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Corporations

Subject to limitations imposed by the licensing acts of the respective professions, the same standards of the business corporation name availability rules apply to professional corporation name availability; however, professional corporations may use the words “Professional Association”, “P. A.”, “Professional Corporation”, or “PC”, in lieu of the corporate designations specified in N.C.G.S. 55D-20(1).

Limited Liability Companies

In addition to the standards governing the name of limited liability companies, professional limited liability company names must contain the word “Professional” or the abbreviation “P.L.L.C” or “PLLC.”

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