The Great State of New York is one of the main spots on the eastern coast of the United States and there is great reason for this. It is such a sought after destination because it is a financial center, it has wall street, upstate NY is just beautiful, and it has 4 seasons. No matter the reason why people decide to live and work in NYC or Greater NY, it is such a huge economy that many people decide to start a business here. If you are looking to form an LLC in New York or to Incorporate in New York, we hope that you find the information on this page and website useful.
The process of forming an LLC in New York is well defined if you spend time on the NY Secretary of State Corporations website. On this website you will be able to research a name for your business, find helpful forms, and information packets. Here are some of the basic steps:
Now, these are the basic steps and you can do more depending on your situation and your requirements. This is from the basic form to Form an LLC in New York.
Finding a great name for your LLC in New York is challenging and may take you some time to complete. You will need to be searching for a name that makes sense for your business and also is compelling for you. Some people also want to make sure that the name is aligned with the domain name that they want for their business. Just a note, you can operate a domain name different than your registered LLC name, they don't have to be the same. In general you can file a NYC DBA to associate the two entities. In general, DBA, or assumed names are filed by the local city. You will be able to file with your local business office so be sure to Google their office name.
The Limited Liability Company Law requires that the name end with “Limited Liability Company,” “LLC” or “L.L.C.” The name of the limited liability company must be uniformly stated throughout this certificate.
The steps to Incorporate in NY are similar to filing for an LLC as we mentioned above. There are some differences though so I will go over them on this page. The one major difference as far as filing goes is related to shares. First, an LLC does not issue shares to members, while a corporation does issue shares. So let's go over the steps:
The name must contain “Incorporated” or “Inc.” or one of the other words or abbreviations.New York Secretary of State Links: