A Delaware Domestic LLC is cancelled status. The LLC has a California Foreign LLC.

Is the Californian Foreign LLC legally able to continue in business, if the Domestic LLC is in cancelled status?

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The 'California foreign LLC' is not a separate entity. There is one entity, the Delaware LLC, which happens to be registered with the Californian authorities as a foreign (out-of-state) LLC doing business in California.

If the Delaware LLC is dissolved then it doesn't exist. Therefore it can't do anything anywhere. Pretending to carry on business in the name of a non-existent company would be fraudulent.

  • Or maybe the Delaware LLC is related to a California LLC that is registered in Delaware as a foreign company doing business in Delaware.
    – phoog
    Jun 24, 2016 at 16:42

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