Q: In Ohio, our LLC has no operating agreement, how are votes figured and do you need majority or unanimous?
Until an operating agreement is made, Ohio law governs operation of an LLC. See this link: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/1705
The members should get together and establish voting and other issues in an operating agreement. If the members cannot agree unanimously on what to do, that is a problem, and the member who does not agree can withdraw from the LLC. Ohio law provides rights for a member who withdraws. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local OH attorney to review the situation and advise you.
Unless changed by an Operating Agreement, which you don't have, Ohio limited liability companies makes operating decisions by a vote of a majority of their membership interests. Membership interests are the percentage of ownership that each member owns. Here is a link to ORC 1705, Ohio's limited liability law:
This is the ORC section on Operating Agreements:
How much each member owns, whether or not a person claiming to be a member is a member, and the extent of member rights and obligations are all rich targets for disputes among members of LLCs that do not have an operating agreement. You should consult with a business lawyer and get one right away.
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