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I am a member of an LLC and wish to sue someone in small claims court. Can I do this for the LLC? Can I sue personally on behalf of the LLC?

Lawyer's Assistant: Can you tell me what state the LLC is registered in?

New York

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been officially filed? If so, what?

On the LLC or the case?

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Nothing filed on the case.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Business Law
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Hi. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney. I would be happy to provide assistance. Please keep in mind that our conversation does not include an attorney-client relationship and this is for general information purposes only.

As long as the operating agreement for the LLC provides that a member may sue on behalf of the LLC and a majority of the members of the LLC (based on percentage ownership) approve of the suit.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
This is to sue a tenant who defaulted on a lease. The LLC is the landlord and all members will agree. So I can take this to small claims court in NY. The information on the website says individuals, corporations, partnerships and associations. Is an LLC considered one of these? How can I be sure? Thanks.
Business Lawyer: Roy Hadavi,
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Sorry, I misunderstood your question.

New York City specifically excludes LLCs from filing a small claims case.

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