Tennessee Code Title 48. Corporations and Associations § 48-249-1108

(a) NAME REQUIREMENTS.  The name of a domestic PLLC and of a foreign PLLC that is applying for a certificate of authority or is authorized to transact business in this state, in addition to satisfying the requirements of §§ 48-249-106 and 48-249-903 , except the requirement that the name include the words “limited liability company” or “LLC”:

(1) Shall contain the words “professional limited company,” “professional limited liability company,” “professional LLC,” “limited liability professional company” or the abbreviations “P.L.C.,” “P.L.L.C.” or “L.L.P.C.,” or such abbreviations without punctuation;  provided, however, that, in the case of a foreign PLLC, the name may contain, subject to subdivision (a)(2), and in lieu of the words or abbreviations provided for in this subdivision (a)(1), the designations allowed by the jurisdiction in which the foreign PLLC was formed;

(2) Shall not contain the word “corporation” or “incorporated,” or an abbreviation of either or both of these words;  and

(3) May not contain language stating or implying that the domestic or foreign PLLC is formed or has elected professional LLC status for a purpose other than a purpose authorized by § 48-249-1104 and its articles.

(b) PERSONAL NAME.   Sections 48-249-106 and 48-249-903 do not prevent the use of a name otherwise prohibited by those sections, if it is the personal name of a member or former member of the domestic or foreign PLLC, or the name of an individual who was associated with a predecessor of the domestic or foreign PLLC.


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