Posted By: Jamie Sasson
Can I use my company’s fictitious name to sign a contract?
Yes, if any corporation or LLC doing business under the fictitious business name and has registered that fictitious business name with the Florida Secretary of State, then, that corporation may enter into contracts identifying itself by that fictitious business name. In Florida, a fictitious business name is a creature of statute, specifically the “Fictitious Name Act,” Chapter 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. A fictitious business name may be placed after the legal name of the individual authorized to sign the agreement or the legal name of the corporation or other state-registered entity. We hope this basic description of the law in this situation adds to your understanding and wish you well. I hope this helped to answer your question, and please keep us in mind for any legal issues you may have, or assistance you need in representing your business.