The Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is a legal form of business organization that offers the benefits of several other traditional structures. An LLC has the same benefit of limited liability that a corporation does, but without being taxed as its own entity. Instead, it's taxed more similarly to a sole proprietorship or partnership. 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 Georgia, became more popular in the past several decades.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
In Georgia, 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 Georgia law determines the costs for creating 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 Baxley can be done if a company's situation meets particular conditions. Conversion to a LLC is possible if Georgia law permits it in your situation.
How Can an Attorney Help?
A lawyer versed in Georgia business law will be able to advise you of the advantages and costs for forming and maintaining a LLC.