Kalamazoo, MI asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Business Formation for Michigan

Q: does a foreign llc in michigan with certificate of authority for xyz llc. need dba if using another name


Act 23 of 1993, requires the following.

Sec. 206. (1) A domestic or foreign limited liability company may transact business under an assumed name or names other than its name as set forth in its articles of organization or certificate of authority, if not precluded from use of the assumed name or names under section 204(3), by filing a certificate stating the true name of the company and the assumed name or names under which business is to be transacted.



Act 101 of 1907 / 445.5 Violation of act; penalty; violation of contracts, effect

Any person or persons owning, carrying on or conducting or transacting business as aforesaid, who shall fail to comply with the provisions of this act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor

1 Lawyer Answer
Thomas. R. Morris
Thomas. R. Morris
  • Dexter, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: According to the sections you cited, yes, which is consistent with the statutory scheme.

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