California Rental Lease Agreement
Except for a sole proprietorship, enter your business entity's name and not a personal name as a party to the contract. Otherwise, Cohen adds, "you will be personally 'on the hook' and you have lost the limited liability that was likely one of your reasons for forming the entity in the first place. Never blur the distinction between you and the entity you own or represent."
If you run a business as a sole proprietorship, it would be appropriate to be identified in the contract as John Jones doing business as Jones Plumbing. If you organized your business as a Limited Liability Company, identifying your participation in the contract by your name could remove any personal liability protection that an LLC provides. Similar issues can arise with a partnership if each individual is identified as a party to the contract.