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That being said, a banking account isn't necessary for an operating agreement to be binding (unless required in the agreement, which I have never seen). The corporate name should be distributed in the liquidation of the company; if the corporate name is your personal name, that can present some problems. You should see an attorney ASAP to explore your options.
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/Christopher E. Ezold/
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I agree with Attorney Ezold. Unfortunately if your business partner is refusing to cooperate, you may ultimately have to go to court to force the dissolution of the company. It would be best to consult a good business attorney in your area before things get more complicated than they already are.
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The LLC Operating Agreement is what will govern the dissolution of the LLC and the distribution of the funds. A seperate bank account would have made everything cleaner and easier, but does not govern the legality of it. How the dissolution will occur and what happens to the business assets, including the business name is determined by the Agreement that you all entered in 2009.
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You need to retain a business litigation attorney and start taking action to protect your interests. The existence or nonexistence of a bank account is irrelevant.