In New York state, business entities formed or incorporated outside New York that meet the criteria of “doing business” in New York are classified as foreign business entities and are required to register to do business in New York. Both the New York BCL and the New York LLC Law provide that, without registering in New York, a foreign business entity does not have the legal capacity to bring suit in any New York state courts, although it can be sued in New York.

Read Thomas J. Hall and Judith A. Archer's latest New York Law Journal article, "Commercial division update: Unregistered foreign business entities "doing business" in New York and their right to sue."


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