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The process of expanding your business to another state is known as foreign qualification. See the latest industry news and and requirements on doing in business in another state.
First National Bank of Omaha v. Spirit Medical Transport, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 1475 (4/21/17). The Ohio appellate court ruled that the plaintiff bank could not maintain an action in Ohio because it was not qualified to do business.
Southern Railway Co. v. Dolan, 2017 Mo. LEXIS 66 (2/28/17). The Missouri Supreme Court held that a foreign corporation does not consent to the general jurisdiction of Missouri’s courts by qualifying to do business and appointing a registered agent.
Battery Alliance, Inc. v. Allegiant Power, LLC, 2017 Tenn. App. LEXIS 53 (1/30/17). The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled that a Florida LLC could maintain its counterclaim in Tennessee even though it had not qualified to do business.
To do business in any state other than its formation state, a limited liability company must register to do business in that state; a process that's often referred to as foreign qualification.
Don't risk penalties, fines, and loss of your limited liability by failing to register your company in every state where it is doing business.