Change Delaware LLC or Corporation Name
In the context of a document on file with the Delaware Secretary of State, an amendment can be filed to change your Delaware business name, the registered agent for a company, the stock authorized by a corporation, or any other provision in the Certificate of Incorporation or Certificate of Formation for a Delaware LLC.
Can I Change the Name of My LLC?
Yes, you can change the name of your LLC by filing a Certificate of Amendment with the Delaware Secretary of State and paying the filing fee. There is no limit to how many times you can change the name of an LLC. However, LLC members should be cautious of “repurposing” an LLC too many times and risking carrying liabilities from an old business into a new one.
Why Should You Formally Change Your LLC Name?
Some states levy penalties against businesses that operate under a different name than what they registered with their state of formation and/or the states where they do business. Businesses that intend to operate under a name different than their registered name should file a name change amendment or a d/b/a prior to doing business under that name. This way, they reduce the risk of exposing themselves to personal liability for their business.
How to Change the Name of Your LLC
Should you wish to amend your Certificate of Incorporation / Certificate of Formation, we can prepare a Certificate of Amendment for your review, approval and filing.
Certificates of Amendment are often used to:
- Change the Registered Agent of the Corporation or LLC to Agents and Corporations, Inc.
- Amend the number of authorized shares of stock in a Corporation.
- Change the name of an LLC or Corporation.
- Insert member or manager names into a Certificate of Formation.
- Add almost anything you wish.
Please call us if you are interested in this service. For drafting, filing, and document delivery to you of the filed documents, we charge a $189 processing fee (plus state fees, which are usually $200 for Delaware LLC Amendment and $194 for a Delaware Corporation Amendment.) (Special Price for new Registered Agent customers: If the only change to your certificate is the change of Registered Agent to Agents and Corporations, Inc., then the total fee is only $99 including a $50 state fee and $49 processing fee with free Delaware registered agent service for the remainder of the calendar year).
When deciding where to form your company, consider that Delaware has advantages over your home state that may benefit you. Go