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Nebraska LLC Formation

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One of the most important decisions you'll make when starting a business is choosing a business structure. The structure you pick will determine the amount of personal liability you'll have for the business's actions, how you'll be taxed, and the steps you'll need to take to start your business. If you structure your business as a limited liability company (LLC), you'll have the benefit of pass-through taxation while also enjoying a shield from personal liability for business dealings. Although the specific steps vary by state, at minimum, starting an LLC requires filing articles of organization with the appropriate state agency.

Certificate of Organization in Nebraska

In Nebraska, you can start an LLC by filing a certificate of organization. This document must include:

  • The LLC's name;
  • The street and mailing address of the LLC's initial designated office; and
  • The street and mailing address of the initial agent for service of process.

If the LLC will be providing a professional service, the certificate of organization must also state the professional service that the members, managers, and professional employees are licensed (or otherwise authorized) to do in Nebraska. An LLC that will provide a professional service must also file a certificate of registration.

For your convenience, FindLaw offers all of the necessary forms to start an LLC in the state with its Nebraska LLC Formation Package.

Nebraska LLC Formation: The Basics

The chart below provides the basic steps for staring an LLC in Nebraska as well as links to relevant statutes and government agencies. Please remember, however, that it's important to read the statutes for yourself and to consult with a legal professional if you have any questions.

Statute(s)

Nebraska Revised Statutes, Chapter 21, Article 1, Section 21-101, et seq. (Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act)

Step-by-Step Process of Forming an LLC

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

  1. Select a business name that's available and includes "limited liability company," "limited company," or an abbreviation of one of those phrases.
  2. File the certificate of organization with the Nebraska Secretary of State and pay the required filing fee.
  3. Appoint a registered agent.
  4. Comply with applicable business tax and business licensing requirements.
State Agency in Charge of LLC Formation

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

Related Statute(s)

Nebraska Revised Statutes, Chapter 21. Corporations and Other Companies

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.

Nebraska LLC Formation: Related Resources

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Have Questions About Nebraska LLC Formation? Talk to a Local Attorney

While the information and links above provide helpful information for starting your Nebraska LLC, nothing replaces the expertise of a legal professional. So, if you'd like some help starting your LLC in Nebraska, it's a good idea to consult with a skilled business organization attorney in your area.

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