Want to set up a LLC firm in Delaware? We can assist you in starting a business or in buying a shelf company in Delaware with a full package of necessary documents, legal advice and follow-up support. Incorporation of a LLC firm in Delaware includes provision of a registered office (for at least 1 year in any of our service plans), an apostilled set of constitutional documents, secretarial services and assistance with compliance fee and pre-approval for opening an account in banks of the United States of America. The total price of LLC company registration in Delaware includes all necessary fees and charges for the first year of operation, as well as full one-year nominee service (package Optimum).
Delaware is a common law state.
The Delaware General Corporation Law, which forms the basis of the Courts' opinions, is widely regarded as giving great flexibility to corporations to manage their affairs. For this reason and due to the Court of Chancery, Delaware is considered to have the most business-friendly legal system in the United States; therefore a great number of companies are incorporated in Delaware.
The principal forms of business organization in Delaware are:
For offshore solutions, one of the most common structures is the <b>limited liability company</b>.
There is a range of requirements to the name of limited liability company in Delaware:
The following steps are required to incorporate an LLC in Delaware:
Each limited liability company shall have and maintain in the State of Delaware:
A registered agent may be:
The registered agent of 1 or more limited liability companies may resign and appoint a successor registered agent by paying a fee and filing a certificate with the Secretary of State stating that it resigns and the name and address of the successor registered agent. There shall be attached to such certificate a statement of each affected limited liability company ratifying and approving such change of registered agent. Upon such filing, the successor registered agent shall become the registered agent of such limited liability companies as have ratified and approved such substitution, and the successor registered agent's address, as stated in such certificate, shall become the address of each such limited liability company's registered office in the State of Delaware. The Secretary of State shall then issue a certificate that the successor registered agent has become the registered agent of the limited liability companies so ratifying and approving such change and setting out the names of such limited liability companies. Filing of such certificate of resignation shall be deemed to be an amendment of the certificate of formation of each limited liability company affected thereby, and each such limited liability company shall not be required to take any further action with respect thereto to amend its certificate of formation.
Every registered agent shall:
LLC is required to keep in its principal place of business, which does not have to be registered office and can be any country, the following documents:
There is no statutory requirement for an LLC to have a common seal.
The redomiciliation of companies to or from Delaware is permitted.
A limited liability company is dissolved and its affairs shall be wound up upon the first to occur of the following:
Unless otherwise provided in a limited liability company agreement, the death, retirement, resignation, expulsion, bankruptcy or dissolution of any member or the occurrence of any other event that terminates the continued membership of any member shall not cause the limited liability company to be dissolved or its affairs to be wound up, and upon the occurrence of any such event, the limited liability company shall be continued without dissolution.
On application by or for a member or manager the Court of Chancery may decree dissolution of a limited liability company whenever it is not reasonably practicable to carry on the business in conformity with a limited liability company agreement.
Unless otherwise provided in a limited liability company agreement, a manager who has not wrongfully dissolved a limited liability company or, if none, the members or a person approved by the members or, if there is more than 1 class or group of members, then by each class or group of members, in either case, by members who own more than 50 percent of the then current percentage or other interest in the profits of the limited liability company owned by all of the members or by the members in each class or group, as appropriate, may wind up the limited liability company's affairs; but the Court of Chancery, upon cause shown, may wind up the limited liability company's affairs upon application of any member or manager, or the member's personal representative or assignee, and in connection therewith, may appoint a liquidating trustee.
Upon dissolution of a limited liability company and until the filing of a certificate of cancellation, the persons winding up the limited liability company's affairs may, in the name of, and for and on behalf of, the limited liability company, prosecute and defend suits, whether civil, criminal or administrative, gradually settle and close the limited liability company's business, dispose of and convey the limited liability company's property, discharge or make reasonable provision for the limited liability company's liabilities, and distribute to the members any remaining assets of the limited liability company, all without affecting the liability of members and managers and without imposing liability on a liquidating trustee.
There is no statutory requirement for a director in an LLC. LLC is managed by the members.
Management of LLC can be governed by its member(s) or by elected manager(s). If a limited liability company operating agreement states that management of the limited liability company is vested in a manager or managers, a minimum one manager is required.
Managers do not need to be members of the limited liability company. Residents of any country, individuals and legal entities may become managers of Delaware LLC. Individual managers shall be eighteen years of age or older.
There is no statutory requirement for a secretary in Delaware.
An LLC must have a minimum of one member at any time. Members may be either a natural person or a corporate entity. There are no residency requirements.
Unless otherwise provided in a limited liability company agreement, meetings of members may be held by means of conference telephone or other communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other, and participation in a meeting pursuant to this subsection shall constitute presence in person at the meeting. Unless otherwise provided in a limited liability company agreement, on any matter that is to be voted on, consented to or approved by members, the members may take such action without a meeting, without prior notice and without a vote if consented to, in writing or by electronic transmission.
Beneficiaries’ details do not appear on a public profile. Generally, service providers including firms specializing in company formation, trust managers, lawyers, and accountants, keep beneficiaries’ information in strict confidentiality.
There is no minimum capital required to form a Delaware LLC.
Capital contributions to the LLC may be made either in cash, goods, services or know-how.
Price2 190 USD
including incorporation tax, state registry fee, NOT including Compliance fee
Stamp Duty and Delaware Division of Corporations incorporation fee
Price1 650 USD
including registered address and registered agent, NOT including Compliance fee
DHL or TNT, at cost of a Courier Service
Pricefrom 750 USD
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Compliance fee is payable in the cases of: incorporation of a company, renewal of a company, liquidation of a company, transfer out of a company, issue of a power of attorney to a new attorney, change of director / shareholder / BO (except the change to a nominee director / shareholder), signing of documents
simple company structure with only 1 physical person
additional compliance fee for legal entity in structure under GSL administration (per 1 entity)
additional compliance fee for legal entity in structure NOT under GSL administration (per 1 entity)