Form an LLC in Pennsylvania

The complete set of documents and basic legal advice you'll need to set up an LLC in PA.

  1. LLC Operating Agreement

    Here's a sample operating agreement from Docracy.com. Obviously, if you choose to use it, you'll need to edit it so it fits your business...

  2. Trademark Law and Naming Your Business

    Just to be clear, a trademark is not necessary to set up an LLC. It could be a good idea, depending on what you're doing. If you become s...

  3. LegalZoom: Online Legal Document Services

    This is a great way to understand your options for setting up your LLC. You can purchase a package from here, and everything you'll need ...

  4. file your llc with the department of commerce

    fill out the form to file your LLC with the Pennsylvania Department of Commerce. Typically, this will take about 1-2 days to go through i...

  5. Choosing and Checking the Availability of a Business Name

    An explanation of the places you can go to check if your business name is available in the state of Pennsylvania. Choosing a business nam...

  6. Pennsylvania Department of State LLC page

    This page will lead you to where you should file your LLC paperwork. You can do everything online, or through the mail. Obviously, doing ...

  7. Get an Employer Identification Number (EIN)

    This is your tax ID number. You'll need this when you're paying taxes. It's free. You just have to register for it!

  8. Find out if your business name is available

    This is the form you can use to determine if your business name is legally available in Pennsylvania. Here's the generic explanation: A c...

  9. Articles of Organization | Citizen Media Law Project

    You must file formal articles of organization with your state (usually with the Secretary of State) and pay a filing fee in order to form...

  10. Operating Agreement | Citizen Media Law Project

    An operating agreement is the basic written agreement between the members (i.e., owners) of the LLC, or between the members and the manag...

  11. Forming an LLC in Pennsylvania | Citizen Media Law Project

    Pennsylvania law requires that an LLC name contain the words "company," "limited," "limited liability company," or an abbreviation of one...

  12. The definition of a limited liability company (LLC)

    Limited companies (LLCs) have become the most common typeof new business since their introduction by state laws in the last 30 years bec...

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