(Works in Other States as Well)
This double limited liability company strategy creates anonymous companies in states which do not seem to allow them. The strategy was first developed in Florida, but the principle can be applied more broadly. There may be some states which still require a manager to sign, in such we offer nominee services. We don't believe you should have to disclose your information if you don't want to. Learn more about Wyoming's anonymous LLC here.
You first need to form a Wyoming LLC. If you form it with us, then we create the company anonymously by default. There are no extra fees to pay or boxes to check. We charge $199 and have a 24 hour guaranteed turn around.
There are other states which allow private LLCs. They are Delaware, Nevada and New Mexico. Delaware and Nevada are too expensive with several hundred dollars in fees per year. New Mexico is cheaper, but IS NOT an asset protection haven. They do not have debtor friendly laws and so we cannot recommend New Mexico LLCs for our clients. Learn more about anonymous LLC states here.
After setting up your private company above, the next step is to file for an LLC in your desired state. Most states make you file with their Secretary of State. In Florida, the agency you file with is called Sunbiz. You will want to have your Articles of Organization at hand. Regardless of the state, the general steps are as follows:
Each state is different, but this strategy can work in most. It will require tweaking, but is more than worth the effort. Why publish personal information when you don't have to?
Keeping to the instructions above results in an LLC which does not have your personal information listed anywhere. The Florida Secretary's site will only show your Wyoming company, and the Wyoming Secretary will only show us. We do not hand your information out and their search ends there.
The double company strategy above is not always possible. This is because the Secretary will require the name of the filer. For example, in Colorado, even if an entity is filing they still require a person's name. As noted, you may either use a professional incorporator or you may file the using our name and signature. Our nominee document signing is popular for public documents (such as titles) and when additional privacy is desired, e.g. employment contracts.
Anonymous LLC Summary
Every Secretary has differing rules about what must be disclosed. With a little creativity, those rules can usually be made to work in your favor. Anonymous limited liability companies aren't just available in Wyoming, New Mexico, Nevada and Delaware. They can be set up in nearly any state as we demonstrated for Florida's LLC.