Before you start your New York LLC, learn how to look up your business name and make sure it’s available to use.
Division of Corporations: Search the name database
Search your desired New York LLC name against existing businesses in the state to make sure your LLC name is “distinguishable” (unique):
New York Division of Corporations
And check out TRUIC’s business name generator if you need help coming up with an LLC name.
How do I change my LLC name?
You can change your LLC’s name later by filing an Amendment form with the Secretary of State.
We have step-by-step instructions on how to change an LLC name in New York.
NY Division of Corporations: Business name availability
NY Senate (LLC Law): Section 204 – Limited Liability Company name
NY Division of Corporations: Application for Reservation of Name (optional)
NY Division of Corporations: Restricted or Prohibited Words and Phrases
NY Division of Corporations: Choosing a Limited Liability Company name
NEW YORK LLC GUIDE
Follow the lessons below to form your New York LLC.