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. LLC's, like corporations, may also have as many shareholders, or members, as desired. The LLC, however, is dissolved if one of those members files for bankruptcy or dies. For hundreds of years, limited liability has been a main goal of some business forms, but since the Arkansas legislature enacted laws authorizing its formation, the modern LLC has become more and more popular.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
In Arkansas, a business can be formed using the form that it chooses. Opening an LLC just requires that the business founders file a form with the Secretary of State. Fees are regularly charged for opening LLC's, however, and Arkansas law determines the costs for creating LLC's. These laws should certainly help you decide whether to organize as an LLC. The business structure that is appropriate for your business might take some effort to find, but finding the right business form can reward you with increased profitability.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Under particular conditions, a business in Harrison may change its form. Eligibility for conversion to a LLC is determined by Arkansas law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Whether it would be beneficial for your business to form or convert to a LLC is a difficult decision. An attorney practicing business law in Arkansas can give you valuable advice.