A Merger Agreement also known as Certitficate of Merger or Articles of Merger are business agreements designed to combine two or more entitites into a single surviving entity. This process is complex and typically involves filing applications with several government agencies.
The content of the Certificate of Merger and the specific filing requirements vary from state to state. Therefore, it is essential to review the statues governing business entities in each of the states involved in the constituent entities (including the surviving entity).
Apostilles only certify the authenticity of the signature of the official who signed the document, the capacity in which that official acted, and when appropriate, the identity of the seal or stamp which the document bears. The Apostille does not validate the contents of the document. Therefore, documents submitted to the Secretary of State for an Apostille (signature authentication) must have a current certification date by the appropriate public official or their deputy, otherwise they must be notarized by a Notary Public in the State the document originated and was signed. ONLY THE ORIGINAL CERTIFIED DOCUMENTS OR NOTARIZED DOCUMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. A Photocopy is not acceptable. Documents issued by the State and bear the signature and/or the stamp of an elected or appointed official such as the Merger Agreement must be an original Certificate or a Certified Copy. IT CANNOT BE NOTARIZED.
Once the original English Merger Agreement is retrieved you can mail it to us to be Apostilled. We can also provide Certified Translation Services into the language required by the Country of Designation.