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Forming an LLC in Georgia

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.

Acceptable LLC Names in Georgia

The name of a Georgia LLC must end with "Limited Liability Company," "Limited Company," "Ltd. Co.," "LLC" or "L.L.C." and the name cannot state or imply it is organized for an impermissible purpose under Georgia law or its Articles of Organization. Plus, the name must be distinguishable from the other LLC names in the state. Use of words such as "Bank," "Credit Union," "Insurance" and "Trust" require approval by other state departments or commissioners.

Georgia’s Requirements for LLC Members and Managers

  • There must be at least one member/manager.
  • There are no residency requirements for members or managers.
  • There are no age requirements to be an LLC member or manager.

Requirements for Georgia Articles of Organization

A Georgia LLC is created when Articles of Organization are approved by the state. Formation of an LLC in Georgia does not require that the names and addresses of members/managers be listed in the Articles of Organization.

LLC Must Have a Registered Agent

Every Georgia 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 Georgia and must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.

Can Professionals Operate as an LLC in Georgia?

Professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, are not allowed to form professional limited liability companies (PLLCs) in Georgia.

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