Similar to the required practices of maintaining a Corporation, it is a good idea to keep the important documents and minutes recording important transactions and happenings of an LLC in a minute book, to be maintained at the main business office and at the office of your attorney who can then remind you to annually file your annual report and update your minutes.
Statutory requirements for Wisconsin LLC’s are less than that of a Wisconsin corporation. However, it is important to note that pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes, a LLC is required to file an annual report, keep certain written records, including copies of the LLC’s tax returns, records of the LLC members, the value of each member’s contributions to the LLC, records of the times at which, or the events upon which, any additional contributions are agreed to be made by each member.
The minute book would be an appropriate place to keep much of this information. In addition, even though "formalities" such as annual meetings are not required of LLC’s, following such formalities can be important to help protect the limited liability benefits provided by the LLC law in Wisconsin. For example, maintaining an LLC minute book is one of the things you can do to help ensure that the "limited liability veil" is not pierced. When the courts "pierce the limited liability veil", they assign liability to individuals for actions that the limited liability company performed. It is not uncommon for plaintiffs to name individuals associated with a corporation or LLC as defendants in any litigation against a LLC or corporation.Continue Reading Consider Keeping Minute Book for your LLC