How to Change the Name of your Delaware LLC or Corporation

Change Your Company Name

Is your company name outdated?

Do you wish to change the name of your Delaware Limited Liability Company (LLC) or Corporation?

Good news! You are allowed to officially change your company name.

Often, clients think it will be costly and time-consuming to change a company name, or that a new company must be filed with the new name. This is not true.

Your company name can be officially changed, quickly and easily.

In fact, it is one of the most common filings requested here at our law firm.

Instead of filing a new company, these clients simply call or email us.

Continue to read more below…


When to Change Your Company’s Name

We prepare and file Delaware Certificate of Amendment to the Certificate of Formation (for LLCs) or Certificate of Incorporation (for Corporations) with the Delaware Secretary of State’s office.

This filing officially changes the name, either immediately or on an effective date, whichever option is selected by the client.

Filing a name amendment, as opposed to filing a new company, will allow you to maintain your original company. Assets don’t change, liabilities remain the same, all contracts remain in force and all accounting and tax records remain the same.

The name changes but everything else remains the same. This saves you the hassle of opening a new bank account, obtaining a new EIN and creating entirely new internal documents.

Also, the formation date of the company remains the date of original formation, which is an important consideration for many entrepreneurs.


How to Change the Name of Your Delaware Company

Certificate of Amendment needs to be filed with the state, and the name will officially change as of the date and time the document is filed, or at some specified date known as the “effective date,” after the file date.

Business lawyer, Sam Mollaei, Esq., can file your Certificate of Amendment with the state of Delaware, relieving you of the hassle and paperwork.

The state of Delaware typically takes 3 to 5 business days to verify the name change and return certified copies of the filing documents.

When that’s done, you can continue to succeed with the new company name that properly reflects the business you have worked so hard to build.

Please note: To guarantee the correct completion of your company name change, it is highly recommended to have a business lawyer act as your designee to properly conduct the name change.


If you need to properly change the name of your Delaware Limited Liability Company (LLC) or Corporation, email me at [email protected]

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