Our free California LLC operating agreement can be a manager managed LLC operating agreement or a single member LLC operating agreement. SunDoc Filings has had an attorney prepare our LLC operating agreement with attention to detail. Our documents were created to satisfy most LLC needs and provide a solid operating agreement foundation, covering each point in detail. You can simply download our word document and fill in the blanks. We cannot provide legal advice, so if you have questions about filling out an operating agreement, you should consult with a California licensed attorney. For all other states, your should contact one in your state of business.
Operating Agreements are the internal rules that govern the operation and duties of a limited liability company and its members and managers. They are essential to providing a road map and operating rules of the company.
If you need to form an LLC, please go to our California Limited Liability Company page for details. We will walk you through the process and act as your liaison with the Secretary of State office in Sacramento, CA.
We also provide 24 hour filing service in California. Our easy-to-use ordering system allows for frequent filers to "upload" already prepared documents, saving you valuable time.
For a corporation, they are called bylaws. Sample operating agreeements are also provided when you order an LLC kit. Companies do not file the bylaws or operating agreements with the Secretary of State. Instead, bylaws or operating agreements are kept with internal company records.
SunDoc Filings' LLC Operating Agreement Sections
- Articles of Organization
- Capital and Capital Contributions
- Allocations and Distributions
- Accounts and Accounting
- Membership: Meetings, Voting, Indemnity
- Transfers of Membership Interests
- Dissolution and Winding Up
- Noncompetition and Confidentiality
- Indemnification and Arbitration
- Attorney-in-fact and Agent
- General Provisions
- Consent of Spouse or Domestic Partner
The SunDoc Filings California Advantage
- We visit the Secretary of State three times daily
- All filings received by 3 p.m. PST are submitted same day
- No expedite fees for same day submission
- Most filing companies mail in your filings
Download LLC Operating Agreement Here
Single Member with Disclaimer -
Manager-Managed with Disclaimer -
THE FOLLOWING FORM OF OPERATING AGREEMENT HAS BEEN PREPARED BY AN ATTORNEY LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN CALIFORNIA. THE PROVISIONS CONFORM TO THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND MAY BE USED AS A REFERENCE IN PREPARING AN OPERATING AGREEMENT FOR A MANAGER-MANAGED LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (“LLC”) FORMED UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW. IT MAY ALSO BE ADAPTED TO SERVE AS AN OPERATING AGREEMENT FOR A MEMBERS-MANAGED LLC by modifying as necessary the provisions relating to the manager to vest managerial powers in the members, and omitting the provisions relating to appointment, removal, and powers of a manager. SUNDOC MAKES NO REPRESENTATION THAT THIS FORM OPERATING AGREEMENT COMPLIES WITH THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS OF ANY JURISDICTION OTHER THAN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.
SUBJECT TO CALIFORNIA LAW, AN OPERATING AGREEMENT GOVERNS: RELATIONS AMONG THE MEMBERS OF THE LLC; RELATIONS BETWEEN THE MEMBERS AND THE LLC ITSELF; THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE MANAGER (IF ANY) OF THE LLC; THE ACTIVITIES OF THE LLC AND THE CONDUCT OF THOSE ACTIVITIES; AND THE MEANS FOR AMENDING THE OPERATING AGREEMENT.
NO SINGLE FORM OF OPERATING AGREEMENT CAN SERVE ALL LLC’S BECAUSE LLC’S DIFFER FROM ONE ANOTHER IN THE NUMBER AND COMPOSITION OF THEIR MEMBERS, THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE MANAGER (IF ANY), AND THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH THE LLC HAS BEEN FORMED.
FOR THAT REASON, USERS OF THE FOLLOWING OPERATING AGREEMENT SHOULD CONSULT AN ATTORNEY TO DETERMINE WHAT PROVISIONS THEY MAY WISH TO ADD, REVISE OR DELETE ENTIRELY.