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Series LLC

By IncNow | Published October 19, 2013

A unique LLC with unlimited asset segregation potential. Under one LLC, you can set up numerous “series” owning separate assets. According to the statute, 6 Del. C. Section 18-215, “the debts, liabilities, obligations and expenses incurred, contracted for or otherwise existing with respect to a particular series shall be enforceable against the assets of such series only, and not against the assets of the company generally or any other series thereof”, as long as separate records are kept for each “series”. Delaware is one of a few states that currently have a series LLC provision.

The Series LLC has been around only since 1997 and has recently become popular as a way to create internal firewalls within one company to protect individual assets from creditors of other assets in the same LLC. This has been used as incubators for businesses and as asset holding vehicles for everything from residential real estate holdings to cargo containers. This entity is not for the novice since the record keeping requirements are much more rigorous than that of a traditional LLC.

When deciding where to form your company, consider that Delaware has advantages over your home state that may benefit you. Go