Olney, MD asked in Business Formation for Maryland

Q: Can a minor be the only member in an LLC in Maryland?

Is it possible for me to create an LLC for my son using a service such as Zenbusiness, Legalzoom, etc. where he would be the only member?

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Barbara Berschler
Barbara Berschler
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: You may be able to create the LLC with your son as the sole member. However, if he is a minor, he is not capable of entering into contracts or be able to act as an "Organizer", the person who files the paperwork in Maryland to create the LLC. There will be other issues to consider including taxes and who can act on behalf of the LLC to bind it to contracts, open a bank account? It would be best to work with an attorney versed in these issues to forestall other issues that could arise.

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