In a business contract for a night club, what is the difference if any between a person signing under as a individual and an officer?

Asked on November 12, 2012 under Business Law, New York


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It depends on if the contract is between the night club and a business entity like a corporation or a limited liability company or just with an individual.  Who has the right to sue and be sued is the issue. If you are not a corporation or limited liability company, you sign as an individual and that would make you individually liable. If you sign as an officer of a limited liability company, the entity is contracting party and under a limited liability company there is some protection for officer liability.

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