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Articles Of Organization LLC-1 - California

Articles Of Organization Form. This is a California form and can be used in Domestic Limited Liability Companies Limited Liability Companies Secretary Of State .
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Instructions for Completing the Articles of Organization (Form LLC-1) To form a limited liability company (LLC), you must file Articles of Organization (Form LLC-1) with the California Secretary of State. · · Before submitting the completed form, you should consult with a private attorney for advice about your specific business needs. Operating Agreements are to be maintained by the LLC and are not filed with the California Secretary of State. Filing Fee: The fee for filing the Articles of Organization (Form LLC-1) is $70.00. Faster Service Fee: Counter and guaranteed expedite services are available only for documents submitted in person (drop off) to our Sacramento office. Counter Drop Off: A separate, non-refundable $15.00 counter drop off fee is required if you submit in person (drop off) your completed document at our Sacramento office. The $15.00 counter drop off fee provides priority service over documents submitted by mail. The special handling fee is not refundable whether the document is filed or rejected. Guaranteed Expedite Drop Off: For more urgent submissions, documents can be processed within a guaranteed timeframe for a non-refundable fee instead of the counter drop off fee. For detailed information about this faster processing service through our Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services, go to www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/service-options. Fees: · · - Copies: Upon filing, we will return one (1) plain copy of your filed document for free, and will certify the copy upon request and payment of a $5 certification fee. To obtain additional copies or certified copies of this filed Articles of Organization, include payment for copy fees and certification fees at the time the Articles of Organization is submitted. Additional copy fees are $1.00 for the first page and $.50 for each attachment page. For certified copies, there is an additional $5.00 certification fee, per copy. Payment Type: Check(s) or money orders should be made payable to the Secretary of State. Do not send cash by mail. If submitting the document in person in our Sacramento office, payment also may be made by credit card (Visa® or MasterCard®). Processing Times: For current processing times, go to www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/processing-times. If you are not completing this form online, please type or legibly print in black or blue ink. Complete the Articles of Organization (Form LLC-1) as follows: Item 1. Instruction Enter the name of the proposed LLC exactly as it is to appear on the records of the California Secretary of State. Tips · California Corporations Code section 17701.08 requires: The LLC name must include: LLC, L.L.C., Limited Liability Company, Limited Liability Co., Ltd. Liability Company, or Ltd Liability Co. The LLC name may not include: bank, trust, trustee, incorporated, inc., corporation, or corp. The LLC name may not include: insurer, insurance company, or any other words suggesting that the LLC is in the business of issuing policies of insurance and assuming insurance risks. The name is not likely to mislead the public and is distinguishable from other LLCs of record or reserved with the California Secretary of State. - · There are legal limitations on what name can be used for the LLC. For general LLC name requirements and restrictions or for information on reserving an LLC name prior to submitting Form LLC-1, go to www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/name-availability. LLC-1 Instructions (REV 04/2017) American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com 2017 California Secretary of State www.sos.ca.gov/business/be · A name reservation is not required to submit Form LLC-1. · A preliminary search of LLC names already of record can be made online through our Business Search at BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov. Please note: The Business Search is not intended to serve as a formal name availability search. For information on checking or reserving a name, go to www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/name-availability. 2a. Enter the complete street address, city and zip code of the LLC's initial designated office in California. The designated office is where copies of the organizational documents, operating agreement financial and other business records must be kept. 2b. If different from the address in Item 2a, enter the LLC's complete mailing address, city, state and zip code. · The designated office does not need be the place of the LLC's activity in California. (Section 17701.13.) · The complete street address is required, including the street name and number, city and zip code. · Address must be a physical address. · Do not enter a P.O. Box address, and "in care of" address, or abbreviate the name of the city. · This address will be used for mailing purposes and may be a P.O. Box address or "in care of" an individual or entity. · Do not abbreviate the name of the city. 3. The LLC must have an Agent for Service of Process. There two types of Agents that can be named: · an individual (e.g. member, manager, or any other individual) who resides in California with a physical California address; OR a registered corporate agent qualified with the California Secretary of State. · An Agent for Service of Process is responsible for accepting legal documents (e.g. service of process, lawsuits, other types of legal notices, etc.) on behalf of the LLC. · You must provide information for either an individual OR a registered corporate agent, not both. · If using a registered corporate agent, the corporation must have a current agent registration certificate on file with the California Secretary of State as required by Section 1505. · The complete street address is required, including the street name and number, city and zip code. · Do not enter a P.O. Box address, an "in care of" address, or abbreviate the name of the city. · Many times, a small LLC will designate a member or manager as the agent for service of process. · The individual agent should be aware that the name and the physical street address of the agent for service of process is a public record, open to all (as are all the addresses of the LLC provided in filings.) · Before a corporation is designated as agent for the LLC, that corporation must have a current agent registration certificate on file with the California Secretary of State as required by Section 1505 stating the address(es) of the registered corporate agent and the authorized employees that will accept service of process of legal documents and notices on behalf of the LLC. · Advanced approval must be obta
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