A Florida LLC can be managed in two ways: by its members, or by managers (or a single manager). There is no inherently better choice. Each LLC must determine its own needs and what management structure will suit its business best.
When you form a Florida LLC, you must list the members or managers who are responsible for managing the company on your Articles of Organization. You are required to include their names, their addresses, and their titles (either Member or Manager).
This requirement presents a basic problem if you’re interested in business privacy, but when you hire Sunshine Corporate Filings LLC® to serve as your Florida registered agent you can list our Florida business address in place of yours.
The actual breakdown of management, however, is determined in your Florida LLC Operating Agreement. It is in your governing document that you will determine the management structure of the company, who management will be vested in, and what the duties of management will be.
A manager can be either a member or a non-member third party, and a member is not required to be a manager. Additionally, an LLC can be managed by another business (including another LLC) if both entities are properly formed and maintained.
This is the structured used by our unique Florida Double LLC package, which allows you to form two Florida LLCs that manage each other to keep both your name and address off of the public record.