Forming An LLC
Once you have decided to organize your new Dallas business as a limited liability company (LLC), you must take several other steps to complete the creation of your enterprise.
Choosing a name is vital. Texas state law requires identification of the company as a limited liability company with one of the following:
- Limited liability company
- Limited company
Before you create advertising and print stationery, you should ideally check to see that no other Texas company has the same name. Once you have a name chosen, an LLC can be beneficial for several reasons, including that it can protect you and your business.
Filing a certificate of formation with the secretary of state is also essential. You can complete this yourself or entrust it to your business law attorney to prevent time-consuming errors. At this time, appointment of a registered agent should be confirmed: a Texas resident with a street address or a business entity authorized to do business in Texas.
Preparing your business for smooth operations through a properly documented agreement is the next step in most cases. This is not something you need to file with the government, but it is a best practice for successful businesses.
Obtaining an IRS employer identification number (EIN), appropriate state and local licenses, and sales tax registration are other necessities for new LLCs.
Forming An LLC? Contact Us Today.
Clark Firm PLLC in Dallas can help ensure that your Texas business fulfills these and other requirements as you prepare to ramp up your LLC or any other new business entity. Lawyer Steven E. Clark has a wealth of experience to share. He can efficiently guide you to fulfillment of your responsibilities with regard to your LLC, as well as remind you of how to avoid liability for your business.