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Affidavit for Publication requirements for a New York LLC

A Domestic New York LLC and a foreign New York LLC must publish in two newspapers in the county of the principal office address.

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You must publish within 120 days of the effective date the New York Secretary of State gives you on your initial articles of organization, or qualification of a foreign LLC from out of state.
You must publish for 6 successive weeks!
You have to publish in 2 different newspapers! One newspaper has to be a daily published newspaper, and the second can be a weekly published newspaper.
Information on publishing with the Altamont Enterprise Weekly Newspaper
Information on publishing with the Times Union Daily Newspaper
You must publish a summary of the articles of organization or qualification. You can abbreviate the following requirements:
  • The name of the New York Limited Liability Company
  • The effective date the NY LLC was filed and formed (or qualified)
  • The NY county where the NY LLC office is
  • The physical street address of the principal business location if there is one
  • A statement that the New York Secretary of State is named as the agent for service of process
  • Naming of a New York Registered Agent for service of process (if applicable)
  • The business purpose
These statements can all be abbreviated to save you newspaper publication fees. We have a standard word doc and pdf in your online account of an approved abbreviated version.


A lot of businesses in New York City will file the initial information with our Albany registered agent office listed as the principal office address on paper, and then file an amendment for $60 or a certificate of change for $30 with the New York Department of State. (All forms are in your online account) Changing to their New York City office address after the publication is completed. There is nothing in the statute as of 9-1-2010 requiring anyone to re-publish if a change to any information was made. Even more of a hassle? Yes, but the whole publication process is insane! It’s such a burden on new businesses. If anything, make them publish after 5 years, when they have some money. For those of you not wanting to pay a New York City newspaper $1,000 to get your business started, you can hire Northwest as your registered agent for $125. Then pay the Albany County newspapers roughly $100 to publish. Then 6 months from now, pay the state an additional $30 to file the certificate of change. These certificates of change and amendments are in your online account immediately after signing up for service. If you would like to look at the publication code yourself, you can view it under section 206


To add to the further confusion of New York LLC publishing, the statute reads that basically if you don’t fulfill your publication requirements, you have no authority to run and operate your LLC in New York… But it goes on to state that the members will not lose their liability protection if there was no publication, contracts are still in force, and "right of such limited liability company to defend any action or special proceeding in this state," will not be lost… One could interpret that, the NY LLC can still engage in court even if it is not technically in good standing. Furthermore, we have clients that have never published and show "active" on the state website, and continually order and obtain certificates of good standing without ever filing the publication. The whole thing seems un-monitored, vague, contradictory, useless, confusing, pointless, counter-productive, and a big waste of time. But if you don’t want to waste a bunch of money, you at least have some options.

We have offices in all 50 states, and can serve as your registered agent in New York, Delaware, New Jersey, and any state. We provide online tools to monitor your entity, we track your annual or biennial report dates, we upload all documents received locally into your online account immediately, we charge a flat rate of $125 a year, and you can always get in contact with us.



 
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