California Multi Member LLC Operating Agreement Form

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Note:  This is a sole member LLC Operating Agreement for a California LLC.

 

 

LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

OPERATING AGREEMENT OF

 

[NAME OF LLC]

 

This Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement (the “Agreement”) of [NAME OF LLC], a                                    limited liability company is entered into as of the         day of                , 20     by [NAME OF MEMBER] as member (the “Member”).

 

In order to form a limited liability company pursuant to and in accordance with the Beverly-Killea Limited Liability Company Act (the “Act”), the Member hereby provides as follows:

 

1.         Certain Definitions.

 

1.1         “Articles of Organization” means the document filed with the State of California Secretary of State required to form a limited liability company in the State of California.

 

1.2       “Fiscal Year” shall be from [January 1 through December 31] of each year until or unless changed by Member.

 

1.3         “Person” whether capitalized or not, means any individual, sole proprietorship, joint venture, partnership, corporation, company, firm, bank, association, cooperative,  trust,  estate,  government,  governmental  agency,  regulatory  authority,  or other entity of any nature.

 

2.         Organization.

 

2.1       Company  Name.    The  name  of  the  limited  liability  company  formed hereby shall be [NAME OF LLC] (the “Company”).

 

2.2       Purpose.  The Company is formed for the object and purpose of, and the nature of the business to be conducted and promoted by the Company, is engaged in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be formed under the Act (including with our without limitation, [BRIEFLY DESCRIBE SERVICES]), and engaging in any and all activities necessary or incidental to the foregoing.

 

2.3       Registered Office; Registered Agent.  The address of the registered office of the Company in the State of California is c/o [RESIDENT AGENT NAME]. The name and address of the registered agent of the Company for service of process on the

 

ADDRESS].

 

2.4       Term.   The term of the Company shall commence on [DATE] and shall have perpetual existence unless it shall be dissolved and its affairs shall have been wound up as provided in Section 9 (Dissolution and Winding Up of Business).

 

2.5       Qualification in Other Jurisdictions.   The Company may register in any other jurisdiction upon the approval of the Member.

 

2.6       Bank Accounts.   All funds of the Company shall be deposited in one or more accounts with one or more recognized financial institutions in the name of the Company, at such locations as shall be determined by Member. Withdrawal from such accounts shall require the signature of such person or persons as Member may designate.

 

3.         Accounts and Records.

 

3.1         Records and Accounting; Reports; Fiscal Affairs.   Proper and complete records and books of accounting of the business of the Company, including a list of names, addresses and interests of all Members, shall be maintained at the Company’s principal place of business.

 

The books and records of the Company shall be kept on cash basis of accounting, and the cash basis of accounting shall be followed by the Company for federal income tax purposes.

 

3.2       Fiscal Year End.  The fiscal year end shall be [December 31].

 

3.3        Keeper of the Books.   At all times during the term of existence of the Company [NAME], in [his/her] capacity as [Manager/Member], shall keep or cause to be kept the books of accounts referred to in Section 3.1 (Records and Accounting), and the following:

 

(a)       A  current  list  of  the  full  name  and  last  known  business  or  residence address of each Member

 

(b)       A copy of the Articles of Organization, as amended;

 

(c)       Executed counterparts of this Agreement, as amended;

(d)       Any powers of attorney under which the Company takes action; (e)        Copies of the Company’s federal, state, and local income tax or

information returns and reports, if any, for the six (6) most recent taxable years;

 

(f)        Financial statements of the Company for the six (6) most recent fiscal years; and

 

(g)       All Company records as they relate to the Company’s internal affairs for the current and past four (4) fiscal years.

 

4.         Member.  The name and business address of the Member is as follows:

 

NAME                                                                                ADDRESS

 

 

 

 

5.         Powers.  The Company shall have the power and authority to do any and all acts necessary  or  convenient  to  or  in  furtherance  of  the  purposes  described  in Section  2 hereof, including all power and authority, statutory or otherwise, possessed by, or which may be conferred upon, limited liability companies under the laws of the State of California.

 

OPTION 1:

 

6.         Management.   The management of the Company shall be vested in the sole Member.  The Member shall have the full power and authority to authorize, approve or undertake any action on behalf of the Company and to bind the Company without the necessity of a meeting.  In connection with the foregoing, the Member is authorized and empowered:

 

a)   To appoint by written designation filed with the records of the Company, one or more persons to act on behalf of the Company as officers of the Company with such titles as may be appropriate including the titles of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Assistant Secretary; and

 

b)   To delegate any and all power and authority with respect to the business and affairs of the Company to any individual or entity, including any officers or employees of the Company.

 

Any person appointed as an officer of the Company with a title customarily held by an officer of a corporation shall have the same power and authority to act on behalf of the Company as an officer holding the same title would customarily have in a corporation organized under the laws of the State of California.      [NAME OF AUTHORIZED PERSON] is hereby designated as the authorized person, within the meaning of the Act, to execute, deliver and file the Articles of Organization of the Company, and together with other persons that may hereafter be designated, such other certificates as may be necessary for the Company to qualify to do business in any jurisdiction in which the Company may wish to conduct business.

 

OPTION 2:

 

6.         Management.  The management of the Company shall be vested in [NAME OF MANAGER] who shall be the “Manager” of the Company until such time, if any as the Member(s) appoint(s) another person or entity to serve as Manager.  Any vacancy in the office of the Manager shall be filled by the Member(s).

 

held by an officer of a corporation shall have the same power and authority to act on

behalf of the Company as an officer holding the same title would customarily have in a

corporation organized under the laws of the State of California.      [NAME OF AUTHORIZED PERSON] is hereby designated as the authorized person, within the meaning of the Act, to execute, deliver and file the Articles of Organization of the Company, and together with other persons that may hereafter be designated, such other certificates as may be necessary for the Company to qualify to do business in any jurisdiction in which the Company may wish to conduct business.

 

OPTION 3:

 

6.         Management.  The management of the Company shall be vested in [NUMBER] persons appointed as Managers by the Member; each of whom shall serve as a Manager and a Member of the Board of Managers until a successor is appointed.  The Members of the Board of Managers shall have exclusive authority over the business and affairs of the Company.  Any two Members of the Board of Managers, acting together shall have the full power and authority to authorize, approve or undertake any action on behalf of the Company  and  to  bind  the  Company  without  the  necessity  of  a  meeting  or  other consultation with any other Manager.  In connection with the foregoing, the Managers are authorized and empowered:

 

a)         To appoint by written designation filed with the records of the Company, one or more persons (including a person that may also be a Manager) to act on behalf of the Company as officers of the Company with such titles as may be appropriate including the titles of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Assistant Secretary; and

 

b)         To delegate any and all power and authority with respect to the business and  affairs  of  the  Company  to  any  individual  or  entity,  including  any  officers  or employees of the Company.

 

Any person appointed as an officer of the Company with a title customarily held by an officer of a corporation shall have the same power and authority to act on behalf of the Company as an officer holding the same title would customarily have in a corporation organized under the laws of the State of California.      [NAME OF AUTHORIZED PERSON] is hereby designated as the authorized person, within the meaning of the Act, to execute, deliver and file the Articles of Organization of the Company, and together with other persons that may hereafter be designated, such other certificates as may be necessary for the Company to qualify to do business in any jurisdiction in which the Company may wish to conduct business.

 

7.         Reliance by Third Parties. Any person or entity dealing with the Company may rely  upon  a certificate  signed  the  [Manager/Managing  Member]  of  the  Company,  or signed by any Secretary or Assistant Secretary of the Company as to:

 

a)         the persons who or entities which are authorized to execute and deliver any instrument or document of or on behalf of the Company, and

 

b)         the persons who or entities which are authorized to take any action or refrain from taking any action as to any matter whatsoever involving the Company.

 

8.         Dissolution.  The  Company  shall  have  perpetual  existence  unless  it  shall  be dissolved and its affairs shall have been wound up upon (a) the consent of the Member, (b) the resignation, bankruptcy or [dissolution or death] of the Member or (c) the entry of a decree of judicial dissolution under Section 17351 of the Act.

 

9.     Capital  Contributions.  The  Member  has  contributed  $          in [cash/property/services], as its initial capital contribution to the Company (“Capital Contribution”).

 

10.       Additional Contributions.  The Member may make, but shall not be required to make, any additional capital contributions to the Company.

 

11.         Allocation of Profits and Losses.   The Company’s profits and losses shall be allocated to the Member.

 

12.       Distributions.  Distributions shall be made to the Member at the time and in the aggregate amounts as determined by the Member.

 

13.       Assignment.   The Member may assign its limited liability company interest to any person, which person shall become a Member upon the filing of the instrument of assignment with the records of the Company.

 

14.       Resignation.     The  [Manager  or  Managing  Member]  may  resign  from  the Company at any time by written resignation to the Member.  Upon such resignation, the vacancy shall be filled by the Member.

 

15.       Amendments.  This Agreement may be amended or restated from time to time by the Member.

 

16.       Liability  of  Member.     The  Member  shall  not  have  any  liability  for  the obligations or liabilities of the Company except to the extent provided by the Act.

 

17.       Governing Law.  This Agreement and all rights and remedies thereunder, shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of California.

 

[Signature page follows.]

 

hereby, has duly executed this Limited Liability Company Agreement as of the date and year first aforesaid.

 

 

 

 

[Name of Member]