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The process of moving a company from state to state can be tricky and there are a lot of moving parts- but L4SB is here to help.

No two business moves are alike because the rules can be different from state to state. Let us guide you through the process and paperwork. First, decide how you want to move your company.

Here are the four ways
we can get it done for you.

Learn more → By Domestication By Merger By Asset Purchase By Foreign LLC
What is it? Company actually changes where it's "from" Company "merges" into a surviving company in the target state This is starting over. Opening up a new company, and closing down the original company This is registering your company in the Target state so you can do business in the new state
Special issues? Both states must agree; Must be in Good Standing Must be in Good Standing; Works with more than 1 company, and can change entity types n/a This is not moving at all; Company will be registered in both states
Available in all states?
Same company? n/a
Complicated?
Keep FEIN n/a
Same Credit/DUNS Score? n/a
Same Bank Accounts? n/a
Inexpensive?
How expensive?

By Domestication

Domestication is where your LLC literally moves from one state to another. This is only available when both states permit this (meaning, if only one state permits this, even the Target State, you cannot use Domestication). The LLC remains the same, it’s just “domesticated” in a new state. It keeps its same FEIN. It keeps its credit, bank accounts, merchant accounts and everything.
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The Domestication Process Involves:

  • We verify your LLC is properly setup and in good-standing for the domestication, and we work with you and advise you as appropriate, if your LLC needs work before the domestication.
  • We submit a domestication request to your Original State (i.e. where your LLC is currently domesticated).
  • We submit the Plan of Domestication or Statement of Domestication, as appropriate, to the Target State.
  • We form a new LLC, if required, in those states where it is required.
  • We update and revise your Operating Agreement, to make it compatible with your Target State. If you don’t have an Operating Agreement, we’ll give you one.
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By Merger

This option is best when your wanting to move 2 or more LLC’s. This process essentially creates a new LLC that the existing LLC mergers into. Advantages to this method are that you can keep your existing FEIN, bank accounts, merchant accounts. You can also use this method to convert from one entity type to another. For example, converting an LLC into a corporation.

The Merger Process Involves:

  • We verify your LLC is properly setup and in good-standing for the merger, and we work with you and advise you as appropriate, if your LLC needs work before the merger.
  • We form a new LLC in the Target State.
  • We update and revise your Operating Agreement, to make it compatible with your Target State. If you don’t have an Operating Agreement, we’ll give you one.
  • We submit the Plan of Merger to the Target State.
  • We dissolve the old LLC in the Original State.

By Asset Purchase

This option allows created a new LLC in the state you want to move to. The existing LLC simply sells its assets to the new LLC. After the assets have been sold, the old entity is dissolved. You will need to obtain a new FEIN, bank accounts and merchant accounts. However, the cost savings is substantial.
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The Asset Purchase Process Involves:

  • We form a new LLC in the Target State.
  • We update and revise your Operating Agreement, to make it compatible with your Target State. If you don’t have an Operating Agreement, we’ll give you one.
  • We give you an “Asset Purchase Agreement” template, that you use to officially transfer the assets (note that you will need to revise and update this document, as appropriate for your unique circumstances and you will need to transfer the assets yourself to the new LLC).
  • We will give you a “Tips and Tricks for Transferring Assets in an Asset Purchase” e-Book to help guide you.
  • We dissolve the old LLC in the Original State.
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By Foreign LLC

Your LLC will exist as it always has in the state it was created, however the LLC will be registered to do business in the new state. So, you have the same LLC you have always had, but now, it can do business in multiple states. It’s an inexpensive option, and you will still be responsible for filing taxes in the original state in which the LLC was formed.

The Foreign LLC Process Involves:

  • We file a foreign LLC in your target state.

What’s Included

  • We’re a law firm. We are not anonymous, we maintain malpractice insurance, and we train our employees to maintain the confidentiality and anonymity of our clients.
  • Availability of licensed business attorneys to answer your questions (for an additional fee).
  • Attorney-client privilege and confidentiality.
  • Review by a licensed attorney.
  • We’ll provide simple edits to your Operating Agreement, to make it compatible with the Target State (or give you a new Operating Agreement if you don’t have one).
  • If appropriate (i.e. for Asset Purchase and Foreign LLC), we’ll give you an e-Book to help you with your transition.
  • Name availability verification.
  • Coordinated paperwork and filings in your original and target state.

What’s NOT Included

  • This service does not include dealing with any tax issues, whether federal, state or local.
  • This service does not include local business licensure, permitting, professional licensure or other license issues.
  • This service does not include unforeseen expenses, including but not limited to bringing your LLC into compliance in the original state, paying back taxes or fees owed to any state, resolving naming problems or conflicts, or new fees or changes in fee structures at any state.

Fees, process, and fine print

This is a new, experimental service offering. Please be prepared for some trial-and-error — even the states themselves can get confused about this process.

Rules are changing quickly. Our ability to successfully navigate the process depends on you, the status of your company, and whether the original and target states agree to cooperate.

We recommend adding
Registered Agent Services to your purchase.


A Registered Agent is a person or company with a mailing address (not a PO Box) in the state your company is registered who can receive service of process and governmental notices on behalf of your company. This is not a physical address for your company. Law 4 Small Business offers this service.

The Law 4 Small Business difference: You’re not alone — We review legal notices sent to your company, and will give you feedback / guide you, if requested.

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starting at $199

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