The LLC articles of organization are created for a limited liability company by the LLC organizer and filed with the Minnesota Secretary of State to form a new business. The business does not legally exist until the articles of organization are filed.

Each state has its own standard forms that can be obtained and filled out for the articles, but these templates are usually embarrassingly simplistic, lacking core terms that attorneys would use to protect the business owner from legal risks.

The articles are specific to the type of business that is being created. The LLC’s articles of organization are the equivalent to articles of incorporation for a corporation. However, they are not interchangeable because an LLC is formed under an entirely different chapter in the Minnesota Statutes. LLC law was created with small business in mind, so it differs significantly from Minnesota corporate law.

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