Can the president of a C-corp override the decisions of the secretary/treasurer?

Asked on January 26, 2013 under Business Law, Texas


B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

When a C-corp is formed, a set of by-laws should also have been drawn up to go along with the articles of incorporation.   The by-laws define the powers of the different officers and directors.   As such, the ability of the president to override the decision of the secretary/treasurer would depend on the extent of his rights and duties established in the by-laws.  If you are not sure what your by-laws are, have a corporate or business attorney go over all of the company's articles of incorporation-- they should be able to quickly separate each of the documents and explain the extent of the power authorized.

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