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Forming an LLC in Alaska

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The procedure for starting a limited liability company (LLC) depends on the laws of the state where it's formed. In Alaska, for example, you start an LLC by filing the articles of organization with the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. The articles must include:

  • The name of the LLC;
  • The purpose for which the LLC is organized;
  • The mailing address of the LLC's registered office and the registered agent's name; and
  • If applicable, a statement indicating that the LLC will be managed by a manager (instead of by a member).

Alaska doesn't require an LLC to have an operating agreement in place. However, the articles of organization can restrict or eliminate the power of LLC members to repeal, amend, or repeal an operating agreement.

You can find all of the required forms to start an LLC in the state in FindLaw's Alaska LLC Formation Package.

Forming an LLC in Alaska: The Basics

While the process for forming an LLC is similar throughout the states, it's important to know the precise procedures of your state. In the following chart, you can find a brief overview of the steps to take when forming an LLC in Alaska and links to relevant statutes and government agencies responsible for governing businesses in the state.

Statute(s) Alaska Statutes, Title 10, Chapter 50, Section 10.50.010, et seq. (Alaska Revised Limited Liability Company Act)
Step-by-Step Process of Forming an LLC

In order to form an LLC in Alaska, you'll need to take the following steps:

  1. Pick a name that's distinguishable from other organized entities, and that is a reserved or registered name, and which includes limited liability company, LLC, or L.L.C.*
  2. File the articles of organization with the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development and pay the required filing fee.
  3. Designate a registered office (which can be the same as the LLC's office) and appoint a registered agent.
  4. Comply with any applicable business license requirements.

*Additionally, "limited" can be abbreviated to "ltd." And "company" can be abbreviated to "co."

State Agency in Charge of LLC Formation

The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development is the government agency in charge of business organizations in the state.

Related Statute(s)

Alaska Statutes, Title 10. Corporations and Associations

Note: State laws are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. While we strive to provide the most current information available, please consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

Forming an LLC in Alaska: Related Resources

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