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.

Take the worry and hassle out of moving your company.


You decide what is important to you when the move is complete. The biggest question is, do you care about maintaining the same FEIN, bank accounts, credit and/or other financial accounts?

If so, then your option is Domestication (if available) or Merger. Domestication is the preferred option, because it is less expensive and faster — although not all states will support Domestication.

If you don’t care about the FEIN and can start over, then moving is even easier. You can simply “start over” or foreign file in your new home state.

Each option has its pros and cons, advantages and disadvantages. Read below to learn more, or click “GET STARTED” to see what options are available to you and the costs, given the states involved.

Move Your LLC To A Different State

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Starting at $199 + state fees

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There are Four Ways to Move an LLC

The biggest issue is keeping your FEIN. If you need to keep your FEIN, then you need to pick Domestication (if available) otherwise Merger. The IRS will not permit you to change entities without changing your FEIN, and only Domestication and Merger are considered “the same entity” once everything is said and done.

Learn more →By DomesticationBy MergerBy Asset PurchaseBy Foreign LLC
What is it?Company actually changes where it’s “from”Company “merges” into a surviving company in the target stateCurrent company ‘shuts down’ and opens as a completely new company in the new stateKeep the current company as is, but register it to do business in a new/additional state
Special issues?Both states must agree; Must be in Good StandingMust be in Good Standing; Works with more than 1 company, and can change entity typesCompany’s existing contracts will need to be re-signed with the new companyCompany is not moved at all; it will simply be registered to do business in an additional state
Available in all states? No. Yes! Yes! Yes!
Same company? Yes! Yes! No.n/a
Complicated? No. Yes! No. No.
Keep FEIN Yes! Yes! No.n/a
Same Credit/DUNS Score? Yes! Yes! No.n/a
Same Bank Accounts? Yes! Yes! No.n/a
Inexpensive? No. No. Yes! Yes!
How expensive? $$$ $$$$$ $ $

What’s Included

  • The comfort of knowing that you’re working with a respected 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 create one for you if you do not 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.
  • We will verify beforehand the availability in the target state of the name you want to use for your LLC, potentially saving you time/money.
  • 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 any costs of 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 the fine-print

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.

The Law 4 Small Business Difference


We take client satisfaction seriously. We are not in the business of up-selling or pushing services that won’t help you. We work as your partner to get the job you expect done.


L4SB is your long-term partner to help you and your business with the inevitable ups-and-downs, and everything in between.


We’re business lawyers, and we understand many small- and medium-sized businesses struggle just to meet payroll, let alone pay for legal services. That’s why we offer a range of flat-rate services, and reasonable hourly rates for everything else.


With over 200 years of combined business law experience, you can count on getting sound advice and solid representation.

Move Your LLC To A Different State

You are ready to move to another state, but is your company? Ensure it is now!

Starting at $199 + state fees

Get Started Now