I have some business transaction with a business entity located in Los Angeles, California that is using a DBA (doing business as). I want to find the legal name (corporate name or LLC name) behind the DBA. How can I do this? Is there a service that can provide this? Will a SKIP TRACE SERVICE provide me this information?
A DBA is filed with the County, not the State. The registrant, LLC, corporation, or individual must identify itself and then identify the fictitious business name. You don't need a skip tracing service.
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Attorney Doland is correct. DBA is filed in the county. This link may provide some help as to how to obtain copies or certified copies. As attorney Doland correctly points out the DBA is never filed with the State. Note: California.
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