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Your Limited Liability Company: An Operating Manual (Your Limited Liability Company (W/CD)) Paperback – August 8, 2010


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I have a special place in my heart for Nolo... [Its goal] has always been to give the public enough information so that they can make informed decisions. (New Orleans Times-Picayune 20090101)

Berkeley-based Nolo has been publishing easy-to-read, self-help books on personal finance and law since the early '70s (Forbes 20090101)

Nolo is a pioneer in both consumer and business self-help books and software. (Los Angeles Times 20090101) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Anthony Mancuso is a corporations and limited liability company expert. He graduated from Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, is a member of the California State Bar, writes books and software in the fields of corporate and LLC law, and studies advanced business taxation at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He has also been a consultant for Silicon Valley EDA (Electronic Design Automation) companies, most recently working on a C++ open-source integrated circuit database project team. He is the author of several Nolo books on forming and operating corporations (both profit and nonprofit) and limited liability companies. His titles include Incorporate Your Business, How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation (national and California editions), Form Your Own Limited Liability Company, The Corporate Records Handbook, and LLC or Corporation?. He wrote and programmed Nolo's LLC Maker and Incorporator Pro software programs, which generate state-by-state articles and other forms for organizing corporations and LLCs. His books and software have shown over a quarter of a million businesses and organizations how to form a corporation or LLC. He also is a licensed helicopter pilot and has performed for years as a guitarist in many musical idioms.
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Product Details

  • Series: Your Limited Liability Company (W/CD)
  • Paperback: 436 pages
  • Publisher: NOLO; 6 edition (August 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1413312098
  • ISBN-13: 978-1413312096
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #179,944 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Anthony Mancuso is a California attorney and a corporations and limited liability company expert. He graduated from Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, is a member of the California State Bar, writes books and software in the fields of corporate and LLC law, and has studied advanced business taxation at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He also works as a technical writer, and is currently employed by Google.org in Mountain View, CA. He is the author of many Nolo books on forming and operating corporations (both profit and nonprofit) and limited liability companies. His titles include Incorporate Your Business, How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation (national and California editions), Form Your Own Limited Liability Company, The Corporate Records Handbook, LLC or Corporation?, and Your Limited Liability Company - an Operating Manual. His books have shown over a quarter of a million businesses and organizations how to form a corporation or LLC. He also is a licensed helicopter pilot and has performed for years as a guitarist in various musical idioms.

Customer Reviews

This book is very complete and easy to understand.
David Yang
It also does a good job of explaining 'how to hold meetings and create the minutes, written consent forms, and resolutions necessary to record LLC business.'
Hoppaguy
I highly recommend this to small business owners who are operating an LLC - even as a hobby.
D. Matheny

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262 of 291 people found the following review helpful By Gregory R. Stout on November 20, 2003
Format: Paperback
Generally I have to say I was a little disappointed with this book. To be fair it lives up to its claims that it will basically help you run LLC meetings and provides forms for most basic LLC functions EXCEPT creating one. It provides no business advice and no tax advice to help with serious beginning operation issues. I was hoping for a book that would offer advice and successful strategies for managing money in the LLC and discuss tax strategies and so on. Advice, that would help me operate an LLC with the legal documents to back up the advice. That is not what this book contains.
This book will not teach you how to begin running your own LLC business. But if you are an LLC member with two other members in your LLC it will tell you to use form 7 to formally announce the meetings and form 8 to guarantee that the announcement has been received and 9 to proactively declare that the meeting contents will be....
This book will not help you make tough decisions but it will tell you what to do if you have already made a decision. If that's really all that you want you have found your book.
What strikes me as odd is that the two most important documents as stated at the start of the book, the operating agreement and articles of organization, are not included in this book. For that topic they have written a whole SEPARATE BOOK for you to buy and they kindly point you in that direction.
My general feeling is that this 50-dollar book is too pricey for what it offers. They should drop the tear-out pages, that no one will ever use since the forms are on the CD, and the one or two pages for each states specific LLC rules, which could easily also be on the CD since you most likely only need the paragraph that pertains to your state, that make up HALF the content of the book and lower the price to 20.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Tracy L. Needham on September 26, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
You file the LLC, pay the annual fee to the state and you're done right?

That's why I and I'm sure many other LLC owners thought until a lawyer friend was doing a review of my business one day and started asking me if I was keeping up with the necessary documentation--such as doing promissory notes for the loans I made to the business and resolutions for this and that. "Um, what?" pretty much sums up my response.

Nobody collects these forms from us but they're mighty good to have on hand if someone ever tries to contest your LLC protection, and they're often required by certain programs such as WBENC certification anyway.

She recommended this book which explains the various forms and when they should be used and even gives you a CD with them so you don't even have to type them in yourself. So it basically takes 5 minutes whenever you need to do one.

I'm not going to pretend that this book will keep you breathless on the edge of your seat all night--but it could certainly help prevent future sleepless nights if misfortune comes to call.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Long Live the C64! VINE VOICE on February 18, 2011
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I have a LLC which has only one member (myself). It is not a complex operation, and I was able to figure out everything from online resources.

This guidebook is GREAT for someone who has a medium sized LLC beyond one member. Forms and templates for almost any business need are included. Unfortunately for me the vast majority of those forms and instructions are for things that I'll never need.

Also, there are specifics that vary by state for LLC; this book is doesn't pertain to any one state, so you will still need to do additional research on operating your LLC within your state.

In summary, if you just need the LLC to protect assets and you are the only member, you probably don't need this book. But if you have a medium to large LLC with employees, meetings, etc, this guidebook and template (with CD-ROM containing templates), this is a great "operating manual".
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By BBP TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 17, 2011
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Before you buy this book, it is important to know what it is and what it is not. It is not a guide to understanding the different types of business structures available to entrepreneurs and which one you should choose. It is also not a manual on how to set up an LLC and what papers to file. It assumes you've already got an LLC running. If you're thinking of starting your own business and need to understand the tax advantages of one business entity versus another, this book is not for you. As stated on the cover, it is an "operating manual". It'll help you take care of day to day affairs and keep records of your organization's decisions and transactions. It is a guide on running your LLC, not starting one. It doesn't offer any advice or strategies for success.

If you're a single member LLC or a consultant/contractor, this book is also not for you. It is for multi-member LLCs and many of the forms deal with meetings. For what it is (a collection of fill-in-the-blank type forms), the price is decent, not fantastic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Resips VINE VOICE on September 30, 2012
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If you have your business organized as a Limited Liability Company, you need this guide. It will help you with meeting the legal requirements associated with running your LLC.

You don't just get to file the articles of organization with your Secretary of State, pay your yearly fees, and call it a day. It is necessary to comply with additional requirements concerning the governance of your LLC. Keeping adequate records to document the decisions you have made regarding business, legal and tax issues is of critical importance.

This book contains instructions so you can keep proper records of meetings, business decisions, and legal records. It lets you know what needs to be done to run your LLC the way it should be done. Included are forms to follow as well as a CD. All in all, this is a very useful book to help you run your LLC and an excellent book to buy.
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