Alaska Corporate Bylaws
Alaska corporate bylaws are the rules that govern your corporation’s operations and create an organizational structure for your company. Bylaws outline policies for appointing directors and officers, holding shareholder and board meetings, and handling conflicts of interest, among other issues.
Corporate bylaws are some of the most important internal documents you have, which is why we at Northwest offer a free, attorney-drafted template customized for Alaska corporations you can use to create corporate bylaws that suit your business.
Are bylaws filed with the state of Alaska?
No. Your corporate bylaws are internal documents, which means they should be kept on file with your business records.
Do bylaws need to be signed?
No. Alaska statutes do not explicitly state that bylaws need to be signed. However, including the names and signatures of all board members and officers adds to your corporation’s legitimacy, and helps to ensure that your bylaws will hold-up in court.
How do I amend my bylaws in Alaska?
Alaska’s statutes (see AK Stat § 10.06.223-233) provide some rules for amending bylaws, but for the most part, corporations establish the procedures for amending bylaws in their articles or in the bylaws themselves.
For example, your articles could stipulate that all voting power when it comes to amending bylaws should be reserved for shareholders. Or, according to AK Stat § 10.06.415, your corporate bylaws could change the terms of a quorum (the minimum number of board members need to hold an official meeting).