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. Limited liability has traditionally been a primary goal of many business forms, but since the legislature authorized it in Georgia, the modern LLC has become increasingly popular.

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. However, some charge additional fees for the formation of LLC?s, and in Georgia there are particular laws that govern the actions of 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?

Businesses in Quitman might sometimes change form. A company is eligible for conversion to an LLC if its situation falls under circumstances that are detailed by Georgia 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 Georgia.