Will my DBA/Fictitious Business Name still be valid after I dissolve my LLC?

Asked about 2 years ago - Los Angeles, CA

I filed a DBA before creating an LLC, but am currently in the process of dissolving the LLC. I would like to keep working under the business name through the DBA listing that I did previously in 2011. The DBA I would think is still valid for the 5 year run of DBAs in California, but since I filed the same name as an LLC I am unsure if the dissolving of the LLC affects my original fictitious business name filing.

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  1. Michael Charles Doland

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    Answered . If your dba was filed by you as an individual you are correct it lasts for 5 years, and should still be valid unlessyou re-registered the dba under the LLC. If you did , prudene says re-file.

    The above is general legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advice" but analysis, and different lawyers may... more
  2. Michael Raymond Daymude

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    Answered . You will need to file an amended statement, pay a new filing fee, and re-publish -- a small price to pay to keep your business name attached to your business.

    I am licensed in California only and my answers on Avvo assume California law. Answers provided by me are for... more
  3. William Randall Sgro

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    Answered . You are correct that a Dba is good for 5 years. The fact that you set the LLC up with the same name does not effect the Dba,. unless you assigned Dba to the LLC.

    I hope this helps

    W. Randall Sgro
    1609 Cravens Ave
    Torrance, Ca. 90501

  4. Gary A Kester

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    Answered . You have been given advice by two prolific and respected attorneys in Mr. Daymude and Mr. Doland. I always read their responses and am always impressed. Other than that, I do not have anything to add.

    I am an Arizona attorney. AVVO does not pay us for our responses. Simply because I responded to your question... more

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