Once we complete your filing, you'll receive your Articles of Organization and Operating Agreement. These are the documents that support your organization and they arrive in your Corporate/LLC Kit — or Elite Corporate/LLC Kit if you choose to upgrade.
Articles of Organization: The Articles of Organization are the main filing documents that begin your existence under state law. Once filed, you have a legitimate business!
Your Articles of Organization spell out the name, basic purpose, incorporators, amount and types of stock which may be issued and any special characteristics of the business entity. They are included in your LLC kit when we form your business.
The Articles of Organization are approved by the Secretary of State and should be kept in your kit as a record of filing with the Secretary of State.
Operating Agreement: The Operating Agreement of your LLC contains the written rules for conduct of the LLC. They are distinct from the Articles of Organization, which only state the basic outline of the company.
Operating Agreements generally contain information on meetings, elections of a board of directors and officers, notices, types and duties of officers, and other routine conduct. They are, in effect, a contract among members and must be formally adopted and/or amended.
The Operating Agreement is included in your kit when we form your LLC, and should be completed and signed upon receipt.