The Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is a legal form of business organization that offers the benefits of several other traditional structures. Limited liability is an advantage that the LLC shares with the corporation, but instead of being taxed as its own entity, it is viewed more like a sole proprietorship or partnership for tax purposes. LLC's, like corporations, may also have as many shareholders, or members, as desired. The LLC, however, is dissolved if one of those members files for bankruptcy or dies. Business forms with limited liability have existed for hundreds of years, but the modern LLC became more popular in Illinois since the legislature enacted laws authorizing its creation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
The right business form is a decision left up to each business that openes in Illinois. An LLC is started just by filing the appropriate form with the Secretary of State. There can be a fee required for opening your LLC, however. Applicable Illinois laws govern the formation of LLC's and their actions. 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?
Businesses in Chatham may change their forms in specific circumstances. Whether a business may convert to a LLC or not is determined by Illinois law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys experienced in Illinois business law can give you valuable input on whether your business would be more profitable as a LLC.