What is an LLC?

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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. Limited liability has traditionally 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?

Arkansas allows a company to incorporate using the business form it chooses. To start as an LLC, a company just files the necessary form with the Secretary of State. 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?

Changing business forms in Walnut Ridge can be done if a company's situation meets particular conditions. Conversion to a LLC is possible if Arkansas law permits it in your situation.

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The decision of whether to form or convert to a LLC is best considered with the advice of local lawyers practicing business law in Arkansas.

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