Incorporation documents are used to legally create a corporation. These documents include the articles of incorporation, the bylaws, and any other documents required by the state in which the corporation is being formed. The articles of incorporation are the most important document, as they set out the purpose of the corporation, the names of the directors, and the number of shares that can be issued. The bylaws provide the rules and regulations that govern the corporation and its shareholders. Other documents may include a corporate seal, a statement of information, and a certificate of good standing.