Code of the District of Columbia

§ 29–804.01. Becoming member.

(a) If a limited liability company is to have only one member upon formation, the person shall become a member as agreed by that person and the organizer of the company. That person and the organizer may be, but need not be, different persons. If different, the organizer shall act on behalf of the initial member.

(b) If a limited liability company is to have more than one member upon formation, those persons shall become members as agreed by the persons before the formation of the company. The organizer [sic] act on behalf of the persons in forming the company and may be, but need not be, one of the persons.

(c) After formation of a limited liability company, a person becomes a member:

(1) As provided in the operating agreement;

(2) As the result of a transaction effective under subchapter IX of this chapter or Chapter 2 of this title;

(3) With the consent of all the members; or

(4) As provided in § 29-807.01(a)(3).

(d) A person may become a member without acquiring a transferable interest and without making or being obligated to make a contribution to the limited liability company.


(July 2, 2011, D.C. Law 18-378, § 2, 58 DCR 1720; Mar. 5, 2013, D.C. Law 19-210, § 2(h)(5)(A), 59 DCR 13171.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 29-801.02.

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-210 rewrote (c)(4).

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based on § 401 of the Uniform Limited Company Act (2006 Act).

Application of Law 19-210: Section 7 of D.C. Law 19-210 provided that the act shall apply as of January 1, 2012.