If you are thinking of forming an LLC (Limited Liability Company) in Nebraska, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the basic requirements of a Nebraska LLC. This will help you decide if Nebraska’s the right state for your LLC; and, if it is, prepare you to speed through the formation process.
Naming your NE LLC
The name of a Nebraska LLC must contain the words limited liability company or limited company or the abbreviation L.L.C., LLC, L.C., or LC. Limited may be abbreviated as” Ltd.”, and company may be abbreviated as “Co.”. Also, your desired name be distinguishable from the name of any corporation or LLC incorporated, organized, or authorized to transact business in this state; any reserved or registered corporation or LLC name; and, any fictitious or assumed name.
The following are Nebraska’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
- Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
- Residence requirements. Nebraska does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
- Age requirements. Nebraska does not have age requirements.
- Inclusion in the Articles of Organization. Member/Manager names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Organization unless the LLC is providing professional services.
Requirements for the Articles of Organization
In Nebraska, you form an LLC by filing a Certificate of Organization and paying the state-required filing fee. Nebraska does not provide for filing paper copies of the Certificate of Organization—you must create an account with the Secretary of State’s e-filing system.
You must provide the name and address of your LLC’s Registered Agent in Nebraska. The address must be a physical, street address—a post office box won’t do. Also, the Registered Agent address will be your Registered Office in Nebraska, which doesn’t need to be a place of its activity in this state. Your agent must be available during normal business hours to accept Service of Process and other important legal and tax documents for the business.
Other filings required at time of incorporation
Some states require additional filings or steps at the time of incorporation. Nebraska requires the following:
- Publication requirement. Nebraska requires LLCs to publish notice of the incorporation for three consecutive weeks in a legal newspaper of general circulation near your LLC’s Registered Office. You must file proof of publication with the secretary of state.
Professional services businesses
Nebraska allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys, and physicians, to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC).