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What Corporate Information is Publicly Available?

We analyzed what corporate information is publicly available in all jurisdictions*.  Here is a summary of our findings:

  • 86% of states require public disclosure of directors.  Only seven do not (Colorado, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington).
  • 94% of states require public disclosure of officers.  Only three do not (Alabama, Colorado, and Ohio).
  • Only three states require public disclosure of shareholders (Alaska, Louisiana, and Maine).
  • 86% of states require public disclosure of LLC Managers.  Only seven do not (Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Ohio).
  • Only four states require public disclosure of LLC Members (Alaska, Kansas, Mississippi, and West Virginia.

*Note: Only Manager-Managed LLCs analyzed.

Corporations LLCs
Jurisdiction Director Info public? Officer Info Public? Shareholder info public? Manager info Public? Member info public?
Alabama Yes No No No No
Alaska Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Arizona Yes Yes No (unless >20%) Yes No
Arkansas Yes Yes No Yes No
California Yes Yes No Yes No
Colorado No No No No No
Connecticut Yes Yes No Yes No
Delaware Yes Yes No No No
Florida Yes Yes No Yes No
Georgia Yes Yes No Yes No
Hawaii Yes Yes No Yes No
Idaho Yes Yes No Yes No
Illinois Yes Yes No Yes No
Indiana Yes Yes No No No
Iowa Yes Yes No No No
Kansas Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Kentucky Yes Yes No Yes No
Louisiana Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Maine Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Maryland Yes Yes No Yes No
Massachusetts Yes Yes No Yes No
Michigan Yes Yes No No No
Minnesota No Yes No Yes No
Mississippi Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Missouri Yes Yes No Yes No
Montana Yes Yes No Yes No
Nebraska Yes Yes No Yes No
Nevada Yes Yes No Yes No
New Hampshire Yes Yes No Yes No
New Jersey No Yes No Yes No
New Mexico Yes Yes No Yes No
New York Yes Yes No Yes No
North Carolina Yes Yes No Yes No
North Dakota Yes Yes No Yes No
Ohio No No No No No
Oklahoma Yes Yes No Yes No
Oregon No Yes No Yes No
Pennsylvania No Yes No Yes No
Rhode Island Yes Yes No Yes No
South Carolina Yes Yes No Yes No
South Dakota Yes Yes No Yes No
Tennessee Yes Yes No Yes No
Texas Yes Yes No Yes No
Utah Yes Yes No Yes No
Vermont Yes Yes No Yes No
Virginia Yes Yes No Yes No
Washington No Yes No Yes No
West Virginia Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Wisconsin Yes Yes No Yes No
Wyoming Yes Yes No Yes No

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