- Delineate initial capital contributions between cash and non-cash contributions;
- For contributions of property other than cash, make a specific list of the items to be contributed (i.e., HP copier, Dell desktop computer, conference table, etc.);
- State a specific deadline by which initial capital contributions are to be made;
- Provide for interest to accrue on any unpaid balance of the initial capital contribution (perhaps also provide for a penalty when a delinquency occurs);
- Provide for attorneys fees to the party collecting upon a member's failure to make the required capital contribution.
- Each Member shall contribute or shall have contributed, as an initial capital contribution ("Initial Capital Contribution") to the LLC the amounts set forth below. Any non-cash contributions to be made by the Members and their valuations are set forth in Attachment 1 hereto. Below are the cash contributions.
Member Name Initial Capital Contribution Stan Jordan $ 30,000 Bob Lobe $ 30,000 Tom Stroud $ 20,000
- The Members shall complete their initial capital contributions to the LLC within 10 days of the date of this agreement unless another date is agreed upon in writing by all LLC Members.
- Interest shall accrue against a member upon any unpaid capital contribution at a rate of 6% per annum, compounded annually, commencing from the due date of the initial capital contribution.
- Indemnification of Attorneys Fees and out-of-pocket costs. Should a member breach Section 5.3 of this agreement, any other member may sue for enforcement and shall be indemnified by the breaching member for its reasonable attorneys fees and out-of-pocket costs which in any way relate to, or were precipitated by, the breach of Section 5.3 of this agreement.
Language for attorneys fees can be much more detailed than the above sample but it should give you an idea of the minimum specificity one desires in operating agreement on the topic of initial member contributions.