give percentage of ownership interest without a notary. How can you protect yourself from forgery?
If you have specific concerns, then it would be good for you to discuss them with local business counsel. IT is not clear why someone would want to file forged documents with the state. Forgery is a crime.
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I agree with Ms. Berschler. This is a very general and somewhat unusual inquiry, so I'm guessing there is more to the story. Talk to a CA business lawyer.
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The likelihood of what you suggest is very remote. Notarization is not necessary to convey interests or for contracts (but is necessary for deeds). You need to discuss your specific facts and concerns with an attorney because what you have posted is to vague for analysis.
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Yes. problems you cited are real risks.
Best practice is to follow all corporate formalities, hire honest people, establish periodic reviews, monitor activities,.
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