1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Limited Liability Company Law
  4. Article 12: Professional Service Limited Liability Companies


Section 1204 Rendering of professional service

Limited Liability Company Law (LLC)

(a) No professional service limited liability company may render a professional service except through individuals authorized by law to render such professional service, as individuals, provided, that nothing in this chapter shall authorize a professional service limited liability company to render a professional service in this state except through individuals authorized by law to render such professional service as individuals in this state.

  (b) Each final plan and report made or issued by a professional service limited liability company practicing professional engineering, architecture, landscape architecture or land surveying shall bear the name and seal of one or more professional engineers, architects, landscape architects or land surveyors, respectively, who are in responsible charge of such plan or report.

  (c) Each report, diagnosis, prognosis and prescription made or issued by a professional service limited liability company practicing medicine, dentistry, podiatry, optometry, ophthalmic dispensing, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, nursing, psychology, physical therapy or chiropractic shall bear the signature of one or more physicians, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, ophthalmic dispensers, veterinarians, pharmacists, nurses, licensed psychologists, physical therapists or chiropractors, respectively, who are in responsible charge of such report, diagnosis, prognosis or prescription.

  (d) Each record, transcript, report and hearing report prepared by a professional service limited liability company practicing certified shorthand reporting shall bear the signature of one or more certified shorthand reporters who are in responsible charge of such record, transcript, report or hearing report.

  (e) Each professional service limited liability company practicing public accounting or certified public accounting shall maintain records indicating the identity of each public accountant or certified public accountant, respectively, who was responsible for each report or statement that is issued, prepared or examined by such limited liability company.

  (f) Each opinion prepared by a professional service limited liability company practicing law shall bear the signature of one or more attorneys and counselors-at-law who are in responsible charge of such opinion.

  (g) In addition to the requirements pursuant to subdivisions (b) through (f) of this section, each document prepared by a professional service limited liability company that under the rules, regulations, laws or customs of the applicable profession is required to bear the signature of an individual in responsible charge of such document, shall be signed by one or more such individuals.