Washington DC LLC Operating Agreement
Your Washington DC LLC operating agreement is a legal document that establishes rules for how your LLC will handle procedures like voting, allocating profits and losses, management, and even—should it ever come to this—dissolution.
An operating agreement is an internal document, but that doesn’t make it any less important than documents filed with the state. In fact, adopting a strong operating agreement is essential. That’s why we at Northwest offer a range of free, attorney-drafted operating agreement templates, specifically for Washington DC LLCs.
Is an operating agreement required in Washington DC?
No, Washington DC’s statutes don’t explicitly state that LLCs must have an operating agreement. However, you’ll need an operating agreement for several important tasks, like opening a business bank account.
Do I have to file my operating agreement in Washington DC?
No. Your operating agreement is an internal document, which means you’ll keep it on file with your own LLC records.
Does a single-member LLC need an operating agreement?
Yes. Though it may sound weird to have to enter an agreement with yourself, even single-member LLCs need an operating agreement for certain tasks, like opening a business bank account and—perhaps most importantly—maintaining limited liability.
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