If we own a rental property held as an LLC but we do a DBA with a different name, receive payments and sign contracts as the DBA, do we lose the protection benefits of the LLC?

Asked on September 21, 2012 under Business Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

IF the LLC is doing business under a different name, and you sign contracts as members/officers of the LLC and all payments received are for the LLC d/b/a the other name, then you still have the LLC protection, since it's still the case that you're conducting business through the LLC.

If you sign the contracts not as members/offices of the LLC, but in your personal capacity and/or the payments come to you personally, not the LLC, then you lose the protection.


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