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Rhode Island Multi-Member LLC Operating Agreement

Rhode Island Multi-Member LLC Operating Agreement

The Rhode Island multi-member LLC member operating agreement is How to Write Step 1 –

Rhode Island Single Member LLC Operating Agreement

Rhode Island Single Member LLC Operating Agreement

The Rhode Island single member LLC operating agreement is How to Write Step 1 –

If you are a determined Rhode Island based business owner looking to organize, structure, and protect your company investment, then one of our two (2) LLC Operating Agreements can get you on the fast-track to LLC success. If your company has more than one owner (also called ‘member’), then our Multi-Member LLC Operating Agreement should be downloaded. The Multi-Member agreement is very close to the Single Member LLC Operating Agreement, and only differs in the area that the Multi-Member agreement puts all the different member’s of an entity into a contract that states ownership percentages and the member’s roles in the company. However, both of the LLC Operating Agreement’s main goals is to prove ownership of the company and to protect the owner(s) of an entity from suffering financial damage brought on by company liability. In addition, both operating agreements allow for the creation of bylaws within an entity, document the daily routine of an entity, and record the manager(s) and employees roles in the company. It should be known that one of our operating agreements could only be completed after an entity is created and filed with the Rhode Island Secretary of State by utilizing an Articles of Organization form. Below we walk you through the step-by-step process of creating and filing your new LLC.

Step 1: (Verify Entity Name)

Go to the Rhode Island Business Search page and scan the website for any companies that share the same name of the company you plan on using for your own company. If your entity name is still available, continue to Step 2.

Step 2: (Complete Articles of Organization)

Note: There are two (2) different ways to file your new entity in Rhode Island. You can either complete the application online here (Option 1), or you can download and print the application and mail the completed application and attached fee (Option 2).

Option 1: (Online)

Click here to go to the Rhode Island Entity Filing Page and complete the application. Note that it will take roughly 10-15 minutes, and requires a fee of $150 to be paid at the end of the session.

Option 2: (Download & Print)

Domestic (Form 400): Click the highlighted blue text to download the Domestic Application, which is for companies that are being newly created in the state of Rhode Island.

Foreign (Form 450): Click on the highlighted blue text to download the Foreign Application, which is designed for entities that have already been created in other states, and are looking to introduce another office in the state of Rhode Island.

Next, mail one of the two completed applications along with an attached $150 fee to the below address:

Office of the Secretary of State
Division of Business Services
148 W. River Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02904-2615

Secretary of State Contact Information:

Telephone: 1(401) 222-3040

Email: corporations@sos.ri.gov

Helpful Tips:

– Apply for an EIN (Employer Identification Number) at the IRS’ Website to be able to create a bank account in your entity’s name.

– Utilize one of our two (2) LLC Operating Agreements (described at the top of page) to organize your company and protect your financial investments.