1. The First Step is to Pick a Name for Your LLC
2. Nominate a Registered Agent
3. Register Your Business With the State

Forming an LLC in Nebraska is inexpensive and straightforward to do. Some requirements for formation are specific to the state, which could be different from those elsewhere in the country. You must register your limited liability company with the Secretary of State by completing particular forms, paying the appropriate fees, and meeting all the formation and naming requirements. 

The First Step is to Pick a Name for Your LLC

Naming your limited liability company is not only the first thing you need to do to get started, it is a crucial first step. You want to conduct some research to help you find a name that is suited to your new business, and that can be searched easily by future customers. 

The Nebraska guidelines for LLC names are as follows:

  • Your business name has to have "Limited Liability Company" or one of the abbreviations, "LLC" or "L.L.C," included.   
  • Words that are restricting, such as "university" or "bank," may require you to have licensed a person, such as a lawyer or doctor, to be a part of the LLC.   
  • You cannot use words that could cause people to confuse your business with a state or federal agency, such as Treasury or FBI, and so forth. 
  • Your name cannot be the same as any other entity. You should do a name search by using a resource on the State of Nebraska website at https://www.nebraska.gov/sos/corp/corpsearch.cgi?nav=search

A name can be reserved with the Nebraska Secretary of State for 120 days. All you have to do is file an Application for Reservation of Limited Liability Company Name. You must submit the application by mail, along with a filing fee of $15.

After checking to see if your desired name is available, you can then reserve a domain name. You may not be ready to create a website at the moment, but you want to purchase the domain name at least so that no one else can get it.

Nominate a Registered Agent

All Nebraska LLCs must have an assigned registered agent who is the individual or company that accepts the responsibility of sending and receiving legal documents on behalf of the LLC. These papers could include service of process of legal action, in the event you are ever sued, as well as, state filings.

Your registered agent, if a person, must be a resident of Nebraska or if a company, be authorized to conduct business in the state. You can choose to be your own LLC registered agent, as long as you meet the Nebraska requirements. 

Register Your Business With the State

For limited liability company registration, you must file the Certificate of Organization. You can do this online by visiting https://www.nebraska.gov/apps-sos-edocs/.

  1. When you are on the site, you want to select "Forming a New Entity/Qualifying a Foreign Entity."   
  2. Next, select "Domestic Limited Liability Company."   
  3. When registering, you will be asked to pay a nonrefundable $100 fee. 

Since the LLC Certificate of Organization forms are customized to the specific information regarding your company, the state does not provide the documents. Your registered agent can assist you. The general requirements for the Certificate of Organization are as follows:

  • Complete business name, which includes some variation of LLC.
  • The business name must be different from any other registered Nebraska company.
  • A statement of purpose for your limited liability company. If you are providing a service, you must mention what profession will be in use for the business.
  • Street address of the principal place of operation.
  • Name and physical address of your registered agent.
  • The overall amount of money contributed to your claimed capital.
  • The total sum of other contributions that all of the LLC members agree to make and the times or events that such donations will be given. 
  • If members have the right to admit another member, the terms and conditions of that power and the admission should get mentioned.
  • Type of management, whether manager or member. If there is more than one manager or member, include each name of everyone selected. 
  • Duration
  • Any additional provisions.
  • Signature and date of the Nebraska organizer.

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