The Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is a legal form of business organization that offers the benefits of several other traditional structures. An LLC enjoys the same form of limited liability as a corporation, but like the sole proprietorship and partnership, it is not taxed as its own entity. Like a corporation, the LLC can also have an endless amount of shareholders, called members. Unlike a corporation however, if a member dies, files for bankruptcy, or otherwise leaves the LLC, the company is dissolved. Many business forms have traditionally been aimed at the goal of limited liability, but the LLC is the most modern of these forms, having become popular since the enactment of laws in Alabama that authorized its formation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
The right business form is a decision left up to each business that openes in Alabama. An LLC is started just by filing the appropriate form with the Secretary of State. Fees are regularly charged for opening LLC's, however, and Alabama law determines the costs for creating LLC's. In deciding whether you should organize as an LLC, you should consider carefully the applicable laws. Finding the right business structure for your company may lead to increased profits, but the process may take some time.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Businesses in Dothan might sometimes change form. A company is eligible for conversion to an LLC if its situation falls under circumstances that are detailed by Alabama law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Lawyers practicing business law in Alabama can advise you on whether it would be favorable for your business to form or convert to a LLC.