Skip to ConversionSkip to Conversion

Skip to Mailing AddressSkip to Mailing Address

Merge One or More Business Entities

You can merge one or more business entities into another (or out of existence).


If you want to merge your Montana Business Registration, you must draft the merger documents yourself (there are no prescribed forms) and send the documents in with the $20.00 fee to the Secretary of State's Office.




Merger documents can be complex, and we recommend that you seek appropriate legal and/or financial advice before making this important business decision.

Step 1: Locate the language in Montana Code Annotated

Domestic

Hover over the Hover for information for more information.
Once you click the Montana Code Annotated hyperlink below and the new window pops up, be sure to click 'Next Section' to view all of the codes pertaining to the language needed for a merger.

  • Domestic Profit Corporationsdomestic="" profit="" corporations="" –="" 35-1-813 thru 35-1820
  • Domestic Nonprofit Corporationsdomestic="" nonprofit="" corporations="" –="" 35-2-608 thru 35-2-614 & 35-8-1201 thru 35-8-1203
  • Domestic Limited Liability Companiesdomestic="" limited="" liability="" companies="" (includes="" series="" llc)="" –="" 35-8-1201 thru 35-8-1203
  • Limited Partnershipslimited="" partnerships="" –="" 35-12-1511 thru 35-12-1515, 35-10-641 thru 35-10-644,
    35-8-1201 thru 35-8-1203, and 35-12-1511 thru 35-12-1515
  • Partnershipspartnerships="" –="" 35-10-641 thru 35-10-644 & 35-12-1511 thru 35-12-1515
  • Cooperative Associationscooperative="" associations="" –="" 35-17-501 thru 35-17-507
  • Cooperative Agriculture Marketingcooperative="" agriculture="" marketing="" –="" 35-17-501 thru 35-17-507
  • Rural Cooperative Utilitiesrural="" cooperative="" utilities="" –="" 35-18-401 thru 35-18-403

Step 1: Locate the language in Montana Code Annotated

Foreign

Hover over the Hover for information for more information.

  • Foreign Profit  Corporationsforeign="" profit="" corporations="" –="" withdrawal (this will take you to the cancellation tool)
  • Foreign Nonprofit Corporationsforeign="" nonprofit="" corporations="" –="" withdrawal (this will take you to the cancellation tool)
  • Foreign Nonprofit Corporationsforeign="" limited="" liability="" company="" –="" withdrawal (this will take you to the cancellation tool)

Conversions

If you want to convert your Montana Business Registration, you must draft the conversion documents yourself (there are no prescribed forms) and send the documents in with the $15.00 fee to the Secretary of State's Office.



Conversion documents can be complex, and we recommend that you seek appropriate legal and/or financial advice before making this important business decision.

Step 1: Locate the language in Montana Code Annotated

Hover over the Hover for information for more information.
Once you click the Montana Code Annotated hyperlink below and the new window pops up, be sure to click 'Next Section' to view all of the codes pertaining to the language needed for a conversion.

  • Domestic Limited Liability Companydomestic="" limited="" liability="" company="" (includes="" series="" llc)="" –="" 35-8-1210 thru 35-8-1211
  • Limited Partnershipslimited="" partnerships="" –="" 35-12-1502 thru 35-12-1505

Step 2: Mail Form(s) and Fees

Please send us two sets of documents if you want to have a stamped copy returned to you.

Mail your completed form to our office with the appropriate
fee (fees can be found on the upper right part of each form).

Make payment to: Montana Secretary of State
and mail to:

Secretary of State
PO Box 202801
Helena, MT 59620

If you wish to use priority/over-night mail (Fed Ex, UPS, USPS
Priority, etc.) use our physical mailing address of:

Secretary of State
1301 East 6th Ave Room 260
Helena MT 59620

We wish you the best in your business endeavors!

The Secretary of State's Business Services Division is pleased to answer any questions you may have about registering your business. We encourage you to take full advantage of the tools and resources available on our website.

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