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Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing

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Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing

About Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing

Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau (CSCL) supports business growth and job creation while protecting the health, safety, and welfare of Michigan's citizens through a simple, fair, efficient, and transparent regulatory structure.

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The Corporations Division promotes economic development and growth by facilitating the formation of business entities in Michigan.

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The Securities & Audit Division oversees the registration of individuals and entities that provide investment-related advice to Michigan residents, the registration and exemption of products, and investigates complaints related to securities.

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The Licensing Division is responsible for determining eligibility for examination and licensure, monitoring licensee's compliance with continuing education requirements, and providing administrative support to the boards and oversees administration of examinations to those professions that have an examination requirement.

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Regulatory Compliance

The Regulatory Compliance Division is responsible for assisting the LARA FOIA Office, in responding to FOIA requests, drafting formal complaints, stipulations, and final orders, scheduling and holding settlement conferences, and representing or coordinating the legal representation of the bureau at formal hearings.

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Limited Liability Companies

A limited liability company (LLC) is a business formed by an organizer who may, but need not be a member. It is a business entity separate from its members and liability is limited to the financial contribution made by the member. The members are the owners of the company. The management of the company is carried out by its members, unless the Articles of Organization provide for management by managers. Governance is set forth by the Articles of Organization or operating agreement.

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