As the owner of an LLC, what can I legally refer to as my title on business cards and correspondence?

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As the owner of an LLC, what can I legally refer to as my title on business cards and correspondence?

Asked on March 2, 2012 under Business Law, North Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

A company may determine its own titles for its officers, managers, etc.--and the owner of a company, since he or she controls it, can therefore determine what he or she would like to be called.

Technically, you are the "owner" and the "managing member" of the LLC--either is appropriate. At your option, though, you could have any title: "president" is a common title in your circumstance, as is "chief executive offiers"; you could also be "general manager," "director" or, if you want a less intimidating title for some purposes, you could call yourself "vice president" You could also go a less traditional route--for example, "chief visionary officer" or "chief creative officer." You could also take industry specific titles--if it's a publishing company, you could be "publisher," "editor-in-chief," "managing editor," etc.

You own the company--it's your choice what you want to be called.


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