You need to know in what state the LLC was formed - figuratively, not literally. It need not be formed under the laws of the state in which it operates. However, since you are in Florida, I will guess that it is a Florida LLC. If it is a Delaware LLC, then you would put "Delaware". The Operating Agreement would specify the state, as would the Certificate of Formation or Certificate of Organization (the name differs depending on the state).
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You can look up the name of the LLC on the Florida Department of State's website to see if the LLC is listed and/or registered in Florida.
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"Removing your name" from the LLC may not be a simple task. The way in which you can withdraw from membership is probably spelled out in the articles of organization and the operating agreement of the LLC. Writing a letter of resignation probably is not sufficient. If by removing your name you mean that you no longer want to be the registered agent for the LLC, you may have to do a filing with the Department of State. Since you no longer want to be associated with the LLC, you should make sure that your action will work. You should consult with an experienced business lawyer in your area to help you with this.
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Just to clarify on the answser to your original question regarding what to write on the blank after "this limited liability company was organized under the laws of ____________,"
This would be the state where the LLC Articles of Organization were first filed. That is, when the LLC was first set up, someone filed the proper documents and payed the proper fees to some state's Department of Corporations or some such department. These documents officially created, or "organized" the new Limited Liability Company.
Depending on the operations of the company, it could well be "listed" and even "registered" in states other than the state in which it was organized. For instance, a client with an LLC organized under the laws of Illinois may wish to open a branch office in Wisconsin to conduct business there. They will want to register the Illinois LLC with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions in order to obtain the required permits and licensure for the particular business. This business, then, is registered in the State of Wisconsin (as a foreign LLC), maintains a regstered agent and registered office in Wisconsin, but was organized under the laws of the State of Illinois.
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