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Each state has different requirements for forming a limited liability company (LLC). Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you'll want to understand the state requirements for LLC formation.
The LLC name must end with "Limited Liability Company," "LLC" or "L.L.C." Use of the words "A Limited Liability Company" is not allowed. The Department of Banking must approve the use of "Bank," "Banc," Banque" and "Trust."
A Delaware LLC is created when Articles of Organization are approved by the state. Delaware does not require that the names and addresses of members/managers be disclosed in the Articles of Organization.
Every Delaware LLC must appoint a registered agent as part of the formation process. The Articles of Organization require the name and address of a registered agent. The registered agent must have a physical address (no post office boxes) in Delaware and must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, are not allowed to form professional limited liability companies (PLLCs) in Delaware, but they can choose to operate their business as a regular LLC.
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