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If you are considering forming an LLC (Limited Liability Company) in Oregon, it helps to be aware of Oregon’s requirements. This can help you decide if Oregon is the right home state for your LLC and simplify the formation process.
Your LLC’s name must use English letters written in the alphabet and may include Arabic and Roman numerals and incidental punctuation. The name must contain one of the following: "Limited Liability Company," "LLC" or "L.L.C." The name must be distinguishable from the name of any other limited liability company, corporation, professional corporation, nonprofit corporation, cooperative, limited partnership, business trust; it also must be distinguishable from any reserved name, registered corporate name or assumed business name. And, your LLC’s name can’t include any of these words: contain the word or abbreviation “cooperative,” “corporation,” “corp.,” “incorporated,” “Inc.,” “limited partnership,” “L.P.,” “LP,” “Ltd.,” “limited liability partnership,” “L.L.P.” or “LLP”.
The following are Oregon’s requirements for the members and managers of LLCs:
You form an Oregon LLC by filing Articles of Organization and paying the required fee. Oregon permits electronic filing of the Articles but does not require it. The following information is required in the Articles:
Every Oregon LLC must appoint—and continually maintain a Registered Agent in the state of Oregon The Registered Agent’s name and address must be provided in the Articles of Organization. The address must be a physical address in Oregon; a post office box is not acceptable. Plus, your agent must be available during normal business hours to accept Service of Process and other important legal and tax documents for the business.
Although there is no separate Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLLC) statute, Oregon does allow professionals, such as accountants, attorneys, and physicians, to form a limited liability company.
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