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Each state has its own unique set of rules for forming an LLC (Limited Liability Company) and Massachusetts is no different. Understanding the requirements will help you decide if you want to form your LLC in Massachusetts.
In Massachusetts, the name of an LLC must contain the words "Limited Liability Company" or "Limited Company" or the initials "LC," "LLC," or "L.L.C." Symbols cannot be used in a company name. Massachusetts prohibits the use of the same or a deceptively similar name as the name of any corporation, limited partnership or limited liability company organized or registered to do business in the state, including names that have been reserved—unless you have obtained permission to use that name.
The following are the Massachusetts requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
You form an LLC in Massachusetts by filing a Certificate of Organization and paying the required filing fee. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Massachusetts requires:
You must provide the name and address your Registered Agent on the Certificate of Organization. The Registered Agent must also consent to the appointment, either by signing the Certificate of Organization or a document that is attached to the Certificate of Organization. The agent’s address must be a physical address in Massachusetts; a post office box won’t do. Your agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Massachusetts allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys, and physicians, to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC). Only licensed professionals can be members of a PLLC.
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