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How can an LLC amend its articles of organization?

Where the members want to amend the articles of organization, the proposed amendments are usually provided to the other LLC members and then a special meeting is called to vote on the proposed amendments. Alternatively, the members can approve of the proposed amendments with written consent, avoiding the need for holding a member meeting. Some state LLCs laws are silent on the issue of approving such amendments, but some specifically state how many members must approve the proposed amendments (states usually only require a simple majority, but other states may require that a greater number of members approve the amendments, or even that the approval be unanimous). Once approved, the amendments must be filed with the secretary of state where the original articles of organization have been filed. The amendments do not become legally effective until the secretary of state formally accepts this filing.

Amendments to the articles of organization do not happen too often, since there is not very much information actually included in the articles of incorporation. Typical amendments would include where the company wants to change its name or purpose, or where it wants to add new membership units.