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LLC Formation Overview

By March 7, 2011 April 20th, 2020 No Comments

1. Initial Consultation. We have an initial consultation with you to discuss the mechanics of forming a LLC (Limited Liability Company).  Ideally, you have already met with your CPA who recommended that creating a limited liability company would benefit you from a tax perspective.

2. LLC Information. Once you retain us, we’ll schedule a call with you to find out some basic information about your business set up. We’ll answer any questions you may have about this.

3. Initial Documents to Sign. We will prepare the Certificate of Formation and Consent to Serve as Registered Agent for your signature. (A Registered Agent is someone who accepts service of process on the LLC’s behalf.)

4. Secretary of State Filing. We will file your Certificate of Formation and Consent to Serve as Registered Agent with the Washington Secretary of State’s office.

5. Receipt of Confirmation from Secretary of State’s office. Our office will confirm that your LLC has been formed and obtain your UBI number for Washington tax and identification purposes. At that point, a valid LLC will exist.

6. Instructions and Answers. We will give you a very detailed letter of instruction that explains the mechanics of operating your new limited liability company. We will also be happy to answer any questions you may have, and to help in any way.

7. Follow Up LLC Documents. We will work with you to develop your Operating Agreement as well as documents related to your first LLC meeting. We will also work with your CPA to make sure he or she is aware of the tax provisions in your Operating Agreement, and approves of those provisions.

8. Meeting. We will conduct an initial meeting of the members of your new LLC. Your Operating Agreement will be approved at this time.

9. LLC Minute Book. We will set up your LLC Minute Book and mail it to you.

Any questions? Please contact Stacey’s office at

This overview provides general information and not legal advice or opinions on specific facts.

This post is for informational purposes and does not contain or convey legal advice. The information herein should not be used or relied upon in regard to any particular facts or circumstances without first consulting with an attorney.

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