Kearny, NJ asked in Business Law for New Jersey

Q: where can I find the law that states an Llc corp is a seperate legal entity

I received a ticket in the mail addressed to my legal name for the alarm going off on a vehicle registered to a legal LLC corporation

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Leonard R. Boyer
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  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Unless your LLC is a properly custom drafted LLC with 3 members, it is easy to pierce the corporate veil and you are going to be liable. It is cheaper to just pay the ticket, you are not going to avoid liability, due to several reasons.

H. Scott Aalsberg agrees with this answer

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: For tickets and criminal matters you can still in many cases, be held personally responsible for them. This is, because although the company, llC is a separate entity in many cases, the law can pierce this and hold the owners/officers responsible for the corporate actions. Also for any protection your company or llc must be properly setup which most are not as they don't use a lawyer to do it (big mistake). So I would suggest consider either just paying the ticket if its only a fine or hire a lawyer to defend the charge.

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