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I recently closed my business and am being sued by my landlord

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I recently closed my business and am being sued by my landlord for back rent. The business is registered as an LLC. Can I be sued personally for this?
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Good morning. Did you personally guarantee the lease? Thanks.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I signed the lease in the name of the business.

Thanks so much for your response. In that case, the landlord cannot pursue you personally. If the lease is only in the name of the LLC, the landlord can only pursue the LLC and it's assets. The landlord has no recourse against you personally and your assets are not at risk for the liabilities and debts of the LLC. That's the reason you operate within the confines of a limited liability entity such as an avoid risking your personal assets being at risk for the LLC's debts and liabilities.

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