How to Form a Professional Services Limited Liability Company in New York – Articles of Organization Professional Services Limited Liability Company

The New York Application For Authority of Foreign Professional Service Limited Liability Company will need to be submitted to the New York Department of State Division of Corporations when a Professional Limited Liability Company, originating outside of the state, wishes to render its services in the State of New York as a Professional Limited Liability Company. Other documents will also need to be supplied with this submission. By example, a Certificate of Existence (or alternately a Certificate of Good Standing) must be submitted as well. This certificate should be obtained by the appropriate government official of the Professional Limited Liability Company’s home jurisdiction and issued with a year of the filing date. In addition to this, the Professional Limited Liability Company must also obtain a Certificate of Good Standing from the New York State Department of Education, Division of Professional Licensing Services. Individual Professional Limited Liability Companies will likely also have to submit a copy of the licenses the Member providing a service must keep in order to render such services.

The Filing Fee for this document is $200.00 which is payable by check to the “Department of State” or by credit card with a completed “Credit Card/Debit Card Authorization Form.” You may only use a check as a payment for this fee if you are filing by mail or in person. You may pay with a completed “Credit Card/Debit Card Authorization Form” when submitting a paper form by mail or by fax. Finally, if submitting online, you will need to pay at the time of submission by entering the payment information onscreen.

How To File

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Step 1 – New York Application For Authority of Foreign Professional Limited Liability Company may be downloaded directly to your machine by selecting the “Download Form” link above. If you have a PDF program or a form friendly browser, you may enter information onto this form directly onscreen. If you do not have such software you may print the form, then fill it out manually with a type writer.

Step 2 – The first line of this application requiring attention is located directly below the title words “Application For Authority Of.” Report the Legal Name of the Professional Limited Liability Company seeking a Certificate of Authority in the State of New York.

Step 3 – In the First Item, you will need to report the Full Name of the foreign Professional Limited Liability Company applying for a Certificate of Authority on the blank line. This should contain the exact spelling and grammar as shown on the Certificate of Existence. If the Name does not contain the required business suffix, then choose one allowed in the State of New York and enter it on the second blank line. This will be attached to this entity’s Name when operating in New York.

Step 4 – The Second Item shall require the jurisdiction where the foreign Professional Limited Liability Company was formed to be reported on the first blank line. This should be followed by the Date the foreign Professional Limited Liability Company was formed reported on the second blank line.

Step 5 – In the Third Item, report the Professional Service the foreign Professional Limited Liability Company intends to provide in the State of New York on the blank line provided.

Step 6 – The Fourth Item shall bind the applying entity to the statement it contains. Read this statement and make sure it is true.

Step 7 – In the Fifth Item, report the New York County where the foreign Professional Limited Liability Company will operate of on the blank line provided.

Step 8 –  The Sixth Item designates the New York Secretary of State as the Service of Process Agent for the foreign Professional Limited Liability Company. That is, when Service of Process must be served to the foreign Professional Limited Liability Company in the State of New York, it shall be served to the New York Secretary of State who will accept it on behalf of the entity. The New York Secretary of State will then mail a notice to the foreign Professional Limited Liability Company. On the blank line in the Sixth Item, report the Mailing Address where the foreign Professional Limited Liability Company will reliably receive such notices from the New York Secretary of State.

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Step 9 – The top of the second page shall begin with the Seventh Item. Here, the Name, Address, and New York State License Number (if applicable) of each Professional (licensed to render the service provided) must be reported in the blank space provided. If there is not enough room for this information, you may attach a separate document with these items.

Step 10 – Next, an Authorized Representative of the foreign Professional Limited Liability Company must Sign his or her Name on the blank line labeled “Signature” then print that Name on the blank line labeled “Type or Print Name.” Next to the Signature Line, check the box that indicates whether the Signature Party is a Member, Manager, or Authorized Person.

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Step 11 – The top of the third page will need the Name of the foreign Professional Limited Liability Company reported on the first blank line (labeled “Insert name of Foreign Professional Service Limited Liability Company”).

Step 12 – Next, the individual who is filing this document and its required paperwork with the New York Department of State Division of Corporations must utilize the blank lines labeled “Name,” “Mailing Address,” and “City, State, and Zip Code” to report his or her Identity and Contact Information.

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Step 13 – Once all the proper documentation has been obtained and organized, you may file the New York Articles of Organization For Professional Services Limited Liability Company with the New York Department of State Division of Corporations. This will require a payment of $200.00 for the Filing Fee. Accompanying documents such as the Certificate of Existence and qualifying Licenses/Certificates should be submitted at the same time as the New York Application for Certificate of Authority for Professional Services Company. Payment of the Filing Fee along with any other requested services may be remitted with a check (payable to “Department of State”), if you are submitting this paperwork in person or by mail. You may use a credit card (Mastercard, Visa, or Amex) to pay for all such fees provided you submit a Credit Card/Debit Card Authorization Form.

File In Person:

Division of Corporations
State Records Uniform Commercial Code
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Ave
6th Floor
Albany, NY 12231
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

File by Fax:

518.474.1418

File By Mail:

New York State Department of State
Division of Corporations
State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12231

Step 14 – The next step will be to publish a copy of the New York Application For Authority of Foreign Professional Service Limited Liability Company or a Notice of the foreign Professional Services Limited Liability Company’s intent to operate in New York. This may be done at any time so long as the Certificate of Publication and Affidavit of Publication is submitted with payment of a $50.00 Filing Fee to the New York Department of State Division of Corporations within 120 days of applying. Contact the New York County Clerk where the foreign Professional Services Limited Liability Company is located for  a list of the qualifying Newspaper.