Articles of Organization” are a core charter document typically filed with the Secretary of State which establishes the formation and existence of a Limited Liability Company (LLC). In some states, this charter document may have a different name (e.g., Certificate of Formation).

Although it may vary from state to state, the Articles of Organization typically include the following information regarding the LLC: the LLC name; the name and address of its Registered Agent; a statement of the LLC’s purpose; the LLC’s management structure; the address of its principal office; and an indication of its duration.