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. 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 Arizona that authorized its formation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Arizona 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. Fees are frequently charged for opening LLC's, however, and Arizona 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?
A business in Prescott may change its form under particular conditions. Whether or not a business is eligible for conversion to a LLC is a determination made by applicable Arizona laws.
How Can an Attorney Help?
The decision of whether to form or convert to a LLC is best considered with the advice of local lawyers practicing business law in Arizona.