Can a TX law firm be formed as an LLC under another state and operate within TX with practically no ties to the other state? Or does the firm need be formed as a TX PLLC?

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Most likely will have to file a foreign qualification with Texas.


Yea it makes more sense to register your LLC in the state you are operating in. However, many people decide to register in Delaware (which doesn’t make sense for most LLCs). The benefits of registering in DE are mostly felt by “corporations” because of the established favorable body of law.

Even so, if you are registered in Delaware then Delaware is your home state. Therefore, in order to operate in another state, you need to look at the state statue to determine if you are required to file a foreign qualification.

The downside here is that you will have to pay annual fees for both states. So it makes more sense to just register in Texas


Not my legal advice but plenty of companies do this in Delaware every single day.


Yes but that wasn’t the question 😂

What is the reason for wanting to do this?

Ask jones day

Jones Day is a general partnership (not even an LLP). Would not call them out as the benchmark in law firm corporate organization.

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