The Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is a legal form of business organization that offers the advantages of several other traditional structures. An LLC enjoys the same type of limited liability as a corporation, but like the sole proprietorship and partnership, it is not taxed as its own entity. LLC's, like corporations, can also have as many shareholders, or members, as desired. The LLC, however, is dissolved if one of those members files for bankruptcy or dies. Limited liability has historically been a primary goal of many business forms, but since the legislature authorized it in Arkansas, the modern LLC has become increasingly popular.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
The right business form is a decision left up to each business that openes in Arkansas. An LLC is started simply by filing the appropriate form with the Secretary of State. However, there may be an additional fee required for forming your LLC, determined by Arkansas laws that govern the formation and actions of 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 can lead to increased profits, but the process may take some time.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Businesses in Crossett may change their forms in certain circumstances. Whether a business may convert to a LLC or not is determined by Arkansas law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys experienced in Arkansas business law can give you valuable input on whether your business would be more profitable as a LLC.