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Company Formation
1.1. FORMATION. The Members have formed a Limited Liability Company ("Company")
according to the laws of the state in which the Company was formed. This operating agreement
is entered into and effective as of the date it is adopted by the members.
1.2. REGISTERED AGENT. The name and location of the Company’s registered agent will be
stated in the company’s formation documents.
1.3. TERM. The Company will continue perpetually unless, (a) Members whose capital interest as
defined in Article 2.2 exceeds 50 percent vote for dissolution; or (b) Any event which causes the
Company’s business to become unlawful; or (c) The death, resignation, expulsion, bankruptcy,
retirement of a Member or the occurrence of any other event that terminates the continued
membership of a Member of the Company; or (d) Any other event causing dissolution of the
Company under applicable state laws.
1.4. CONTINUANCE OF COMPANY. In the event of an occurrence described in ARTICLE
1.3(c), if there are at least two remaining Members, those Members have the right to continue
the business of the Company. This right can be exercised only by the unanimous vote of the
remaining Members within ninety (90) days after the occurrence of an event described in
ARTICLE 1.3(c). If not exercised, the right of the Members to continue the business of the
Company will expire.
1.5. BUSINESS PURPOSE. The Company will conduct any lawful business deemed appropriate in
carrying out the company’s objectives.
1.6. PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS. The Company’s principal place of business will be
stated in the formation documents, or as selected by the Managers.
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1.7. THE MEMBERS. The name and residential address of each member are listed in Exhibit 2
attached to this Agreement.
1.8. ADMISSION OF ADDITIONAL MEMBERS. Additional members may only be admitted to
the Company through a Certificate of New Membership issuance by the company of new
interest in the Company or as otherwise provided in this agreement.
Capital Contributions
2.1. INITIAL CONTRIBUTIONS. The Members will initially contribute capital to the Company,
as described in Exhibit 3 attached to this Agreement. The agreed total value of such property
and cash is ____________________________.
2.2. ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS. Except as provided in ARTICLE 6.2, no Member will be
obligated to make any additional contribution to the Company's capital.
Profits, Losses and Distributions
3.1. PROFITS/LOSSES. For financial accounting and tax purposes, the Company's net profits or
net losses will be determined on an annual basis. These profits and losses will be allocated to
the Members in proportion to each Member's capital interest in the Company as set forth in
Exhibit 2 as amended and in accordance with Treasury Regulation 1.704-1.
3.2. DISTRIBUTIONS. The Members will determine and distribute available funds annually or as
they see fit. “Available funds” refers to the net cash of the Company available after expenses
and liabilities are paid. Upon liquidation of the Company or liquidation of a Member's interest,
distributions will be made in accordance with the positive capital account balances or pursuant
to Treasury Regulation 1.704-l(b)(2)(ii)(b) (2). To the extent a Member has a negative capital
account balance, there will be a qualified income offset, as set forth in Treasury Regulation
4.1. MANAGEMENT OF THE BUSINESS. The Members holding a majority of the capital
interests in the Company, as set forth in Exhibit 2 as amended, may vote to elect a Manager or
Managers. One manager will be elected by the Members as Chief Executive Manager. The
Manager(s) may be a Member or Non-Member. The name and residential address of each
Manager is attached as Exhibit 1 of this Agreement.
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4.2. MEMBERS. The liability of the Members will be limited according to state law. Members that
are not Managers will take no part in the control, management, direction, or operation of the
Company's affairs and will have no power to bind the Company in legal agreements. The
Managers may seek advice from the Members, but need not follow such advice. No Member is
an agent of any other Member of the Company, solely by reason of being a Member.
4.3. POWERS OF MANAGERS. The Managers are authorized on the Company's behalf to make
all decisions as to:
(a) the sale, development, lease or other disposition of the Company's assets;
(b) the purchase or other acquisition of other assets;
(c) the management of all or any part of the Company's assets;
(d) the borrowing of money and the granting of security interests in the Company's
(e) the pre-payment, refinancing or extension of any loan affecting the Company's
(f) the compromise or release of any of the Company's claims or debts; and
(g) the employment of persons, firms or corporations for the operation and
management of the company's business.
The Managers are further authorized to execute and deliver:
(w) all contracts, conveyances, assignments leases, sub-leases, franchise agreements,
licensing agreements, management contracts and maintenance contracts covering
or affecting the Company's assets;
(x) all checks, drafts and other orders for the payment of the Company's funds;
(y) all promissory notes, loans, security agreements and other similar documents;
(z) all other instruments of any other kind relating to the Company's affairs.
4.4. CHIEF EXECUTIVE MANAGER. The Chief Executive Manager has primary responsibility
for managing the operations of the Company and for carrying out the decisions of the
4.5. NOMINEE. Title to the Company's assets must be held in the Company's name or in the name
of any nominee that the Managers may designate. The Managers have power to enter into a
nominee agreement with any such person, and such agreement may contain provisions
indemnifying the nominee, except for his or her willful misconduct.
4.6. COMPANY INFORMATION. The Managers must supply information regarding the company
or its activities to any member upon his or her request. Any Member or their authorized
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representative will have access to and may inspect and copy all books, records and materials in
the Manager's possession regarding the Company or its activities. Access and inspection of
information will be at the requesting Member's expense.
4.7. EXCULPATION. Any act or omission of the Managers, the effect of which may cause or result
in loss or damage to the Company or the Members, if done in good faith to promote the best
interests of the Company, will not subject the Managers to any liability.
4.8. INDEMNIFICATION. The Company will indemnify any person who was or is a party
defendant or is threatened to be made a party defendant, in a pending or completed action, suit
or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative, or investigative (other than an action by
or in the right of the Company) by reason of the fact that the person is or was a Member of the
Company, Manager, employee or agent of the Company, or is or was serving at the request of
the Company, for instant expenses (including attorney's fees), judgments, fines, and amounts
paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred in connection with such action, suit or
proceeding if the Members determine that the person acted in good faith and in a manner he or
she reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interest of the Company, and with
respect to any criminal action proceeding, has no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct
was unlawful. The termination of any action, suit, or proceeding by judgment, order, settlement,
conviction, or upon a plea of "no lo Contendere" or its equivalent, does not in itself create a
presumption that the person did or did not act in good faith and in a manner which he or she
reasonably believed to be in the best interest of the Company, and, with respect to any criminal
action or proceeding, had reasonable cause to believe that his or her conduct was lawful.
4.9. RECORDS. The Managers must keep the following at the company’s principal place of
business or other location:
(a) A current list of the full name and the last known street address of each Member;
(b) A copy of the Company’s Certificate of Formation and Operating Agreement and
all amendments;
(c) Copies of Company's federal, state and local income tax returns and reports for
the three most recent years;
(d) Copies of the Company’s financial statements for the three most recent years.
5.1. MANAGEMENT FEE. Any Manager rendering services to the Company is entitled to
compensation proportionate with the value of those services.
5.2. REIMBURSEMENT. The Company must reimburse the Managers or Members for all direct
out-of-pocket expenses incurred by them in managing the Company.
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6.1. BOOKS. The Managers will maintain a complete and accurate accounting of the Company's
affairs at the Company's principal place of business. The managers may select the method of
accounting and the company's accounting period will be the calendar year.
6.2. MEMBER'S ACCOUNTS. The Managers must maintain separate capital and distribution
accounts for each member. Each member's capital account will be determined and maintained in
the manner set forth in Treasury Regulation 1.704-l(b)(2)(iv) and will consist of his or her initial
capital contribution increased by:
(a) Any additional capital contribution made by the member;
(b) Credit balances transferred from the members distribution account to his or her
capital account;
and decreased by:
(x) Distributions to the member in reduction of Company capital;
(y) The Member's share of Company losses if charged to his or her capital account.
6.3. REPORTS. The Managers will close the books of account after the close of each calendar year
and will prepare and send to each member, a statement of such Member's distributive share of
income and expense for income tax reporting purposes.
7.1. ASSIGNMENT. If a Member proposes to sell, assign, or otherwise dispose of all or any part of
his or her interest in the Company, that Member must first make a written offer to sell his or her
interest to the other Members at a price determined by mutual agreement. If the other Members
decline or fail to elect such interest within thirty (30) days, and if the sale or assignment is made
and the Members fail to approve this sale or assignment unanimously then, pursuant to the
applicable law, the purchaser or assignee will have no right to participate in the management of
the business and affairs of the Company. The purchaser or assignee will only be entitled to
receive the share of the profits or other compensation by way of income and the return of
contributions to which that Member would otherwise be entitled.
8.1. DISSOLUTION. The Member(s) may dissolve the company at any time. The Member may
NOT dissolve the company for a loss of membership interests. Upon dissolution the company
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must pay its debts first before distributing cash, assets, and/or initial capital to the Member or
the Members interests. The dissolution may only be ordered by the Member(s), not by the
owner of the Members interests.
The undersigned hereby agree, acknowledge, and certify that the foregoing operating agreement is
adopted and approved by each member as of this _____ day of __________________, 20___.
Name____________________________ Percent ______% X____________________________
Address ____________________________________________
Name____________________________ Percent ______% X____________________________
Address ____________________________________________
Name____________________________ Percent ______% X____________________________
Address ____________________________________________
Name____________________________ Percent ______% X____________________________
Address ____________________________________________
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By a majority vote of the Members the following Managers were elected to operate the Company
pursuant to ARTICLE 4 of the Agreement:
Printed Name
Chief Executive Manager
__________________________ Address
Printed Name
Title ______________________
__________________________ Address
The above listed Manager(s) will serve in their capacities until they are removed for any reason by a
majority vote of the Members as defined by ARTICLE 4 or upon their voluntary resignation.
Signed and Agreed this _______day of ________________________, 20______.
_____________________________ _____________________________
Signature of Member Signature of Member
_____________________________ _____________________________
Signature of Member Signature of Member
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As of the ____ day of _______________, 20____ the following is a list of Members of the Company:
Name____________________________ Percent ______% X____________________________
Address ____________________________________________
Name____________________________ Percent ______% X____________________________
Address ____________________________________________
Name____________________________ Percent ______% X____________________________
Address ____________________________________________
Name____________________________ Percent ______% X____________________________
Address ____________________________________________
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Pursuant to ARTICLE 2, the Members' initial contribution to the Company capital is stated to be
$______________________. The description and each individual portion of this initial contribution is
as follows:
__________________________________________________________ $______________
__________________________________________________________ $______________
__________________________________________________________ $______________
__________________________________________________________ $______________
__________________________________________________________ $______________
__________________________________________________________ $______________
__________________________________________________________ $______________
__________________________________________________________ $______________
__________________________________________________________ $______________
SIGNED AND AGREED this _____ day of ________________, 20____.
____________________________________ ____________________________________
Signature of Member Signature of Member
____________________________________ ____________________________________
Signature of Member Signature of Member
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