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Who can be an authorized signer on Certificate Of Formation?

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I am starting a Delaware LLC of which I am the sole owner, and I want to be as anonymous as possible. Who other than myself can be an authorized signer on the Certificate Of Formation?

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There is no restriction on who can be an "authorized person" for purposes of signing the Certificate of Formation. Often an officer of the entity services company (such as CSC or Delaware Entity Services) or an attorney preparing the filing will sign as authorized person. They just need to be expressly authorized by the members or managers of the LLC. This is typically done by naming them in the LLC Agreement and stating that they are or were the "authorized person" for purposes of filing the Certificate of Formation.

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Mr. Gottesman is correct. With the proviso that state laws vary, as a general rule just about anyone can sign the certificate of formation. I do it for my clients all of the time.

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