Grovetown, GA asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Georgia

Q: How do I transfer an LLC registered in Florida to be an LLC in Georgia?

1 Lawyer Answer
Nicole Theodore
Nicole Theodore
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If you will be maintaining the Florida business and simply adding an additional office in Georgia, you can apply for a Certificate of Foreign Authority with the Georgia Secretary of State's office. The COFA is for businesses that have a main base of operations in another state, but also have a supplemental office (or also transact business) in Georgia. If you are shutting down operations in Florida and moving the entire business to Georgia, you would wind up your business in Florida (follow the legal steps to officially close the business there), and then file your Articles of Organization with the Georgia Secretary of State's office, just like any new business would.

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