How To Name a Texas Series LLC

Series LLC Naming Requirements

How to choose a name for each Series?

The naming requirements for the parent LLC are no different than a traditional LLC. This article will focus on how to choose a name for an individual series.

Naming Basics

The Business Organizations Code does not provide naming guidance or requirements related to a series of a series LLC, but most attorneys agree that you should use the word "series" when naming an individual series. In other words, if the name of the series LLC (or parent LLC) is "Smith Family Holdings, LLC" one of the series could be named "Smith Family Holdings, LLC - Series 1."

Naming Logic For the Series

We prefer to use logic or descriptive words when naming an individual series. If, for example, you were to create a series to acquire real estate located at 123 Main Street, you could name this series "Smith Family Holdings, LLC - Main Street Series." If you are consistent in naming each new series, it will be easier to remember in the future.

Assumed Names for a Series

You can always file an assumed name certificate (aka Doing Business As or "DBA") and do business under an assumed name. An example of this would be "Smith Family Holdings, LLC - Property Management Series doing business as Superior Property Management."

Additional Series LLC Information:

Texas Series LLCs
Series LLC Information for Real Estate Investors
How much does it cost to form a Texas Series LLC?
Do you have to maintain a separate bank account for each series in a series LLC?
Do I need separate EINS for each Series?
Concerns with the Series LLC