The Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is a legal form of business organization that offers the benefits of several other traditional structures. Like a sole proprietorship or partnership, an LLC is not taxed as its own entity. However, it still has the benefit of limited liability, the same as a corporation. 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 Colorado, became more popular in the past several decades.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Businesses in Colorado 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. Fees are regularly charged for opening LLC's, however, and Colorado 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 Douglas County may change its form. Eligibility for conversion to a LLC is determined by Colorado law.
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 Colorado.