Legal Question in Business Law in California

if a company changes names should the existing contracts be amended with the new name?

Asked on 6/26/19, 8:16 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Frank Natoli Natoli-Legal, LLC

Not necessarily. Is this only a name change or has the company itself changed (i.e., it now has a new EIN)?

Also, do the agreements address assignment?

If just the name changed, you can just circulate a notice letting parties know that the name has changed but the underlying ownership and EIN are the same. If the underlying ownership if different however then this needs to be addressed from a contractual standpoint.

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Answered on 6/26/19, 8:23 am

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