The legal business form of the LLC, or Limited Liability Company, offers the advantages of several other traditional business forms. A LLC has the advantages of a corporation's limited liability, but avoids double taxation like a partnership or sole proprietorship. Like a corporation, the LLC can also have an endless amount of shareholders, called members. Unlike a corporation however, if a member dies, files for bankruptcy, or otherwise leaves the LLC, the company is dissolved. 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 Illinois that authorized its formation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
In Illinois, 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 Illinois 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 Lockport might sometimes change form. A company is eligible for conversion to an LLC if its situation falls under circumstances that are detailed by Illinois law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
A lawyer versed in Illinois business law will be able to advise you of the advantages and costs for forming and maintaining a LLC.