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. Also like corporations, LLC's may have as many shareholders, or members, as it likes. Unlike a corporation however, the death or bankruptcy of one of the members will dissolve the LLC. Different forms of limited liability companies have been around for hundreds years, but the modern LLC, like the legislature enacted in Arkansas, became more popular in the past several decades.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Businesses in Arkansas may organize using whatever form they choose. The office of the Secretary of State is the organization that accepts filings by those who want to open LLC's. However, there can be an additional fee required for forming your LLC, determined by Arkansas laws that govern the formation and actions of LLC's. When deciding whether to form a LLC, you should consider which laws would apply to your company. Although it might take some time to find, choosing the right business structure for your company will lead to increased profitability.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Businesses in Sheridan 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?
Lawyers practicing business law in Arkansas can advise you on whether it would be favorable for your business to form or convert to a LLC.