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DaveM18

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Hi all,

I'm interested in creating an LLC, however, I don't what to have my name listed on the documentation for privacy concerns. Does anyone know of another way to create an LLC that wouldn't have my name or possibly create a trust to contain the LLC?

Appreciate hearing from anyone with experience in this.
 

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do you need an LLC? you can have a business without having a company, you know. Depending on what the business is.
 

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Maybe it's different in your state, but I've set up LLCs in four different states, and have never been required to list the names of the owners.

Typically, the Articles of Organization require you to specify some/all of the following:

- The name of the LLC
- The purpose of the LLC
- The address of the LLC
- The Resident Agent (typically an attorney who handles getting served legal papers)

And then it requires one or two signatures:

- Someone authorized to sign on behalf of the LLC
- The Resident Agent

As long as you aren't signing as the authorized person (you can give someone else that authority) and you're not serving as your own Resident Agent, there's no need for you -- or any other owners -- to be listed on the Articles of Organization.
 

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Wyoming and Delaware both have registered agent arrangements that protect privacy.

Discuss with reps from either state.
This is the right answer. This is typically how business owners maintain privacy. Plus, Delaware, in particular, has some rather business owner friendly laws which can be advantageous in situations like this as far as I recall.
 

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New Mexico is another state with the same privacy laws as WY and DE.

NM also doesn't have an annual fee.
 
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