Missouri LLC Name
Every state of Missouri LLC requires a name that meets
Missouri LLC name requirements. The Missouri limited liability company name must
the words "limited company"
"limited liability company"
or the abbreviation L.C.,
The name cannot contain the words "corporation" "incorporated"
"limited partnership" or "ltd.". The name must be distinguishable from the name of any
active domestic or
LLC, corporation or partnership filed with the state.
Registered Agent for a
When you form a Missouri LLC,
the Missouri Limited Liability Company Act mandates that
every Missouri limited liability company must appoint
and maintain a registered agent. This is the
official person or entity located in Missouri to accept legal papers
and other important documents delivered to your LLC.
Make sure there is a person available at the registered
office during business hours to be able to accept
deliveries on a regular basis.
Missouri LLC Members: A Member is
an owner of an LLC. A Missouri limited liability company can only have 1 Member
or it can have as many members as desired by the company. There are no
restrictions on who can be a Member of a state of Missouri LLC. So, any individual,
corporation, trust, partnership or another LLC may be an owner
(Member) of an LLC. A Member does not have to be a resident of
Missouri or even of the US.
Unlike other states, Missouri law requires that Members adopt a written Operating
Agreement soon after starting an LLC in Missouri. This is a good
rule because an Operating Agreement is the
most important document for an LLC. This document evidences the owners of
the LLC and provides a personality for the business as it contains
the standard rules, requirements and processes for managing a Missouri limited liability
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A Missouri LLC has the choice of two
general operation structures: member managed or manager managed.
A member managed structure is the simplest of the two and every
member has operational authority to manage and operate the business.
You can impose internal rules for approvals and conditions in the
LLC Operating Agreement. With a manager managed structure, the
members vote to elect managers to operate the business. This
structure is similar to a corporate structure where there is a Board
of Directors. Management structure is typically established
and detailed in the LLC Operating Agreement.
Business Purpose: Starting an LLC in Missouri can be for any
lawful purpose. There are no restrictions under the Missouri
LLC Act restricting the type of business activity an LLC may engage
in. In addition, the business purpose of starting the Missouri LLC is not required to
be set forth in the formation documents.
The Missouri LLC is a
powerful and beneficial legal entity for small business.
However, it is essential that your LLC is formed
properly in strict accordance with Missouri LLC state
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