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Every state has its own, unique rules for forming an LLC (Limited Liability Company). Knowing the rules for Michigan will help you decide whether you want to form your LLC there.
The name of an LLC must contain the words "Limited Liability Company," or the initials "LC," "LLC" (with or without periods). Your name can’t contain words that indicate or imply that the LLC was formed for a purpose other than one stated in the Articles of Organization. The name must be distinguishable from the name of any domestic or foreign LLCs, domestic or foreign limited partnerships, or names currently reserved.
Michigan does not have many requirements regarding who can serve as a member or manager of an LLC.
To form an LLC in Michigan, you must complete and file Articles of Organization and pay the required filing fee. Michigan's requirements include:
You must list the name and address of a Registered Agent in the Articles of Organization. Your Registered Agent must have a street address in Michigan, not just a post office box. Also, your agent available during normal business hours to accept Service of Process and important legal and tax documents for the LLC.
Michigan allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys, and physicians, to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC). All members and managers of a Professional LLC in Michigan must be professionals licensed to provide the service that the LLC provides.
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