When he sent me the articles of incorporation, it only mentioned his name and not mine. He sent a word doc and told me to draw up an operating agreement. However anyone can draw articles of incorporation and claim supposed ownership of this LLC if it were that simple. What document do I need to request from him to show that he only acted as merely the registered agent to register the LLC but that I am the actual owner. Surely a bank will want proof of this connection in order to open up a bank account?
This is a relatively typical practice of registered agents/attorneys in Wyoming. One of the advantages of having a Wyoming LLC is additional privacy for your business. Because the Wyoming Secretary of State Office's website does not have any of your identifying information, and such is not required, you can maintain anonymity to the public. So really, many business people find that this aspect is an advantage.
I am doubtful your registered agent would attempt to argue that he/she/it controls your company, but if you want additional proof, you could request that they send you paperwork evidencing your relationship with the registered agent. You could also request an email from your registered agent stating such for your own peace of mind.
Also, it is very important that your LLC have a signed operating agreement. That operating agreement will list the members (owners), and is the document that controls the operation of your LLC. This is one of the documents the banks will use to determine who can open an account for your company.
I will add that you do run some risk in drafting your operating agreement and other business documents on your own, so you should reach out to a local attorney for guidance and assistance.
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