Certificate of Good Standing
This is a document obtained from the state confirming your entity is active and up-to-date with all required annual filings.
What is a Certificate of Good Standing?
This document verifies an organization is compliant within the state of incorporation and, therefore, is in “good standing“. Also known as a Certificate of Existence or a Certificate of Status, the Good Standing Certificate is a one-page document provided by the Secretary of State and constitutes conclusive evidence of the status of the entity. In many cases, it can be valid up to three months.
To properly close a corporation or LLC that is no longer transacting business, the company must file Articles of Dissolution with the state of incorporation. Neglecting to file Articles of Dissolution for a company that is no longer active may expose the corporation or LLC to unnecessary recurring fees or taxes.
Requirements to obtain a state Good Standing Certificate:
- The company must be registered as a legal entity with the appropriate state governing authority.
- The company cannot be in default or suspended as defined by the state.
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We set up a Nevada LLC for a client with significant savings. She was sued 3 years later for an environmental claim stemming from property she owned over 30 years before. Plaintiff wanted over $2 million in damages for the cleanup. After we disclosed that her assets were protected by a Nevada LLC and a HELOC on her residence Plaintiff accepted less than $100k in a settlement.
A bank wanted to pursue one of our clients for a deficiency judgement ($5.5 million) for commercial real estate he lost in foreclosure. Once the bank found out how we protected all of our clients remaining assets with LLCs and a Nevada holding LLC the bank’s attorney stated “we decline to seek a deficiency judgment given the complicated structure you have weaved for yourself.”
Our client purchased property in a LLC and it was later discovered the soil beneath the property was contaminated. The state sued the LLC to clean up the land. Client walked away from the property without any personal liability. Without the LLC he would have been on the hook for over $1 million.
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