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Forming an LLC in Kansas

A limited liability company is a popular business structure because it's a good balance between a sole proprietorship or general partnership and a corporation. A limited liability company, commonly called an LLC, provides protection from liability to its owners like a corporation, but unlike a corporation, it's much easier to start and maintain its status as an LLC. For example, to start an LLC in Kansas, you need to file the articles of organization with the secretary of state. The articles must include:

  • The LLC's name;
  • The address of the registered office, and the name of the resident agent;
  • The signature of the LLC's organizer; and
  • If the LLC is created to exercise the powers of a professional association, each profession must be stated.

Like many states, Kentucky doesn't require an LLC to have an operating agreement. Nevertheless, it's a good idea to have one because it can clearly outline the ownership and management of the LLC, among other details. The operating agreement is an internal document and doesn't need to be filed with the state.

For your convenience, FindLaw offer all of the necessary forms to start an LLC in its Kentucky LLC Formation Package.

Forming an LLC in Kansas: The Basics

When starting a business, it's important to understand the steps you'll need to take. In the following chart, you can find a brief overview of the process for forming an LLC in Kentucky. You can also find links applicable statutes and government agencies.

Statute(s) Kansas Statutes, Chapter 17, Article 76, Section 17-7662, et seq. (Kentucky Revised Limited Liability Company Act)
Step-by-Step Process of Forming an LLC

In order to form a Kansas LLC, you'll need to take the following steps:

  1. Choose a name that's available, and which includes limited liability company, limited company, LLC/L.L.C. or LC/L.C.
  2. File the certificate of organization with the Kansas Secretary of State and pay the required filing fee.
  3. Appoint a registered agent.
  4. Comply with applicable business tax and licensing requirements.
State Agency in Charge of LLC Formation

The Kansas Secretary of State is the government agency in charge of business organizations in the state.

Related Statute(s)

Kansas Statutes, Chapter 17. Corporations

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 Kansas: Related Resources

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Get Professional Legal Help Starting Your Kansas LLC

Although the information and links provided above paint a pretty clear picture of how to form an LLC in Kansas, it's always helpful to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable legal professional. So, if you're starting an LLC in Kansas, it's a good idea to get in touch with a skilled business organizations attorney in your area.

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