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Avoid Making the 3 Most Common Mistakes on LLC Filings!

By: Lizz Hellinga, COGENCY GLOBAL INC. on Mon, Aug 13, 2012

In today’s fast-paced business environment, the last thing you need is to have your limited liability company (LLC) filing rejected and delayed because of an avoidable mistake you made. Since we handle these filings for clients all the time, we thought we could save you some grief by sharing the three most common errors we see on LLC documents we are asked to file.

  1. Incorrect title on signature block: Many times the title of the signer of the document is an officer (President, VP or Secretary). Many states will not recognize a corporate officer as an official signer. A Member or Manager must sign. Therefore, when filling out the signature block, make sure to include the title LLC Filing Tips“Member” or “Manager.”
  2. Not Providing Required Additional Documents: When forming a LLC, some states require additional documents to accompany the LLC Formation filing. For example, Georgia requires a Transmittal Information Sheet and Pennsylvania requires a Docketing Statement
  3. Wrong or Missing Supporting Documents:  Never assume that a state has the same supporting document requirements for different entity types! Some states, such as Illinois, require that a Certificate of Good Standing be submitted with a LLC qualification filing, while requiring certified copies of the formation documents for corporate qualifications. We often see clients mix up these requirements. Don’t make that mistake!

We hope these tips help you to avoid problems with your LLC filings.

Are you looking for helpful hints on other types of filings or transactions?  Let us know so we can share more tips based on our experience!


This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered, or relied upon, as legal advice.

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