IRS Guidance on Series LLCs


A number of domestic jurisdictions (Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Puerto Rico) have enacted "series LLC" statutes, which provide for the creation of limited liability companies (LLCs) with separate "series." Although such statutes generally do not treat each series as a separate entity for state law purposes, the association of members with one or more particular series is similar to direct ownership in that series, in that the terms of such members' rights, duties, and powers with respect to such series are specifically identified. Series LLC statutes also typically provide that the debts, liabilities and obligations of one series generally are enforceable only against the assets of that series and not against assets of other series or of the series LLC.

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