Question:  My friend hired a document preparer to form his California LLC.  While reviewing the LLC binder I saw that it contained an LLC seal, a device that makes a raised imprint on paper that the LLC’s name.  Does a California LLC need a seal?

Answer:  No.  California LLC law does not require California LLCs to have a seal.  No business, vendor or independent contractor will ask for your LLC’s seal on a document.   The only purpose of the LLC seal is to allow a document preparer to make a prospective LLC purchaser think the document preparer is giving the purchaser something of value.