You can register a limited liability company in the state of Nebraska either in person or by mail through the Nebraska Secretary of State's Office. In forming the LLC, necessary paperwork revolves around properly naming the company, operating the LLC, certifying members of the LLC are properly licensed, notifying the public of the formation of the LLC and paying required filing fees to the Secretary of State's Office.
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Naming the LLC
Selecting an appropriate name is an important element of forming an LLC. The last part of the company name must include the words “limited liability company” or an approved abbreviation thereof. The name must be unique and not deceptively similar to that of another LLC without the consent of that LLC or a court order authorizing the use of name, according to Nebraska statute §21-2604. It’s beneficial for members organizing the LLC to contact the Secretary of State's Office by writing, faxing or emailing to check on the availability of a name to avoid problems or rejection. If the selected name is available, it may be reserved for 120 days while members organize the details of the LLC. Complete Nebraska’s Application for Reservation of Limited Liability Company Name form in duplicate with original signatures and pay a $15 fee to the Secretary of State's Office if you wish to reserve the name and prevent others from using it.
Organization of the LLC
Articles of organization are documentation required by the Secretary of State's Office to recognize an LLC in the state in which the company is formed. Nebraska doesn’t supply preformatted forms for the purpose of creating articles of organization. Nebraska statute §21-2606 stipulates what information must be included in an LLC’s articles of operation. LLC members must develop their own set of articles of organization for the LLC they’re forming based on the statute. Nebraska statute §21-2607 requires that duplicate originals of the articles of organization be provided to the Secretary of State's Office when you register the LLC.
Certification of Members
LLCs formed to render professional services must file a current registration certificate with the Secretary of State's Office, according to Nebraska statute §21-2631, before any business is conducted. A registration certificate, obtained from the particular regulatory authority, verifies that members rendering a professional service, for example doctors or lawyers, are properly licensed in the state of Nebraska and with other regulatory bodies to perform the particular service for which the LLC is organized.
Proof of a three-week successive public notice related to the formation of the LLC must be filed with the Secretary of State's Office as stipulated by Nebraska statute §21-2653. The notice must be placed in a legal newspaper near the registered office of the LLC. The notice must contain specific information, including the name of the LLC, the address of the registered office, the nature of business conducted by the LLC, the date operations begin and end, if any, and who will manage the affairs of the LLC.
Payment of Fees
Nebraska statute §21-2634 requires payment of a filing fee to the Secretary of State's Office. The filing fee is $110 for the articles of organization as of 2010, including the $10 certificate fee and a $5-per-page fee for each additional page.