Question: Once I have completed the ORGANIZING AGREEMENT, do I need to send it to the Texas Dept. of State to have it legalized? If so, what is the proceedure for doing this? Jim.
If I understand your question correctly, I think you have a misconception of the process. The document filed with the Texas Secretary of State's office that legally brings your LLC into being is called Certificate of Formation (in other states, it is called "Articles of Organization"). Here is a link to the Texas form. See the instructions at the front of this form. An LLC operating agreement is an agreement between the LLC members setting forth such matters as how to allocate profits and losses, duties of the members, procedure for withdrawal from the LLC, etc. It is not filed with the state. An LLC operating agreement is not required in Texas. See state survey on issue of whether operating agreement required. Hopefully I have pointed you in the right direction.