Recently we discussed the benefits of incorporating a business in Alabama, and there certainly are several! However, sometimes a corporation is not the ideal business entity for your client. Certain states allow for businesses to be formed as an LLC and Alabama is one of them.
Good news: When forming a new LLC for your client in Alabama, Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. will not only complete the necessary paperwork for you, we can obtain your client’s Federal Tax ID Number (EIN), create a customized LLC kit, and provide other customized business filing services for your client’s new Alabama business.
Read on to learn more about forming an LLC in Alabama.
Under Alabama law, an LLC’s name must contain the words “Limited Liability Company” or the abbreviations “LLC” or “L.L.C.” Additionally, your client’s business name may not contain a word or phrase which indicates or implies that it is organized for a purpose not contained in its articles of organization.
As with most states, the LLC’s name must be distinguishable from the names of other business entities already on file with the Alabama Secretary of State. Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can run a thorough and accurate business name availability check for your client’s desired business name or names and reserve them for you. In fact, under Alabama law, you must obtain a Certificate of Name Reservation from the Secretary of State prior to filing your LLC formation documents. Let us take care of the LLC name availability check and reservation for you.
Like many states, an Alabama LLC is created by filing a Certificate of Formation. However, the certificate is filed by postal mail with the Office of the Judge of Probate in the county where the LLC’s initial registered office is located, not with the Secretary of State. Sound time-consuming? Let Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. handle it for you! We stand by the reliability and accuracy of our work.
We can Draft N’ File the Articles of Organization on your behalf, but should you choose to draw them up yourself, you must include certain information; including:
- The LLC’s name, purpose, and address
- The names and addresses of organizers (and managers, if any),
The name and address of its registered agent.The following information must also be attached, if applicable: (1) whether members have the right to admit additional members and a description of the terms and conditions, and (2) the circumstances, if any, under which the cessation of membership of one or more members will result in the LLC’s dissolution. Additionally, a copy of the Name Reservation certificate from the Secretary of State must be attached.
Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc.’s convenient Draft N’ File service allows you to save time and paperwork by drafting and filing the articles on your behalf. Either way, we will immediately let you know when your Articles of Organization have been accepted by the Secretary of State.
When forming an LLC in Alabama, you must also have an agent for service of process in the state. This is an individual or corporation that agrees to accept legal papers on the LLC’s behalf in case it is sued. The registered agent may be (1) an individual residing in Alabama, (2) an Alabama business entity or (3) an out-of-state business entity with an office in Alabama. Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can provide you with a Registered Agent in Alabama for $99 per year.
For more information on how we can assist you in forming a new LLC in Alabama, contact one of our experienced customer service professionals or check us out online.