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Converting General Partnership to LLC

Asked by: cathy - 9 September, 2011
https://d25eic0jctudgb.cloudfront.net/images/site/avatars/default.png-f1597c1da25f30f8c1a941405e8391c8 How do I know if I can use my same company name?
Answered by: Alec Green - 12 September, 2011
https://d25eic0jctudgb.cloudfront.net/images/site/avatars/2.jpg-d85fc946de818bb769fdd6ce8cd95478 Cathy,

Typically it depends on the state where your GP is located, and whether you have registered the name of your partnership with the state.

If you have never registered the name as a DBA you could simply register the LLC with the state using this name. If you did obtain a DBA the procedure would be different from state to state. Here are some examples of what you might need to do:

1) Cancel the DBA first, then register the LLC with that name.

2) As the DBA owner give written consent to form an LLC with the same name as the DBA.

3) if the DBA is registered on county (town) level check with the county/town clerk if you need to cancel the DBA before registering the LLC.

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