When filling out your Articles of Organization, there are four things that need your special attention when you form an LLC:
First, you will need to file a name. This name of your company must contain “limited liability company” or “limited company” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.,” “LLC,” “L.C.,” or “LC”. You can use “Limited” in an abbreviated form as “Ltd.,” while “company” may be abbreviated as “Co.” In case you are using an online service, you can request a name search. These websites have tools which are scripts that go and search if a certain name is available or not.
Second, you will have to choose a Registered Agent (in certain states a Registered Agent is called a Resident Agent). Your lawyer can act as your registered agent or you can hire someone to act as one. A registered agent is one who is served notices in case you get sued and he is the one registered to receive your mail from the state.
Third, while filling your articles of organization you will find a question asking you who will operate your LLC on a daily basis. In case you wish to manage yourself, just fill in Member managed. In case you hire someone to run your company you will no longer be a member. You have to point out your manager on the AOO.
Fourth and last, you have to declare your LLC organizer. This person is the one who is actually filling out your form, let’s say an attorney or an online forms vendor. By signing the articles of organization document this organizer gives an oath that the information in the articles is true and correct to the best of his knowledge.
Before you form an LLC it is important to research thoroughly and take advise from experts online. There are several websites that sell business forms online. Check the pricing and compare, then proceed.