(805 ILCS 10/12)
(from Ch. 32, par. 415-12)
(a) No corporation shall open, operate or maintain an establishment for any
of the purposes for which a corporation may be organized under this Act
without a certificate of registration from the regulating authority
authorized by law to license individuals to engage in the profession or
related professions concerned. Application for such registration shall be
made in writing, and shall contain the name and address of the corporation,
and such other information as may be required by the regulating authority.
Upon receipt of such application, the regulating authority, or some
administrative agency of government designated by it, shall make an
investigation of the corporation. If the regulating authority is the
Supreme Court it may designate the bar or legal association which
investigates and prefers charges against lawyers to it for disciplining. If
such authority finds that the incorporators, officers, directors and
shareholders are each licensed pursuant to the laws of Illinois to engage
in the particular profession or related professions involved (except that
the secretary of the corporation need not be so licensed), and if no
disciplinary action is pending before it against any of them, and if it
appears that the corporation will be conducted in compliance with the law
and the regulations and rules of the regulating authority, such authority,
shall issue, upon payment of a registration fee of $50, a certificate of
Upon written application of the holder, the
regulating authority which originally issued the certificate of
registration shall renew the certificate if it finds that the corporation
has complied with its regulations and the provisions of this Act.
The fee for the renewal of a certificate of registration shall be calculated
at the rate of $40 per year.
The certificate of registration shall be conspicuously posted upon the
premises to which it is applicable, and the professional corporation shall
have only those offices which are designated by street address in the
articles of incorporation, or as changed by amendment of such articles. No
certificate of registration shall be assignable.
(b) Moneys collected under this Section from a professional corporation organized to practice law shall be deposited into the Supreme Court Special Purposes Fund.
(c) After the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, the amount of any fee collected under this Section from a professional corporation organized to practice law may be set by Supreme Court rule, except that the amount of the fees shall remain as set by statute until the Supreme Court adopts rules specifying a higher or lower fee amount.
(Source: P.A. 98-324, eff. 10-1-13.)