Registering an LLC Name

Choosing a business name is one of the first steps in the process of forming your New York Limited Liability Company. The name that you choose:

  • Must contain, as the last words of the name
    • Limited Liability Company
    • L.L.C.
    • LLC
  • Must be distinguishable from (cannot be the same as or deceptively similar to) any New York limited liability company, foreign limited liability company or a fictitious name of an authorized foreign limited liability company
  • Must not contain any word or phrase, or any abbreviation or derivative thereof, the use of which is prohibited
  • Must not contain the following phrases or abbreviation or derivative of: board of trade, state police, chamber of commerce, state trooper, community renewal, tenant relocation, urban development, corporation, incorporated, urban relocation, partnership
  • Must not contain the following words or abbreviation or derivative thereof: acceptance, guaranty, indemnity, annuity, assurance, insurance, attorney, investment, bank, lawyer, benefit, loan, mortgage, savings, casualty, doctor, surety, endowment, title, fidelity, trust, finance, underwriter, unless the approval of the superintendent of banks or the superintendent of insurance, as appropriate, is attached to the articles of organization or unless the word “doctor” or “lawyer” or an abbreviation or derivative thereof is used in a context that clearly denotes a purpose other than the practice of law or medicine
  • Must not, unless the approval of the state department of social services is attached to the articles of organization or application for authority, contain the word “blind” or “handicapped.” Such approval shall be granted by the state department of social services
  • Must not, unless the approval of the attorney general is attached to the articles of organization or application for authority, contain the word “exchange” or any abbreviation or derivative thereof

United Agent Services allows you to choose up to 3 names, in order of preference. We will conduct a name check for your New York Limited Liability Company before filing to see which names are available.