As a member of an LLC in Washington, you have the right to remove another member from the LLC under certain circumstances. However, the process for removing a member can vary depending on the terms of your LLC’s operating agreement and the default rules established by Washington law. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps for removing a member from an LLC in Washington and explain what you need to do to update the public record of your LLC’s membership.
To remove a member from an LLC in Washington, you’ll need to follow the procedures outlined in your LLC’s operating agreement or follow the default rules established by the state of Washington. Here are the general steps to remove a member from an LLC in Washington:
- Review your operating agreement: Your operating agreement should outline the process for removing a member from the LLC. Follow the steps outlined in the agreement.
- If there is no operating agreement: If you don’t have an operating agreement or if the operating agreement does not address the removal of a member, you’ll need to follow the default rules established by Washington law. This typically involves holding a meeting of the LLC’s members and voting to remove the member in question. A majority vote is usually required to remove a member.
- File a certificate of amendment: If you remove a member from your LLC, you’ll need to file a certificate of amendment with the Washington Secretary of State. This will update the public record to reflect the change in membership.