Last Updated on August 27, 2020

Before finalizing the name of your Arkansas LLC, you will want to make sure the name meets all of the state requirements such as the correct usage of the entity designator, the name is distinguishable from other registered names and the name meets the requirements for an LLC that provides professional services.

Entity Designator

The name of each limited liability company as set forth in its articles of organization must contain the words “Limited Liability Company” or “Limited Company” or the abbreviations “L.L.C.”, “L.C.”, “LLC”, or “LC”.  The word “Limited” may be abbreviated as “Ltd.” and the word “Company” may be abbreviated as “Co.”.

Distinguishable

A limited liability company name must be distinguishable upon the records of the Secretary of State from the name of any limited liability company, limited partnership, or corporation existing under the laws of this state or authorized to transact business in Arkansas.

Professional Services

The name of a limited liability company which performs professional service shall in addition contain the words “Professional Limited Liability Company” or “Professional Limited Company” or the abbreviations “P.L.L.C.”, “P.L.C.”, “PLLC”, “PLC”, and the words “Limited” and “Company” may be abbreviated as “Ltd.” or “Co.” and may not contain the name of any person who is not a member, except that the name of a former member or member of a predecessor organization may continue to be included in the name.

Reference: Arkansas Code Title 4. Business and Commercial Law § 4-32-103. Company name